"Shruti has always believed in doing things that matter and help make a difference to others' lives. On her birthday, she wants to share this very belief with her fans for which she will run a special online birthday exercise," a source close to Shruti said.

"She has asked her fans to send her information and a picture of their act of kindness -- something nice they did for someone else lately, via social media.

From those entries, she will pick the best five and send them personalised autographed merchandise with a special message from her," the source said.

Shruti believes "the greatest gift is the gift of giving"."The best gift is being there for someone who needs you. Hence this year for my birthday, I'm asking my fans to gift me a good birthday by being kind to someone who really needs it. The fans and audience are the reason why you are who you are, so why not celebrate them and their deeds on my birthday," she said in a statement.

Shruti has projects such as "Rocky Handsome", "Welcome Back", "Main Gabbar", "Yaara", "Puli" and yet-untitled Telugu project with Mahesh Babu in her kitty.

Latest news from Entertainment News Desk