Shakira is Arabic for "grateful" or "full of grace."
Fluent in Portuguese, Italian, and English, in addition to Spanish.
Hates to wear jewelry.
Her Lebanese grandmother taught her the art of Arabian Belly Dancing so she can stay true to her middle eastern roots
Has perfect pitch (the ability to recognize any note upon hearing it or sing any note without prior to hearing it)
She likes chocolate.
offered her the role of Elena Montero in The Mask of Zorro (1998) back when he was originally in talks to direct it. But, she turned the offer down because she felt that not only was she a bad actress, but her English wasn't good enough.
When she was two years old her oldest half-brother died in an accident while he was riding a motorcycle and a drunk man hit him with his car.
She loves to eat corozos, a little Colombian fruit that is sweet-sour.
Lost her suitcase with all her songs from Donde Estan Los Ladrones in an airport in Bogota Colombia. This happened a couple of months before she walked into the recording studio to begin on that album.
Mattel put out several Barbie dolls inspired by Shakira and her look.
Lists John Lennon
as her #1 musical influence.
Is a huge fan of Bollywood movies and music from India. She got in touch with Farah Khan, the most famous choreographer in India, and asked her if she could choreograph a dance for her performance at the 2006 MTV Video Awards
. That night, her performance was the most memorable one as she sang and danced to 'Hips Don't Lie' in traditional Indian clothing.
Best concert she ever saw - Depeche Mode.
Her first tape was Donna Summer
s' Bad girls.
Natural haircolour is black.
Favourite flowers are sunflower and daisy.
Sport - likes to play tennis and swimming.Submit Interesting Facts