Mostly Credited As: Shakira
Sometimes Credited As: Shakira Mebarak
Birth Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Date Of Birth: February 02, 1977 (Age 37)
Country Of Birth: Colombia
Birth Place: Barranquilla
Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Shakira Isabel Mebarak was born to her Lebanese father and Columbian mother on February 2, 1977. Popular for many years in Latin America, she became a well-known name in The US in 2001 when she released her first cross-over English album. Simply going by her first name, Shakira, meaning "graceful" in Arabic, she is currently one of the biggest names in the music industry known for her exotic voice and belly-dancing talents.