WEB DESK: Shakira, a well-known Colombian female singer is celebrating her 42nd birthday today.

Interestingly, her husband Gerard Pique who is a well-known Spanish footballer is also celebrating his 32nd birthday on the same day.

Shakira had written and recorded her first song at the age of 13 and never looked back since then.

Famous World Cup song ‘Waka Waka’ brought her to the new hightes of fame.

She was born on 2nd February in Colombia in 1977 to a Colombian woman and Lebanese man.

Shakira can sing both in Spanish and English proficiently.

In 2010, she was awarded as social justice award by ILO for her contributions in social services.

Other than that she won various prestigious music awards such as MTV and Grammy music awards.