Actor Yami Gautam, who turned 24 Wednesday, preferred to keep herself occupied with work on her birthday."Birthdays were really special during school times. We really looked forward to that special day. But for the last two-three years I have been busy shooting for my films during my birthdays. This year again I am shooting for a South film in Hyderabad," Yami, who made her Bollywood debut with critically acclaimed film Vicky Donor, said.