She is a Pakistani girl who's father is a businessman and ran a school which was shut down for which she rose her voice by stating education is everyone's right.
She supposedly got shot in the head, supposedly by a Taliban but survived some how. She was taken to England where her skull was operated without her head being shaved.
There after she had a miraculous recovery within days from her coma and head shot and started appearing on the various global platforms and talk shows telling about this encounter she had with the Taliban.
After all this she managed to get a Nobel Prize which added to another global platform to add on to her popularity.