20 Classy Celebrity Lockdown Birthday Parties In Keeping With the 'New Normal'

And...some controversial lockdown birthday bashes too! 

From eating as much as cake you want to friends and family going the extra mile to give you thoughtful wishes (and presents!), the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has taught us to truly appreciate the little things in life. And, your favourite celebrities are no different. Here are some birthday bashes that caught our eyes (and heart) with their simplicity and some on the exact opposite end of the spectrum that courted controversy for flouting the lockdown norms! (Images: Yogen Shah and Instagram)

20 Classy Celebrity Lockdown Birthday Parties In Keeping With the 'New Normal'

Sushmita Sen

The veteran actor had a double surprise on her birthday! She wrote on her social media page: My Maa, Alisah & Renee brought in my birthday with this soaring feeling!!!😄💃🏻🌈 Its good to know THIS is how old they think I am!!! 😅💋👏 Thank you for the avalanche of love, wishes & blessings you all have been showering on me...what a beautiful birthday I am having!!

Bonus, her birthday also marked the acting debut of her daughter, Renee. She wrote: "The bestest gift I could've ever received from a loving universe and my first love on my birthday! Introducing with great pride...Renee Sen the actor! Presenting the trailer of her first-ever short film Suttabaazi."

Virat Kohli

Soon-to-be daddy, cricketer Virat Kohli celebrated his 32nd birthday with wife Anushka Sharma and his teammates in Dubai and then went on to play a superb match the next day!

Ranbir Kapoor

Unlike his big birthday bash last year, the actor chilled with family this year. Plus, he cashed in on the BEST part of a lockdown birthday...multiple birthday cakes!

A stream of floral gifts headed his way for his birthday.

Swara Bhasker

The actor also rang in her birthday with three birthday cakes! She wrote: My birthday on 9th April marked 94 days to the WHO being informed about #coronavirus and since #india is in lockdown I was home bound. I’m alone (+ 3 cats + 1 dog + 1 @vikaesh5 ) and family is in Delhi.

The actor's neighbours made the birthday super-special by sending across mousse and cakes for her. The actor wrote that the act made her appreciate random acts of kindness.

Athiya Shetty

The actor brought in her birthday with a gorgeous pastel cake...

And, a cute birthday shoutout from rumoured beau KL Rahul. Is it Insta-official, now?

KL Rahul

The cricketer summed up his birthday celebrations very succinctly. He wrote: "This birthday was a bit different from the rest, but nonetheless one i’ll never forget, a constant reminder of what’s really important the little things. This year is for counting blessings. Thank you for the wishes, I hope everyone is safe. and now, i’ll go back to eating cake."

Kartik Aaryan

The actor rang in his birthday celebrations with quite an explosion by dropping a first-look from his upcoming movie, He wrote: Aaj mera Birthday hai 🥳 #DHAMAKA hona chahiye

Katrina Kaif

Katrina also enjoyed a multi-caked birthday. Could this be a lockdown birthday trend?

Malaika Arora

Another lockdown birthday trend of sorts is thoughtful birthday shoutouts and Malaika seems to have got many. But, the cutest are from Arjun Kapoor and her BFF, Kareena Kapoor Khan.

Kareena Kapoor Khan

The actor wrote herself a birthday shoutout that was the most profound before ringing in her birthday with the family. She wrote: As I enter my 40th year... I want to sit back, reflect, love, laugh, forgive, forget and most importantly pray and thank the strongest force up there for giving me the strength and thank my experiences and decisions for making me the woman I am... Some right, some wrong, some great, some not so... but still, hey BIG 40 make it BIG

Vicky Kaushal

Speaking of virtual wishes, Vicky Kaushal got a trip down memory lane courtesy his brother, Sunny, who compiled a collage of photographs of the two over the years.

Anushka Sharma

Nushrratt Bharuccha

The actor's lockdown birthday was memorable one as her friends and family joined forces to create a cute birthday video for her. Scroll down to take a dekko:

Varun Dhawan

Kim Kardashian

In the signature Kardashian style, Kim had not one, but TWO OTT birthday bashes. It all began with a surprise birthday party planned by her mother and sisters. The party was inspired by all the birthdays celebrated by Kim so far, right up from her first birthday.

Her sisters even recreated the exact dance that they did for her when she turned 10.

The birthday party also had the exact same car that Kim had got for her sweet sixteen!

Birthday Getaway!

Her next celebration was whisking away her inner circle to a private island to continue the party.

Kim wrote: After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time. We danced, rode bikes, swam near whales, kayaked, watched a movie on the beach and so much more. I realize that for most people, this is something that is so far out of reach right now, so in moments like these, I am humbly reminded of how privileged my life is. #thisis40

Bella Hadid

Model Bella Hadid also took her party overseas and flew her close friends in a private jet to ring in her birthday.

She wrote: oh gosh I feel just really lucky. I usually cancel any kind of big birthday celebration so this year I just wanted to take my beautiful friends on an adventure that was absolutely non-refundable