All you need to know about Jenni Rivera actress, Samadhi Zendejas

Samadhi Zendejas is a Mexican actress, performer, model, and influencer born on 27 December 1994. She got her first role as Amaya on “Atrevete a Soñar”, a 2009 teen telenovela. In 2010, she won the award for best female revelation for her role in said film. 

Popularly called Samadhi, the 26-year-old actress has also played roles like Abril in “Esperanza del Corazon”. She appeared alongside Sergio Corona in several episodes of the telenovela “Como Dice el Dicho”.

Samadhi has appeared in the films, “La rosa de Guadalupe”, “Mujeres Asesinas 3” and “Marta”. She currently attends classes at Televisa’s acting school, CEA, in Mexico City. Other than her acting career, the Mexican star is also widely known for her relationship with Jorge Coch, brother of famous actress Jessica Coch.

It is one thing to break into the world’s consciousness as a Mexican actor, and it is another thing entirely to do so at a young age. Samadhi has managed to do both and is well on her way to becoming one of the biggest Mexican stars of our time. With 13 projects already under her belt at 26, her future holds a lot of promise.

Please keep reading as we shed more light on Samadhi’s career and life. To begin with, here are ten interesting facts about the young actress.

10 facts about Samadhi Zendejas

  1. Samadhi Zendejas has received a couple of notable accolades in her active years. Most recently, she was honoured with Hispanic Pride by The LatinPlug entertainment industry platform in 2020.
  2. Arguably, her biggest role so far is that of Jenni Rivera in the series “Mariposa de Barrio”. Samadhi appeared in 34 episodes of the series, and in 2021, it debuted on Netflix, ultimately boosting her popularity.
  3. She has had high-profile relationships with both Jorge Coch (the brother of actress Jessica Coch) and fellow telenovela actor Alejandro Speitzer, who played the role of Raymundo in “Atrevete a Soñar”.
  4. Samadhi Zendejas Adriano loves to share her daily life with her fans on social media. She keeps her audience engaged through updates about her day to day life via her Instagram and Twitter accounts.
  5. In 2010, following her performance in “Atrevete a Soñar”, Samadhi Zendejas Adriano won the first prize as Best Female Revelation.
  6. Samadhi was raised by her parents alongside her two brothers and a sister. Her siblings are also actors plying their trade in the Mexican film industry.
  7. Samadhi Zendejas is 5ft 7′ tall (170 cm), she weighs 56kg (123 lbs). Her body measurements are 36-26-36.
  8. With her impeccable style and drop-dead gorgeous looks, Samadhi has built a thriving modelling career and has secured a number of brand endorsements.
  9. In the October 2020 issue, Samadhi graced the cover of the Mexican magazine Escena magazine.
  10. No specific number has been put to Samadhi’s net worth. From the different reports by several sources, her net worth is somewhere between $1 million and $5 million.

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Early life and education

Samadhi’s full name is Jill Samadhi Zendejas Adriano, and her birthplace is Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. She is the oldest of three children, and her younger siblings are actors known as Dassana Zendejas and Adriano Zendejas. Although there isn’t much information about her parents, they are very much present in her life.

Details about her education aren’t also available, but we know that Samadhi is currently attending classes at Tele Visa’s acting school, CEA, in Mexico City.


Samadhi started her career when she got her first role as an actress in “Atrevete a Sonar”, where she played Amaya’s role. In her first role, she was in a relationship with the actor Alejandro Speitzer, who played the role of Raymundo. She even lent her voice to the show’s CDs and won the award for the best female revelation of 2010.

In 2010, she starred in an episode of “La Rose de Guadalupe”, and was also a part of “Mujeres Asesinas 3”, starring in the episode “Marta manipuladora” along with Aislinn Derbez, Manuel Landeta, and Lorena Meritano. In 2017, Samadhi got what will become her most famous role in the series “Mariposa de Barrio,” where she played the role of Jenni Rivera in 34 episodes.

