Saira is the niece of the legendary actor Naseer Uddin Shah. daughter of Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah Former deputy chief of the Indian army And the current vice Chancellor of the prestigious aligarh Muslim university. She is married into a left political family of West bengal. She is a Theatre personality, social and political activist and a writer. Her Husband Dr Fuad Halim is a prominent left political leader of India and is an eminent medical practitioner. She's also a mother to two lovely young girls Nura and Farishta Her father in law Mr Hashim Abdul Halim has a world record of being the longest serving speaker of the West bengal legislative assembly for five consecutive terms. Despite coming from an illustrious family she's made her own identity in the country as a corporate woman. She is a very humble and gentle soul who also runs a low cost dialysis center along with her doctor husband. They live in Kolkata in a beautiful 200 year old home with high ceilings.