Royals were omnipresent in the past. But post the British rules, the royals retained their titles but lost all their power. The legacy continued and some rose about their territory and even landed in Bollywood. So, if you didn’t already know, following Bollywood celebrities hail from royal families:
Saif Ali Khan
He’s the official Nawab of Bollywood, and especially Pataudi. Post the bereaval of his father, late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi who was also the former captain of the Indian cricket team, the title of Nawab passed on to Saif.
Aditi Rao Hydari
She’s also a thorough royalty as she hails from two royal families of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari and J. Rameshwar Rao, the Raja of Wanaparthy. Her great grandfather, Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, was the former governor of Assam.
Best known for her role in Jannat, this gorgeous actress hails from a traditional Rajput family with roots in Maipuri, Uttar Pradesh.
Riya & Raima Sen
The Sen sisters are royalty through and through. They hail from the royal family of Tripura and their grandmother, Ila Devi, was not only the princess of Cooch Behar but she was also the sister of Gayatri Devi, the Maharani of Jaipur. That’s double the royalty.
Aamir Khan’s wife and director Kiran Rao comes from the royal family of J. Rameshwar Rao. He was the Raja of Wanaparthy, Mahabubnagar district, Telangana.
The Chak De India actress was recently in news cause of her engagement to cricketer Zaheer Khan. She is the daughter of Vijayendra Ghatge, an actor and a member of the royal family of Kagal. Interestingly, Sita Raje Ghatge is Sagarika’s grandmother, who is the daughter of Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar III of Indore.