Bollywood treasures some of the best talents in the film industry! Apart from stars belonging to a family of actors and a few starting their careers from the scratch, there are some actors who come from a royal background. That’s right, you would’ve seen these stars performing diversified roles on-screen but off-screen their lifestyle defines royalty!
Here are 7 prominent stars of Bollywood who are the kings or queens in their families!
Saif Ali Khan
This actor has carved a name for himself as one of the best ‘Khans.’ From roles in movies like Dil Chahta Hae, Omkara till the recent, Cocktail he has proven his skills in acting. The son of a former Indian Cricket Team captain, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi who was from a prestigious royal family of Pataudi and the gorgeous actress, Sharmila Tagore, Saif was crowned the 10th Nawab of Pataudi, Haryana!
Aditi Rao Hydari
She hails from not one but two royal families! Her paternal side and the maternal side are from royal families and Aditi’s royal connections seem to have no stop. A well-established actress in Malayalam, Tamil and off lately in Bollywood, Aditi was born into two royal families of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari and J. Rameshwar Rao of erstwhile Raja of Wanaparthy family. She is also the great-granddaughter of Akbar Hydari and the grandniece of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, former Governor of Assam.
A well-known model and an actress, Riya has many connections with royalty. Her father belongs to the royal family of Tripura, while her paternal grandmother, Ila Devi, was the princess of Cooch Behar. Surprisingly, Ila Devi’s younger sister Gayatri Devi was the Maharani of Jaipur. Riya’s paternal great-grandmother, Indira, was the only daughter of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda!
Best known for her successful movie Maine Pyar Kiya, Bhagyashree belongs to the royal Marathi family of Sangli in the state of Maharashtra.
Sonal Singh Chauhan
She was a successful model before she ventured into the film industry. Sonal has predominantly worked in Hindi and Telugu movies! This gorgeous actress belongs to the royal family of Rajasthan.
Sachin Dev Burman, the most talented and creative music composers whose work is remembered until this day was born into a royal family and acquired the royal blood at a very young age. His father, Manikya Dev Burman was the Maharaja of Tripura and his mother was Raj Kumari Nirmala Devi, the royal princess of Manipur.
The wife of Bollywood’s perfectionist Amir Khan, Kiran Rao, hails from a royal background. Much known as an established film producer and a scriptwriter, she was born into a royal family of Telangana and her grandfather J. Rameshwar Rao was Raja of Wanaparthy, Telangana state.
Though these stars belong to royal families, they have struggled to create their own identities in Bollywood! Hat’s off to their tremendous efforts and determination to achieve!