Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar’s love story is one for the books. See their pictures over the years

Published on Aug 23, 2022 01:49 PM IST

Happy birthday Saira Banu: Saira Banu made her debut opposite Shammi Kapoor in the film Junglee in 1961. The veteran actor, and the wife of the late Dilip Kumar, celebrates her 78th birthday on August 23. Here’s a look back at Saira and Dilip’s love story.

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Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar make one of Bollywood's most iconic couples. Smitten by Dilip saab, Saira was head-over-heels in love with him from a young age. View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 23, 2022 01:49 PM IST

Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar make one of Bollywood's most iconic couples. Smitten by Dilip saab, Saira was head-over-heels in love with him from a young age.

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Saira Banu and the late Dilip Kumar, whose real name was Yusuf Khan, married on October 11, 1966. Saira was 22, while Dilip was 44-years-old then. View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 23, 2022 01:49 PM IST

Saira Banu and the late Dilip Kumar, whose real name was Yusuf Khan, married on October 11, 1966. Saira was 22, while Dilip was 44-years-old then.

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Saira and Dilip had an age gap of 22 years, When Dilip’s super hit film, Mughal-e-Azam premiered at Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir in 1960, Saira, was just 16.  View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 23, 2022 01:49 PM IST

Saira and Dilip had an age gap of 22 years, When Dilip’s super hit film, Mughal-e-Azam premiered at Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir in 1960, Saira, was just 16. 

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From Saira Banu taking care of her husband to Dlip Kumar showing his love for her, the two have always been each other’s better-half. View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 23, 2022 01:49 PM IST

From Saira Banu taking care of her husband to Dlip Kumar showing his love for her, the two have always been each other’s better-half.

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In an old interview, Saira Banu had talked about her undying love for him and had said, “I am still head over heels in love with my Kohinoor, Yusuf Sahab (Dilip Kumar), the way I was when I first felt attracted to him as a 12-year-old…" View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 23, 2022 01:49 PM IST

In an old interview, Saira Banu had talked about her undying love for him and had said, “I am still head over heels in love with my Kohinoor, Yusuf Sahab (Dilip Kumar), the way I was when I first felt attracted to him as a 12-year-old…"

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On the first anniversary of her late husband's death, Saira Banu paid tribute to Dilip Kumar. She wrote in a piece for ETimes, “…I must admit that I consider myself very fortunate that I had my Yousuf with me for 56 years and more...'Dilip Kumar died at a Mumbai hospital in 2021 after prolonged illness. He was 98.  View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 23, 2022 01:49 PM IST

On the first anniversary of her late husband's death, Saira Banu paid tribute to Dilip Kumar. She wrote in a piece for ETimes, “…I must admit that I consider myself very fortunate that I had my Yousuf with me for 56 years and more...'Dilip Kumar died at a Mumbai hospital in 2021 after prolonged illness. He was 98. 

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