Bollywood director Farah Khan gets UAE Golden Visa at Dubai Expo 2020
Farah Khan, an Indian film director, and choreographer is the latest Bollywood personality to be granted a UAE Golden Visa.
At the Expo 2020 site, Farah was presented with a long-term resident visa.
Several actors have received the Golden Visa, including Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Sanjay Kapoor, and Janhvi Kapoor.
Some of the biggest names in South Indian film, from Mammootty to Mohanlal, have been granted the visa and may now call the UAE their second home.
Farah resorted to social media to share her joy and appreciation.
She wrote on Instagram, “However much we deny it, it always feels good to be appreciated. I’m so honored to receive the Golden Visa in @uaeatexpo at @expo2020dubai. For my contribution to #indiancinema, for my achievements in films n especially for the connect #happynewyear has with Dubai. Thanks to Dubai Film and TV Comission 4 supporting the creative people @filmdubai @aljanahi.”
‘Happy New Year 2014’ (HNY), directed by Farah Khan, was shot in Dubai extensively and is one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films.
Farah seamlessly transitions from film director, film producer, actor, dancer, to choreographer, and works primarily in Hindi films.
She has a long list of hit films to her credit, including ‘Main Hoon Na,’ ‘Om Shanti Om,’ and ‘Happy New Year.’
Farah has created dance sequences for almost a hundred songs in over 80 films, and she has won six Filmfare Awards for Best Choreography and the National Film Award for Best Choreography.
The UAE government launched a new long-term residency visa system in 2019, allowing foreigners to live, work, and study in the UAE without the need for a native sponsor.
These Golden Visas are valid for a period of 5 or 10 years and are automatically renewed.