8 Bollywood Celebrities You Didn't Know Belonged to Royal Families

Did you know that Aditi Rao Hydari's grandfather was the Raja of Wanaparthy?

Apart from the grandeur of the glamour world, you'd be surprised to know that some B-town celebs have a royal lineage too! From Saif Ali Khan, the nawab of Pataudi to Riya Sen whose paternal grandmother Ila Devi was the daughter of King Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda, these celebs exude elegance and royalty in more ways than one.

Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi Rao Hydari is the great granddaughter of Akbar Hydari and grandniece of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, former Governor of Assam. Her maternal grandfather, J Rameshwar Rao was the Raja of Wanaparthy.

Sagarika Ghatge

Sagarika Ghatge, former Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan's wife also belongs to a royal lineage. Sagarika is the daughter of Vijaysinh Ghatge who is the descendant of Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur. She is the member of Kagal royal family of Kolhapur.

Riya and Raima Sen

Daughters of famous Indian film actor Moon Moon Sen, their paternal side belongs to the royal family of Tripura. Their paternal grandmother was the only daughter of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda. While their maternal grandmother, Ila Devi was the Princes of Cooch Behar.


Bhagyashree hails from the royal family of Sangli, Maharashtra. She is the daughter of Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan, the Raja of Sangli.

Kiran Rao

Director and wife of Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao belongs to the royal family of J. Rameshwar Rao. Her grandfather was the Raja of Wanaparthy, Mahabubnagar district, Telangana, and she is also Aditi Rao Hydari's first cousin.

The Royals of Pataudi

Saif Ali Khan's father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was the last Nawab of Pataudi before the title got abolished by the government of India in 1971. However, the title 'Nawab' was passed on (informally and more so lovingly!) to the actor after the demise of his father.

Sonal Chauhan

Jannat movie fame, Sonal Chauhan belongs to a traditional Rajput family from Manipuri, Uttar Pradesh.

Parveen Babi

Did you know that Parveen Babi also had a royal descent? The actress was ancestrally related to the Babi Dynasty of Junagadh, being born into a feudal aristocratic family of Gujarat’s historical Pathan community.