Mumbai is often defined as the city of dreams. Now if that definition is anything to go by then Bollywood will have to be the largest address for those dreams.


Bollywood cordially hosts new talents every minute. If one is talented and fortunate enough then they get their dues soon or later. To be talented you don’t have to be from a star family even though nepotism is a thing in Bollywood.

There’s a long list of examples of stars who are self made and not made out of nepotism. These examples keep inspiring talents which have no big surnames or no direct entry into the B Town. There are also some actors who come from royal families or rich families but not a Bollywood one. Despite being from ultra rich families these actors or celebrities undertook struggle and made their mark in Bollywood on their own.

Here’s a list of such actors

1. Ranveer Singh

The jolly actor comes from an ultra rich business family. He also happens to be a distant sibling of Sonam Kapoor. His father Jagjit Singh Bhavnani is an affluent business man. Ranveer made hai Debut with Band Baja Baraat.

2. Deepika Padukone

She’s one of the finest examples of self made women in the B Town. But she comes from a celebrity family as her father happens to be renowned former Badminton player.

3. Riteish Deshmukh

Riteish aa most of you would know is the son of the former CM of Maharashtra. He comes from rich family with a political legacy.

4. Kiran Rao

The famous director and the better half of Aamir Khan comes from a royal family. She comes from the Royal lineage of J. Rameshwar Rao who was the king of Wanaparthy, Telangana.

5. Bhagyashree

The Maine Pyar Kia girl comes from a royal background too. Her father was the king of Sangli, Maharashtra .

6. Amrita Puri

Remember the cute girl from Aisha? She was recently in news for her lavish wedding. She comes from a rich family not a filmy one though. Her father is the Managing Director of HDFC Bank.

7. Aditi Rao Hydari

She has a double Royal lineage. The cute actress comes from the Royal Family of J. Rameshwar Rao, the king of Wanaparthy. She is also the grandniece of the former governor of Assam. Well, yes she’s that rich and royal!

8. Sonal Chauhan

The pretty actress from Jannat is a member of the Royal Family of Uttar Pradesh.