Saira Banu Biography, Age, Height, Family & More
Saira Banu (born 23 August 1944), also known as Saira Bano, is an Indian film actress who acted in many hit Bollywood films between 1961 and 1988. Banu was the third highest paid actress in Hindi Cinema from 1963 to 1969 and the fourth highest paid actress from 1971 to 1976. She is married to actor Dilip Kumar.
Banu was 16 years old in 1960, the year she made her debut to Hindi films. She said in a programme that she had basic talent and little dancing experience. Her peers all were classically trained, which was why she wasn’t put in the top league. Banu started taking Kathak and Bharata Natyam lessons with success, and trained herself professionally. Soon she became a dancer, and her films featured more of her dancing.
Banu made her acting debut opposite Shammi Kapoor in the 1961 film Junglee, for which she earned her first Filmfare nomination as Best Actress. The famous song from this movie “Yaahoo!! Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe” sung by Mohammed Rafi was a big success. Junglee was written by Aghajani Kashmeri (aka Kashmiri and Agha Jani), who also coached her in Urdu dialogue delivery, given his background in Urdu literature and poetry from Lucknow. Junglee was the beginning of her career as a successful actress. Her image was that of a romantic heroine and she acted in many love stories. She did one more film opposite her first hero Shammi Kapoor, Bluff Master, directed by Manmohan Desai. Some of her successful films during this time include Jhuk Gaya Aasman and Aayi Milan Ki Bela, with Rajendra Kumar, and April Fool, with Biswajeet, Aao Pyaar Karen and Shagird with Joy Mukherjee. Banu also did Pyar Mohabbat with Dev Anand.
|Height (Approx)||in centimeters- 168 cm|
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
|Weight (approx)||in Kilograms- 70 kg|
in Pounds- 154 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Date Of Birth||23 August 1944|
|Age (as in 2020)||76 Years|
|Birthplace||Mussoorie, United Provinces, British India|
|School||Elite School (studied in London)|
|Educational Qualification||10th standard|
|Debut||Film– Junglee (1961)|
|Family||Father– Mian Ehsan-ul-Haq|
Mother– Naseem Banu (Actress)
Brother– Sultan Ahmed
|Boys, Affairs, and More||———|
|Husband/Spouse||Dilip Kumar (Actor, 1966-present)|
|Husband||Dilip Kumar (Actor, 1966-present)|