Mathangi 'M.I.A.' Arulpragasam Bio, Age, Songs, Net Worth, Son, Boyfriend, Instagram, Movies, Husband, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, Albums

M.I.A. Biography: Age, Songs, Net Worth, Son, Boyfriend, Instagram, Movies, Husband, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, Albums

June 24, 2023 0 Posted By Lorenza Nicholas


Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam MBE (born 18th July 1975), alias M.I.A, is an iconic and talented British rapper and songwriter.

She is a multifaceted lady. Aside from rapping, she is also very good at singing and producing and is an activist.

Most of her songs are directed toward politics. Most of her lyrics contain redolent governmental and social remarks concerning immigrants and conflict.

Mathangi ‘M.I.A.’ Arulpragasam‘s music is a combination of different genres. Let’s take a sneak preview at some interesting facts about this amazing personality’s personal life and career journey.

M.I.A: History • Bio • Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam MBE
Stage Name: M.I.A
Born: 18 July 1975 (age 48 years old)
Place of Birth: Hounslow, United Kingdom
Nationality: British
Height: 1.66 m
Parents: Arul Pragasam, Kala Pragasam
Siblings: Kali Pragasam
Husband • Spouse: Not Married
Boyfriend • Partner: Diplo (ex.), Benjamin Bronfman
Children: Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman
Occupation: Rapper • Songwriter
Net Worth: US$14 million

Early Life

Mathangi ‘M.I.A.’ Arulpragasam was born on the 18th day of July in the year 1975. She was born and raised in Hounslow, London in, England. She is aged 48 years old.

She is the daughter of Arul Pragasam, a Sri-Lankan, engineer and writer and her mother, simply known as Kala Pragasam, is a seamstress. She also has a younger sister named Kali Pragasam.

Mathangi ‘M.I.A.’ Arulpragasam and her family relocated to Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka when she was only six months old. Growing up wasn’t rosy for the thespian because she was displayed from home because of the Sri-Lankan civil war. The war made the family return to London as refugees.


Mathangi ‘M.I.A.’ Arulpragasam attended the Catholic convent school named The Holy Family Convent. The school is located in Jaffna.

She developed her art skills in painting, which made her very popular in school. Maya also attended Central St. Martins College, also located in Jaffna.

Personal Life

Mathangi ‘M.I.A.’ Arulpragasam met with a fellow entertainer, a DJ named Diplo, at the Fabric Club in London in the year 2003. Sooner than expected, they fell in love, and their relationship lasted for over five years before parting ways.

Between 2006 to 2008, Mathangi ‘M.I.A.’ Arulpragasam resided in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York. It was at this period she met Benjamin Bronfman, an American. They decided to take their love to the next level by getting engaged.

Mathangi ‘M.I.A.’ Arulpragasam and Benjamin Bronfman gave birth to their first child, a son named Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman, on the 13th of February, 2009.


While Mathangi ‘M.I.A.’ Arulpragasam was attending Central St. Martins College, she wanted to make films and art portraying reality that can easily be accessible to everyone. 

According to her, she felt something was missing from her classmates’ ethics and the course syllabus. In college, she founded the fashion course named “disposable”.

In the year 2006, Mathangi ‘M.I.A.’ Arulpragasam recorded her second studio album titled Kala. The album was named after her mother. Due to visa complications in the United States, the album was recorded in several parts like India, Trinidad, Liberia, Jamaica, Australia, Japan, and the UK.

Net Worth

She captivates the universe with her sound, making a living with it. As a renowned musical artist in this generation with massive song sales due to acceptance, Mathangi ‘M.I.A.’ Arulpragasam currently has a net worth estimation of US$14 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @miamatangi


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