India’s royal history is known worldwide, the culture and lifestyle of Raja-Maharaja’s has been really popular with Bollywood films project today. But did you know that some of the stars actually belonged to the royal families? Yes, you heard it right! Many of your favourite actresses don’t just look like princesses; it is actually in their blood! Here’s a list of actresses that belong to a royal family.
Soha Ali Khan
Late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, was the former captain of the Indian cricket team and the titular Nawab of Pataudi from 1952 to 1971 is the father of Soha Ali Khan. Their paternal grandfather, IftikharAli Khan Pataudi, was the 8thNawab of Pataudi, their paternal grandmother, Sajida Sultan, was Begum of Bhopal. The stature of ‘nawab of Pataudi’ was passed onto her actor-brotherSaif Ali Khan, in 2011 after his father’s demise.
Aditi Rao Hydari
Born into two royal families, Aditi Rao Hydari is the great granddaughter of Akbar Hydari and the grandniece of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, former Governor of Assam. Raja J Rameshwar Rao, headed the administration of Wanaparthy state and Shanta Rameshwar Rao, was a respected educationalist of Hyderabad and the Chairperson of Orient Blackswan publishing house are her maternal grandparents.
Hailing from a traditional Rajput family, Sonal’s father is a police inspector from Manipur, Uttar Pradesh. This beautiful actress, best known for her role in Jannat, was born and raised in Delhi. No wonder she looks so stunning in all the frames!
Raima and Riya Sen
Their grandmother, Ila Devi, was the princess of Cooch Behar. Ila Devi’s younger sister Gayatri Devi was the Maharani of Jaipur while Riya’s maternal great-great grandfather was the serving Diwan for Maharaja of Tripura.
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The actor best known for debuting in the movie Maine PyaarKiya, opposite Salman Khan hails from the royal family of Sangli, Maharashtra. She is the daughter of Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, who was the Raja of Sangli.