Happy birthday, rajkummar rao!
The actor who turns 33 today, says the best birthday gift he has ever received, is an army uniform
Actor Rajkummar Rao (left) is basking in the success of Bareilly Ki Barfi, his latest release at the box office. While fans would have expected this to double his birthday celebration, the actor shares that this year, it’s going to be a working birthday for him. “I will be in Poland, shooting for Bose [his upcoming film], so I am going to be on sets, which I feel, is the going to be the most exciting part because you are at the place that you love the most,” says Rao, who turns 33 today. Rao says that he doesn’t really do much on his birthday, but usually people around him do. “When I’m on set, the unit plans a surprise, gets a cake and then we have a small party at night,” he adds. While as a kid, Rao used to enjoy his birthdays and would look forward to celebrations, he admits that things gradually change. “The more you grow, the birthdays start losing their charm. Then you start worrying that you are adding one more year to your age,” he laughs. Going down memory lane, the actor recollects that since he was the only kid in the family, his parents used to celebrate his birthday in a big way. “There would be a party, and friends would come over. It used to be exciting with those endless birthday gifts that I would get.” Asked if he remembers any special birthday gift, he promptly replies it was an army uniform that his mom brought for him. “I must have been seven or eight and I was so thrilled to get this uniform, as I am a big fan of the armed forces. I remember roaming around wearing that uniform for three days, feeling like an army boy,” quips Rao.