7 Unforgettable Classic Films of Saira Banu

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Junglee (1961)

Banu made her debut in this Subodh Mukherji directorial, starring opposite Shammi Kapoor as a young Kashmiri woman named Rajkumari who falls for Kapoor's Shekhar.

Bluff Master (1963)

Manmohan Desai directed Banu and Shammi Kapoor in their second on-screen outing; the actress played Seema, who triggers a change in the fortunes of Ashok (Kapoor).

Aman (1967)

Banu played Meloda, a young Japanese woman, in the Mohan Kumar film, starring opposite Balraj Sahni, Chetan Anand, Rajendra Kumar, Om Prakash and, in a cameo, the Nobel laureate Bertrand Russell.

Padosan (1968)

In the Jyoti Swaroop film, Banu played Bindu, a young woman who is aggressively courted by two men (Mehmood and Sunil Dutt).

Purab aur Pachhim (1970)

Banu starred as Preeti in this Manoj Kumar vehicle which sought to make a course correction in the lives of non-resident Indians.

Victoria No. 203 (1972)

Banu starred as the unpredictable Rekha paired opposite Navin Nischol's Kumar in this Brijmohan Sadanah heist film.

Hera Pheri (1976)

Prakash Mehra combined the star power of Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna in this masala film, and paired Banu opposite Bachchan.

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