Facts About Shakira That Not All of Her Fans Know

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Facts About Shakira That Not All of Her Fans Know
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The lady who kills people with her glance, rockstar Shakira, celebrates her birthday on 2nd February every year. And today, the melodious singer has just turned 41 years old. Shakira, who rose to fame with her hit songs like Hips Don't Lie, Whenever Wherever, and Waka Waka is one of the highest selling Colombian artists of all time, and one of the most famous female Latin singers. 

This year at the Grammy's in 2018, the singer even won an award for the Best Latin Pop Album. What else she needs for her birthday? However, this win might just not be enough for her fans, so we at WittyFeed decided to share a side of Shakira that not her fans know about.

Have a look!

Shakira in Arabic means 'full of grace'

Shakira in Arabic means 'full of grace'

Shakira's father is Lebanese while her mother is Spanish-Italian. She belongs to a big family, as her father's first marriage left eight elder half-siblings for her. She's youngest of them all.

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At the age of two. 

At the age of two. 
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When Shakira was two years of age, her eldest half-sibling died in a bike accident. He was riding his bike when a young drunk man hit him with the car.

A gift from grandmother

A gift from grandmother
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It was Shakira's Lebanese grandmother who taught her Arabian Belly Dancing so that Shakira can stay true to her Middle Eastern Roots.

Her first song

Shakira recorded her first song when she was only 13 years old. One of her first songs was titled 'Tus Gafas Oscuras (Your Dark Glasses).' The song was about her father's grief for his son who died in a car accident. 

Laundry Service

Laundry Service
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Laundry Service was her first English album that is four times platinum. She named it 'Laundry Service' because she loves clean and fresh. 

Steven Spielberg 

Steven Spielberg 
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Shakira was offered a role in Steven Spielberg's 1998 thriller film, 'The Mask Of Zorro.' However, she denied acting thinking that her English is not that good.

Mattel

Mattel

American multinational toy company, Mattel, has created a lot of dolls that are inspired by 'Shakira' look.

Barefoot

Barefoot
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In April 2006, Shakira was honoured with the Humanitarian award for funding a charitable foundation, 'Barefoot' for Colombian kids to escape violence. 

Her IQ is high

Her IQ is high
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Shakira's IQ is 140, that's higher than the average of 100. 

No tattoo

No tattoo
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Shakira doesn't have any tattoo on her body. 

Her favourite drink 

Her favourite drink 
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Nothing. Shakira doesn't consume alcohol, coffee nor does she smokes. 

Shakira aka Shaki (nickname) love flowers

Shakira aka Shaki (nickname) love flowers
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Two of the most favourite flowers for Shakira are daisy and sunflower.

Favourite colour 

Favourite colour 
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Shakira's favourite colours are black and white. 

Shakira's favorite food

Shakira's favorite food
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Popstar Shaki loves eating mojarra fried with patacon, seafood, Arabian food, and chocolate balls.

Her favourite actor is Hugh Grant, and favourite author is Oriana Falacci. 

Her favourite actor is Hugh Grant, and favourite author is Oriana Falacci. 
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So, how many of these facts did you already know? Share your views in the comments below.

That's all, folks!