Bollywood and opulence have always moved hand in hand. For some, their history goes back to the very beginning. Some of our celebrities have royalty in their blood and today, we take a look at five Bollywood celebrities who hail from families which breathe royalty from the very word go!
1. Riya Sen and Rima Sen
These Bengali Babes boast of a royal history. Hailing from the royal family of Tripura, the sisters’ paternal grandmother is Ila Devi, the princess of Cooch, Bihar. Not just that, she is also the sister of Gayatri Devi, the Maharani of Jaipur!
2. Aditi Rao Hydari
Aditi Rao Hydari comes from not one, but two royal families! Her royal roots trace back to Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari and J. Rameshwar Rao, the Raja of Wanaparthy. She is the grandniece of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, the former Governor of Assam.
3. Kiran Rao
Director and wife of celebrated Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao hails from J. Rameshwar Rao’s family. Rameshwar Rao was the Raja of Wanaparthy, Mahabubnagar District in Telangana.
4. Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan is not only the Nawab of Bollywood but is in fact, the Nawab of Pataudi! After the death of Saif Ali Khan’s father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the title was passed on to Saif Ali Khan. Apart from being the Nawab of Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan was also the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team! Saif Ali Khan’s sister, Soha Ali Khan is also a renowned Bollywood actress. Further, to extend the royal lineage in Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan has recently made her Bollywood debut.
5. Alisa Khan
Alisa Khan, a newbie in the industry, hails from a royal family that goes way back! Alisa belongs to Mohammad Nawab Ghaziauddin Khan’s family. This particular ruler was so famous, an entire area was named after him!
These Bollywood celebrities have proved time and again that they do not need a royal lineage to back them. They have reached a point in their career purely with their skills and for this, we give them a standing ovation!