Gustavo Cárdenas Ávila

Gustavo Cárdenas Ávila, also known as Jan (born April 30, 1974 in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico) is a Mexican pop singer and actor, who had a "huge" success as a pop-ballad singer in the 90s and later became a screen and stage actor.

Gustavo Cárdenas Ávila
Born (1974-04-30) April 30, 1974 (age 47)
Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
Occupation(s)Singer, actor
Years active1997-present

Early lifeEdit

His parents are Gustavo Cardenas and Aurora Avila. He has an older sister named Aurora.


He started his career in 1997 when he was discovered by Raul Velasco and was given the opportunity to sing in the dominical show Siempre en Domingo.

Jan recorded his first album in 1997, simply named also "Jan", it contained the pop-ballad Chiara, which became a strong hit in the same year on the charts in Ibero-America, although the theme did not have a promotional video; the single was presented on Siempre en Domingo for the world. The song talks about a loved one who died due to terminal disease.[1]

Soon he was given the opportunity to act in the soap opera Soñadoras. He also participated in Dkda, Mi destino eres tu, La intrusa, navidad sin fin, Niña Amada Mía, Amarte es mi Pecado, Rubí, Apuesta por un amor, Alborada, Peregrina, and Heridas de Amor. Recently (2007) Destilando Amor as Patricio with Eduardo Yáñez, Angélica Rivera and Sergio Sendel. Also he has participated as host for Univision in several occasions, Desfile de las Rosas 2001, Primer Festival del Mariachi, Premios Juventud 2006, and several appearances in Premio Lo Nuestro. And with Televisa he hosted Celebremos Mexico: hecho en mexico.



  1. ^ "Jan-Biografia" (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 November 2013.

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