Chaka Khan Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Chaka Khan Quick Info
Height5 ft 4 in
Weight98 kg
Date of BirthMarch 23, 1953
Zodiac SignAries
SpouseDoug Rasheed

Chaka Khan is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and activist. She is a 10 time Grammy award-winning music artist with an estimated 70 million records sold globally. As of January 2020, Chaka’s career as a singer and songwriter has spanned over 5 decades since she joined the funk band, Rufus, in 1970. With time, she has also amassed a huge fan base with more than 2 million followers on Facebook, more than 600k followers on Instagram, and more than 800k followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Yvette Marie Stevens

Nick Name

Chaka Adunne Aduffe Yemoja Hodarhi Karifi Khan, The Queen of Funk

Chaka Khan as seen in a picture taken at a performance of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker on December 11, 2010
Chaka Khan as seen in a picture taken at a performance of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker on December 11, 2010 (Angela George / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

She studied at the Saint Thomas‘ elementary school which was part of the Apostle Church.

Prior to dropping out of high school, Chaka had attended Calumet High School and Kenwood High School.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Author, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Activist

Family

  • Father – Charles Stevens
  • Mother – Sandra Coleman
  • Siblings – Yvonne (Younger Sister) (Singer, Songwriter), Mark Stevens (Younger Brother) (Musician), Zaheva Stevens (Younger Sister), Tammy McCrary (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Connie (Step-mother)

Manager

She is represented by George Fuller and ICM Partners.

Genre

R&B/Soul, Funk, Jazz, Dance, Rock, Gospel

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Independent

She has released her music with ABC Records, Warner Bros., Reprise, MCA, NPG
and Burgundy in the past.

Build

Large

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

98 kg or 216 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Chaka’s name has been linked with –

  1. Ledisi Young
  2. Maurice White
  3. Hassan Khan (1970-1971)
  4. Rahsaan Morris – They have a daughter named Milini.
  5. Richard Holland (1976-1980) – They have a son named Damien Holland.
  6. Doug Rasheed (2001-Present)
Chaka Khan as seen in a picture taken with actress Minka Kelly backstage at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 8, 2012 in New York City
Chaka Khan as seen in a picture taken with actress Minka Kelly backstage at The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 8, 2012, in New York City (Theo Wargo / Flickr / Getty Images for Heart Truth / U.S. Government Works)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

She is of African-American ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

She prefers to dye her hair red.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Frizzy long hair
  • Straight eyebrows
  • Round face
Chaka Khan as seen in a picture taken in New York City, New York at the 2019 Tiffany Blue Book Gala Event in October 2019
Chaka Khan as seen in a picture taken in New York City, New York at the 2019 Tiffany Blue Book Gala Event in October 2019 (Chaka Khan / Instagram)

Religion

Christianity

Chaka Khan Favorite Things

  • SongEverlasting Love from the album Ask Rufus (1977)

SourceSt. Louis Post Dispatch

Chaka Khan walking on the runway wearing a Chris March design at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 8, 2012 in New York City
Chaka Khan walking on the runway wearing a Chris March design at The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 8, 2012, in New York City (Frazer Harrison / Flickr / Getty Images for Heart Truth / U.S. Government Works)

Chaka Khan Facts

  1. She was brought up in the area of Hyde Park.
  2. Chaka once stated that her father was a beatnik and her mother had the ability to do just about anything.
  3. Her sister Yvonne and brother Mark are both successful musicians.
  4. Growing up, she was taught Catholic beliefs.
  5. She credits her grandmother to be the person who influenced her passion for music and introduced Chaka to jazz.
  6. During her teenage years, Chaka developed an interest for rhythm and blues and soon enough formed a girl band called the Crystalettes alongside her sister Yvonne.
  7. She strongly supported the Black Panther Party from 1967 to 1969.
  8. She got her name “Chaka Adunne Aduffe Hodarhi Karifi” from a Yoruba baba when she was 13 years old.
  9. After dropping out of high school, Chaka performed with musician and singer Cash McCall and his group Lyfe.
  10. She had been abusing the use of cocaine and heroin in the past.
  11. Chaka was diagnosed with high blood pressure and Type-2 diabetes in the past.
  12. She is a vegan.

Featured Image By Connie Lodge / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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