2Aditi 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 grand niece 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.
Known for her petite looks and graceful performances in a number of movies made in different Indian languages, Aditi first appeared on screen in the Malayalam movie ‘Prajapathi’ (2006). In her debut movie, she was paired opposite well-known actor Mammootty. After garnering praises for her first film, the actress went on to sign a Tamil period drama film called ‘Sringaram’ (2007), directed by debutante Sharada Ramanathan. The film did well at the box office. Buoyed by the success of her first two films, Aditi decided to explore opportunities in other film industries also and subsequently landed an important role in the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial ‘Delhi 6’ (2009).
Aditi rose to fame after starring in Sudhir Mishra’s 2011 romantic thriller film ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’. She played a character called Shanti in the movie. Her performance was widely appreciated and earned her the Screen Award in the Best Supporting Actress category. After the success of the movie, the actress, who is also a classical Bharatanatyam dancer and trained under Leela Samson, was approached by many filmmakers for varied characters. She appeared in various films like ‘Rockstar’ (2011), ‘Murder 3’ (2013), ‘Khoobsurat’ (2014), ‘Wazir’ (2016) and ‘Fitoor’ (2016). The actress will next be seen in ‘Aur Devdas’, ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’, ‘Bhoomi, and ‘Padmavati’.