Anahí Giovanna Puente Portilla, born May 14, 1983, is a Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. She gained international fame after being cast as Mia Colucci in the hit Mexican telenovela Rebelde, and as a member of the Latin Grammy-nominated pop group RBD.
Anahi started in Chiquilladas because her older sister always was there and one day during a filming she ran on and started singing and dancing what the others were doing. She grew up being a talented actress and singer.
During the telenovela of Primer Amor Anahí battled a serious eating disorder, anorexia. At her lowest point, she weighed approximately 75 pounds(34.09 kg) she was in and out of five different treatment centers, and had been sent to several different doctors and psychologists around Mexico. One day after returning from a family vacation, she began to feel faint, and was rushed to a hospital, where her heart stopped for eight seconds. In 2008, with the support of Televisa, Anahí launched a campaign for Anorexia-Bulimia awareness. In 2006, Anahí opened her own clothing store in Mexico City, called Anahí World. But because of complications was forced to close just months after its opening. In 2007, a Barbie doll version of Anahí, Dulce Maria, and Maite were released, based on their characters in Rebelde. In 2006, the tax administration of Mexico froze four of Anahí's bank accounts as a preventative measure because they believed the actress was involved in tax fraud. In 2008, after taking the issue to court, Anahí was granted her accounts back, two with Banamex and two at Scotiabank. In an interview 2008 she said Pedro Damian has been like a second father to her and has always told him everything and loves him to bits.
On May 17, 2011, Anahí released on iTunes an application for iPhone, called Anahí Lite.
On September 18, 2011, National Geographic presented the original production of "Obsession: bodies that scream", recorded in Latin America, which records the testimonies of people who suffer within his own body and try to find a solution. Anahi spoke about the hell that lived for five years during which she suffered from anorexia and how was able to overcome this disease.
On October 12, 2011, Anahí join the global call for peace – Imagine One Billion Faces For Peace. Anahí is one of the Global Ambassadors, she create her own non-violence sculpture and participate with a message of love and peace for Mexico, Brazil and the entire planet.
In November 2011, Anahi became part of the group Aviesta, becoming fashion director, with a page for online sales by making a "Quiz" you know that style shoe designs accommodate yourself and make the purchase , by the time sales are only made in Mexico. Soon be available in other countries.
In 2012, Anahí and other Global Ambassadors will be present in the world expo, "Guns for peace" that will take place in London 2012.