Amitabh Bachchan to Anant Ambani: Famous Rolls Royce owners of India

Rolls Royce cars represent automotive royalty and not so long ago, actual royal families from the princely states of India drove about in Rolls Royces imported straight from England. The ‘Double R’ brand, which is now under the BMW group, made a comeback into India about a decade ago. With sales and service support of this bespoke car brand now available in India, the rich and famous have already begun rolling around in these high rollers. Today, we take a look at 12 such Rolls Royce cars and their famous owners.

Akash Ambani

Anant, Mukesh Ambani’s youngest child, opted for the most expensive car on sale in the country today, i.e. the Rolls Royce Phantom Drop Head Coupe (DHC). The DHC sits on top of the Rolls Royce range. Prices start at Rs 8.84 crores ex-showroom, but that is without the options. Power comes from a massive 6.75 liter V12 that produces 454 Bhp and 720 Nm. While this car isn’t meant to be quick, it does do 0-100 in 5.8 seconds, which is quick for such a car.

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan treated himself with a Rolls at 42. The Bollywood A-Lister and car enthusiast bought a Rolls Royce Ghost Series II. The man later got into this ultra luxurious car and took a ride around town with his kids in two. The car’s estimated to have cost the actor about 7 crore rupees, which means that it’s been extensively customized. The stock version, starts at 4.5 crore rupees. Notably, the Ghost Series II features a 6.2 liter twin turbo V12 petrol engine with 563 Bhp-780 Nm on tap. The car can hit an electronically limited top speed of 250 Kph, while the 0-100 Kph run takes 4.9 seconds.


Yohan Poonawalla

Yohan Poonawalla with his Rolls Royces


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Yohan Poonawalla is a stud farm owner who has an envious car collection. The man has Rolls Royces from multiple generations. Seen here is his vintage Rolls Royce Silver Ghost along with a new generation Rolls Royce Phantom.

Also see – The Poonawalla family & their cars

Amitabh Bachchan

amitabh bachchan in a rolls royce ghost

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the few Bollywood biggies who owns a Rolls Royce. In Mr. Bachchan’s case, the Phantom was gifted to him by director Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

Also see – The Bachchan family & their cars

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra with her Rolls Royce Ghost

Priyanka Chopra is the only Bollywood actress to own a Rolls Royce car. Seen in the image is a Rolls Royce Ghost, a car that costs over 4.5 crore rupees.

Also see – Bollywood divas & their rides

Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt with his Rolls Royce Ghost

Actor Sanjay Dutt is another Bollywood biggie who walked into a Rolls Royce showroom. In Dutt’s case though, the Rolls Royce was for his wife Manyata, who now rolls around in a Ghost.

Also see – Bad boys of Bollywood & their cars

Adi Godrej


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Billionaire businessman and the head honcho of the Godrej group, Adi Godrej, owns a Rolls Royce too. The man is driven to work in a Rolls Royce Phantom. His other car is an Audi A8 L.

Also see – India’s super rich businessmen & their cars Part I

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar in his Rolls Royce

Akshay Kumar is another Bollywood megastar who owns a Rolls Royce. In Akshay Kumar’s case, it’s a Phantom, which is one of the most popular Rolls Royce cars owned by the rich and famous in India.

Also see – Akshay Kumar and his cars


Chiranjeevi's Rolls Royce Phantom


Politician and movie star Chiranjeevi also owns a Rolls Royce Phantom. The movie star is fond of cars and has a huge garage of exotics.

Also see – The Chiranjeevi family and their cars


Actor Vijay with his Rolls Royce

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Tamil movie actor Vijay, known fondly as Ilaya Thalapathi, has a fleet of BMWs and other luxury cars. The actor also owns a Rolls Royce Ghost.

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Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar's Rolls Royce Phantom

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The founder of multi billion dollar IT firm HCL and one of the super rich businessmen in India, Shiv Nadar has a custom built Rolls Royce Phantom. The billionaire also owns a Mercedes Benz 300 SEL.