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Maya Arulpragasam


Maya Arulpragasam was born on July 18, 1975 in Hounslow, London, England as Maganthi Maya Arulpragasam. See full bio »
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 2014 Vampire Academy (performer: "Bad Girls" - as M.I.A.) / (writer: "Bad Girls" - as Mathangi Maya Arulpragasm)
  Super Fun Night (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unaired CBS Multi-Camera Pilot ... (performer: "Bad Girls" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bad Girls" - uncredited)
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Top 18 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013) ... (performer: "Bring the Noize")
- 2 of 20 Voted Off (2011) ... (performer: "XR2") / (writer: "XR2")
- Top Nine Perform (2010) ... (performer: "XXXO")
 2013 Madonna: The MDNA Tour (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'") / (writer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'")
 2013 This Is the End (performer: "Paper Planes" - as M.I.A.) / (writer: "Paper Planes" - as Mathangi Arulpragasam)
 2013 The Bling Ring (performer: "Sunshine", "Bad Girls" - as M.I.A.) / (writer: "Sunshine", "Bad Girls" - as Mathangi Arulpragasam)
 2013 Identity Thief (performer: "Bad Girls" - as M.I.A.) / (writer: "Bad Girls")
 2012 Far Cry 3 (Video Game) (performer: "Paper Planes" - as M.I.A) / (writer: "Paper Planes")
 2012 The Mindy Project (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2012) ... (performer: "Bad Girls")
 2012 Step Up Revolution (performer: "Bad Girls (Nick Thayer Remix)" - as M.I.A.) / (writer: "Bad Girls (Nick Thayer Remix)")
 2011-2012 90210 (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Blue Ivy (2012) ... ("Bad Girls", uncredited)
- Revenge of the Nerd (2011) ... ("Sunshine", uncredited)
  Le grand journal de Canal+ (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes, 2012) (writer - 4 episodes, 2012)
- Episode dated 9 February 2012 (2012) ... (performer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'") / (writer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'")
- Episode dated 8 February 2012 (2012) ... (performer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'") / (writer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'")
- Episode dated 7 February 2012 (2012) ... (performer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'") / (writer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'")
- Episode dated 6 February 2012 (2012) ... (performer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'") / (writer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'")
 2012 Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show (TV Movie) (performer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'") / (writer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'")
 2011 Kinect Sports: Season Two (Video Game) (performer: "Jimmy" - as M.I.A.) / (writer: "Jimmy" - as Mathangi Arulpragasam)
 2010 Eat Pray Love (performer: "Boyz" - as M.I.A.) / (writer: "Boyz" - as Mathangi Arulpragasam)
 2010 Step Up 3D (performer: "Whachadoin?", "Bang" - as M.I.A.) / (writer: "Whachadoin?", "Bang" - as Mathangi Arulpragasam)
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Kristin Chenoweth/Jonathan Alter/M.I.A. (2010) ... (performer: "Born Free" - uncredited) / (writer: "Born Free" - uncredited)
 2007-2009 Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Sorkin Notes (2009) ... (performer: "Bang" - uncredited)
- The Cannes Kids (2007) ... (performer: "Come Around" - uncredited)
 2009 Fast & Furious (performer: "Bang" - as M.I.A.) / (writer: "Bang" - as M.I.A.)
 2009 The 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "O Saya") / (writer: "O Saya")
 2008 Pride and Glory (performer: "Galang" - as M.I.A.) / (writer: "Galang")
 2008 Slumdog Millionaire (performer: "O... Saya", "Paper Planes", "Paper Planes (DFA Remix)") / (writer: "O... Saya") / (writer: "Paper Planes", "Paper Planes (DFA Remix)" - as Mathangi Arulpragasam)
 2008 Pineapple Express (performer: "Paper Planes"(trailer) - uncredited)
  Heroes (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Chapter Five 'Fight or Flight' (2007) ... (performer: "Boyz") / (writer: "Boyz")
 2007 War (performer: "Ten Dollar" - as M.I.A.) / (writer: "Ten Dollar" - as Mathangi Arulpragasam)
 2007 Vexille (performer: "Bird Flu") / (writer: "Bird Flu")
 2007 How She Move (performer: "Bad Man") / (writer: "Bad Man" - as Mathangi Arulpragasm)
 2005 The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Last Waltz (2005) ... (performer: "Fire Fire")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book of artwork published by Pocko Editions titled, "M.I.A." See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Mathangi Arulpragasam | M.I.A. | M.I.A

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"It had that same homelessness about it. It didn't have a particular genre, which is what people always say to me: Your song doesn't fit anywhere. So I went on a mad mission to find other people like that, because then we could make a home." - her thoughts when she heard one of Diplo's songs for the first time. See more »

Trivia:

Some of her early influences were: Public Enemy, Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shante and N.W.A See more »

Nickname:

Maya

Star Sign:

Cancer

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