Sayyeshaa Saigal was born on August 12, 1997. She is the daughter of yesteryear Bollywood actors Sumeet Saigal and Shaheen Banu, who is veteran actress Saira Banu's niece. Shaheen Banu is the daughter of veteran actress Saira Banu's brother, Sultan Ahmed.
Pictured: Dilip Kumar with grandniece Sayyeshaa (All pictures courtesy: Sayyeshaa's Instagram account)
Sayyeshaa has acted in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil films. She was first seen on the big screen in Telugu film 'Akhil' in 2015. Pictured: Sayyeshaa with mother Shaheen Banu at her graduation ceremony.
Sayyeshaa made her Bollywood debut with Ajay Devgn's Shivaay in 2016. She had just completed her IB in Science (with 97 per cent marks) when she signed Shivaay four years ago. Pictured: Sayyeshaa with her father and yesteryear Bollywood actor Sumeet Saigal
"Ajay sir liked my photographs and I auditioned for him. I enacted a couple of scenes and was finalised for the role," Sayyeshaa told in an interview with mid-day.
Pictured: Sayyeshaa's mother Shaheen lovingly kisses her in this wonderful photo.
Sayyeshaa's parents, actors Sumit Saigal and Shaheen Banu, separated when she was two, but she is equally close to both of them. Pictured: Sayyeshaa with her mother Shaheen Banu.
"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 doesn't use her surname Saigal and had appealed to the media in June 2017 to address her by her name itself. Pictured: Sayyeshaa with Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Shaheen Banu and other family members.
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." Pictured: Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar with grandniece Sayyeshaa in a black-and-white throwback photo.
"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. Pictured: Sayyeshaa with Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Shaheen Banu and family members.
Sayyeshaa married Kollywood star Arya in March, this year. Sayyeshaa and Arya fell in love on the sets of their film Ghajinikanth, which released in 2018.
Sayyeshaa and Arya exchanged wedding vows on March 10, 2019, at Hyderabad's Taj Falaknuma Palace. The couple had an intimate wedding celebration with a selective list of friends and family invited to be a part of their special day. Rana Daggubati, Sanjay Dutt, Tamil superstar Suriya and brother Karthi also attended the wedding.
Here's wishing a very happy birthday to Sayyeshaa!
Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar's grandniece Sayyeshaa Saigal is incredibly beautiful! As the actress turns 22 today, we bring you some of her wonderful family pictures and gorgeous portraits! P.S: Happy Birthday Sayyeshaa!
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