List of Famous people born in Colombia
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Shakira has been referred to as the Queen of Latin Music and is noted for her versatility in music. She made her recording debut under Sony Music Colombia at the age of 13. Following the commercial failure of her first two Colombian albums, Magia (1991) and Peligro (1993), she rose to prominence in Hispanic countries with her next albums, Pies Descalzos (1995) and Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998). Shakira entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service (2001), which sold over 13 million copies worldwide. Buoyed by the international number-one singles "Whenever, Wherever" and "Underneath Your Clothes", the album propelled her reputation as a leading crossover artist.
James David Rodríguez Rubio, commonly known as James Rodríguez or James, is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Premier League club Everton and the Colombia national team. He has been praised for his technique, vision and playmaking skills, and often referred as the successor to his compatriot Carlos Valderrama.
Radamel Falcao García Zárate is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Süper Lig club Galatasaray and captains the Colombia national team. He is sometimes nicknamed "El Tigre" or "King of the Europa League". During his prime, he was regarded as one of the best strikers in the world.
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, television producer, presenter and model. She has been the highest paid actress in American television for eight consecutive years, from 2013 to 2020.
Camilo Echeverry, who records as Camilo, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and producer. Born in Medellín, Camilo is known for his singles "Favorito", "Tutu", alongside Pedro Capó and Shakira, and "Desconocidos", with Mau y Ricky and Manuel Turizo. His music is generally categorized as Latin pop with a mix of urbano and is noted for his romantic lyrics and tenor voice.
Juan Sebastián Marroquín Santos is a Colombian architect, author, and the son of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Juan Luis Londoño Arias, known professionally as Maluma, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and actor signed to Sony Music Colombia, Sony Latin and Fox Music. Musically, Maluma's songs have been described as reggaeton, Latin trap, and pop. Born and raised in Medellín, he developed an interest in music at a young age, and began recording songs at the age of 16. He released his debut album, Magia, a year later in 2012. However, his breakthrough album was 2015's Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy, which led to successful collaborations with several artists. He released F.A.M.E. in 2018, to further commercial success. He followed it up with 11:11 in 2019, and Papi Juancho, released without further announcement in 2020. His single "Hawái" reached number three on the Billboard Global 200, and became the first number one single on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart. With sales of over 26 million records, Maluma is one of the best-selling Latin music artists.
Carolina Giraldo Navarro, known professionally as Karol G, is a Colombian singer and songwriter. She is predominantly described as a reggaeton and Latin trap artist, but has experimented with a variety of other genres including reggae and sertaneja. She is also noted for her prominent female presence in the reggaeton scene. In 2018, she won the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and has been nominated for several Billboard Latin Music Awards and Premios Lo Nuestro awards.
Gilberto José Rodríguez Orejuela is a Colombian former drug lord, who once was one of the leaders of the Cali Cartel, based in the city of Cali.
Carolina Ramírez is a Colombian actress. She is best known for her roles in television as La hija del mariachi, and her historical character Policarpa Salavarrieta in La Pola.