Shakira, a Colombian singer, songwriter, and dancer, was born on February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla, Colombia. Known for her unique vocal style and dynamic performances, she has become a global icon in the music industry.

  • Birthday: February 2, 1977
  • Age: 46
  • Height: 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm)
  • Net worth: $300 million.
  • Profession: Singer, songwriter, and dancer


  1. Shakira gained international fame with her fifth studio album “Laundry Service” in 2001, which featured the hit singles “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes.”
  2. She is one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time, with over 80 million records sold worldwide, and has won numerous awards and accolades for her contributions to the music industry.


  1. In 2012, Shakira faced backlash for performing at a private event for the president of Azerbaijan, raising concerns about human rights issues in the country.
  2. She was involved in a legal battle with her former boyfriend and business partner, Antonio de la Rua, over financial and professional matters, which garnered media attention.
  3. Some critics have accused her of cultural appropriation for incorporating elements of Middle Eastern and Indian culture in her music and performances.

Lesser known facts:

  1. Shakira is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, and she often sings in multiple languages in her songs.
  2. She is a philanthropist and has been actively involved in charity work, focusing on education, children’s rights, and disaster relief efforts.
  3. In addition to her music career, she is also a successful entrepreneur and has launched her own line of fragrances and beauty products.
  4. Shakira is known for her distinctive belly dancing, a skill she learned as a child, and she incorporates it into her stage performances, adding a unique touch to her shows.