Nyalleng Thibedi is a South African actress famous for her role Zekhethelo on Uzalo. The motive was to take acting as a therapeutic hobby. It, however, rubs off on her, and she becomes the superstar we all know and love. She defines “black doesn’t crack” and has every woman wanting to know the concoctions she uses to stay fresh. Maybe this article will reveal all of that. Let’s dive into Nyalleng Thabedi’s biography and learn more about her age, children, net Worth, cars and all that catches the eye.
Nyalleng Thibedi Biography
Date of birth: 4 September 1980
Birth Place: Rockville, Soweto
Profession: Actress, Brand Ambassador and engineer
Relationship Status: Single
Children: 1 son
Education and Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (University of Cape Town), Dramatic Arts in New York.
Net Worth: R1 million
Nyalleng Thibedi Career
The actress has squashed the notion that people in the entertainment industry are not gifted intellectually. Believe it or not, Nyalleng is a certified Chemical Engineer. Shocking, right? For the love of the arts, she studies acting in New York City, taking part in several movie productions.
“I learned about the concept of the actors’ studio and decided to move to the Americas. I spent a total of SIX years in the US working, taking classes, being part of a theatre group and acting in any stage production I could get involved in,” she says.
Nyalleng Thibedi’s role in Uzalo
Who doesn’t love it when Zekhethelo graces our TV screens? Zekhethelo is the stepdaughter of KwaMashu’s notorious criminal, Nkunzi (Masoja Msiza), in the soapie. Her character goes through an emotional roller coaster. From discerning that Nkunzi is not her biological father to being destitute and becoming a drug addict. In an uncanny twist, Zekhethelo shocks viewers as she returns for season 5 as a police officer. The new-fangled role leaves social media dumbfounded. Nyalleng delineates Zekhethelo as a young woman who grows up privileged and who forever and a day strives to be autonomous from how she grows up.
What else does Nyalleng Thibedi do besides acting?
The renowned actress is a model and brand ambassador. She has featured in commercials for prominent brands like Cell C and DSTV, to mention a few.
Does Nyalleng Thibedi have children?
If you watch Uzalo, then you must think she is in her twenties. It’s pretty convincing because she pulls it off flawlessly. However, she is way older than twenty. Nyalleng is 40 years of age and a mother, something she doesn’t hide. She asserts that being a mother is one of the most exciting and pleasurable parts of life. Her son is six years old, and he has taught Nyalleng to be selfless.
Nyalleng Thibedi serves our body goals.
Actress Nyalleng Thibedi speaks on Abuse.
The beautiful actress has been voicing her concerns about ladies staying in abusive relationships. Although it’s a hard thing for most, she boldly shares how she manages to get out of an abusive relationship. Even if she does not reveal the identity of the abusive ex, one thing is for sure. She did the right thing.
“I always remember this conversation we had when my ex and I were courting. We were sitting by the Hudson River, and we were talking about our childhoods. He told me, for the first time, that his stepfather abused his mother. He went on to describe the nature of the Abuse and how he was just eight years old. I remember that something inside of me told me this wasn’t a good sign… not because he’s a bad person but because he had been witnessing Abuse since he was eight. That was an alarm for me, but I ignored it because, women, we always think we can change people.”
Which shows has Thabedi featured in?
Sis has been on the acting scene for a little over a decade now. Her debut acting role was in “Picture Perfect” in 2008. This was when she was working with the New York Film Academy. Afterwards, in 2012, she got a guest role in a South African drama series “Streets of Mangaung”. This helps her land more roles in series and films, which include:
- The Society
- Single Mothers.
Nyalleng Thibedi Net Worth
The actress and model are working tooth and nail to keep the money rolling in; there is no doubt about that. She is worth R1 and bagging R20 000 – R30 000 from Uzalo per month, and that and all other modelling gigs help her make a pretty penny. Nyalleng is also an engineer in real life, and she also means a fortune from her engineering career.
- 4 Hours – season 1 as Rose Dlamini
- Ashes to ashes – seasons 1 and 2 as Mpho Rankoane.
- Mamello – season 1 as Naledi
- Mfolozi Street – season 1 as Aviwe
- Single mothers – season 1 as Rama
- Streets of Mangaung – season 1 as School teacher
- Task Force – season 1 as Slindile
- Uzalo – Season 3 as Zekhethelo
- Uzalo – Season 4 as Zekhethelo
What cars does Zekhethelo drive?