Several Bollywood stars leave an indelible impact on the viewers by playing royal characters on the big screen, but do you know there are those too who are royalty in their real lives? While some show no qualms in not letting fans know about it, others are fairly open. Here’s a quick list of Bollywood stars who belong to royal families.
Saif Ali Khan : He is commonly known as the Nawab of Pataudi and the son of late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, a former captain of the Indian cricket team and the titular Nawab of Pataudi from 1952 until 1971. His paternal grandfather Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi was the eighth Nawab of Pataudi.
Sonal Chauhan: Sonal is a Rajput and hails from a royal Chauhan family. Her family originates from an ancient royal Chauhan Rajput of Manipuri. She is best known for her role in Jannat opposite Emraan Hashmi.
The actress was born into not just one but two royal families - Muhammad Saelh Akhbar Hydari and J Rameshwar Rao of erstwhile Raja of Wanaparthy Family. She is the granddaughter of Akhbar Hydari and the grandniece of Muhammad Saleh Akhbar, former governor of Assam.
Kiran Rao: This powerful lady, known for her flawless direction belongs to the royal family. Her paternal grandfather J.Rameshwar Rao was the Raja of Wanaparthy, Mahabubnagar district, Telangana. She is the cousin of Aditi Rao Hydari and the wife of Aamir Khan.
Riya and Raima Sen: These lovely sisters were born into the royal family of Tripura. Their paternal Grandmother, Ila Devi, was the Princess of Cooch Behar, whose younger sister, Gayatri Devi was the Maharani of Jaipur. Their paternal great grandmother was the only daughter of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad of Baroda.
Bhagyashree: Bhagyashree hails from the Royal Marathi family of Sangil in Maharashtra. She is popular for her Bollywood debut in Maine Pyaar Kiya opposite Salman Khan. She is the daughter of Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, the current Raja of Sangli.
Alisa Khan: Bollywood starlet Alisa Khan, known for starring opposite Emraan Hashmi in a yet-to-be-released film, belongs to the royal family of Mohammad Nawab Ghaziauddin Khan.