RUBINA ALI

  • 'Slumdog' star Rubina bags a British film offer March 13, 2012

    London: Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali is reportedly in talks to be part of a small budget British film which will also have Hollywood veteran Anthony Hopkins. The romantic comedy set to be filmed in India, England and Wales later this year is about a young Welsh nobleman who falls...
  • 'Slumdog' star Rubina Ali's flat in Bandra October 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Starstudded Mumbai suburb Bandra will soon have a new celebrity resident, Rubina Ali, one of the popular child actors in the multiOscar winner Slumdog Millionaire, whose life began in a shanty town 13 years ago. She now has a flat costing around Rs.4.5 million in Bandra West. While her new...
  • Bandra slums fire a conspiracy: Raj Thackeray March 9, 2011

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday alleged that the fire in Garib Nagar slums in suburban Bandra last week was a "conspiracy". Raj also targeted child actor Rubina of 'Slumdog Millionaire' fame for making hue and cry over the fire, in which her house too was burnt. "The fire...
  • 'Slumdog...' actor loses home in Bandra fire March 5, 2011

    Mumbai: Child actor Rubina Ali, who featured in the Oscarwinning 'Slumdog Millionaire' has lost her home in the major fire, that gutted several shanties in suburban Bandra. "I have lost everything including the film memorabilia," Rubina said on Saturday. The 12yearold said she was...
  • Slumdog Millionaire star Rubina's house razed December 31, 2009

    Mumbai: Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali has been rendered homeless after the Mumbai municipal authorities demolished her house built on railway land. Rubina who once walked the red carpet at Los Angeles and movie premieres across the world after starring in the Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire stood by helplessly...
  • Slumdog Millionaire kid leaves slum for school December 28, 2009

    Mumbai: Rubina Ali and Azhar Ismail, the child actors who shot to fame after working in Oscarwinning movie Slumdog Millionaire, have finally enrolled fulltime in a school here and are living in far better conditions. Azharuddin, who played the youngest version of the main character's brother Salim in the film, has...
  • Slumdog kids hop on the endorsement bandwagon November 12, 2009

    It's becoming quite a routine thing for Slumdog Millionare child stars to grab the limelight. Azharrudin Ismail and Rubina Qureshi are now promoting international clothing brands. ...
  • Rubina Ali's Slumgirl Dreaming lacks drama July 28, 2009

    For Rubina Ali, slumgirl is no longer a bad word. In fact, it's also the name of her book that just hit newstands. Written by Anne Berthod and Divya Dugar, its the young actor's life journey from being just another slum kid to being the kid in Slumdog Millionaire. Slumgirl Dreaming...
  • Book Snippets: Slumdog... star to publish memoirs June 12, 2009

    * From the slums of Mumbai to the red carpet treatment and backSlumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali memoir Slumdog Dreaming will be published next month by Random House India. She will share royalties from her book with Medecins du Monde in India. * Writer and English professor at Vassar University...
  • Slumdog child star Azhar gets new home but with a rider June 10, 2009

    Mumbai: The makers of the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire have bought a new home for one of the two child stars discovered in Mumbai's slums. Both children lost their homes last month when authorities demolished parts of their slum. The purchase of a 250squarefoot (23squaremeter) onebedroom apartment for the family of Azharuddin...
  • Slumdog kids reach Hong Kong for a charity show June 7, 2009

    Mumbai: Slumdog Millionaire star kids Rubina and Azhar have been on a roller coaster ride since their movie made it to the Oscars and also won some of the most prestigious film awards of the world. These kids hail from the slums of Mumbai but that did not stop them...
  • Danny Boyle to visit India for Slumdog... kids May 27, 2009

    London: Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is flying to India to rescue the film's child stars. The British filmmaker fears the lives of slum kids, 10yearold Azhar Ismail and nineyearold Rubina Ali are spiralling downwards despite their Oscars success, reported thesun.co.uk. A 500,000 pound trust was set up to provide them schooling...
  • Red carpet to streets: Slumdog kids' homes demolished May 21, 2009

    Just a week after Slumdog Millionaire's child actor Azhar's house was demolished, municipal officials have now razed child actor Rubina's illegal home in Bandra's Behrampada area. Both actors from the Oscar winning film have now been rendered homeless. ...
  • Slumdog children back on streets, shanties razed May 14, 2009

    Mumbai: Nearly 20 children who acted in the Oscarwinning Slumdog Millionaire have been thrown on the streets after Mumbai civic authorities Thursday morning demolished nearly 50 huts in a slum here, terming the slum unauthorised. Azharuddin Ismail M Shaikh, the main child star of the movie, said a team of the...
  • East meets west: Nicole, Arjun and Rubina star in ad May 8, 2009

    Nicole Kidman, Arjun Rampal and Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali will be seen in an ad together for beverage brand Schweppes. The ad was produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Shekhar Kapur at the Lake Palace in Udaipur. ...
  • No evidence against Rubina's father, cleared for now April 22, 2009

    Mumbai: Police said on Wednesday they had no evidence to suggest that the father of Rubina Ali, a child star in the Oscarwinning film Slumdog Millionaire, tried to sell his daughter. The mother of nineyearold Rubina demanded an investigation after a sting operation by a British tabloid alleged her father...
  • Father tries to sell Slumdog kid? denies charges April 20, 2009

    Mumbai: British tabloids have accused the father of Slumdog Millionare child actor Rubina Ali of allegedly trying to sell her off. The tabloids claim to have done a sting operation against the father. But the family denies all the charges. There are visuals from the website of the British tabloid News...
  • Slumdog child star up for sale? Dad denies report April 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali's father apparently wanted become a millionaire by selling his nineyearold daughter, a British news website reported after conducting a sting operation. The website reports that in a bid to escape slum life, Rafiq Qureshi had put Rubina up for adoption, demanding 2,00,000 pounds....
  • Slumdog kid Rubina in a TV commercial with Kidman March 30, 2009

    London: After drawing acclaim for the multiple Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire and sashaying down the ramp in designer clothes, child actor Rubina Ali Qureshi has shot for a TV commercial with Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman. The nineyearold was plucked from the slums of Mumbai to star in the Danny...
  • Slumdog's little stars receive grand welcome home February 27, 2009

    Mumbai: The child actors of Slumdog Millionaire returned to Mumbai on Thursday after their great Oscar experience over the weekend. CNNIBN caught up with little heroes and quizzed them on their new found star status. From rubbing shoulders with the A listers of Hollywood to being the centre of all attention...
  • Slum kids happy over going to US for Oscars February 19, 2009

    Mumbai: As we walk towards Mohammed Azharuddin's house the shanty where the young Salim from Slumdog Millionaire stays we only find his old father, Mohammed Ismail, a TB patient, resting. Across the road, young Latika or Rubina Ali stays in a one room hutment. Her sister informs us...
  • Just like in the movies: slum kids start Oscar journey February 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail have never boarded a plane, but the flight the children of a Mumbai slum take on Thursday will take them to one of the glitziest ceremonies in the world: the Oscars. The lives of the two children took a fairytale spin when they starred...
  • No Oscar ceremony for Slumdog Millionaire children February 15, 2009

    London: Mumbai child actors Azharuddin Ismail and Rubina Ali will not be taken to the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood after their parents asked to be handed the plane fares instead, the producer of the movie Slumdog Millionaire has said. "Now it's too late. The last thing they said to us was...