7 Bollywood Celebrities Who Hail From Royal Families


2Aditi Rao Hydari


Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, without an ounce of doubt, looks like the type of woman who would be some royal connections. Hydari is considered one of the most beautiful actresses of Indian cinema. She has wowed the audience with her charm in Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films. But do you know that the gorgeous actress belongs to not one but two royal families from both her maternal and paternal sides. Aditi was born on 28 October into two royal families of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari and J. Rameshwar Rao of erstwhile Raja of Wanaparthy family. She is the great granddaughter of Akbar Hydari and the grand niece of Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari, former Governor of Assam. After graduating from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, Hydari decided to venture into films.

Known for her petite looks and graceful performances in a number of movies made in different Indian languages, Aditi first appeared on screen in the Malayalam movie ‘Prajapathi’ (2006). In her debut movie, she was paired opposite well-known actor Mammootty. After garnering praises for her first film, the actress went on to sign a Tamil period drama film called ‘Sringaram’ (2007), directed by debutante Sharada Ramanathan. The film did well at the box office. Buoyed by the success of her first two films, Aditi decided to explore opportunities in other film industries also and subsequently landed an important role in the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directorial ‘Delhi 6’ (2009).

Aditi rose to fame after starring in Sudhir Mishra’s 2011 romantic thriller film ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’. She played a character called Shanti in the movie. Her performance was widely appreciated and earned her the Screen Award in the Best Supporting Actress category. After the success of the movie, the actress, who is also a classical Bharatanatyam dancer and trained under Leela Samson, was approached by many filmmakers for varied characters. She appeared in various films like ‘Rockstar’ (2011), ‘Murder 3’ (2013), ‘Khoobsurat’ (2014), ‘Wazir’ (2016) and ‘Fitoor’ (2016). The actress will next be seen in ‘Aur Devdas’, ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’, ‘Bhoomi, and ‘Padmavati’.

TRIVIA: Aditi Rao Hydari got married at the age of 21 to Satyadeep Mishra. Satyadeep worked as a civil servant and lawyer before becoming an actor. . .


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  1. May be because of their Royal background only people are made to believe that they are popular
    Media playing their cards too
    Rich and naturally made famous??

    • Agree. In Indian many people when first meet, ask your surname, and where do you belong etc. It is hardly rare a chance that they do not mention their royal descent and the other person do not get impressed by them.

  2. This is utter nonsense, dangerous and regressive contribution of media in promoting elitism in India. This is a nation that suffers socially and economically from having exceptionally divisive societally due almost entire society being obsessed with familial rights that transcends merit. This particular man by any yardstick is an academic failure, who despite being given access to the best schools in the United Kingdom failed to get even a degree. A nation that promotes losers becomes loser.

    • Agreed but academic excellence is one facet of life. After all, arts are at the bottom of the schooling system anyways. And to be able to be successful in Bollywood, one needs to be good at Bhaandgiri and be good at gratifying the egos of front bencher rickshawallahs.

  3. I suppose no one can blame who born into one family being something or something not. Further damage for that soul is that world expect so much out of this person which is also wrong. Good luck all the success to all of those who’s ancestors once were something.

  4. Why Do you have only negative remarks about some ones birth wrtghts.we only talks about and heare about some wealthy people’s grandchildren become poor and unsuccessful .these seven people,s story gives good feeling No matter what happens If you done (good)with your karma your generations will be successful

    • It is indeed the bad karma of Saif that his great grandfather was Timur the beast who murdered millions of people & his mother a bengali lady from Tagore family married his one eyed father just for name & fame in the name of Love Jihad.h

  5. 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.


      • She cancelled royal titles of previous rulers, but themselves became no less than a royal family.It was only during the days of Rajas and Badshahs that sons automatically inherited the crown from their father or mother. But it happens in Congress, Samajwadi party and National Conference even today.

      • Still prince of Arcot Nawab Mohammed Ali holds title given by her permanently being prominent member of Congress, who please all political parties who come to power, by inviting for grand parties at his palatial house Amir Mahal.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

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

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