List of Famous people born in Bahia, Brazil

Dani Alves

Daniel Alves da Silva
First Name Dani
Last Name Alves
Born on May 6, 1983 (age 41)
Born in Brazil, Bahia
Height 172 cm | 5'8

Daniel Alves da Silva is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as either a right-back or a central midfielder for São Paulo and the Brazil national team, captaining both. He is considered as one of the greatest right backs of all time and the most decorated player in the history of football with 41 trophies, with also being the second most decorated defender of all time in European competitions with nine European medals, leaving him equal with Paolo Maldini on the all-time list.

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Amanda Nunes

First Name Amanda
Last Name Nunes
Born on May 30, 1988 (age 36)
Born in Brazil, Bahia
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Amanda Lourenço Nunes is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist. She currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in which she is the reigning champion of the women’s bantamweight and featherweight divisions. She is the first woman to become a two-division UFC champion, and the third fighter in the UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously, after Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier. She is also the first and only fighter in UFC history to defend two titles while actively holding them. Nunes is widely considered to be the greatest women's MMA fighter of all time. As of June 2, 2020, she is #1 in the UFC women's pound-for-pound rankings.

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Carlos Marighella

First Name Carlos
Last Name Marighella
Born on December 5, 1911
Died on November 4, 1969 (aged 57)
Born in Brazil, Bahia

Carlos Marighella was a Brazilian politician, writer and guerrilla fighter of Marxist–Leninist orientation, accused of engaging in "terrorist acts" against the Brazilian Military Dictatorship.

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Roberto Carlos

Roberto Carlos Braga
First Name Roberto
Last Name Carlos
Born on April 19, 1941 (age 83)

Roberto Carlos Braga is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, also known as King of Latin Music or simply The King.

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Wagner Moura

Wagner Maniçoba de Moura
First Name Wagner
Last Name Moura
Born on June 27, 1976 (age 48)
Born in Brazil, Bahia
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Wagner Maniçoba de Moura is a Brazilian actor, filmmaker, musician, and journalist. Besides being a well-established and acclaimed actor in Brazil, he has achieved international fame for roles in Elite Squad (2007), its sequel: Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) and Elysium (2013) as Spider. He received a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Pablo Escobar in the first two seasons of the Netflix series Narcos (2015–2016).

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Adriana Lima

First Name Adriana
Last Name Lima
Born on June 12, 1981 (age 43)
Born in Brazil, Bahia
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model and actress, best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1999 to 2018. She was the longest-running model and named "the most valuable Victoria's Secret Angel" in 2017. She is also known as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics since 2003, and for her Super Bowl and Kia Motors commercials. At age 15, Lima won Ford's "Supermodel of Brazil" competition, and took second place the following year in the Ford "Supermodel of the World" competition before signing with Elite Model Management in New York City.

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Caetano Veloso

First Name Caetano
Last Name Veloso
Born on August 7, 1942 (age 81)
Born in Brazil, Bahia

Caetano Emanuel Viana Telles Veloso is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. Veloso first became known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo, which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship that took power in 1964. He has remained a constant creative influence and best-selling performing artist and composer ever since. Veloso has won nine Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammy Awards. On November 14, 2012, Veloso was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

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Talisca

Born on February 1, 1994 (age 30)
Born in Brazil, Bahia
Height 190 cm | 6'3

Anderson Souza Conceição, known as Anderson Talisca or just Talisca, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande either as an attacking midfielder or a forward.

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Jemerson

Born on August 24, 1992 (age 31)
Born in Brazil, Bahia
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Jemerson de Jesus Nascimento, known simply as Jemerson, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a central defender for Brazilian Serie A club Corinthians.

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Formiga

Miraildes Maciel Mota
Born on March 3, 1978 (age 46)
Born in Brazil, Bahia
Height 162 cm | 5'4

Miraildes Maciel Mota, commonly known as Formiga, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain. She previously played for professional clubs in Sweden and the United States. Formiga holds many international records as a member of the Brazil women's national football team, being the only player present in all Olympic Games tournaments of women's football since the first edition at the 1996 Summer Olympics, and a record for appearing at seven different FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments.

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