36 Facts About Anahi


Anahi Giovanna Puente Portilla de Velasco was born on 14 May 1983, and known mononymously as Anahi, is a Mexican actress and singer.

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Anahi reached international success in 2004 after starring in Rebelde and being part of the twice-nominated for a Latin Grammy Award group RBD, who sold over 15 million records worldwide.

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Anahi went on to record two additional albums titled Anclado en Mi Corazon and Baby Blue.

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In 2009, Anahi released her fifth album, Mi Delirio, which sold 500,000 copies worldwide.

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Anahi has sold over five million albums worldwide in her career as a solo artist, being the best-selling RBD member in the United States.

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Anahi Giovanna Puente was born on 14 May 1983, in Mexico City, Mexico, to Spanish father Enrique Puente, and Mexican mother Tysha Portilla.

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Anahi has an older sister, television personality Marichelo Puente was born on 1978, and and an older half-sister, Diana Puente, from her father's previous marriage.

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Anahi began her career on a Mexican television program called Chiquilladas When she was two years old.

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Anahi then starred in numerous films, including Nacidos para Morir and Habia Una Vez Una Estrella, with the latter earning her an Ariel Award for Best Child Actress in 1989.

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Anahi then went on to star in several telenovelas, including Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real, Hora Marcada, Vivo por Elena, La Telarana and El diario de Daniela.

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In 2001, Anahi was cast as the fourteen-year-old Jovanna Luna in Primer Amor, alongside Kuno Becker, Ana Layevska, and Mauricio Islas.

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Anahi starred in Rebelde in 2004, a Mexican remake of the hit Argentine telenovela, Rebelde Way.

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On Rebelde, Anahi portrayed Mia Colucci, a popular girl from a wealthy family.

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In February 2011, four years after her last appearance in a TV series, Anahi was chosen to play the lead role in Dos Hogares, a telenovela written and produced by Emilio Larrosa.

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Anahi went on to record two additional albums titled Anclado En Mi Corazon and Baby Blue.

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In 2006, following the success of RBD, Anahi re-released her solo album, Baby Blue, under the name Una Rebelde en Solitario.

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Anahi debuted her first solo single since RBD, "Mi Delirio", at the 2009 Premios Juventud in Miami, Florida.

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The album has been certified Gold in Brazil, Anahi becoming the second Mexican artist — after Thalia — who was certified Gold in that country.

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Anahi performed in 10 concerts, attended by over 35,000 people.

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In 2010, Anahi presented the Kids Choice Awards Mexico and was nominated in three categories, winning for Favorite Artist and Favorite Look.

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On 5 July 2011, Anahi released a new single, "Dividida", which is the opening theme of the TV series she starred in, Dos Hogares.

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Anahi recorded the ending theme with Carlos Ponce, "Rendirme En Tu Amor", which was released on J24 July 2011.

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In December 2011, Anahi was invited by prodigious Mexican singer Juan Gabriel to be featured on a song with him on his album of duets, entitled "Con Tu Amor".

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Anahi released a song called "Absurda" in late 2012, and its lyric video was released on YouTube on 30 January.

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Anahi released a song, "Estan Ahi", without any previous promotion, on 25 May 2015.

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On 25 April 2015, Anahi married Manuel Velasco Coello, the Governor of Chiapas, elected in December 2012.

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Anahi was widely criticized on social media for wearing a dress costing the state 120,000 Mexican pesos during the 2015 celebrations of the Cry of Dolores in Chiapas.

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Anahi weighed approximately 75 pounds at her lowest weight.

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Anahi spent time in five different treatment centers, and visited doctors and psychologists across the country.

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Anahi has since recovered and become a vocal spokesperson against eating disorders in Mexico.

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In 2008, after taking the issue to court, Anahi was granted her accounts back, two with Banamex and two at Scotiabank.

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On 11 March 2011, doctors discovered that Anahi's brain was being deprived of a large percentage of oxygen due to a deviated septum.

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On 23 March 2011, Anahi became the spokeswoman for Snickers in Latin America.

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Anahi defended the campaign, saying that the commercial wasn't intended to offend anyone.

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Anahi spoke about the five-year period in which she suffered from anorexia, and her recovery.

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On 12 October 2011, Anahi joined the Non-Violence Project's campaign, "Imagine One Billion Faces For Peace", as a Global Ambassador.

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