Saira Banu, also known as Saira Bano, is a film actress and the wife of the film actor Dilip Kumar. She acted in many Bollywood films between 1961 and 1980.
Saira 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. Saira started taking Kathak and Bharata Natyam lessons with success and trained herself professionally. Soon she became a dancer and her films flaunted more of her dance. And made a bollywood debut in 1961 with Shammi Kapoor in Junglee. Though she left her career at an early stage because of her marriage still she has a long list of movies. Here is a rare photo album of her.