Leading Tamil actress Shruti Haasan celebrated her 35th birthday on Thursday, with a grand indoor midnight party, which saw many of her close friends, including actress Tamannaah joining in. Sharing a couple of pictures from the celebrations Shruti wrote on her Instagram page, "Filled with gratitude and joy !!! This has been the best phase of my life and I’m thankful for my lessons and the journey ...ive grown and changed in ways that have shaped my vision of the future I want for myself filled with light and creativity — I want to take a second to say a giant THANKYOU to my virtual family for making my birthday so special  Thankyou for all your wishes I feel so loved", with wishes also pouring in from other popular South Indian cinema celebrities as well. 


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One person who stood out at Shruti Haasan's birthday party was a certain person named Santanu Hazarika, who later shared a picture of himself with the popular actress on his Instagram Story feature and captioned the photo writing, "Happy birthday, love". Shruti, who posted the picture on her Story, thanked Santanu and wrote, "Thank you for making my birthday special." A doodle artist based out of Delhi and an illustrator by profession, Santanu is also the founder of the Guwahati Art Initiative. Both Shruti and Santanu have been together for a while now and were spotted in and around Mumbai. It has also been revealed that Santanu had won the Best Doodle Artist award in the Doodle Art Competition held in 2014. 

On the work front, Shruti Haasan, whose last big release was Ravi Teja's Krack in Telugu, which hit theatres this Sankranthi, has a number of promising projects lined up next. Among her upcoming films include the 'Power Star' Pawan Kalyan starrer Vakeel Saab, and Netflix's anthology Lust Stories titled Pitta Kathalu in Telugu, including Laabam in Tamil opposite 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi. The icing on the cake for Shruti's birthday this year came in the form of the announcement of her being roped in for Baahubali star Prabhas' next pan-Indian venture, Salaar, which will kick-off production in the next few days under Prashanth Neel’s direction, who is known for his KGF films and is being produced by Hombale Films.