7 Bollywood Celebrities Who Hail From Royal Families

Bollywood abounds a number of celebrities who are not less than royalty in any manner. But if you are truly one of the biggest Hindi film enthusiasts, then you must be familiar with the names of those Bollywood celebs that are really related to some royal family in some way or the other. In case, you don’t know much about the connection of our stars to royal families, then you should not miss our list on 12 Bollywood Celebrities who hail from Royal Families!


1Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan is ranked fourth in Bollywood in terms of earning money after Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Salman Khan. The name of his father is Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who is former captain of Indian Cricket Team. In addition, his father hailed from the respected royal family of Pataudis and renowned film actress, Sharmila Tagore. Saif Ali Khan was born on 16 August 1970 in New Delhi Mansoor Ali Khan remained Nawab of Pataudi from the year 1952–71. After his death, a pagri ceremony was held in the village of Pataudi, Haryana, in order to crown Saif as the tenth Nawab of Pataudi.

After his graduation from abroad, Khan returned to India and started working in the advertising industry in New Delhi. He had two months of experience of working for the advertising industry when he first time modelled in a television commercial for Gwalior  Suiting, honouring the request of his friend. Afterwards, he agreed to work on a project directed by Anand Mahindroo, however, the project could not be materialized. With the aim of joining Hindi films, Saif shifted to Mumbai. He made his entry to the film industry by debuting in Yash Chopra’s film ‘Parampara’ in 1993. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a flop film. Aamir Khan also acted in this movie. His romantic roles in movies like ‘Yeh Dillagi’ (1995), ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’ (1994) earmarked his success. The success of these two films paved the way for numerous other movies. In next a few years, based on his talent, Saif starred in many films including ‘Bambai Ka Babu’ (1996), ‘Tu Chor Main Sipahi’ (1996), ‘Hamesha’ (1997), ‘Udaan’ (1997), ‘Keemat’ (1998) ‘Humse Badhkar Kaun’ (1998), ‘Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan’ (1999), ‘Kachche Dhaage’ (1999), ‘Aarzoo’ (1999) and ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’ (1999).

Till the 1990s, Khan had a handsome number of movies to his name, but he was unable to get a role that could have made him a prominent star of the film industry as per his expectation. However, the commencement of the new centaury turned out to be a hallmark for his life. He exhibited the best performance of his career in ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ (2001) directed by Farhan Akhtar. The movie turned out to be a big success and proved to be a major turning point in the career of the actor. Basing on this performance, he was able to win the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role. In fact, the movie, Dil Chahta Hai’ (2001), saved his career from sinking. The booming success of ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ (2001) led Saif to appear in quite a few hit films; ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ (2003), ‘Ek Haseena Thi’ (2004), ‘Hum Tum’ (2005), ‘Parineeta’ (2005), ‘Omkara’ (2006), ‘Love Aaj Kal’ (2009), ‘Cocktail’ (2012) etc. Currently, he is anxiously waiting for the release of his films ‘Chef’ and ‘Bazaar’.

TRIVIA: The actor is prevalently perceived as the ‘Chote Nawab of Pataudi’. On the other hand, the Government of India has obliterated the official presence of princely titles.



  1. Royalty always or for generations had a lineage of pure beauty for the simple reason rich & famous can get the best spouce for sure. The film personalities mentioned except one or two are great eye catchers. We want more such blue bloods have to enter the field to feast viewers.


  3. Caste system is the single biggest cause of social and national disunity which has divided the nation for centuries. The basis of democracy is equality which has to be achieved and enforced by legal means, if necessary.

    • “Surnames”.. the concept is only to show your identity and thus caste, creed, religion etc. Every one in this world is biased. Notice that all are ‘white skins”.. no “black Skin” Royal family great grand son or daughter in Film History? Why?

  4. Royalty my foot. The entire family makes a living as entertainers. down to the new entrant Sara. Stop glossing over this hypocrite Pataudi family who are first class fanatics and wear their petty Nawabi on their sleeves. Shame on this reporting.

  5. I believe our constitution has article which abolishes title, like prince, king nawab. Only honarary title are allowed like padma shri

  6. Namesake royal families of immoral characters selling their religions,womanizing,infidelity,adultery,frauds,etc.

  7. In 1950, India adopted the Constitution which declares the nation as a democratic republic… In India, we hv no Kings and no Queens except in Playing Cards….No titles too… In 1971, Privy Purses that were being given to the members of earstwhile Royal Families also came to be abolished by amending the Constitution.. The challenge to said abolition came to be negatived by the Supreme Court …


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