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Bhagyashree to Kiran Rao: Bollywood celebrities who belong to royal families
Irrfan Khan was one of the most talented actors in Bollywood. He passed away in April 2020 leaving the whole nation in mourning. Irrfan was born as Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan in the village of Tonk in Jaipur. His family is said to have royal connections. His father was said to be a zamindar who ran a tyre business, his mother, other the other hand was from the Tonk Hakim family.
Parveen Babi was one of the most loved Bollywood actresses. She too was of royal descent. She was related to the Babi Dynasty of Junagadh. Parveen Babi was born in what we call a feudal aristocratic family of Gujarat’s historical Pathan community.
Bhagyashree won hearts with her role in Maine Pyaar Kiya apposite Salman Khan post which she settled down for love. Bhagyashree belongs to the Patwardhan royal family of Sangli in Maharashtra. She is the daughter of Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan who is the Raja of Sangli.
Manisha Koirala was born to the Royal family of Nepal. Her family is quite known politically. Manisha's grandfather and also her two granduncles served terms as the Prime Minister of Nepal.
Ace filmmaker Kiran Rao is also of royal descent. Her grandfather is said to be the Raja of Wanaparthy. The Raos are from the royal Wanaparthy family of Telangana.
Aditi Rao Hyadri
Aditi Rao Hyadri is the grandniece of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari who was a civil servant. He was also the last British-appointed Governor of the province of Assam. She is the great-granddaughter of Sir Muhammad Akbar Nazir Ali Hydari, who was the Prime Minister of Hyderabad State.
Sonal Chauhan also has royal roots. She was born in a Rajput family which has connections to the royal lineage of the Rajputs.
Chak De! India star Sagarika Ghatge is the daughter of Vijaysingh Ghatge. The actress is a descendant of Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur. She belongs to the Kolhapur’s royal Kahal family.
Riya and Raima Sen
Raima and Riya Sen, daughters of Indian actress Moon Moon Sen, also belong to the royal family. Their paternal grandmother Ila Devi was the daughter of King Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda. Ila's mother was the princess of Cooch Behar, younger sister Gayatri Devi was the Maharani of Jaipur.