Maya Arulpragasam

  • Maya Arulpragasam
  • Maya Arulpragasam
  • Maya Arulpragasam
  • Maya Arulpragasam
  • Maya Arulpragasam

Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam (born 18 July 1975), better known by her stage name M.I.A., is a British-Tamil recording artist, songwriter, painter and director. The moniker "M.I.A." is both a play on her own name and a reference to the abbreviation for Missing in Action. Her compositions combine elements of electronic, dance, alternative, hip hop and world music. Arulpragasam began her career in 2000 as a visual artist, filmmaker and designer in west London before beginning her recording career in 2002. Since rising to prominence in early 2004 for her singles "Sunshowers" and "Galang", charting in the UK and Canada and reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales in the US, she has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards and the Mercury Prize.

Maya Arulpragasam
5,547
Photo Credit: deleted_account

Popularity


How popular is Maya Arulpragasam on the internet? The chart below shows the popularity trend over time.

Photos

View All »
View images of Maya Arulpragasam in our photo gallery.
  • Maya Arulpragasam
  • Maya Arulpragasam
  • Maya Arulpragasam
  • Maya Arulpragasam
  • Maya Arulpragasam

Filmography

View All »
Selected Maya Arulpragasam film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2011
Khushiyaan
-

Composer Credits

2011
Hjælp, det er jul
-

Music Department Credits

2012
The World Tomorrow (2012) (TV Show)
-

2012
Artifact
-

Soundtrack Credits

2014
-

2013
-

2013
-

2013
-

2013
Super Fun Night (2013) (TV Show)
-

2013
Madonna: The MDNA Tour
-

2012
-

2012
The Mindy Project (2012) (TV Show)
-

2012
Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show
-

2012
Far Cry 3
-

2011
Kinect Sports: Season Two
-

2010
Eat Pray Love (2010)
-

2010
Step Up 3D (2010)
-

2009
-

2009
81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) (TV Movie)
-

2008
-

2008
-

2008
-

2008
90210 (2008) (TV Show)
-

2007
How She Move (2007)
-

2007
Vexille (2007)
-

2007
War (2007)
-

2006
Heroes (2006) (TV Show)
-

2005
So You Think You Can Dance (2005) (TV Show)
-

2004
Entourage (2004) (TV Show)
-

2004
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004) (TV Show)
-

2003
The O.C. (2003) (TV Show)
-

1993
-

Styles

View All »
Stylish and not-so stylish photos of Maya Arulpragasam. Does Maya Arulpragasam have a good sense of fashion?
  • W.E.' holds a gala screening during The BFI London Film Festival
  • M.I.A.
  • M.I.A.
  • M.I.A.
  • M.I.A.

Magazine Covers

View All »
Magazine issues featuring Maya Arulpragasam on the cover.
  • Maya Arulpragasam - Paper Magazine Cover [United States] (November 2012)
  • Maya Arulpragasam - Jalouse Magazine Cover [France] (January 2013)
  • Maya Arulpragasam - Jalouse Magazine Cover [France] (December 2012)
  • Maya Arulpragasam - Miss Behave Magazine Cover [United States] (November 2007)
  • M.I.A. - Clash Magazine [United Kingdom] (August 2010)
  • M.I.A - Clash Magazine [United States] (August 2010)

Dating History

View All »
List of Maya Arulpragasam relationships, in date order.

Albums

View All »
List of albums by Maya Arulpragasam, including album cover photos.

Songs

View All »
List of top 10 songs by Maya Arulpragasam.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
Bad Girls 2010 935
Paper Planes 284
Karmageddon 2013 -
Y.A.L.A. 2013 -
Come Walk With Me 2013 -
Matangi 2013 -
Bring The Noize 2013 -
Only 1 U 2013 -
Double Bubble Trouble 2013 -
Warriors 2013 -
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

View All »
List of music videos for all major Maya Arulpragasam songs.


First NameMaya
Last NameArulpragasam
Full Name at BirthMathangi Arulpragasam
Age39
Date of BirthJuly 18, 1975
BirthplaceHounslow, London, England
Height5' 5½" (166 cm)
BuildSlim
Eye ColorBrown - Dark
Hair ColorBlack
Star SignCancer
SexualityStraight
ReligionHindu
EthnicityAsian/Indian
NationalitySri Lankan
UniversityCentral Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, England
OccupationRapper
Occupation CategoryRapper
Claim to FameArular
Official Websitemiarockt.de
FatherArul Pragasam
MotherKala Arulragasam
Brother(s)Sugu Arulpragasam
Sister(s)Kali Arulpragasam
Other Family MembersIkhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman (son)

Our Website Community
Whos Dated Who
  • Celebrity dating gossip
  • Celebrity couples
  • Celebrity babies
Lucy Who
  • Celebrity profiles
  • Filmographies and TV show credits
  • Magazine covers
  • Quotes and trivia
  • Discographies and lyrics
Fan Pix
  • Entertainment pictures
  • Films and television shows
  • Bands and solo artists
  • Famous people
All Star Pics
  • Celebrity photos
  • Movie stills and posters
  • TV show images
  • Bands and musicians
  • Partner with Wallpaper