Shakira is a Colombian pop singer, songwriter and model. She is best known for the hit songs “Whenever, Wherever” and “Hips Don’t Lie”. Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, “Waka Waka”, became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time. She won the 2001 Best Latin pop Grammy for her “MTV Unplugged” album. She has also done voice work in the Disney animated film Zootopia. Born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia, to Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado and William Mebarak Chadid, she is of Lebanese descent on her father’s side, and of Italian and Spanish descent on her mother’s side. She began her musical career at the age of 13 when she signed with Sony Music. She has been in a relationship with Spanish professional footballer Gerard Piqué since 2010. They have two children.
Shakira Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 2 February 1977
Birth Place: Barranquilla, Colombia
Residence: Barcelona, Spain
Birth Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record producer, Dancer, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur
Race/Ethnicity: White (Lebanese, Spanish, Italian)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Hair Color: Dyed Blonde
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Shakira Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 117 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 53 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 2″
Height in Meters: 1.57 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Body Measurements: 34-24-37 in (87-61-94 cm)
Breast Size: 34 inches (87 cm)
Waist Size: 24 inches (61 cm)
Hips Size: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 32B
Feet/Shoe Size: 5.5 (US)
Dress Size: 4 (US)
Shakira Family Details:
Father: William Mebarak Chadid
Mother: Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado
Spouse/Husband: Gerard Piqué (2010) (Partner)
Children: Milan Piqué Mebarak (Son), Sasha Piqué Mebarak (Son)
Partner: Gerard Piqué (2010), Antonio de la Rúa (2000-2010)
La Ensenanza School, Barranquilla
University of California, Los Angeles (2007–2007)
*She wrote her first song at the age of 8 and signed her first record deal at 13.
*Shakira is in Arabic which means, grateful or full of grace.
*In addition to Spanish, she speaks English, Italian and Portuguese fluently.
*She served as a judge on the popular singing-competition show The Voice.
*Stuff magazine named her one of the top 102 Sexiest Women in the World in 2002. (#9)
*She was ranked #33 on VH1’s 100 Sexiest Artists.
*She has three dogs, Coquito, Chan and Gordita.
*Visit her official website: www.shakira.com
*Follow her on Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Facebook and Instagram.