When Saira made her debut in film Junglee, she was considered a beauty queen on screen, a tag that she kept alive for much of her career. But she never again looked as breathtakingly beautiful as she did in Junglee. She inherited her beauty from her mother actress Naseem Banu Naseem Banu, also known as the beauty queen of Ind >> Read More... . She was not a dancer when she started film career but later she practiced Kathak and Bharatnatyam.
Saira Banu came at a time when her contemporaries Asha Parekh Asha Parekh was born in October 1942 to a middle-c >> Read More... and Sadhana were dimming in the screen, Saira could easily elope as a famous star. In 1970, half a dozen films released with Dharmendra. These films did not do much well in the box-office, but the pair got noticed. It was then Manoj Kumar Manoj Kumar was born as Harikrishna Goswami. He wa >> Read More... who cast Saira Banu in westernised image in Purab Aur Paschim, where she had to smoke, drink and even wear mini-skirt.
Most of her films in 1960's were successful in the box-office, and she was cast opposite Rajendra Kumar Born on 20 July 1929, Rajendra Kumar is a Bollywoo >> Read More... in few films and there was a rumour of her affairs with Rajendra Kumar. But she put an end to such remarks by marrying actor Dilip Kumar Muhammad Yusuf Khan was born on the 11th of Decemb >> Read More... . She is the rare actress who played heroine to Shammi Kapoor Shammi Kapoor: - 'Elvis Presley' of India. >> Read More... in Junglee and 14 years later played Shammi’s daughter in Zameer. Saira Banu is a rare beauty, which can be easily regarded as Kashmir ki kali (a role of Kashmir girl she played in Jungle).
But filmmakers did not capture her such beauty, innocence and her delicate, innocent look ever. She was over-glamorized in many movies and but her beauty always remained a secret of her success in movies. This actress also did some light-hearted comedy in films like ‘ Shagird Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ and’ Padosan’. She was the favourite actress of Lata Mangeshkar Lata Mangeshkar, the veteran playback singer, had >> Read More... as this actress always mentioned in he film contract that Lata should be the only singer in which she appears. Post marriage, she looked for roles with Dilip Kumar( Sagina, Gopi, Bairaag, which had dramatic angles. Her performance in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Chaitali was impressive. She acted in two films with Amitabh Bachchan (Zameer and Hera Pheri Hera Pheri is a comedy based TV show which came on >> Read More... ) In 1976; she quit film industry with grace. Saira was born on August 23, 1944), Mussoorie.
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