Lerato Nxumalo is a fast-rising actress who has proved that she did not come to play on several productions. Mainly known for her role in Durban Gen as Dr Luthuli, the young actress is now a household name. Her business portfolio grows each day, and so does her net worth. Let’s take a look at Lerato Nxumalo’s business empire.
Lerato became a household name when she got the role of Dr Luthuli in the first season of Durban Gen. Her character on the show was that of a troubled intern who always tried to do good. Despite all efforts to move on with life, her past catches up and disrupts her current life.
At the end of the first season, viewers said goodbye to Dr Luthuli on the etv dama series as she searched for better opportunities. In real life, Lerato left the medical drama soapie for a role in a drama series on 1Margic called Lingashoni. The actress jumped boats when the chance presented itself to share the screen with Mzansi’s finest actors like Patrick Mofokeng, Thato Malomu and others.
Lerato Nxumalo’s acting career and side hustles
Before Durban Gen, the actress had several supporting roles in other productions. Lerato had a role in Isithembiso and then in Madume, where her minor roles. She was also featured in a film called Trapped, but the part was also a small supporting one. The role that she landed in Durban Gen was not the one she first auditioned for. She tried for Dr Zondo then Dr Mbali but got the third one for Luthuli. The two roles are played by Fanele Ntuli and Nelisiwe Sibiya, respectively.
Besides being an actress on the small and big screen, the actress, has her fair share of acting in commercials. She was part of the women’s day Commercial for Edgars in 2017, where she took on the lead role. Lerato also took the lead role in the commercial for Aero in 2019. Currently, besides acting, she doubles up as a content creator and her Instagram page is filled with photos of herself. She also has a Tik Tok account where she posts skits and mimics other people.
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