Sayyeshaa Saigal

  • Actor

Aug 12, 1997  in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Sayyeshaa Saigal is an Indian actor who made her acting debut with the Telugu movie Akhil - The Power of Jua in 2015. Following her debut, she was seen in the Ajay Devgn-starrer Shivaay in 2016, making her Bollywood debut.

Early Life
Daughter of Sumeet Saigal and Shaheen Banu on the 12th of August, 1997 in Mumbai, Sayyeshaa is the grandniece of Bollywood`s Tragedy King Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu. Sayyeshaa studied in England but returned to India after completing her fifth grade, and then went on to study at Mumbai`s Ecole Mondiale World School. While in London, she began her formal training in the Latin-American form of dancing at the age of ten. Given that she was always drawn to music and dance, she traveled to Rio De Janiero and South Africa for an intensive dance training. Sayyeshaa has also learnt the Indian classical dance forms such as Odissi and Kathak along with other forms like hip-hop and belly dancing.

Acting Career
Sayyeshaa made her acting debut at the age of eighteen in V. V. Vinayak`s Telugu fantasy drama Akhil - The Power of Jua in 2015, co-starring Akkineni Akhil. Her debut movie opened to positive reviews and raked in about 20 crores INR on its opening weekend. Following the commercial success of her first movie, Sayyeshaa made her Bollywood debut in the Ajay Devgn-directed and co-produced Shivaay in 2016, which co-stars Ajay Devgn and Erika Kaar. The film got mixed to positive reviews with Bollywood Hungama stating, "Shivaay is a perfect emotional thriller that scores high on the account of its breathtaking visuals, amazing action and a high octane performance." It ran for more than 50 days across various cinemas and it also won the Best Special Effects Award at the 65th National Film Award in 2017. Her next release was Vanamagan helmed by A. L. Vijay. The film opened to mixed reviews but had a decent run at the box office. Her 2018 projects include Junga, Kadaikutty Singam, and Ghajinikanth. In 2019, she appeared in the Tamil action-thriller film Kaappaan. Her 2021 releases include Teddy and Yuvarathnaa.