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. where were those kings during British ruled India . Did they fight any war . Those days people who illegally occur enormous wealth are called kings .

  2. This really feel embarrassing that we Indians not got rid off caste hiearchy system it’s going nd going
    And it’s impact is damaging india internally
    One who take birth in any family or any society is just by chance it is not god have intentionally send anybody for any particular reason
    It is we human made it as important so we can feel superior nd special to other
    This thing have been practicing for thousands of years so we have been feeling in our blood whatever it is either who had slaved or being slaved
    We r not able to come out of it
    Nd some deliberately don’t want bcse in this way they can feel special but one thing i must say that nobody is special here bcse everybody is special here
    So there is no any right by nature that ny creature would dictate nd slave other
    If anybody is doing to you and your community then have dare to fight against it and show them their limit
    Be intrepid
    Nobody was warrior and is warrior by playing with emotions of innocent people
    Nd by doing this if anybody is /were pretending then they are/were simply coward
    It is public mistake that they use to give their control in other hand nd this had been reason in the past that few people dominated majority
    So come out of it
    Make your own fortune not other

  3. Dila I don’t like in Indra Ghandi did destroying the title and heritage of the king and queen. At least let the coming generation know the lived.

    • Aditi Rao Hydari is the adopted grand daughter of the Raja of Wanarpathy and the blood granddaughter of Akbar Hydari. Her blood grandfather is a Konkani Brahmin. Not that it matters but whoever wrote this article seems to think royalty is above the commoner. He who is a good man beyond caste and creed is the true royalty . A beggar is royalty if he has a good heart.

  4. Royal linkage is a way of identifying an individual by their adherence to traditions and values. By gracing their royalty, at least we can count a few good Indians. Why miss that opportunity?

  5. 🙂 After the red revolution there where plenty of dukes, duchesses, Prince and Princesses serving at the restaurants in Paris.

  6. Royal persons never show their identity. They are just know by their character, values and not music / acting etc. Good royaltyies are abolished in India by late Mrs. Indira Gandhi.


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