Sasha Obama

Political Relative

Born: 10 June 2001
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Best known as:

The younger daughter of Barack Obama

Name at birth: Natasha Obama

Sasha Obama is the younger daughter of U.S. president Barack Obama. Her formal name is Natasha, but she is most often called by her nickname, Sasha. She was born in 2001 to Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, who were married in 1992. Sasha Obama has one older sister, Malia, who was born in 1998. Both girls attended the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Chicago until January of 2009, when they began attending Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. Sasha Obama entered the fourth grade in 2010. Her father became president on 20 January 2009, and in 2012 he was re-elected for a second four-year term as president. She will be 15 years old at the end of Barack Obama's second term in 2017.

Extra credit:

Sasha Obama's day of birth has been variously reported as June 7th, 8th, and 10th. We believe June 10th is correct, based on a 10 June 2008 blog post by Washington Post reporter Howard Kurtz, in which he quotes Barack Obama as telling a hospital patient's mother that "today is the 7th birthday of his daughter Sasha."

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