The love Bollywood celebs receive from their fans is crazy and absolutely immeasurable. The actors are treated like royalty by their supporters in India and abroad. This enigma of Bollywood is such that it managed to lure people from the royal families as well.
Here are 7 actors who belong to the Indian royal families:
#1 Aditi Rao Hydari
Born into two royal lineages of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari and that of J. Rameshwar Rao from the family of former Raja of Wanaparthy, Aditi chose to act and started her Bollywood career in the year 2007.
#2 Saif Ali Khan
Saif’s father, late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, was the last Nawab of Pataudi before the title got abolished by the government of India in 1971. However, the title ‘Nawab’ was passed on(informally and more so lovingly!) to the actor after the demise of his father. The Pataudi Palace underwent restoration and refurbishment after it was repossessed by Saif in 2014.
#3 Kiran Rao
The director Kiran Rao belongs to the royal family of J. Rameshwar Rao. Her grandfather was the Raja of Wanaparthy, Mahabubnagar district, Telangana. She is married to the Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan. Kiran is also related to the actor Aditi Rao Hydari; they both are first cousins.
#4 Alisa Khan
You might have seen her in several music videos. This new entrant in the film industry belongs to the royal family of Mohammad Nawab Ghaziauddin Khan aka Wazir Ghazi-ud-din. The city of Ghaziabad is named after the Nawab!
The actor best known for debuting in the movie Maine Pyaar Kiya, opposite Salman Khan hails from the royal family of Sangli, Maharashtra. She is the daughter of Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, the Raja of Sangli.
#6 Sonal Chauhan
Sonal belongs to a traditional Rajput family from Manipuri, Uttar Pradesh. This beautiful actress, best known for her role in Jannat, was born and raised in Delhi.
#7 Riya & Raima Sen
Riya and Raima Sen are daughters of the famous Indian film actor, Moon Moon Sen. While their maternal family made themselves an indispensable part of the Bengali film industry, the paternal side was the royal family of Tripura. Their late grandmother, Ila Devi, daughter of Indira Raje, was the princess of Cooch Behar, and elder sister of Gayatri Devi, the Maharani of Jaipur.