Baby Cele Biography: Age, Awards, Husbands, Children, Net worth, Death Tragedy, Uzalo
Baby Cele is a South African actress popular for her role as Portia on ‘My Perfect Family’ and currently playing Gabisile on Uzalo. Her extroverted character and stubborn attitude makes the fans want even more of Uzalo. Baby Cele, the veteran actress has everyone glued to their screens every other week day. Although her character Gabisile sucks all the energy out of her and is divergent from Baby Cele’s personality, she plays it well and she loves it. So who is this veteran actress really? Baby Cele’s biography will answer all those burning questions regarding her life (Age, Husband, Children, Career, Net worth and all that meets the eye).
Baby Cele Biography
Current Age as of 2020: 48 years
Birthday: March 22, 1972
Place of birth: Durban, South Africa
Relationship status: Married
Profession: Film director and actress
Social media handles: Instagram: @babescele2
Facebook: @Baby Cele
Net worth: $230 000
When did Baby Cele’s career start?
Although she loved singing, the acting bug stings her when she cast in the musical Sarafina. Mbongeni Ngema gives Baby Cele a shot when she was only 16 and she made the most out of it. “I met Mbongeni Ngema while he is driving down the road, next to my house. I didn’t even have to audition for the part in Sarafina, the musical.”
Film directing career
Opportunities knock once on one’s door and Baby Cele grabs them whenever she gets a chance. As she plays Portia in “My Perfect Family”, the actress lands an opportunity to learn movie directing and producing. She continues to perfect her craft even as she joins Inkaba in 2012 and in Zabalaza where she plays Gasta. “I would like to direct my own feature film in the near future and get into producing as well”, Baby Cele says.
Most of her fans know her from her features in a variety of television shows like Isidingo, Home Affairs, Shreds & Dreams, Sokhulu and Partners, Jozi Streets, Ring of Lies and of course Uzalo. But we wouldn’t be doing justice if we do not mention all of the films she has starred in. The list is rather long, so here it goes:
- Blood and Water Season 1
- Ga Re Dumele – Season 5
- Home Affairs – Season 4
- I Love South Africa – Season 2
- Isidingo – Season 1
- It’s for Life – Season 1
- Jump the gun
- My perfect family – Season 1 and 2
- Red Cake. Not the cooking show
- Ring of Lies – Season 1 and 2
- Saints and Sinners – Season 3
- Shreds and Dreams – Season 1
- Sokhulu & Partners – Season 2
- Uzalo – Season 4
- Zabalaza – Season 1, 2, and 3
How many Awards does Baby Cele have?
Her film catalogue is impressively long as is her list of awards. In her career lifetime, Baby has managed to bag the following awards:
|1996||Vita Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role(Won)|
|1996||Africa Movie Academy Awards||All Africa Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer(Won)|
|2006||South African Film and Television Awards||Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Soap(Nominated)|
|2013||South African Film and Television Awards||Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a TV Comedy(Nominated)|
|2014||South African Film and Television Awards||Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a TV Comedy(Nominated)|
|2020||South African Film and Television Awards||Golden Horn Award for Best Actress(Pending)|
Who is Baby Cele’s Husband?
She has been married three times already and she keeps giving love a chance. The actress possesses guts that most women do not possess, walking away when things do not work. In 2017, Baby Cele shares her wedding pictures on Instagram that have fans drooling. This new beau (Thabo Maloka) seems to be making her happy because girl is she glowing!! Ahead of marrying Thabo, the actress was briefly married to Mandla Mabuza and prior to that she was married to an abusive man who she left as she couldn’t handle it.
Does Baby Cele have children?
The actress has two children namely Yolisa and Thando Cele who are about 20 years and 9 years respectively.
Cele and Hubby renew wedding vows.
Hubby must be doing everything right as Baby Cele is saying I do for the second time. In 2019, the actress and Thabo Maloka renew their vows in a traditional ceremony. The first part of the wedding is held at Baby’s home in Umlazi and the second at Virginia Airport. Cele fills in on the details and reminisces on how she meets Thabo.“ I remember when I first met him at a party and the Mafikizolo song, Ndihamba Nawe, played and I realised I loved him.”
Cele in double death calamity.
Depression, a subject that is barely addressed in African families leads to actions that leave Cele’s family devastated. Recently, Baby Cele mourns a tragedy that occurs like a scene in a horror movie. The actress’s cousin shoots his mother to kill before gunning his wife who survives the gin shots. Mbuso Cele, acts in his neighbours’ watch after his mother and wife refuse to follow him. He immediately flees from the scene with his car in full speed. He is later found lifeless in his car and he had died from a self inflicted gunshot.
What is Baby Cele’s Net worth?
She has starred in countless movies and drama series and has bagged a lot of awards so how much is she bagging from all these gigs. Baby Cele’s acting career is making her a pretty penny with a bold figure of $230 000. Keep grinding sis!!
Watch Baby Cele on Uzalo every week day on SABC1 at 8.30pm
Baby Cele Biography: Age, Awards, Children, Husbands, Net worth, Uzalo