Nicknames Ai-chan, Oshino, Aitin 5 feet 3 inches Ai Shinozaki was born on February 26, 1992 in Tokyo, Japan.She started modelling in 2006 at age 14. She is a Japanese model, singer. She regularly appears on the front page of popular titles, such as Young Animal and Weekly Young Jump. The lines between gravure idols and pop idols are very blurred, and aside from modelling she has gone on to forge a career as a pop idol. The name Ai means "Love" in Japanese and often titles of her productions are puns coming from that double meaning.