Shakira Biography, Facts & Life Story

Shakira Colombian Singer, songwriter, Dancer, Record Producer, Enterpreneur

Quick Facts

Nickname:Shakira

Full Name:Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

Profession:Singer, songwriter, Dancer, Record Producer, Enterpreneur

Nationality:Colombian

Age (as of 2019):42 years old

Date of Birth:February 2, 1977

Birthplace:Barranquilla, Colombia

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m)

Weight:53 kg (117 lbs)

Body Measurements:34-24-37 inches

Bra Size/Breast:23 B

Waist:24 inches

Hips:37 inches

Bodytype:Slim

Dress Size:4 US

Hair Color:Brown

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Celebrity Favorites

Favorite Actor:Hugh Grant

Favorite Food:Pancakes

Favorite Color:Black

Favorite TV Show:Scrubs (2001-2010), It's always Sunny in Philadelphia 2005


Shakira is a massively famous Colombian pop singer who is commonly recognized for the super hits songs ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ and ‘Whenever, Wherever’.  She was born in Colombia on 2th February, 1977. Enormously magnificently Colombian pop singer as well as dancer Shakira has won a number of Latin Grammy, Grammy and American Musical Awards. Typically recognized for megahits like “Hips Don’t Lie,” and “Whenever, Wherever” Shakira is the top-selling Colombian singer of all the time, with approx. 70 million music albums sold internationally. Moreover, she has appeared as a judge on the most renowned music competition show “The Voice”.

With a Colombian mother and Lebanese father, Shakira respects both her Arabic and Latino heritage in her songs. She composed her first song when she was only 8 years old and afterward signed her first recorded deal at 13 years of age.

When her first two albums collapsed, Shakira composed her third music album, becoming involved in every single facet of its production. Released in the year1996, Pies Descalzos, referring “bare feet,” sold above 3 million copies. The album included her trademark sound, a mixture of rock, Latin and Arabic musical flairs. He follow-up record for Dónde Están Los Ladrones, which afterward translated as “Where are the thieves?” touched the top of Latin musical charts. Soon after, Shakira received her first Grammy Award for Shakira – MTV Unplugged.

In the year 2001, Shakira released her first musical album in English language, Laundry Service, which rapidly gotten her the fame all across United States she had been waiting for a long time.  She afterward returned to the Top 10 of music albums chart two times for the year 2005. In June 2005, Shakira released her Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 in Spanish-language, followed by English version of Oral Fixation, Vol. 2. By the year 2012, Shakira’s sales for the American album had crossed 10 million and her universal album sales had gotten more than 70 million.

In the past, Shakira dated with the son of previous Argentine President Fernando de la Rua named Antonio de la Rua. In 2013, de la Rua made captions when he indicted the Latin songstress for more than $250 million, accusing that he had assisted in creating a few of his ex’s super hit tracks as well as “Shakira’s brand.”

Facts You Never Knew About Shakira!

    • Shakira is the youngest in eight siblings.
    • Shakira was two years old when her eldest half-brother died in a bike riding accident.
    • The Arabic of Shakira is “”full of grace” or grateful”.
    • A doll manufacturing company has made numerous dolls stimulated by ‘Shakira’s look.
    • Shakira is fluent in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, English and Arabic.
    • If Shakira wasn’t a singer, she would want to be an astronomer or a psychologist.
    • Shakira’s nickname is Shaki.
    • She is an enthusiastic painter and one of her most favored activities is to paint fried eggs.
    • She does not have even a single tattoo on her body.
    • Shakira is a big fan of Gloria Estefan and she always admires what she did for Latin music.

Shakira Education

Qualification: N/A

School: N/A

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Shakira Career

Profession: Singer, songwriter, Dancer, Record Producer, Enterpreneur

Debut TV Series/Movie:

  • In 2012, Shakira appeared as herself in a documentary film titled “Shakira: The Documentary Film”.
  • She made her small screen debut with the television film “El Oasis” in 1996, in which she played the role of Luisa Maria.

Net Worth: $300 million

Family & Relatives

Father: William Mebarak Chadid

Mother: Nidia Ripoll

Marital Status: Married

Husband/Boyfriend: Gerard Pique



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