Saira Banu Age, Husband, Children, Biography & More

Saira Banu

Real NameSaira Banu or Saira Bano
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionIndian Actress
Physical Stats & More
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 ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 August 1944 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023)79 Years
Birth PlaceMussoorie, United Provinces, British India
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownMussoorie, India
SchoolElite School (studied in London)
CollegeNot Known
Educational Qualification10th standard
DebutFilm- Junglee (1961)
Junglee Movie poster
FamilyFather- Mian Ehsan-ul-Haq
Mother- Naseem Banu (Actress)
Naseem Banu
Brother- Sultan Ahmed
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorsDilip Kumar, Amir Khan
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsRajendra Kumar
Rajendra Kumar
Husband/SpouseDilip Kumar (Actor, 1966-present)
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu
Marriage Date11 October 1966
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- None

Saira Banu

Some Lesser Known Facts About Saira Banu

  • Does Saira Banu smoke?: No
  • Does Saira Banu drink alcohol?: No
  • Saira was born into a Urdu-speaking family in India.
  • She spent much of her childhood in London and made a debut in 1961 in a Bollywood movie ‘Junglee’ opposite Shammi Kapoor.Junglee Movie Poster
  • At the age of 22, she got married to Yusuf Khan, alias Dilip Kumar, who is 22 years older than Saira Banu.
  • Saira has a niece, Shaheen, who is now a Bollywood actress. She was once married to Bollywood actor, Sumeet Saigal, and the couple has a daughter, Sayesha.
  • Saira Banu was the 3rd highest paid actress in Hindi Cinema from 1963-1969 and 4th highest paid actress from 1971-1976.
  • She was the lead actress of the all-time favorite comedy film Padosan, which had a long line of comic actors like Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Mukri, Keshto Mukherjee, etc. Every song of the film was a chartbuster.
  • She was the trendsetter of her time and her exquisite saris and classic jewelry pieces both designed by her mother Naseem Bano were a rage. She looked stunning in both Indian as well as western clothes making everything she put on look elegant and classy.
  • Saira Banu was a big fan of Dilip Kumar in her young age. She had two dreams at that time: one was to be a big actress and another was to marry Dilip.
  • In 2014 Memoir, “The Substance and the Shadow”, Dilip Kumar said 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 had been strangulated by the umbilical cord. After that, they never had children, believing that it was God’s will.”