Delicate and Angel Faced – Saira Banu

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In the year 1961, a beautiful girl made her debut in the Hindi Film Industry and took the industry by storm with her beauty and talent. She was only a teenager and was nominated in the best actress category for her very first film Junglee. Yes, we are talking about none other than the very beautiful Saira Banu. Born in a family with a film background, it was but natural for little Saira to take up acting as a career. Stunning looks, talent and a liking for dance made it easier for her to enter films. She was born on 23rd Aug, 1944 and She married actor Dilip Kumar in 1966.

On her birthday, let us look at some of her famous songs which represent her journey as an actress.

1. Kashmir ki kali hoon main – Junglee (1961)
Although this was her first movie, she acts as if she has been in front of the camera for a long time. Her beauty and playfulness in this song will make your heart skip a beat.

2. Bhai battoor – Padosan (1968)
Only an actress of Saira Banu’s calibre would pull off a song like this, sitting in a bathtub and yet managing to look beautiful and not sleazy.

3. Woh hain zara khafa khafa – Shagird (1967)
Her pairing with Joy Mukherjee was liked by one and all. This song is a good example of their onscreen chemistry and why they were a hit pair.

4. Chhoti si umar mein – Bairaag (1976)
Paired opposite her husband, she seems to enjoy this number. Known to have western looks, she proved everyone wrong by doing this number in a typical gaon ki gori attire doing full justice to it.

5. Tumko hamari umar lag jaye – Aayi Milan Ki Bela (1964)
Giving a matured performance in this song and an innocent portrayal in the same movie for Main kamsin hoon naadan hoon, she shows her versatility.

6. Mere tumhare beech mein – Jhuk gaya aasman (1968)
In this melodious composition, the combination of Lata Mangeshkar and Saira Banu gives the viewers a double treat of sweetness.

7. Nainon mein darpan hai – Aarop
No heavy makeup, no gaudy costume, just a dash of kohl and a simple saari and yet looking graceful and beautiful! This was the real beauty of Saira Banu.

8. Surahidaar gardan koyal si hai aawaaz – Aman (1967)
This song really describes her beauty to the core.

9. Jab se tujhe jaan gayi – Bluff Master (1963)
This is another number where you can see this talented girl shaking a leg and expressing her real emotions in a veil of words.

10. Akele hi akele – Gopi (1970)
This off-screen couple comes together to spread magic onscreen and look how! Although there is a huge age gap between the two, it never really came across in the viewer’s mind when these two started performing in front of the camera. Enjoy this peppy number.

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