Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, dancer, songwriter and model born on February 2, 1977. She was interested in singing and dancing since her childhood and used to perform in various events as a dancer held at school level. Due to her dancing abilities Shakira was known as “the belly dancer girl” in school. At the age of thirteen, she pursued her musical career by releasing her debut album Magia in 1990 which failed to attain any commercial success. In 1996, Shakira received breakthrough in Latin American debut album Pies Descalzos which produced some hit singles such as Donde Estas Corazon? and Un Poco de Amor. After this success, she started working on the English Language album called Laundry Service which was released in 2001. The album peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and provided her with worldwide recognition and success. In coming years, Shakira established as a professional singer and released numerous successful albums including Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2, Sale el Sol and Shakira consisted of singles like No, Hips Don’t Lie, She Wolf and Can’t Remember to Forget You. Several awards were bestowed to her being a singer such as MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and Grammy Awards. Moreover, Shakira recorded a song for FIFA World Cup 2010 titled Waka Waka and since ever it became the best selling World Cup song.
In addition to that, she has also served as a judge two times in the television show The Voice. She is also a well known philanthropist and formed the Pies Descalzos Foundation in 1997 for the purpose of providing education facilities to the poor children. Shakira’s other ventures included her own beauty line “S by Shakira” which released different perfumes and cosmetics. Coming towards her personal life, Shakira Isabel was in a relationship with lawyer Antonio de la Rua for about ten years and after their separation in 2010 she began dating football player Gerard Pique and the couple has two children together named Milan Pique Mebarak and Sasha Pique Mebarak.
Shakira Parents, Siblings, Husband, Kids Names Photos
Shakira Personal Details:
Complete Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Occupation: Singer, Dancer
Date of Birth: February 02, 1977
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Shakira Family Details:
The complete details about the singer Shakira family tree is mentioned below including the details about her parents, sisters, brothers, husband and kids names as well as pictures.
Father Name: William Mebarak Chadid
Mother Name: Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado
Siblings Name: She has 8 older half-siblings from father’s previous marriage.
Partner: Gerard Piqué (2010–)
Children: Milan Piqué Mebarak, Sasha Piqué Mebarak (Sons)
Shakira Partner Gerard Pique:
Shakira Sons Milan and Sasha:
Shakira Interesting Facts:
- Mango is her favorite fruit.
- Shakira’s boyfriend Gerard Piqué is actually 10 years younger than her.
- The singer and her boyfriend Gerard Piqué share same birthday.
- She is fluent in multiple languages including English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic.