|Shakira was born on||2nd February 1977 at Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Full Name:||Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll|
|Height:||5' 2" (1.57 m)|
Latin American pop singer Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on 2nd February, 1977. Her father is a Lebanese American immigrant and her mother is a native of Colombia of Italian and Spanish descent.
Shakira began her musical career at age 12 and quickly captured fans throughout Latin America. She won the 2001 Best Latin pop Grammy for her "MTV Unplugged" album.
She was Announced engagement to Antonio de la Rua, son of the president of Argentina in march 2001.
she wrote the first English song "Objection", from the album Laundry Service. Her first English language album 'Oral Fixation 2'was released in November 2005.