From Saif Ali Khan To Kiran Rao: 6 Bollywood Celebrities Who Come From Royal Families

Maanyata Thu |Jul 22, 2019

From Saif Ali Khan to Aditi Rao Hydari let's take a look at 6 Bollywood celebrities who come from royal families.

From Saif Ali Khan, Aditi Rao Hydari to Kiran Rao, let's take a look at 6 Bollywood celebrities who come from royal families.

Saif Ali Khan

The 48-year-old star is one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood. He is the son of Bollywood famous actress Sharmila Tagore and Indian cricket legend Mansoor Ali Khan.

Also, his father was the last Nawab of the Pataudi before the Government abolished this title in 1971. However, this title was still passed on to Saif after his father’s death and he became 10th Nawab of Pataudi.

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Before venturing in the world of cinema, Saif Ali Khan worked in the Delhi-based advertising industry and then became a model in an advertisement for Gwalior Suiting.

Saif made his Bollywood debut with the Yash Chopra directorial movie Parampara in 1993, however, the film happened to be a commercial failure.

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Saif tasted success when he starred in romantic films namely Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Yeh Dillagi. After that, he went on to act in numerous successful films such as Hamesha, Udaan, Keemat and Aarzoo.

In additionSaif has also earned the distinction of becoming the first mainstream actor of his generation to step foot into the Netflix universe with his outstanding performance in Sacred Games.

Aditi Rao Hydari

It goes without saying that Aditi Rao Hydari is one of the most beautiful and successful actresses in the film industry. Interestingly, Aditi belongs to not one but two royal families as she is the great-granddaughter of Akbar Hydari and the grandniece of former Governor of Assam, Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari.

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After graduating from Lady Shri Ram College, the University of Delhi, the gorgeous actress decided to pursue an acting career. She bagged her first acting gigs in the Malayalam movie titled Prajapathi. Her role was highly appreciated by the audiences and critics, which quickly earned her a role in a Tamil period drama called Sringaram.

Following the success of her last two films, Aditi tried her luck in different film industries and has carved a name for herself in the industry as well as in the hearts of the audience.

Bhagyashree Patwardhan

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Bhagyashree Patwardhan, who is remembered for her role in Bollywood movie Maine Pyar Kiya alongside superstar Salman Khan, belongs to royalty.

She is the daughter of Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, the King of Sangli.

Kiran Rao

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Apart from being the darling wife of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao is also a renowned producer, director, and screenwriter. She comes from the royal family of Telangana and her grandfather was the Raja of Wanaparthy, Mahabubnagar district in Telangana.

Riya Sen

The famous actress-model comes from the royal family of Tripura. Her late grandmother was the princess of Cooch Behar and the older sister of the Maharani of Jaipur Gayatri Devi.

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Taking inspiration from her grandmother, mother, and sister, Riya Sen also joined the film industry as well as became an indispensable part of the Bengali and Hindi film industry due to her talent and noteworthy performances. She has starred in many films such as Style, Jhankar Beats, and Dark Chocolate.

Sonal Singh Chauhan

Actress, singer, and model Sonal Singh Chauhan hails from a royal family of Rajasthan but she never takes advantage of her royal lineage to get her present position in the film industry.

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Before winning hearts with her stellar performances in both Bollywood and Telugu films, Sonal Singh Chauhan was a well-established model. She has crowned the title of Miss World Tourism in 2005 and also made the entire country proud as she became the first Indian model to win this prestigious title.

Sonal Singh Chauhan made her Bollywood debut in the Kunal Deshmukh directorial crime romance film Jannat alongside Emraan Hashmi.

The film managed to work wonder at the box office and she also received much praises and admiration for her performance, which even earned her a Filmfare nomination for Best Debutant Female Award.


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