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  • Faith: Hindu
  • Career: Musician
  • Birthday:  July 17, 1977
  • Accomplishments:  GRAMMY Nominees, Producer
  • Fun Faith Fact!: M.I.A. often showcases her religion through fashion

Rapper/producer Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, also known as M.I.A., is a Hindu of Sri Lankan descent. She has practiced all her life, and her belief has permeated her career. You will see it in her fashion and hear it in her songs and lyrics. She has been supportive of her native country by donating for victims of the wars there, and has made the building of schools in impoverished countries a large part of her life.

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