Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan celebrated his birthday on November 2, and the Burj Khalifa paid special tribute. The world’s tallest building lit up with a spectacular projection, offering a happy birthday message for the now 55-year-old Bollywood star.
In honor of his birthday, Khan, also referred to by his initialism SRK, received countless messages and well-wishes from friends and fans across the globe on social media. However, it may be the iconic landmark’s tribute that will be the most memorable for the actor who calls Dubai his second home. “Happy birthday Shah Rukh Khan” was the message projected on the Burj Khalifa, alongside some clips from the actor’s films and with the text “King of Bollywood” written underneath.
#BurjKhalifa adds sparkle to the birthday celebration of the Baadshah of Bollywood! Happy birthday @iamsrk! #ShahRukhKhan
احتفالاتنا بعيد ميلاد نجم بوليوود وملكها، شاروخان، لا يمكن أن تمر دون أن نضيء #برج_خليفة لنهنئه على طريقتنا! كل عام وأنت بخير! pic.twitter.com/xFMycVD90V
— Burj Khalifa (@BurjKhalifa) November 2, 2020
Impressed with the display, Khan later shared an image of himself on his social media, with the Burj Khalifa in the background, featuring the projection. “It’s nice to see myself on the biggest and tallest screen in the world,” the actor wrote. “My friend #MohamedAlabbar has me on the biggest screen even before my next film. Thanks & love u all @burjkhalifa & @emaardubai . Being my own guest in Dubai… my kids mighty impressed and me is loving it!” he added.
This is not the first time the Burj Khalifa has paid tribute to Khan on his birthday, as it offered a similar display last year. However, this year, Khan was in Dubai to witness the extraordinary spectacle in person. The Bollywood great continued his birthday celebrations in style, hosting a party with his family and closest friends.
The famed Indian actor is currently in Dubai for the Indian Premier League, the professional cricket tournament which his co-owned team Kolkata Knight Riders is a part of. He is visiting the emirate along with his wife Gauri Khan, and their three children: Aryan, Suhana, and AbRam.