Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma's son rumoured to have British citizenship: Here's why

Born in a London hospital, Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli's son Akaay’s birth left fans speculating about his citizenship

By Anika Khan
February 23, 2024
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's son to have British citizenship?

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s recent announcement regarding their son’s birth in the United Kingdom sparked rumors about his British citizenship.

The celebrity couple welcomed their second child, Akaay Kohli on February 15. Born in a London hospital, Akaay’s birth left fans speculating about his citizenship.


According to a report by Sports Tak, the new-born would not be considered British, confirming his status as an Indian citizen.

The regulations suggest that being born in the UK does not automatically entitle an individual to identify themselves as British. There’s a certain criterion that enlists individuals as citizens.

In order to obtain British citizenship, it is essential for a parent to have settled status, which is acquired after an extended period of residence.

Akaay will therefore be recognized as an Indian citizen, despite his birth in London in the heart of the city, he does not qualify as a British citizen.

Virat Kohle and the Indian actress, who tied the knot in 2017, are already parents daughter Vamika, who turned three last month.