Money, respect, luxury are some of the things which are synonymous with the word, royal. There are some Bollywood celebrities who are not only famous for their acting skills but also for their royal roots. Among these, you probably know about Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan.
Soha and Saif Ali Khan belong to the royal Pataudi family.
Their father, late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, was the former captain of the Indian cricket team and the titular Nawab of Pataudi from 1952 to 1971. Their paternal grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, was the eighth Nawab of Pataudi, their paternal grandmother, Sajida Sultan, was Begum of Bhopal. The stature of 'nawab of Pataudi' was passed onto Saif, in 2011 after his father's demise.
However, there are some really surprising entries in the list. Check it out below:
1. Sonal Chauhan
Sonal Chauhan belongs to the royal Rajput family of Uttar Pradesh.
This Jannat star belongs to the conservative and traditional royal Rajput family. Her parents are Rajputs from Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh.
2. Aditi Rao Hydari
Aditi Rao Hydari is born into two royal lineages, one being the royal family of Wanaparthy in Telangana.
Born into two royal lineages, Aditi Rao Hydari is the great grand daughter of Akbar Hydari and the grandniece of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, former Governor of Assam. Her maternal grandparents, 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 .
3. Kiran Rao
Kiran Rao belongs to the royal family of Wanaparthy in Telangana.
Producer and director Kiran Rao's paternal grandfather was J. Rameshwar Rao, Raja of Wanaparthy, Mahabubnagar district, Telangana state. Her maternal first cousin is actress, Aditi Rao Hydari.
4. Riya and Raima Sen
Riya and Raima Sen hail from the royal family of Tripura.
Actresses Riya and Raima Sen hail from the royal family of Tripura. Their paternal great-grandmother was the only daughter of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda and their paternal grandmother, Ila Devi, was the princess of Cooch Behar and the elder sister of Gayatri Devi, who was the Maharani of Jaipur.
Bhagyashree belongs to the royal Sangli family in Maharashtra.
This Maine Pyar Kiya star belongs to the royal family of Sangli in Maharashtra, her father Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan being the current Raja of Sangli.
6. Alisa Khan
Alisa Khan belongs to the royal lineage of Mohammad Nawab Ghaziauddin Khan.
Hailing from the royal lineage of Mohammad Nawab Ghaziauddin Khan after whom the entire Ghaziabad in Delhi NCR is named, actress Alisa Khan was last seen in the movie, My Husband's Wife.