Grammy-winning pop singer Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977. Her father is a Lebanese American immigrant and her mother is a native of Colombia of Italian and Spanish descent. Shakira began her musical career at age 12 and quickly captured fans throughout Latin America. She won 2001 Best Latin pop Grammy for 'MTV Unplugged' album.
Date of Birth: 2 February 1977, Barranquilla, Colombia
Birth Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)