Shakira

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
  • Birth Place: Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/02/1977, Aquarius
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter
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Shakira Fast Facts:
  • Learned to belly dance at the age of 4.
  • Moved to Bogotá, Colombia, at 13 to pursue a modeling career, but ended up signing a recording contract with Sony Music Colombia.
  • Starred in the Colombian telenovela El Oasis in 1994.
  • Gloria Estefan helped in the translation of "Ojos Así" for Shakira's first English-language album, Laundry Service.
  • In 2003, Mattel launched a Shakira doll.
  • Received a UN humanitarian award in 2006 for starting Barefoot, a Colombian charity that helps children escape violence.
  • Launched the beauty line "S by Shakira" in 2010.
  • Appointed by Barack Obama to serve on the Advisory Commission on Education Excellence for Hispanics in 2011.
  • Awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.
  • Often performs barefoot in concert.
  • Shakira Relationships:
  • Osvaldo Ríos - Ex-significant Other
  • Patricia Mebarak - Half Sister
  • Alberto Mebarak - Half Brother
  • Edward Mebarak - Half Brother
  • Moisés Mebarak - Half Brother
  • Nidia Ripoll Torrado - Mother
  • Antonio de la Rúa - Ex-significant Other
  • Don William Mebarak Chadid - Father
  • Lucy Mebarak - Half Sister
  • Tonino Mebarak - Half Brother
  • Antonio Mebarak - Half Brother
  • Milan Piqué Mebarak - Son
  • Gerard Piqué - Significant Other
  • Shakira Awards:
  • 2007 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Pop Song - Winner
  • 2000 Grammy: Best Latin Pop Album - Winner
  • 2005 Grammy: Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album - Winner
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee

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