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India’s royal history is known worldwide, the culture and lifestyle of Raja, Maharaja’s that Bollywood films project today belongs to the royal families who owned princely states before the Partition of India in 1947. Here is the list of five celebrities who establish a connection between India’s royals and cine industry, they hail from royal families and now know as famous Bollywood celebrities:

1. Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan

They are the kids of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi who was the titular Nawab of Pataudi from 1952 until 1971.

2. Aditi Rao Hydari

She hails from Sir Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari’s family who was the first Governor of Assam.

3. Kiran Rao


Her paternal grandfather J Rameshwar Rao was the Raja of Wanaparthy.

4. Riya and Raima Sen


Their grandmother, Ila Devi, was the princess of Cooch Behar. Ila Devi’s younger sister Gayatri Devi was the Maharani of Jaipur while Riya’s maternal great-great grandfather was the serving Diwan for Maharaja of Tripura.

5. Bhagyashree

She is the daughter of Vijay Singhrao Madhavrao Patwardhan- the Raja of Sangli.