Jenni Rivera actress – Mariposa de Barrio

“Mariposa de Barrio” is an American biographical telenovela based on the autobiography “Unbreakable: My Story, My Way” written by Jenni Rivera before her death and was published posthumously in July 2013. It stars Angélica Celaya as the titular character, and it started airing on the the American broadcast channel Telemundo in June 2017.

Jenni Rivera actress
As Jenni Rivera in Mariposa de Barrio

Samadhi played the role of young Jenni Rivera from ages 13 to 25. Jenni Rivera was an American singer, songwriter, actress, television producer, spokesperson, philanthropist and entrepreneur known for her work within the Regional Mexican music genre, specifically in the styles of Banda, Mariachi and Norteño. Several media outlets, including CNN, Billboard, Fox News, and The New York Times, have labelled her the most important female figure and top-selling female artist in Regional Mexican music.

Rivera released her first studio album, “Si Quieres Verme Llorar”, in the late 1990s, failing to attain commercial success; however, she rose to prominence in the United States and Mexico with her major-label debut, Parrandera, Rebelde y Atrevida. Her popularity grew after she won the Lo Nuestro Award for Regional Mexican Female Artist of the Year in 2007. She eventually won the award nine consecutive times.

Aside from music, she was active in her community and donated her time to civic causes. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence appointed her its spokesperson in the United States. Along with six others, Rivera died in a plane crash near Monterrey on December 9, 2012.

Falsa Identidad (False Identity)

False Identity actress
As Circe Gaona in Falsa Identidad

“Falsa Identidad” is an American drama television series created by Perla Farías and written by Sergio Mendoza. It follows and revolves around two complete strangers who have to assume the identity of a solid marriage to escape their past and escape their enemies.

Samadhi plays the role of Circe Gaona, the daughter of one of the most powerful and wealthiest drug lords in Mexico, Gavino Gaona. She’s in love with a gasoline thief, Diego Hidalgo, who happens to sell stolen fuel to her father. Her father sanctions their relationship with his blessing until it is revealed in the show that Diego is not only sleeping with Circe, but he’s sleeping with her stepmother as well. Her father disinherits her after she fails to murder Diego for his double betrayal. She’s forced to find comfort in her father’s second-hand man— Joselito —someone she despises but is also her one shot at revenge against all the men who betrayed her.

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Personal life

Samadhi has been in two high profile relationships, as stated earlier. She has dated Jorge Coch (the brother of actress Jessica Coch) and fellow telenovela actor Alejandro Speitzer, who played the role of Raymundo in Atrevete a Soñar.

Alejandro Speitzer

Alejandro Speitzer is a Mexican actor whom she met on the set of “Atrevete a Sonar”. He started his career as a child actor when he was 5 years old, and his very first job was in a recurring role in the Mexican TV mini-series “Ray of Light” in 2000. He then starred as the titular character Juan “Rayito” de Luz in the childhood telenovela “Rayito de luz”. Alejandro and Samadhi dated only for a short while before going their separate ways.

Samadhi Zendejas boyfriend
With ex boyfriend, Alejandro Speitzer

Social media

Samadhi loves to keep in touch with her fans through social media and often shares photos, stories, and reels to keep them engaged. On Instagram, she has an account with the username @samadhiza. The account boasts of 4.3 million followers, and she posts content at least twice or thrice a week. Samadhi joined Twitter in April of 2010 and currently has a total of 134.8K followers there. She can be found with the handle @sammadhi.

Samadhi Zendejas net worth

As earlier mentioned, it is hard to place an exact number on Samadhi’s net worth. Different sources report varying figures, but all things considered, she is well between $1 million and $5 million. Apart from acting, the Mexican beauty also makes money from modelling, brand endorsement, and social media influencing.


Samadhi’s career has gotten off to a good start, and there is no reason why she won’t thrive. As a model and actor, she looks the part and has what it takes to excel in both fields. Having already gained global recognition through appearances on Telemundo and Netflix, Samadhi might not wait long to break into Hollywood proper.

It is safe to say her glory days are still ahead, and we hope she becomes all she can be.

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