Saira began her career at age 13 after winning an Elite 'Look-Of-The-Year' contest at a mall in Los Angeles and began to work with photographers that include Steven Meisel, Diego Uchitel, Patrick Demarchelier, Albert Watson, Walter Chin and Dewey Nicks — and having walked the runway for designers such as Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, Emmanuel Ungaro, Valentino and Victoria's Secret — she has been featured on magazine covers, interviewed, and in fashion spreads for many top publications such as Marie Claire, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Vogue, Elle, GQ, Maxim ("Top 100 Models"), Stuff, Allure, Amica, Vital, She, Shine, Company, Cosmopolitan.
Saira made a Bollywood film debut with the 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna', which was a huge success internationally. In the United States, it became the highest grossing Indian film of all time. Her second Bollywood film, 'Teen Patti', was released in February 2010 staring Amitabh Bachchan and Sir Ben Kingsley. Saira has also hosted television specials in the USA on the Fine Living Newtork and VH-1.
Saira has been the subject of several mainstream newspaper stories in publications such as India Today, The Telegraph (UK), The Sunday Times (UK), The Evening Standard (UK), Indian Express (USA), the Hindustan Times(India), and The Daily Mail (UK), in which Saira was named as one of the most beautiful women of the past 400 years by the National Portrait Gallery in London. She has been featured in 'Maxim Hot 100 Women' and Esquire Magazine's "Women We Love" issue. After Newsweek put her on their cover with the headline "The Perfect Face", she became involved endorsing products she loves.
Saira has been an invited speaker at several World Economic Forum events and has participated in the India Today Conclave in New Delhi and recently completed studies at the Graham School in business and entrepreneurship at The University of Chicago...and is currently engaged in several start-ups with curious people.
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