M.I.A. is an English singer and rapper. Her music has a blend of many elements, and she is also a record producer. She has released many albums in her career and is the winner of many awards. M.I.A. is also an activist, and some of her hit singles include “Bad Girls”, “Franchise”, “Galang”, and “Sunshowers”.

Well, how well do you know about M.I.A.? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about M.I.A.’s net worth in 2021, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about M.I.A. to date.

Biography and Early Life

Born on 18 July 1975, the real name of M.I.A. is Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam. She was born in London, England to Arul Pragasam and Kala. Her father is a Tamil activist and writer from Sri Lanka, and her mother was a seamstress. She has a brother named Sugu and a sister named Kali Arulpragasam. Due to her father’s involvement with the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students, her family moved to England.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is M.I.A. in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, M.I.A.’s age is 46 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 18 July 1975. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 166 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 121 lbs in Pound and 55kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Black and hair color is Black.


Maya went to Jaffna, Sri Lanka’s Holy Family Convent. Later, she went to Ricards Lodge High School in Wimbledon, London. She has earned her degree in the video, fine art, and film from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

M.I.A. was engaged to American entrepreneur Benjamin Bronfman. They also have a son named Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman. Their engagement was called off in 2012. She was previously in a relationship with Diplo from 2003 to 2008. She has stated that it was a tumultuous relationship. M.I.A. is also an activist and has voiced for different causes.

She is also a philanthropist and supports many charities. M.I.A. has made donations worth thousands of dollars to many organizations. However, she has also been a part of many controversies. She has made several comments on political issues that garnered public attention. Her relationship with media outlets has also been very controversial.

Is M.I.A. Lesbian?

The sexual orientation of M.I.A. is straight. She has dated two men in the past and is the mother of a child. This provides that she is straight and has always been attracted to the opposite sex.

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While still in college, M.I.A. designed the cover art for the album called The Menace by Elastica. In 2001, she came up with an exhibition of paintings in London. A year later, a monograph on her collection was published. In music, she released the mixtape Privacy Funds Terrorism Volume 1 in 2004.

Her debut studio album entitled Arular was released in 2005. In 2007, she released Kala. It was commercially successful and was certified platinum. The album Maya became available in 2010. Three years later, she came up with Matangi. M.I.A.’s most recent studio album was AIM in 2016. She has also released her second mixtape called Vicki Leeks in 2010.

Apart from this, she has released the EPs Live Session and How Many Votes Fix Mix. M.I.A. rose to prominence after releasing the hit single “Galang” in 2003. A year later, she released another single called “Sunshowers”. “Paper Planes” was another hit single released in 2008.

Some of her other singles include “Sexodus”, “Bad Girls”, “Come Walk with Me”, and “Go Off”. M.I.A. has also performed as a guest artist for many including Jay-Z, Madonna, and Travis Scott. She has also done many tours in her career. In 2005, M.I.A. did the Arular Tour. In 2013 and 2014, she toured for her fourth studio album.


In 2008, M.I.A. received a nomination for the Academy Award in the category of “Best Original Song”. She has also received three nominations for the Grammy Awards. In 2005, she got nominated for the Mercury Prize. She is a two-time winner of the MTV Video Music Awards.

At the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, she won a special jury award. She has been nominated for the Alternative Turner Prize. M.I.A. has won many other awards including ASCAP Awards, Asian Music Awards, BET Awards, and Billboard Music Awards. The singer has been appointed the Member of the Order of the British Empire.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of M.I.A. in 2021

As of 2021, The approximated net worth of M.I.A. is $18 million. She is highly talented and has released many albums and singles in her career. M.I.A. has also done many other endeavors that have contributed to her bank balance. Her wealth comes from the sale of her albums. She is very active in her career, and we can expect to see an increase in her net worth. M.I.A. has also done many tours and has performed in concerts.

With her unique voice, M.I.A. has left a legacy. She is the winner of many awards and nominations and is known for her lyrical booklets. She is also an entrepreneur and has voiced for many causes. M.I.A. has fans from across the world.


Facts of Mathangi Arulpragasam

  • Gender Female
  • full nameMathangi Arulpragasam
  • birthplaceLondon, England, U.K
  • Date of Birth July 18, 1975
  • Age 48 years 7 months
  • Horoscope Cancer
  • Lucky Number 11
  • Lucky Stone Moonstone
  • Lucky Color Silver
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
  • nationalityBritish, Sri Lankan
  • religionBudhhism
  • net worth$18 million
  • professionRapper, Singer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 55 Kg, In Pounds – 121 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 166 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolHoly Family Convent,  Ricards Lodge High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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