Akshay was born in Mumbai and grew up in Dubai. Akshay graduated summa cum laude with a BSc in Economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation in 2013, Akshay joined a top management consultancy firm, and worked as a Business Analyst in their Dubai office for 3 years. Akshay then pursued an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Following the completion of his course, Akshay rejoined the consultancy firm and is currently a Senior Associate in thier Dubai practice.
Akshay is well traveled and his interests include running, go-karting, going on road trips, watching movies and documentaries, and following politics and sports (cricket, tennis, and Formula 1). Akshay also recently obtained a scuba diving certification. Akshay is fluent in Hindi and German.