Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar with grandniece Sayyeshaa in a black-and-white throwback photo. All pictures courtesy: Sayyeshaa's Instagram account
Dilip Kumar with grandniece Sayyeshaa
Sayyeshaa with mother Shaheen Banu at her graduation ceremony
Sayyeshaa with her father and yesteryear Bollywood actor Sumeet Saigal
Sayyeshaa with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan at the latter's birthday bash
Sayyeshaa's mother Shaheen lovingly kisses her in this wonderful photo
Picture perfect! Sayyeshaa with Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Shaheen Banu and other family members
Sayyeshaa has acted in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil films
Sayyeshaa is the daughter of yesteryear Bollywood actors Sumeet Saigal and Shaheen Banu
Sayyeshaa doesn't use her surname Saigal and had appealed to the media in June last year to address her by her name itself
Sayyeshaa was first seen on the big screen in Telugu film 'Akhil' in 2015
Sayyeshaa made her Bollywood debut with Ajay Devgn's 'Shivaay' in 2016
Sayyeshaa's first Tamil film 'Vanamagan' hit the screens in June, 2017
'Shivaay' actress Sayyeshaa was impressed with Ajay Devgn's directorial skills. She calls him an actor's director
Sayyeshaa had just completed her IB in Science (with 97 per cent marks) when she signed Shivaay three years ago
"Ajay sir liked my photographs and I auditioned for him. I enacted a couple of scenes and was finalised for the role," Sayyeshaa recollects in an interview with mid-day
"The only insecurity I have is whether people will like me. I don't have an alternate career option," said Sayyeshaa in the interview with mid-day
Talking about Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, Sayyeshaa said, "I feel blessed to have them whenever I need advice. Sitting with them and talking about movies is like attending a masterclass."
"My favourite Dilip Kumar film is Mashaal (1984) and as far as Saira Nani goes, I loved her in Purab Aur Paschim (1970). If the latter is remade, I would like to reprise her role," Sayyeshaa told mid-day
Sayyeshaa's parents, actors Sumit Saigal and Shaheen Banu, separated when she was two, but she is equally close to both of them
"I stay with my mother, but my father visits me every day. I was too young when they decided to part ways, but they have always been available. They have constantly guided and supported me," Sayyeshaa told mid-day
Sayyeshaa says she is glad that she got a chance to work with Ajay Devgn in her debut film 'Shivaay'
Sayyeshaa shares that working with Ajay Devgn was a 'great learning experience' for her
While it's not easy to act as well as direct, it's a cakewalk for Ajay Devgn, according to Sayyeshaa
"I am glad to have got an opportunity to share screen space with a superstar like Ajay Devgn. He is a thorough professional and working with him in 'Shivaay' has been a great learning experience," Sayyeshaa said in a statement during the release of her debut Bollywood film
"I am thankful to Ajay Devgn for giving me this opportunity," said Sayyeshaa, who has studied in London and then in Mumbai
Sayyeshaa with her mother Shaheen Banu
Further speaking about Ajay Devgn, Sayyeshaa said, "Given Ajay sir's years of experience, he exactly knows what he wants from his actors. He has a knack for extracting the best out of his actors and that's what makes him an actor's director. He's a very talented director."
Sayyeshaa with Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Shaheen Banu and family members
Sayyeshaa has two more Hindi projects in her kitty
Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar's grandniece Sayyeshaa Saigal is incredibly beautiful! As the actress turns 21 today, we bring you some of her wonderful family pictures and gorgeous portraits! P.S: Happy Birthday Sayyeshaa!
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