Bollywood stars are like royalty to us. They exemplify the lavish lifestyle and opulence associated with being royal. Apart from living like royals, these B-town celebrities are also related to the regal families of India. Adding to the list of Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan, these stars too are real descendants of the royal families of the past.

Check out the list below. We bet some of these names might surprise you as well.

Kiran Rao

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The famous director-producer and wife of Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan is a direct descendant of the royal family of Wanaparthy in Telangana. She is the granddaughter of the King of Wanaparthy, JP Rao. In fact, she has a cousin in Bollywood as well. Aditi Rao Hydari is the first cousin of Kiran Rao.

Sagarika Ghatge

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Sagarika is the daughter of Vijaysinh Ghatge, whose cousin is Vijendra Ghatge, the actor from the TV serial Buniyaad. Vijendra is the descendant of the Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur. Likewise, the Chak De! India actress and her father are connected with the Kagal royal family of Kolhapur.

Aditi Rao Hydari

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Aditi’s parents both belong to royal families. Her mother is the daughter of King JP Rao, the King of Wanaparthy of Telangana. From her paternal side, the actress is the grand niece of the first Governor of Assam – Sir Muhammed Saleh Akbar Hydari.

Riya Sen and Raima Sen



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Riya and Raima Sen are the daughters of veteran actress Moon Moon Sen. However, they have a royal lineage too. Ila Devi, their paternal grandmother was the princess of Cooch Behar and at the same time she was also the the elder sister of Rani Gayatri Devi, the Maharani of Jaipur.

Sonal Chauhan

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Surprisingly, the Jannat actress belongs to a Rajput family as well. Her family hails from Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh. Currently, she is focusing on building a career in Telugu cinema.


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