Remember the kids of Slumdog Millionaire? Here's what they look like now

Published: January 10, 2016
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Eight years down the lane, we take a look at these young aspiring actors.

Eight years down the lane, we take a look at these young aspiring actors.

Slumdog Millionaire not only swept eight Oscar awards in 2008, but also made it’s actors overnight stars.

The three child actors made it big by starring alongside Bollywood’s megastars Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan in the British drama film.

The lives of Rubina Ali — who played Latika — and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail –who played the younger Salim — took a dramatic turn when they were selected from among 300 children of India’s slum area, Mumbai’s Garib Nagar, reports ScoopWhoop.

Meanwhile, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar — who was seen as little Jamal Malik — was already acting in TV serials and commercials when he got his big break.

Eight years down the lane, we take a look at how these young aspiring actors continue to shine:

Rubina Ali

The nine-year-old ruled hearts with her heart-touching portrayal of Latika.

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Rubina has grown up to be another dusky beauty. The 16-year-old currently lives in Mumbai and wants to continue acting in films.

In a recent interview with Indian Express, the young starlet expressed her desire to act saying, “Har ladki ka sapna hota hai heroine banna (It’s every girl’s dream to be a heroine). I definitely want to be in the movies.”

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Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail

Azhar landed a dream role by playing the younger version of Salim — the brother of the film’s lead character Jamal. He also got an opportunity to accompany the cast of Slumdog Millionaire to Los Angeles for the Oscars ceremony.

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Following the film’s success, he got an opportunity to act in Bollywood’s 2009 film Kal Kisne Dekha.

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Ayush Mahesh Khedekar

Ayush was known for his impeccable acting prowess when he made waves by playing the younger Jamal.

PHOTO: SLANT MAGAZINE

The young talent continued acting and also starred as the main protagonist in his latest film Ek tha hero. 

PHOTO: HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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Reader Comments (6)

  • hari
    Jan 10, 2016 - 7:23PM

    India is the rising land of opportunities. They will have a fine future.Recommend

  • SHAH
    Jan 10, 2016 - 7:26PM

    So happy to see them grow and look so nice.. Good Luck to them; Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 10, 2016 - 8:22PM

    Incomplete and useless article. These kids were promised good education and better living by makers of the film. Was the promises fulfilled? Recommend

  • Stranger
    Jan 11, 2016 - 3:23PM

    None of them seem to behaving any university degrees to their credit .How long will this so called acting career sustain them .Recommend

  • sohaib
    Jan 12, 2016 - 1:43AM

    @hari:
    we aren’t interested in ur oppertunitiesRecommend

  • hari
    Jan 14, 2016 - 4:22PM

    @sohaib:
    Oh I am not so sure about that. Might as well ask Sri Javed Sheik, Ali Zafar, Humaima mallik, Fawad Khan ……,………………..etc. Etc.!Recommend

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