Sachin Tendulkar's birthday is celebrated across India by his fans © Getty Images
Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday is celebrated across India by his fans © Getty Images

Born April 24, 1973, Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 42nd birthday on Friday. Tendulkar shares his birthday with a number of celebrities, namely fellow cricketer Damien Fleming, pop star Kelly Clarkson, actress and singer Barbra Streisand, Hollywood legend Shirley MacLaine, Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan, acclaimed Hollywood actor Djimon Hounsou, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Aidan Gillen, showrunner of ‘Supernatural’ Eric Kripke, and ’24’ actor Eric Balfour. READ: Sachin Tendulkar: A look back at the legend’s career

Fleming is famous for taking a hat-trick on Test debut. He played 20 Tests and 88 One-Day Internationals for Australia. Kelly won the first season of ‘American Idol,’ thereby becoming a celebrity almost overnight. Barbra is most famous for being an actress and a singer, having appeared in such films as Funny Girl, The Way We Were, A Star Is Born, The Mirror Has Two Faces, and more. Shirley won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1983 for ‘Terms of Endearment,’ and has acted in over 50 films. READ: How much has the Master Blaster’s ODI retirement really affected India?

Dhawan is an upcoming Bollywood actor, and the son of Bollywood director and producer David Dhawan. Hounsou has appeared in films such as ‘Gladiator,’ ‘Blood Diamond,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ and ‘Furious 7.’ Gillen had a minor role in The Dark Knight Rises, but is famous for portraying Petyr Baelish in ‘Game of Thrones.’ Kripke is the man behind fan-favourite TV show ‘Supernatural,’ while Balfour played Milo Pressman in TV show ‘24.’ Sachin Tendulkar: A legend, both on and off the cricket field

Happy Birthday, Sachin Tendulkar!