Slumgirl Dreaming: My Journey to the Stars by Rubina Ali


Slumgirl Dreaming: My Journey to the Stars by Rubina Ali

Rubina Ali doesn't know when her birthday is and she's never eaten chips or pizza. She lives in a rat-infested slum in Mumbai. But after being picked from hundreds of children to star in the multi-Oscar winning film, Slumdog Millionaire, nine-year-old Rubina's life will never be the same again. This is the true story of how her dreams of being a world-famous actress actually came true. But once her fairy-tale of film sets, parties and Oscars is over, what comes next for Rubina? Can she return to life as normal? Royalties from this book will be shared with the author and Medecins du Monde in India.

About the Author

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.

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192 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

29th July 2013



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