Rubini was born in a poverty ridden family, from the Arunthathiyar caste. Her father worked as a Manual Scavenger in the Tirchirapalli city corporation while her mother was a domestic worker. Despite her lack of command in English, Rubina, was neither shy nor discouraged rather confidently tried to interact with the few words that she had memorised.
Twenty six years old Pooja lost her husband 3 years ago. Unable to bear the harassment of her in-laws, she migrated along with her 3 year old son from her village in West Bengal to Hyderabad to work as a construction labor.