Who is Sasha Obama? Meet Barack Obama’s Younger Daughter

Sasha Obama is the younger daughter of the former president of the United States, Barack Obama, and former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. To the people, these two might be one of the most powerful couples in the world, however, they are just mom and dad to Sasha and her elder sister Malia Obama.

Back in the day, the Obama family spent the majority of their early years in Chicago, where Barack served as a state senator after getting married to Michelle on October 3, 1992. Nearly six years after tying the knot, the pair welcomed their first child together, daughter Malia Obama on July 4, 1998.

Barack and Michelle’s younger daughter, Sasha Obama came into the world on June 10, 2001. After 8 years, the family moved to Washington, D.C., in January 2009, after Barack representing Illinois in the United States Senate, was elected president. That particular move was a hard one for the Obamas.

While campaigning in the year 2008, Obama mentioned that he was “absolutely certain, because we’ve talked about it, that [Malia and Sasha] are not looking forward to moving” nor to “the prospects of having to make new friends.” He went on to say, “So I’m sure that there’s a part of them that says we won’t be heartbroken if things don’t work out.”

When the Obama family moved into the White House, Malia, and Sasha were 8 and 10 respectively. They resided there throughout their father’s two terms, from 2009 to 2017. During their time in D.C., they went to private Sidwell Friends School through high school graduation. With time, they adjusted well there. In December 2011, Michelle told People magazine, “My girls are settled, they’re healthy, they’re thriving. They have a normal life.”

In a 2020 media interaction, Barack talked about his daughters and said, ​​”Now they’re both old enough, where they just enjoy each other’s company” and “to be together as a family and see how they’ve become these marvelous young women — there’s been no greater joy than that.” These days, people are very keen to know more about the family life of Barack Obama. Continue reading further to dive deep into the personal and professional life of Barack and Michelle Obama’s younger daughter Sasha Obama.

All you need to know about Sasha Obama (including her age, educational qualifications, and more)

Sasha Obama, the younger daughter of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama was born on June 10, 2001, in Chicago. At the moment, she is 21 years old. While growing up, she played basketball. In addition to this, she also took a lot of tap dance lessons and did gymnastics. She and her older sister Malia also played tennis and took piano lessons. At that time, the rules in their house were simple: “No whining.”

In a 2007 interview with People magazine, Michelle’s mother, Marian Robinson, who lived with the family in the White House said, “Sasha is more like Michelle. She’s more determined. She’s got her own mind made up.” On the other hand, she stated that Malia reminded her more of her son, Michelle’s brother Craig. Robinson went on to say, “She goes along just to keep peace and she’s a worrier.”

While having a chat with InStyle in 2020, the former President said, “Sasha is, as Malia describes it, completely confident about her own take on the world and is not cowed or intimidated — and never has been — by anybody’s titles, anybody’s credentials. If she thinks something’s wrong or right, she will say so.”

The Obamas have raved over their daughters from a young age. They have often mentioned how “funny” and “smart and kind and decent” they are. In 2008, Barack told People magazine, “My younger one, Sasha, is just full of energy and the comedian in the family.”

He recalled one of the funniest moments and said, “I was in bed. The girls came in. I was sleeping late after 10 days straight on the campaign. And Michelle, who wakes up early all the time, comes in and starts turning on the lights, jostling us and saying it’s time to get up and dressed for school. And Sasha says, ‘Awww, Mommy, we are peace!’ She meant peaceful, I gather. So now, whenever Michelle and I want some quiet time, we say, ‘We are peace! I am peace!'”

Sasha Obama is the funny one out of the two sisters

Yeah, you read that right. Sasha is the funny one in the Obama family. While making a July 2021 appearance on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, Barack said, “I am generally the brunt of every joke in the household.” He went on to reveal that “the three of them just mock me constantly” for faux pas like “if I mispronounce the name of some hip-hop star that Sasha’s been listening to.”

During the same episode, the father of two also spoke about Sasha’s friendship with President Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Maisy Biden. He fondly talked about their friendship and continued, “[She] was one of Sasha’s best friends and still is growing up. They went to the same school.”

Sasha Obama graduated from D.C.’s Sidwell Friends School. In the year 2019, she attended the University of Michigan, where she began taking classes online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Around the same time, Barack had a chat with People magazine about having both of his daughters home again during the pandemic and he confessed that “there are times where it’s felt claustrophobic, I’m sure, for them.”

He added, “But for Michelle and me as parents, to have this bonus time where your kids are having dinner with you every night and we’re playing games and watching movies together — there’s been a lot of joy to that.”

Sasha Obama lives with her elder sister Malia now

Both Malia and Sasha have moved out of their parents’ house and currently, they are living in Los Angeles. Later on, down the lane, Sasha enrolled at the University of Southern California. She is studying psychology right now. In her book The Light We Carry, Michelle revealed that her daughters have made their shared apartment their own.

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