The industry of Bollywood is full of diversity, it is not only for the particular groups of talented peoples. The industry welcomed all and everyone wants to be the part of this creative cinema. Today here, we are sharing top six Bollywood divas that are from royal families. Here the list below…
6. Aditi Rao Hydari
Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, without an ounce of doubt, looks like the type of woman who would be some royal connections. Hydari is considered one of the most beautiful actresses of Indian cinema. She has wowed the audience with her charm in Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films. But do you know that the gorgeous actress belongs to not one but two royal families from both her maternal and paternal sides? Aditi was born on 28 October into two royal families of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari and J. Rameshwar Rao of erstwhile Raja of Wanaparthy family. She is the great-granddaughter of Akbar Hydari and the grandniece of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, former Governor of Assam. After graduating from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, Hydari decided to venture into films.
TRIVIA: Aditi Rao Hydari got married at the age of 21 to Satyadeep Mishra. Satyadeep worked as a civil servant and lawyer before becoming an actor.
5. Riya Sen
Well-known Model and actress Riya Sen hails from a family whose many generations have had a long association with films. Her elder sister Raima Sen, her mother Moon Moon Sen, and her grandmother Suchitra Sen, all are actresses and have been an integral part of Bengali and Hindi film industries over the years. Through her father’s side, Riya is related to a royal family. She was born on 24 January 1981 in Kolkata, West Bengal, to Bharat Dev Varma and Moon Moon Sen. Her father belongs to the royal family of Tripura. Her paternal grandmother, Ila Devi, was the princess of Cooch Behar, whose younger sister Gayatri Devi was the Maharani of Jaipur. Her paternal great-grandmother, Indira, was the only daughter of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda.
TRIVIA: She first came into limelight after acting in Falguni Pathak’s music video ‘Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi’ at the age of sixteen in 1998.
4. Bhagyashree Patwardhan
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.
TRIVIA: Bhagyashree’s was a conservative family and she was brought up with a conservative outlook towards life. She had to get back home before sundown.
3. 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.
TRIVIA: Sonal debuted in Telugu film industry with the movie ‘Rainbow’ in 2008.
2. Kiran Rao
Besides being the wife of Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao is a distinguished film producer, screenwriter and filmmaker. She was born into a royal family of Telangana on 7 November 1973. Her grandfather J. Rameshwar Rao was Raja of Wanaparthy, Telangana state. Though Rao was born in Telangana, she was raised in Kolkata where she completed her schooling. In the year of 1992, her parents decided to leave Kolkata so she moved to Mumbai and did her graduation from the prestigious Sophia College for Women in 1995. Quite studious since birth, Rao enrolled for the Social Communications Media course at the Sophia Polytechnic for two months, but then quit and left for Delhi to do Masters at AJK Mass Communication Research Center at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. After completing the course, she moved back to Mumbai and started working in films as an assistant director.
TRIVIA: Kiran Rao and actress Aditi Rao Hydari are first cousins.
1. Soha Ali Khan
Soha Ali Khan Pataudi is an Indian film actress, known primarily for her work in the Hindi film industry, although she has also acted in Bengali and English-language films. Khan is the youngest daughter of actress Sharmila Tagore and of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the 9th Nawab of Pataudi. Both her father and paternal grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, are former captains of the Indian cricket team. Her older brother Saif Ali Khan is also a Bollywood actor and her elder sister, Saba Ali Khan, is a jewellery designer.
TRIVIA: She started her career from Bengali films.