The Colombian singer Shakira turns 39 today! She was born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll on this day in 1977. Here are all the unknown facts about Shakira and a few of her unseen pictures!
We all know her as a brilliant singer and musician. What you don't know is that she is also model and a belly dancer. Look at these pictures of Shakira!
The Pretty Smile
Shakira is known for having one of the most prettiest smiles ever!
The Initial Years
Yup, that's Shakira in her teenage years, before rising to fame.
The First Shot
This image shows Shakira on her first album cover art. She was a brunette beauty then.
As A Model
The singer looks like she couldn't compete with any professional runway model!
Ah! The Belly!
She is absolutely right! Her hips can sure never lie!
She is pictured with her boyfriend Gerard Pique, who happens to be a famous footballer by himself. She is pregnant with her son Milan.
On the occasion of her 39th birthday, we can't imagine her with anybody but her beautiful family!
Wasn't that refreshing?A quick look through Shakira's life till date! But, there are a few more things we can assure you didn't know about the singer.
One of it being her long term relationship with the son of Argentina's former president. In fact, the couple were engaged to marriage until they called their relationship off in 2010.
We had once told you about one of Shakira's brilliant skills. It is her ability to speak many languages. The multilingual singer can speak English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese fluently.
When Waka Waka was released, the entire population worldwide wanted to make their bellies and hips dance along with Shakira.
Her belly dancing skills would leave anybody's jaws open! And you wouldn't believe who she learned the art of belly dancing from.
It was her Lebanese grandmother that taught her how to belly dance so well! Talking of doing something so well, how could we not mention her confidence!
Her level of confidence is just outstanding. She once said, 'My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body.' It surely is, Shakira!
Last but not the least, you ought to know that unlike other celebrities who give a lot of importance to shoes, Shakira prefers performing barefoot at most of her concerts.