- Category : 1931-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 1
Puerto Rican dancer, actor and writer, but best known as a television personality for his shows as an astrologer. His astrology predictions shows aired for decades in Puerto Rico, Latin America and the United States. In October 2010, Mercado changed his name to "Shanti Ananda".
Mercado died on the night of 2 November 2019, reportedly from renal failure, at Auxilio Mutuo Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was 88.
In 2020, a Netflix documentary drew renewed attention to him.