12:19 GMT04 August 2021
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Social networking platforms in India are sending their love to Bollywood’s “King of Romance”, Shah Rukh Khan, who is celebrating his 54th birthday today.

    Along with members of the Indian film fraternity, Shah Rukh’s 3.7 billion fans from around the world, who laugh, cry and connect with Shah Rukh through the silver screen, broke the internet in India with their overwhelming birthday wishes for the superstar.

    With over 542,000 and 10,500 mentions respectively, #HappyBirthdaySRK and #Badshah (emperor) are trending on Twitter.

    In fact, #Mannat – a hashtag dedicated to Shah Rukh’s iconic Mumbai seaside residence, is also trending on Twitter, with over 40,000 post-mentions.

    The Urdu word “Mannat” translates as “wish” in English.

    Celebrities including Kajol, Raj Kumar Rao, Preity Zinta, Ravina Tondon, Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kapoor sent 'King Khan' their birthday greetings, as well as world-famous DJ Marshmellow.

    Repeating an annual tradition among fans, thousands gathered outside Shah Rukh’s residence with cakes and gifts in the hopes of catching a glimpse of their “hero”.

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    The actor makes a point every year of coming out onto the netted balcony of his house and greeting the fans who wait outside at midnight to yell out 'happy birthday'.

    Fans who couldn't make it to the the dimpled-legend's home showered him with love online.

    ​The actor who has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years – is one of the world’s most recognised personalities.

    ​Shah Rukh was the first Indian celebrity to appear on David Letterman's show "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction", which streamed on Netflix India, immediately making its ratings skyrocket, just a week after its launch on 25 October.

    Letterman’s episode featuring King Khan recorded its highest-ever IMDb rating of 9.1, leaving behind all other episodes, which had featured guests including US President Barack Obama, actor George Clooney, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, and many others.

    ​Shah Rukh was last seen in the 2018 blockbuster “Zero” that took in over $25 million at the box-office.

    The “Badshah” (emperor) of Bollywood is expected to announce his upcoming projects today.

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