Prachi Bhardwaj, New Delhi: She was just 17 years old when she won hearts with her debut in Junglee opposite Shammi Kapoor. Saira Banu has worked as a Bollywood diva in major films from 1961 to 1988 and won her first Filmfare Award for best actress.
Other than giving her best in reel life, Saira Banu is also known for her true love in real life. Saira's love saga with Dilip Kumar aka Yusuf Khanis no less than a fairy tale.
A 12 year-old who was in love with Bollywood's 'Tragedy King' married him in 1966. Saira was just 22 when she married a 44-year-old Dilip Kumar. Questions raised and many believed that this relationship will soon fall apart. but inspiring many, the couple is still head over heels in love with each other even after nearly completing five decades of their marriage.
As the veteran actress turns 73 today, here are some mesmerising pictures of Saira Banu with her Dilip sahab that you just cannot afford to miss-