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M.I.A.


M.I.A. was born on July 18, 1975 in Hounslow, London, England as Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam. See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire Soundtrack
(2008)
Hancock
Hancock Soundtrack
(2008)
War
War Soundtrack
(2007)
Fast & Furious
Fast & Furious Soundtrack
(2009)

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 2018 Lip Sync Battle Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sanya Lopez vs Andre Paras vs Mavy & Cassy Legaspi (2018) ... (writer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'")
 2018 Caravan to Midnight: The John B Wells Program (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rudy Davis (2018) ... (performer: "Paper Planes")
  Class (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2016) (writer - 2 episodes, 2016)
- The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did (2016) ... (performer: "Bad Girls" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bad Girls" - as Mathangi Maya "M.I.A." Arulpragasam, uncredited)
- The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo (2016) ... (performer: "Y.A.L.A." - uncredited) / (writer: "Y.A.L.A." - as Mathangi Maya "M.I.A." Arulpragasam, uncredited)
 2016 The Young Offenders ("Paper Planes") / (writer: "Paper Planes" - as Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam)
 2016 Ellen (TV Movie) (performer: "Bad Girls" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bad Girls" - uncredited)
 2016 Skam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jeg er i hvert fall ikke sjalu (2016) ... (performer: "Borders")
  Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- Baby (2015) ... (performer: "Bad Girls") / (writer: "Bad Girls")
 2014 The Hacker Wars (Documentary) (performer: "Meds And Feds") / (writer: "Meds And Feds" - as Mathangi Arulpragasam)
 2014 Son of a Gun (performer: "Bad Girls" - as MIA) / (writer: "Bad Girls" - as Arulpragasam)
  Guapas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Suerte con la beca Lorena (2014) ... (performer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'" - uncredited) / (writer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'" - uncredited)
 2014 Desert Dancer (as Arulpragasam, "Galang") / (performer: "Galang")
 2014 Meet the Patels (Documentary) (performer: "Jimmy") / (writer: "Jimmy" - as Mathangi Arulpragasam)
 2014 Vampire Academy (performer: "Bad Girls" - as M.I.A.) / (writer: "Bad Girls" - as Mathangi Maya Arulpragasm)
  Sherlock (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Sign of Three (2014) ... (performer: "Galang" - uncredited) / (writer: "Galang" - uncredited)
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (performer: "Bad Girls") / (writer: "Bad Girls" - as Mathangi Arulpragasam)
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 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") / (writer: "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)
  Orphan Black (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Natural Selection (2013) ... (performer: "Bad Girls") / (writer: "Bad Girls")
 2013 Identity Thief (performer: "Bad Girls" - as M.I.A.) / (writer: "Bad Girls")
  Super Fun Night (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Unaired CBS Multi-Camera Pilot (2013) ... (performer: "Bad Girls" - uncredited) / (writer: "Bad Girls" - uncredited)
  Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode dated 25 December 2012 (2012) ... (performer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'") / (writer: "Give Me All Your Luvin'")
 2012 Far Cry 3 (Video Game) (performer: "Paper Planes" - as M.I.A) / (writer: "Paper Planes")
 2012 Misfits (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.6 (2012) ... (performer: "Teqkilla" - uncredited)
 2012 Flow State (Documentary) (performer: "Born Free")
 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)")
 2012 Made in Chelsea (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- "Sabotage Is Not Chic" (2012) ... (performer: "Bad Girls")
  Gossip Girl (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- It Girl, Interrupted (2012) ... (performer: "Bad Girls" - as M.I.A.)
- While You Weren't Sleeping (2011) ... (performer: "Sunshine" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sunshine" - as Maya Arulpragasam, uncredited)
 2011-2012 90210 (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Blue Ivy (2012) ... ("Bad Girls", uncredited)
- Revenge with the Nerd (2011) ... ("Sunshine", uncredited)
  Le grand journal de Canal+ (TV Series documentary) (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 Special) (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 Dance Central (Video Game) (writer: "Galang 05" - as Mathangi Arulpragasam)
 2010/I I'm Still Here (performer: "Paper Planes") / (writer: "Paper Planes")
 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)
  Entourage (TV Series) (1 episode, 2005) (performer - 4 episodes, 2005 - 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Buzzed (2010) ... (performer: "Space" - uncredited)
- The Sorkin Notes (2009) ... (performer: "Bang" - uncredited)
- The Cannes Kids (2007) ... (performer: "Come Around" - uncredited) / (writer: "Come Around" - uncredited)
- The Abyss (2005) ... (performer: "Galang" - uncredited)
- Blue Balls Lagoon (2005) ... ("10 Dollar", uncredited)
 2010 EastEnders: E20 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (performer: "Paper Planes" - 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 Wild Child (performer: "Come Around") / (writer: "Come Around" - as Mathangi Arulpragasam)
 2008 Pineapple Express (performer: "Paper Planes"(trailer) - uncredited)
 2008 Hancock (performer: "Paper Planes") / (writer: "Paper Planes" - as Mathangi Arulpragasm)
  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 Bekushiru: 2077 Nihon sakoku (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")
 2005 Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (Video Game) ("Denang", "Fire Fire") / (writer: "Fire Fire" - as Maya Arulpragasam)
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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 »

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Alternate Names:

Mathangi Arulpragasam | Maya Arulpragasam | M.I.A

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Those records were rhythmic, so whether you understood the language or not, you could understand the music. See more »

Trivia:

Went to London's Central Saint Martins Art School, where she studied fine art, film and video. See more »

Nickname:

Maya

Star Sign:

Cancer

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