Ruben was born in Amsterdam, Holland, to American mother Heidi Snellman, Dutch father Rajendra Bansie. When his parents separated in 1990, Ruben returned to the U.S. with his mother and sister, where they lived in Portland, Oregon. His mother worked in the music business, and Ruben often traveled with her to concerts and music festivals. He attended alternative arts school in NW and SE Portland, and went to high school in NE Portland, during which time he was cast in his first role in Gus Van Sant's "Elephant".
Brother of Natascha Snellman
Father is East Indian, but was raised in Holland
Born in Amsterdam, to American mother Heidi Snellman, Dutch father Rajendra Bansie. Moved to America in 1990. Was raised in Portland, Oregon.
His mother was on the board of directors for the non-profit organization "Artists for Tibet" in Portland.
Is passionate about boxing.
Has studied Piano.
Likes blues and Jazz music.