· Full name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll.
· Date of birth: February 2, 1977
· Place of birth: Barranquilla, Colombia.
· Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
· Height: 157 cm.
· Weight: 48 kg.
· Brothers: Alberto, Edward, Moises, Tonino.
· Sisters: Ana, Lucy, Patricia, Robin.
· Her father is originally from Lebanon.
· Her name, Shakira, in Arabic means “woman full of grace”.
· Her Lebanese grandmother taught her the art of Arabian belly dancing so she can stay true to her middle eastern roots.
· Her boyfriend is Antonio De La Rua, the son of the former president of Argentina.
· She has an IQ of 140.
· She is fluent in Portuguese, Italian and English in addition to Spanish and Arabic.
· Sony/Colombia signed her to a record deal at the age of 13.
· Her debut album “Magia”, released in 1991 when she was just 14, consisted entirely of self written songs.
· She appeared on the Colombian soap opera El Oasis, where she played Luisa María.