Walter Mercado

Walter Mercado
Walter Mercado Salinas

(1932-03-09)9 March 1932[1][2][3]
Died2 November 2019(2019-11-02) (aged 87)
NationalityPuerto Rican
EducationUniversity of Puerto Rico
Known for
MovementSanford Meisner
AwardsMr. Televisión (N.Y.C.)
Señor Televisión (

Walter Mercado Salinas[1][a] (9 March 1932 – 2 November 2019),[1][2][3] also known by his stage name Shanti Ananda, was a Puerto Rican astrologer, actor, dancer, and writer, best known as a television personality for his shows as an astrologer. His astrological predictions shows aired for decades in Puerto Rico, Latin America and the United States.

Early years

Mercado was born on 9 March 1932,[3] in Ponce, Puerto Rico,[3] where he spent his early childhood. His parents were José María Mercado, from San Germán, Puerto Rico, and Aída Salinas from Catalonia, Spain.[2] Mercado believed that he had spiritual abilities, even as a child.[4] He attended university majoring in pedagogy, psychology and pharmacy, and used these skills to teach others, to study the human mind and to learn about the healing properties of medicinal plants.[5]

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