TOP 10 INDIAN STARS WHO ARE FROM ROYAL FAMILY
Royalty is defined by three words: money, respect, and luxury. While Bollywood superstars have royal status as a result of their celebrity, many of them are descended from royal families. We've all heard of Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan, but what if we told you that there is a slew of other celebs that are part of a 'Shahi Khaandaan' besides Pataudi’s?
It is a privilege to be a member of the Royal family and to participate in their lavish customs. Only a few people from the royal family work in Bollywood. Some come from the families of actual Rajas and Nawabs from the past. Here are some of the most well-known Royal actors and actresses.
1. Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan, sometimes known as the Chhota Nawab of Bollywood, is a notably royal Indian personality. With his appearance and demeanour, the younger Pataudi, who comes from the illustrious Pataudi dynasty, exudes regality. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Saif's father, is known for being a former Indian cricket captain, but the Tiger Pataudi was also the Pataudi Nawab from 1952 until 1971. In reality, until the Indian government abolished the title, Pataudi senior was the last Nawab of Pataudi. Saif is still the 10th Nawab of Pataudi because he is Mansoor Ali Khan's son.
2. Soha Ali Khan
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, her father, was a former captain of the Indian cricket team. From 1952 until 1971, he was the titular Nawab of Pataudi. Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, her paternal grandfather, was the ninth Nawab of Pataudi, and Sajida Sultan, her maternal grandmother, was the Begum of Bhopal.
Despite the fact that her name appears regal, the actress comes from a royal family. She is Akbar Hydari's great granddaughter and the granddaughter of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, the former Governor of Assam. Her maternal grandfather, Raja J Rameshwar Rao, was the Governor of Wanaparthy State, and her grandmother, Shanta Rameshwar Rao, was a well-known educationalist in Hyderabad and the Chairperson of Orient Blackswan Publishing House.
4. Kiran Rao
Kiran Rao, Aamir Khan's wife, comes from a royal family in Wanaparthy, Telangana. J. Rameshwar Rao, Raja of Wanaparthy, Mahabubnagar district, was her paternal grandfather. Her maternal first cousin is Aditi Rao Hydari.
Sagarika Ghatge's claim to fame is based on her Bolly debut with Shah Rukh Khan, who is known as the Badshah of Bollywood. The lovely actress, who is married to former Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan, has royal ties as well.
Sagarika is a descendent of Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur and the daughter of Vijaysingh Ghatge. She is descended from the Kahal royal dynasty of Kolhapur.
The Jannat girl is more than just a stunning Bollywood starlet. She is from a royal Rajput family that is strict and traditional. Her parents are Uttar Pradesh Rajputs.
7. Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan, Bollywood's crown jewel, died of cancer in 2020. Irrfan, too, was born into a royal family, and his father was a wealthy Zamindar. His mother was a descendent of Jaipur's Tonk Hakim family.
Contrary to her portrayal in the film, Suman from Maine Pyaar Kiya is born into privilege. She was born into a Maharashtra royal family. The present Raja of Sangli is her father, Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan.
9. Riya Sen
She is a model and actress from India. In the year 2017, she married Shivam Tewari. Riya has appeared in several Malayalam films, including Jhankaar Beats and Shaadi No. 1. She also appeared in the song "Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi" by Falguni Pathak.
10. Alisa Khan
Alisa Khan appeared in a number of music videos and films. She is a member of Mohammad Nawab Ghazi Uddin Khan's royal family. Ghaziabad, in Delhi's NCR, is named after this Nawab.