As a child growing up, Rubina and her father always shared a dream for her to be a sports person. She did not know anything besides her swimming and medals; she enjoyed “swimming in her fame”. Various articles were written about her in the local and national newspapers and winning competitions kept adding up. While getting her degree in Sophia College, she did a ramp walk for Sunsilk, making it her first ad. Rubina never expected to get into the line of media. After her Sunsilk ad, Aachla Sachdev advised Rubina to make a portfolio and begin exploring the media line. So she did. Rubina made her debut in a Telugu movie, called
Joruga Husharuga. Then eventually auditioned for the role in Neeli Ankhen. The producer, Shamji, had been affirmative to cast her in his new show. The role played by Rubina, has all the attention. The story revolves around her character. She plays the role of a icchadhari nagin called ‘
Vaishali’. Simple and sweet in nature and has only one wish to become human for eternity.
‘Vaishali’ is blessed and sent on the earth to fight the negative forces. ‘Vaishali’ eventually falls in love with ‘
Rahul’ a son of one of the richest industrialists (played by Deelip Thadesware). If she had not done research, she would have failed to maintain the role, so she claims. In an interview, she states that although she is a new comer in the industry “All the co- actors are very supportive, and they didn't make me feel like a newcomer in the industry” she enjoys being part of this new show since it is contrasted to other serials. This show is not like the typical ‘saas-bahu’ serial; it has thrill, suspense and romance. She also states that she did feel relieved from being on a 70mm screen to a small screen. Rubina felt like she had to put in less effort because this time she did not have to learn and adapt to a new language. Involving herself in the new show boosted her confidence and made her feel comfortable overall. Rubina has no new projects in mind after playing the role of the Naagin. However, she is fascinated to explore new roles and challenges.