Samela Tyelbooi is a South African actress famous for her role as Ayanda in Generations The legacy. She is in her element and has her eyes set for greatness. With a new addition to the family, things couldn’t be better. Samela Tyelbooi biography (Age, Career, Children, Husband and more) lets us in on the actress’ colourful life.
Biography of Samela Tyelbooi
Date of Birth: 4 May 1981
Birth Place: Newtown, Grahamstown
Siblings: 1 brother
Children: 3 daughters
Profession: Actress and Singer
Education and Qualifications: BTech, Information Technology (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
How does Samela Tyelbooi career begin?
The seasoned actress is born artistic and does not go to any acting school to perfect her flair. Even though her craze for dramatic arts manifests at a very tender age, she only gets her breakthrough at 25. Her debut role is as a supporting actress in Generations.
Rise to fame
The actress’ career gets more decorations when she lands a role in “Society” as Lois Gumede. In 2011 she played the supporting role of Ntosh on the drama series Intsika. The following year, she lands the role of Shado Shilongo, a struggling singer in the soapie Rhythm City. Samela then gets a guest-starring role in the tenth episode of the Sci-Fi series “Room 9” in 2013. Her latest acting gig is in 2018, when she joins Generations: The Legacy. Here she plays Ayanda, Tau’s former flame and publishing entrepreneur.
How many children does Samela Tyelbooi have?
News flash to those wondering why she was no longer gracing our screens, the actress has welcomed baby number 3. Recently a source reveals, “She’s eight months into her pregnancy, and so her stomach is visible. But with those costumes that are worn by those affected by the Vutha virus, the bump doesn’t show as the costumes are flabby and big.” Samela’s firstborn child is 21 years of age.
Who is Samela Tyelbooi’s husband?
The actress blushes when her love life is brought up. “Being in a relationship gave me good practice for this role,” adding that the role helps her appreciate motherhood.
Samela’s singing career
Playing the role of a singer in Society has helped her prepare to focus on her singing career. Regarding her music genre, she says, “I really can’t box it, so I choose to call it to world music as it fuses all the influences I have had while growing up.”
What is Samela’s net worth?
Her singing career and acting roles are cashing in quite a pretty penny. The actress is in her element and is worth $150 000.