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Rubina Ali grew up between a railway track and a sewer in a Mumbai slum. Lucky enough to audition for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, Rubina's life has changed for ever. Now nine years old, her shanty home has been demolished by officials making way for a railway station and she and her family are being re-housed. In 2008, Danny Boyle and the producers of the film set up the Jai Ho trust fund to provide for Rubina and her co-star, Azhar, and their familes, until they leave school. Rubina continues to fascinate the tabloid media and is in constant demand for international fund-raising events and guest appearances.

Slumgirl Dreaming Rubina Ali

From the slums to the stars - nine-year-old heroine of Danny Boyle's hit film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE tells her story

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