Dubai's Burj Khalifa lights up facade, while fans light up lives for Shah Rukh Khan's 55th birthday

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan turned 55 yesterday and celebrated his birthday in Dubai as the actor is currently in the UAE with his family. 

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa wished the Bollywood icon by illuminating the world’s tallest building with a happy birthday message and popular pictures of the actor, in its iconic style. 

The official Twitter account of Burj Khalifa said that it was adding sparkle “to the birthday celebration of the Baadshah of Bollywood! Happy birthday @iamsrk!”.

Shahrukh took to social media to express his joy and gratitude at the gesture. “It’s nice to see myself on the biggest and tallest screen in the world,” he tweeted. 

“Being my own guest in Dubai... my kids mighty impressed and me is loving it!”, he added. 

Shahrukh also posted photos of himself in front of the Burj Khalifa on his instagram and twitter accounts. 

Shahrukh Khan’s massive fan club also tweeted about the light up at Burj Khalifa and enthused that the superstar himself was present in front of the light up. 

The actor’s fans usually gather in large numbers in front of his home in Mumbai on his birthday. 

The actor’s fans usually gather in large numbers in front of his home in Mumbai on his birthday. Photo Courtesy: Twitter
The actor’s fans usually gather in large numbers in front of his home in Mumbai on his birthday. Photo Courtesy: Twitter

This year the star requested everyone to show their love from afar due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Shahrukh Khan Universe Fan Club took his plea to heart and the day was full of sweet gestures from his fans. 

They distributed COVID-19 kits with meals, masks, and sanitizers as per the actor’s lucky number, 555. 

They fed stray, street animals over a 10 kilometre drive stretch in Udaipur. 

 They even decided to bear the entire school expenses of two kids from 1st class to 12th class. 

Among the many other trending birthday tweets was one from singer-composer Vishal Dadlani in which he shared an enduring memory from 2019. 

Shahrukh’s production company Red Chillies Entertainment invited SRK characters from all their projects to celebrate the birthday of the star. 

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