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Overview (3)

Born in Mussoorie, United Provinces, British India
Birth NameSayra Banu
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Saira was born into a Urdu-speaking family in India. Her mom's name is Naseem Banu.

She spent much of her childhood in London and was able to debut in 1961 in a Bollywood movie 'Junglee' opposite Shammi Kapoor.

At the age of 22, she got married to Yusuf Khan, alias Bollywood superstar Dilip Kumar.

Saira has a niece, Shaheen, who was once married to Bollywood actor, Sumit Saigal, and the couple have a daughter, Sayesha.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Spouse (1)

Dilip Kumar (1966 - present)

Trivia (7)

In 1966, 22-year old Saira Bano married 44-year old superstar Dilip Kumar. Their marriage is still intact.
Has one niece, Bollywood actress, Shaheen, who was married to Bollywood actor, Sumit Saigal, circa 1997, with a six year old daughter, Sayesha.
Saira Banu was the 3rd highest paid actress in Hindi Cinema from 1963-1969 and 4th highest paid actress from 1971-1976.
Bollywood actress Shaheen is her sibling's daughter .
Actress Shaheen is her niece. She is Saira Banu's brother ( Sultan Ahmed) daughter.
Her husband Dilip Kumar revealed in his 2014 memoir "Dilip Kumar: The Substance and the Shadow" that she became pregnant in 1972 with their son, but that she developed high blood pressure in her eighth month of pregnancy and the doctors couldn't save the baby, which has been strangulated by the umbilical cord. After that, they never had children, believing that it was God's will.
Saira Banu's brother Sultan Ahmed is married to a lady named Rahat. Rahat, was once married to director Mehboob Khan's son Ayub. From this marriage Ayub and Rahat has two boys, Afzal Khan and Aslam Khan. Later Ayub and Rahat divorced Rahat would later remarry Sultan Ahmed (Saira Banu's brother). From this marriage Rahat and Sultan had a daughter named Shaheen. Shaheen would later star in Maha Sangram. Shaheen is also the mother of Sayesha.

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