Saira Banu , wife of the late Dilip Kumar, celebrated her 99th birthday on Saturday.
Veteran actress Saira Banu, wife of the deceased Dilip Kumar, celebrated her 99th birthday on Saturday, December 11, in memory of her “living and vibrant” husband with whom she had been married for 55 years.
Speaking to India’s Press Trust about Kumar, who died in July after a long illness, Banu said he wanted his birthday to be “very quiet”.
“I will pray, remember him and want the day to be very quiet.
Banu added that although Kumar’s absence was “a terrible situation”, he believed he was by his side and remembered his birthdays well.
“The house was full of flowers, there were times when the bouquets were on all the floors, stairs and everywhere in the house when we didn’t have enough space. That used to be great. He was very popular with the people. He is still the same, ”said Banu.
Saira Banu also revealed that he was not doing very well following Kumar’s death. “I am not very good. I strive to be good. You may think it is a very difficult task. It’s a very bad jolt. I really wonder how long it will take me to recover or if I will recover, ”he said.
“It’s unthinkable for me to leave without him, you know we live together. It has been 55-56 years to meet, ”he added.
The couple married in 1966 and lived together until Kumar’s death.
Saira Banu (born Saira Bano; 23 August 1944) is an Indian filmmaker who specializes in Hindi-language films. He is one of the most famous actors in Indian film history.
Banu was 16 years old in 1960 when he started his first career in Hindi films.  He said in the program he said he has basic talent and little dance skills. Banu began taking Kathak and Bharata Natyam courses successfully, and trained himself. He soon became a dancer, and his films featured more of his dancing.
Banu made her the first starring of Shammi Kapoor in the 1961 film Junglee, where she received her first Filmfare nomination as the lead actress. it was a great success. Junglee was just the beginning of his career as a successful actor. Saira Banu has made another film starring his first hero Shammi Kapoor, Bluff Master, directed by Manmohan Desai. Some of his most successful films during this period include Jhuk Gaya Aasman and Aayi Milan Ki Bela, Rajendra Kumar, and April Fool, and Biswajeet, Aao Pyaar Karen and Shagird and Joy Mukherjee. Banu also performed Pyar Mohabbat and Dev Anand. [Catation needed]
Aman (1967), facing Rajendra Kumar, was his first release after his marriage. Saira Banu has acted in three films with Manoj Kumar, Shaadi, Purab Aur Paschim and Balidan. The cult film Padosan, in 1968, starring Sunil Dutt, reached the top of the league and continued to play the heroine for several years thereafter. She starred in three films with her husband: Gopi, Sagina and Bairaag. Only Gopi won the box. Saira Banu has played for six with Dharmendra: Jwar Bhata, Aadmi Aur Insaan, Resham Ki Dori, Pocket Maar, International Crook and Chaitali in 5 of them who were Superhit.
opportunity to work
In an interview, he quoted that he regretted missing out on the opportunity to work with Rajesh Khanna. He quoted: “I was supposed to work with him at Choti Bahu (1971), but I couldn’t because I was sick. I shot him for two days and found that he was very nice, humble and shy.” 3] He was paired with Vinod Khanna in the hit movie Aarop and Amitabh Bachchan in the hit movies Zameer and Hera Pheri. Nehle Pe Dehla and Sunil Dutt in 1976 was her last successful film. With dozens of flops like Daaman Aur Aag, Mounto and Koi Jeeta Koi Haara, and films like Faisla, Mera Vachan Geeta Ki Kasam and Aarambh suspended, she has drawn the curtains for her heroic career.
She has won three Film Award for Best Actress: Shagird (1967), Diwana (1968), and Sagina (1974). She appeared in the cameo facing her husband in Duniya (1984), where the song “Teri meri zindagi” became very popular. Faisla was last released in 1988 and is his last official film.
Banu married actor Dilip Kumar on October 11, 1966. The couple has no children. Kumar revealed in his 2014 memoir Dilip Kumar: The Substance and the Shadow that Banu became pregnant in 1972 After that, the couple decided not to have children, believing that it was God’s will.