December 07, 2023

Saira Banu (Actress) Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 1, 2021

Short Biography

Saira Banu was born on 23-08-1944 in Mussorie, Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand, British India. Saira Banu is one of the very beautiful and most notable Indian Film Actresses and the wife of the popular film actor/director Dilip Kumar.

Other Name: Saira Bano, Sayra Banu
Other Professions: Theatre Actress
Appearance: Bollywood

Saira Banu Complete Bio & Career

At the young age of "sixteen," she debuted in Hindi films in the year 1960. When she entered into movies she did not do any acting course just she was had a little knowledge of acting. But at her time all other companions have had “classical" expertise and to compete and attain success in the films, she began the training of “Bharata Nat yam" and "Kathak." When she turned out to be a trained classical dancer in her every film her dance was going to be displayed more. She got her first break from the movie “Junglee” released in 1961 opposite the male lead was "Shammi Kapoor" and this film became the stepping stone of her flourishing filmy career and her name even got enlisted for the "Award for the "Best Actor Female in her career first Filmfare awards.
Her first commercial hit song from the movie "Junglee" was "Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe" written by “Aghajani Kashmeri” and sang by the legend “Mohammed Rafi sahib” was a big success. Junglee was written and this song brought her to the limelight. Directors and producers started noticing her. And after that many offers came across her way and she became the top leading heroine in the '60s. She brought her image  "for the films based on the "Love stories" as a "Romantic" Heroine.”Manmohan Desai” directed film "Bluff Master" was her another commercial hit and sec with "Shammi Kapoor" in (1960-70). During the period of (1960-80), she appeared in many hit films like "Aayi Milan Ki Bela"," Jhuk Gaya Aasman","Saaz Aur Awaaz","Aao Pyaar Karen" and more other hits.
She married in 1966 to "Dalip Kumar" who was famous with the title of his intense roles in the films as "Tragedy King".At the time of marriage, Saira Bano was just 22 years and Dalip sahib was 44 years. She was liked Dalip Kumar since her childhood and she dreamed to get married to him when she saw the first film she lost her heart and now the Indian films great actor and superstar is her husband. After the marriage, she did film 1968 released film "Padosan" opposite "Sunil Dutt" was the super-duper hit and overnight she became the top leading actress of her time. Her fate gave her complete support, and she had a number of offers in her way, and her other commercial hits are Victoria No. 203, Choti Bahu, Sagina. She did many films with Dalip Kumar but "Gopi" was the only super hit film by this couple. She was had paired with Dharam Ji, and this pair got other successful hits at the box office was   Aadmi Aur Insaan, Pocket Maar, Jwar Bhata, and  Resham Ki Dori. She chose to leave films and wanted to take a break from the cinema in 1976. After her break from the films, she played a cameo role in the film Duniya-1984 released opposite to Husband "Dilip Kumar," and the song "Teri Meri Zindagi" became the more popular song.

Saira Banu Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to actress Naseem Banu and Mian Ehsan-ul-Haq, who was a filmmaker. She has an elder brother named Sultan Ahmed (father of actress Shaheen Banu and grandfather of actress Sayyeshaa Saigal). She married superstar Dilip Kumar on 11-10-1966. Her husband died on 07-07-2021 (Wednesday) at the age of 98. Film actress Sayyeshaa Saigal is her grand niece. She has no child and never regretted it.

Life's Important Dates Of Saira Banu

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Mussoorie, United Provinces, British India
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Elite School (studied in London).
College N/A
Qualification 10th Standard
Hobbies Dancing.
Marital Status Married
Debut Junglee (1961)
Best Movies Shaadi (1962), Bluff Master (1963), Door Ki Awaaz (1964), Aao Pyaar Karen (1964), Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964) , and April Fool (1964) among others
Net Worth $65 Million
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Actor Dilip Kumar , Aamir Khan
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar
Favorite Food Biryani

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Saira Banu

  • In 1966 at the age of 22, Saira Banu married to actor Dilip Kumar who was 44 at the time of marriage.
  • During the period of (1963 to 1969), she was the "third highest paid actress".
  • She was a trendsetter as far as fashion was concerned. Her exquisite saris and classy jewellery pieces both designed by her mother Naseem Bano were a rage.
  • In 2014 she revealed the life of " Dilip Sahib" through the book "Dilip Kumar: The Substance and the Shadow".
  • She was an important part of Manoj Kumar’s super-hit classic Purab aur Pashchim where she brought to life the role of an Indian girl born and brought up in London. Though she fell ill and had to go for bed rest for several weeks, Manoj Kumar said that rather than changing the script, he will wait for her to get well as he can't imagine this film without her.

Saira Banu Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

79 years, 3months, 14 days old age Saira Banu will turn 80 on 23 August, 2024. Only 8 months, 15 days, 9 hours,38 minutes has left for her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Saira Banu has celebrated the total number of 79 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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