Anoushka Sunak, the daughter of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, performed Kuchipudi along with many children in London on Friday.
The nine-year-old’s performance was part of ‘Rang’ – International Kuchipudi Dance Festival 2022, the UK’s largest inclusive intergenerational festival of this dance form.
Nearly 100 artists in the age group of 4-85 years, including live musicians, older contemporary dance artists (65+ years performing group), a wheelchair dancer with learning difficulties, international scholarship students from Natarang Group, Poland, were part of the event.
Rishi Sunak is the 57th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the first person of Indian descent to hold the office. He is married to Narayana Murthy, the daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy. They have two daughters named Krishna and Anoushka Sunak.
The Indian-born former chancellor has overturned the norm by moving back into the smaller flat above 10 Downing Street, usually used as the home of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
“We thought it would be nice for him (Chancellor Jeremy Hunt) to have that little bit of extra space, so I thought it was the right thing to do,” Sunak told the Times newspaper.
At 42, Sunak is the youngest British Prime Minister in 200 years. He is the first Hindu in the highest state office and has a Ganesha statue on his desk.
With input from PTI