Actor Suniel Shetty's daughter Athiya Shetty turned 28 today. To mark the occasion, the Darbar actor took to his social media to share a gorgeous picture of the actress and penned down a heartfelt note. The Dhadkan actor wrote, "TIA .... where my LIFE begins and LOVE never ends .... happy birthday my baby ... I thank life everyday for giving me the gift of YOU." Suniel Shetty lovingly calls his daughter Tia and shared a monochrome closeup picture of her.
Athiya Shetty is very active on Instagram and keeps giving fans a sneak peek into her personal and professional life. During the lockdown, Athiya shared many posts to raise awareness about the pandemic and also helped those in need. She also extended help through her mother Mana Shetty' organisation, Save The Children India, and pitched in with the distribution of dry ration, hygiene kits and also direct bank transfers.
"I have donated, I feel you need to lead by example and you need to practice what you preach. Also, we have a WhatsApp group with my parents the CEO of Save The Children India and my very good friend Maya Patel, so we have created this initiative to raise money and provide for the people who are vulnerable," she said.
She had also arranged hearing aid batteries for the needy. "Also, a couple of weeks ago we realised that some of the kids who are a part of Save The Children India have cochlear implant surgeries and they have to wear a earing aid. That battery was running out and all the warehouses were shut, so for about one week we were trying desperately to contact different warehouses and CEO's of different companies to try and get those specific batteries, because if you don't get those batteries it is taking them back 6 months because they won't be able to hear and that affects their education and daily lifestyle.
"So we have also been focusing on getting those batteries, finally we did get them last week and it just brought me so much happiness and joy. Things like these and also just spreading awareness, and speaking to even the people I think helps. The word spreads and it helps people be more concious and take notice to what really matters," Athiya informed.
(With IANS inputs)