Bollywood Celebrities Who Hail From Royal Families
Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan is ranked fourth in Bollywood in terms of earning money after Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Salman Khan. The name of his father is Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who is former captain of Indian Cricket Team. In addition, his father hailed from the respected royal family of Pataudis and renowned film actress, Sharmila Tagore. Saif Ali Khan was born on 16 August 1970 in New Delhi Mansoor Ali Khan remained Nawab of Pataudi from the year 1952–71. After his death, a pagri ceremony was held in the village of Pataudi, Haryana, in order to crown Saif as the tenth Nawab of Pataudi.
After his graduation from abroad, Khan returned to India and started working in the advertising industry in New Delhi. He had two months of experience of working for the advertising industry when he first time modelled in a television commercial for Gwalior Suiting, honouring the request of his friend.
Afterwards, he agreed to work on a project directed by Anand Mahindroo, however, the project could not be materialized. With the aim of joining Hindi films, Saif shifted to Mumbai. He made his entry to the film industry by debuting in Yash Chopra’s film ‘Parampara’ in 1993. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a flop film. Aamir Khan also acted in this movie. His romantic roles in movies like ‘Yeh Dillagi’ (1995), ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’ (1994) earmarked his success. The success of these two films paved the way for numerous other movies.
In next a few years, based on his talent, Saif starred in many films including ‘Bambai Ka Babu’ (1996), ‘Tu Chor Main Sipahi’ (1996), ‘Hamesha’ (1997), ‘Udaan’ (1997), ‘Keemat’ (1998) ‘Humse Badhkar Kaun’ (1998), ‘Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan’ (1999), ‘Kachche Dhaage’ (1999), ‘Aarzoo’ (1999) and ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’ (1999).
Aditi Rao Hydari
Undoubtedly, Aditi Rao Hydari, an actress of the Indian film industry, resembles the women of the royal family. Hydari is no doubt one of the prettiest actresses of Indian cinema. She has pleased the audience with her charisma in Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films.
It may be interesting to you that the stunning and charismatic actress belongs to not one but two royal families from her maternal as well as the paternal side. Aditi was born on 28 October into two royal families.
She is the granddaughter of Akbar Hydari and the grandniece of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, who is former Governor of Assam. She graduated from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, and made a decision to explore her talent in the film industry.
Riya Sen, renowned model and actress, hails from a family that has remained associated with films for many generations. Raima Sen, her elder sister, Moon Moon Sen, her mother, and Suchitra Sen, her grandmother, are actresses and have remained part and parcel of Bengali and Hindi film industries for many years.
Bharat Dev Varma is her father, and she is related to a royal family of Tripura from her father’s side. She was born on 24 January 1981 in Kolkata, West Bengal. Ila Devi, her paternal grandmother, was the princess of Cooch Behar, whose younger sister Gayatri Devi was the Maharani of Jaipur. Indira, her paternal great-grandmother, was the only daughter of MaharajaSayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda.
Following the footsteps of her sister, mother and grandmother, Riya also decided to join the film industry and became an integral part of Bengali and Hindi film industries thanks to her talent and performances.
By participating in the Hindi film ‘Vishkanya’ (1991) as a child actress, she started her acting career. The film turned out to be a moderate success. It took almost a decade for Riya to make her debut as a leading heroine in ‘Style’ (2001), a sex-comedy film. Though the film was much criticized by the critics, it was commercially successful and led the actress’ to her fascinating acting career. After ‘Style’, she showed her talent in ‘Qayamat:
City Under Threat’ (2003), and ‘Jhankar Beats’ (2003). Both films did decent business at the box office. Besides Hindi movies, Sen also featured in Bengali and other South Indian films. She last performed in Dark Chocolate (2016), a Hindi and Bengali production. Her fans will be able to see her in her forthcoming project Lonely Girl – A Psychological Thriller’.
Renowned actress Bhagyashree, who is best known for her first and only successful Hindi film ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ (1989) opposite superstar Salman Khan, is actually related to royalty. The beautiful and exquisitely dignified lady belongs to the Patwardhan royal Marathi family of Sangli in the state of Maharashtra. Her father, Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, is the present King of Sangli.
Bhagyashree began her acting career with a television show called ‘Kachchi Dhoop’. The show, directed by veteran actor and filmmaker, Amol Palekar, did well on Doordarshan. The success of the show led the actress to do more shows like ‘Honi Anhoni’ and ‘Kisse Miya Biwi Ke’.
Her great features and excellent acting skills caught the attention of some filmmakers and soon Bhagyashree was roped in for ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’. The film turned out to be one of the highest grossing films of the decade. It is still considered one of the most romantic films of all time. After the success of the film, people thought that the actress would have a long inning in films. However, Bhagyashree surprised one and all when she married Sindhi Businessman Himalaya Dassani decided to star opposite her husband only.
Sonal Singh Chauhan
Model, singer and actress, Sonal Singh Chauhan is a multi-talented personality. And why should she not be? She has a lot of royal blood in her veins which makes her utterly talented and deft at so many creative things. Born on 16 May 1987 at Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, Chauhan belongs to the royal family of Rajasthan. But the stunningly beautiful actress never boasted of her royal lineage to reach where she is in her life at the moment.