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Bollywood’s Royal Lineage

Priyanka Verma | August 17, 2018

Many Bollywood actors not only enjoy the attention of their fans but they also enjoy the support and affection of their supporters from the royal family. Yes, that’s right! Here is a list of actors/actresses who belong to royal families: 

1) Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan are the children of the famous cricketer the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who was the late Nawab of Pataudi. In spite of the fact that the title ‘Nawab’ was abolished by the government in 1971, the title was passed on to Saif and he is lovingly called Chhote Nawab.


2) Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi Rao Haydari, who played the role of Mehrunissa in ‘Padmavat’, was born into the royal lineage of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari and J. Rameshwar Rao, who hails from the family of the former Raja of Wanaparthy. So, the actress really is a princess and she definitely looks like one!


3) Bhagyashree

Bhagyashree, who played Salman Khan’s love interest in the film ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, belongs to the royal family of Sangli, Maharashtra. She is the daughter of Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, who is the Raja of Sangli.


4) Kiran Rao

Did you know that Kiran Rao, who is a renowned director and the wife of superstar Aamir Khan, also belongs to the family of J. Rameshwar Rao?  Kiran is the first cousin of actress Aditi Rao Hydari. Her grandfather was the Raja of Wanaparthy-Wanaparthy is located in the Mahabubnagar district of Telangana.


5) Riya and Raima Sen

Riya and Raima Sen are the daughters of the famous Bollywood actress Moon Moon Sen. Apparently, both their paternal and their maternal lineage is royal. Their maternal grandmother Ila Devi, daughter of Indira Raje, was the princess of Cooch Behar in West Bengal. The younger sister of Ila Devi, Gayatri Devi was the Maharani of Jaipur. Their paternal grandmother was the daughter of King Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda, which is the royal family of Tripura.


6) Sagarika Ghatge

Very few people know that the sporty girl of ‘Chak De India’ fame, Sagarika Ghatge hails from the family of Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur. Her father is Vijaysingh Ghatge, who belongs to the royal Kahal family of Kolhapur. Sagarika is married to cricketer Zaheer Khan.

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Priyanka Verma




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