Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SAIRA BANU

Saira Banu, the Bollywood actress who was in the forefront in 60's 70's and 80's is not active at present 
in films but leading a happy life with her husband yesteryear hero of Bollywood films 'Dilip Kumar'.
Sair Banu was born on Aug 23 1944  to 30's and 40's actress Naseem Banu and film producer Mian Ehsan -Ul-Haq.Her father produced film 'Phool' in Bombay and Produced 'Wadah' in Pakistan.
She had spent significant part of her childhood in London and went to a finishing school there.She was an acclaimed actress in her school and obtained awards there to.
She was only 17 when she debuted in Hindi films.Her appearance in Shammi Kapoor film
'Junglee' of 1961 gave her tremendous boost and a firm basement for growth as an able heroine.




She was not having knowledge of classical dancing which she started to study and soon earned
fame as a good Bharatanatyam and kathak dancer which helped her to earn more roles in films
than anticipated.
The 1968 film Padosan was very much acclaimed in which Suni Dutt and Mehmood acted
which was a comedy entertainer.
The 1969 film 'Aadmi aur Insan' directed by Yash Chopra and produced by B.R.Chopra was an exceptionally good film .Dharmendra,Feroz Khan, Saira Banu and mumtaz were in important roles.
'Purab and Paschim' produced and directed by Manoj Kumar and acted by Ashok Kumar,Manoj Kumar,Saira Basnu,Pran,Madan Chopra and Vinod Khanna uplifted patriotism 
and was a nice film.
The 1970 film 'Gopi' directed by A.Bhimsingh in which Dilip Kumar,Saira Banu,Pran,Farida Jalal,Johnny Walker etc acted earned good opinion.Dilip Kumar as 'Gopiram' and Saira Banu
as 'Seema' received appreciation for their efforts.
Victoria 203, the film which dealt with the story of diamond robbery was a success in which 
Saira Banu excelled well as rider of the Horse carriage.This 1972 film was starred by Ashok Kumar, Saira Banu,Pran,Navin Nischal,Ranjeet,etc.
'Pocket Maar' was a 1974 film in which Dharmendra and Mehmood acted with her which was a
comedy entertainer.
'Sagina' and 'Bairag'  were again good films with Dilip Kumar.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 'Chaitali' was also a well acclaimed film.She appeared  lastly
in the film 'Faisala' of 1988.
Selected Filmography
Junglee
Shaadi
Bluff Master
Door ki Aawaz
Ayee Milandi Bela
April Fool
Saaz aur Aawaz
Shagird
Diwana
Aman
Padosan
Jhuk Gaya Aasmman
Aadmi aur Insaan


Gopi
Purab aur Paschim
Saazish
Victoria No.203
Resham ki Dori
Bairag
Sagina
Pocket Maar
Zameer
Chaitaali
Nehle pe Dehla
Hera Pheri
Kaala Aadmi
Duniya 
Faisala

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