5 Surprising facts about Sasha Obama

Sasha Obama

5 Surprising facts about Sasha Obama

Despite what some people think about Barack Obama’s performance as The President of the United States of America, it would be unwise to argue with the fact that he did an exceptional job raising his two daughters, Malia and Sasha successfully.

When the Obama family first moved into the White House in 2009, Malia and Sasha were 10 and 8 years old, respectively. Sasha was born on June 10, 2001, in Chicago, Illinois at the University of Chicago Hospital. Despite the Obamas being thrust into the national and international limelight, little about the girls was known for years. This is because their image was kept tightly controlled, with Sasha even less known.


Natasha Obama attended the University of Chicago Laboratory School in Chicago until her family moved to Washington D.C. in 2009.

  • Date of birth: 10 June 2001 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Official name: Natasha Obama
  • Education: Sidwell Friends School (2009–2019), University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
  • Grandparents: Marian Shields Robinson, Fraser C. Robinson III, Ann Dunham, Barack Obama Sr.
  • Siblings: Malia Ann Obama
  • Parents: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

She is the youngest kid to have lived in the White House.

Sasha was only 8 years old, when Barrack became the US President in 2009. This made her one of the youngest people to live in the White House, since John F. Kennedy Jr. presidency, in 1961.

 Sasha is not her birth name?

For the entire duration of Obama’s presidency, everybody knew his younger daughter as Sasha, but, would you believe that this is not her real name? Well, her real name is Natasha Obama. This was revealed in 2016, when she had to use her birth name to apply for a summer job at a seafood restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard.

She suffered a health scare as an infant

Did you know that Sasha contracted meningitis at the age of 3 months? No parent would receive such a medical report with ease and Mr. Obama was not an exception. Much later after she had recovered, the former president confessed that the health scare was one his toughest moments.

She took up a summer job like an ordinary citizen

Did you know that Sasha Obama spent a summer, working at a busy seafood restaurant in Martha’s Vineyard? This seems like the Obamas’ unique parenting strategy that sought to help the girl experience what it feels like to live and work like an ordinary citizen

She is best friends with Maisy Biden

 As the saying goes, birds of a feather flock together. Sasha is best friends with Maisy Biden, the former vice president Joe Biden’s granddaughter. They attended school together at Sidwell Friends, where they both played on the school’s basketball and soccer teams.

At 18 years of age Sasha has managed to cope with poise, maturity and positive attitude. Evidently, she exhibits a solid and more pleasant personality and many are looking forward to her first voluntary public interview in Michelle Obama’s Netflix documentary book, Becoming.