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Slumdog Millionaire's Rubina Ali Celebrates 11th Birthday

It was Rubina Ali‘s destiny to party it up Sunday, as the young star of Slumdog Millionaire celebrated turning 11 with friends and neighbors in her Mumbai shanty — but you may be surprised to learn this was her first actual birthday party.

PHOTOS: Slumdog Star Rubina Ali Celebrates Birthday

Let us explain: Rubina only learned what her date of birth was when doing paperwork for a passport to travel 2009’s Academy Awards.

Ali, who played Latika in the blockbuster film, had another reason to celebrate, as the talented pre-teen is getting ready to move from the filth of the slums to a new apartment via a trust set up by Slumdog director Danny Boyle.

Happy birthday Rubina!