Saira Banu was born on August 23, 1944, to Naseem Banu and Mian Ehsan-ul-Haq in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India. She was not only known for acting skills but also fashion sense. Saira made her debut at the age of sixteen in the Hindi movie ‘Junglee’ (1961) alongside Shammi Kapoor. ‘Bluff Master’ (1963), ‘Ayee Milan Ki Bela’ (1964), ‘Jhuk Gaya Aasman’ (1968), ‘Padosan’ (1968), ‘Victoria No. 203’ (1972), ‘Hera Pheri’ (1976), ‘Bairaag’ (1976) were some of her notable works in Hindi cinema. Saira had an image of a romantic heroine, which led her to act in many love stories. She is a trained Kathak and Bharat Natyam dancer. Saira used to wear extremely tight-fitting sarees, tied well below the waist. The actress’s black winged eyeliner complemented with bright colours were some of the major fashion trends of the late ’60s and early ’70s. Even today, upcoming actresses try to imitate Saira’s vintage style. Saira’s classic bangs or a bun tied high were adorned by women back then. The actress was a perfectionist when it came to fashion. Saira never wore anything out of place. She was one of the very few actresses who could carry western style on Indian attire.