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M.IA. Bio, Wiki, Net Worth
A British rapper and singer, M.I.A

Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam Wikis

Real NameMathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam
Birthday18 July 1975
BirthplaceLondon, England
Zodiac SignCancer
EthnicitySri Lankan Tamil
Net Worth$14 million
ParentsArul Pragasam and Kala

You might know M.I. An instead, her full name Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam, is famous for the unique style of rapping and visual artist skills. She recognised the music industry from the hits songs –Paper Planes, Bad Girls, and Bring the Noize.

Mia was born in London, England, in 1975. Her birthday falls on every 18th of July, which makes her zodiac sign Cancer. She holds the ethnicity of Sri Lankan Tamil and British nationality.

Net Worth, Salary, and Income

Before being a rapper, MIA got the film proposal in which she was a student and rejected it. She started making a documentary film based on Tamil Youth in Jaffna in 2001. But it couldn’t be completed after she faced harassment. Then, she began designing the cover for the band called Elastica for the single; The Bitch Don’t Work.

M.I.A Net Worth, Rapper, Singer
Before being a rapper, M.I, a got the film proposal in which she was a student and rejected it.| Source: Pinterest

Eventually, in 2001, MIA had her first painting exhibition, which depicted Tamil political street arts and London Life in London. The same year, she went tour with Elastica Band, where she met Peaches, who motivated her to pursue music. Later, she garnered her stage name M.I.A which stood Missing in Action and started experimenting with Roland MC-505.

Since then, MIA has dropped her five albums named Arular (2005), Kala(2007), Maya(2010), Matangi(2013), and AIM(2016). Also, her six-album, named MI6, will be dropping in the year 2020.

M.I.A Net Worth, Salary, Income
In 2001, M.I.A had her first painting exhibition, which depicted Tamil political street arts and London Life in London| Source: Instagram

As of 2020, MIA’s net worth stands at $14 million.

Dating, Partner, and Husband

M.I.A. is a beautiful Sri Lankan-British rapper who hasn’t yet share her wedding oath with her soul mate. Yes, but is she in a relationship? She isn’t dating any personal right now as M.I.A. enjoys her life pursuing the dream career.

M.I.A Benjamin Bronfman, Married, Dating, Fiance
Once M.I.A was engaged to an environmentalist, Benjamin Bronfman| Source: Zimbio

But looking back to her dating history, she has dated few boyfriends. She was in a relationship with Diplo, who is an American DJ, for five years.

Then, she got engaged with an environmentalist, Benjamin Bronfman. The former couple also gave birth to a son named Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman on the 13th of February 2009. But they ended their relationship in February 2012.

Parents, Family, and Siblings

Mia was born with the full name Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam. She is the daughter of Arul Pragasam and Kala. Her father is a Sri Lankan Tamil engineer, activist, and writer, whereas her mother is a seamstress.

When she was six months olds, her parents move to Sri Lanka from London. While growing up, her brother name Sugu was born.

MIA Family, Parents, Mother
M.I.A with her mother| Source: W Magazine

Eventually, her father changed the name to Arular and created a member of the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS), a Tamil political group affiliated with the LTTE. Within eleven years, the Sri Lankan Civil war was started causing the Arulpragasam family to hide from the Sri Lankan Army.

However, their life wasn’t easy as they have less contact during the Civil War period.

M.I.A. began her school at the Holy Family Convent in Jaffna and earned the painting skills. Then, her mother moved them to Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India, and then moved to London as refugees in 1986.


She completed Richards Lodge High School in Wimbledon. In 2000, M.I.A. graduated with a degree in Fine art, Film, and video from London’s Central Saint Martians College of Art and design.

Body Measurement: Height and Weight

Mia is decently tall at the height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 63kgs. She has attractive black eyes with curly dark brown hair.

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