You know them because of their profession but their familial background would definitely come as a surprise to you. Born with a silver spoon, they had it all even before entering the film industry. These ‘royal’ stars of Bollywood kept their roots under the wrap and pursued what their hearts called for. Maybe, this is called passion.
We bring to you the most famous celebs and the imperial families they are associated with.
1. Saif Ali Khan & Soha Ali Khan:-
Probably the most famous of the lot, Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan are the royal siblings of the industry. Their father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, was the Prince (Nawab) of Pataudi apart from being a successful cricketer. The legacy passed on to his kids who still abide by the cultural norms of the royal palace.
2. Aditi Rao Hydari:-
The very stylish Aditi Rao Hydari is not just a talented star but also comes from two royal families, one of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari and the other one of J.Rameshwar Rao who happens to be the Raja of Wanaparthy. She is basically the grand-daughter of Akbar Hydari and the grand-niece of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari. Quite a family she’s got!
Yesteryear diva Bhagyashree also has royal descent. Her father, Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, is the Raja of Sangli from Maharashtra. Bhagyashree is most popularly known for her performance in Maine Pyaar Kiya opposite Salman Khan.
4. Sonal Chauhan:-
Famous for her role in blockbuster hit Jannat, actress Sonal Chauhan hails from the royal Rajput family of Manipur, Uttar Pradesh. Surprising, isn’t it?
5. Riya & Raima Sen:-
This Bengali sister-duo have enjoyed celebrity status in Bollywood for a long time now. What comes as a surprise to us is their family descent which is damn royal. Riya and Raima Sen hail from the royal family of Tripura. Their paternal Grandmother, Ila Devi, was not just the princess of Cooch Behar but was also the sister of the Maharani of Jaipur, Gayatri Devi.
6. Kiran Rao:-
Interestingly, Noted filmmaker and wife of superstar Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao also comes from a regal background. She comes from the family of J.Rameshwar Rao who is the Raja Of Wanaparthy in Telangana.