Rashmi Rekha Das

Foreigners love Indian culture and heritage. Be it festivals, customs, cuisine and attire, they easily get fascinated by them. 

When it comes to Indian- origin UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, his daughter’s recent Kuchipudi performance has gained a lot of traction on social media. 

Anoushka Sunak, the nine-year-old daughter of Rishi Sunak performed Kuchipudi along with many children in London on Friday.

Her performance was part of ‘Rang’, International Kuchipudi Dance Festival 2022, the largest inclusive inter-generational festival of this dance form in the UK.

As many as 100 artistes including live musicians, elderly contemporary dance artistes between the age group of four and 85 years, a wheelchair dancer with learning disabilities, international bursary students from Natarang Group, Poland performed at the event. Watch the video here:

Rishi Sunak’s daughter Anushka who was in London for her performance, said, “India is a place where my family, home and culture come together and I want to go there every year.” 

Anoushka’s mother Akshata Murty, the daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, graced the dance event, along with Rishi Sunak’s parents and enjoyed Anoushka’s performance. 

Rishi Sunak is the 57th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the first Indian-origin person to hold the office.
The Indian-origin former chancellor has overturned the norm by moving back into the smaller flat above 10 Downing Street, which is usually used as the home of the Chancellor of Exchequer.

“We thought it would be nice for him (Chancellor Jeremy Hunt) to have that bit of extra space so I thought that was the right thing to do,” Sunak quoted saying to the Times newspaper.

At 42, Mr Sunak is the youngest British Prime Minister in 200 years. He is the first Hindu in the highest office of state and has a Ganesha statue adorning his desk.