A thorough biography of Isono’s Nthati Moshesh

Nthati Moshesh (born 28 August 1969) is a South African actress. She was nominated as Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2016. And now more recently she’s best known for playing Mary on Isono.

Biography: Nthati Moshesh

Nthati Moshesh as Mary on Isono
Nthati Moshesh as Mary Ndlovu from Isono

Full name: Nthati Moshesh
Gender: Female
Date of birth: 28 August 1969
Place of birth: Katlehong, Gauteng
Education: St. Andrews Girls High
Alma mater: Technikon Natal
Occupation: Actress
Known for: Morongwa on etv’s Scandal, Mary on etv’s Isono
Height: 1.68m
Mother: Adelaide Moshesh
Father: John Letlamoreng
Net worth: $300K
Nationality: South African

Early life of Nthati Moshesh

Nthati Moshesh was born on the 28th of August of 1969 in Katlehong. A large township in the Gauteng Province. The actress was born to Adelaide Moshesh and John Letlamoreng. In an interview, she credits her parents for her success. Apart from their names, not much is known about them.

Moreover, the actress does not have any siblings. There have, however, been speculations that Masechaba Moshoeshoe, a popular South African veteran TV presenter, radio host, and actress, is her sister. But, she is not. However, the two are actually cousins.


Moshesh enrolled in St. Andrews Girls School in Bedfordview for secondary school in the late 1980s. Thereafter, she continued to Technikon Natal after participating in the play in part. She frequently participates in training programs and attends workshops to equip herself with 21st-century showbiz abilities better. Since the industry is always changing its rules.

Personal life of Nthati Moshesh

According to reports, Nthati Moshesh es likes to keep her personal affairs private. So, she has not yet disclosed who her husband is. However, she had previously been divorced but had the good fortune to find love. Moreover, when asked about the man in her life, she blushes. Demonstrating her intense affection for him. Furthermore, Nthati also has a three-year-old child and a 21-year-old son named Sabelo from her first marriage. This is as far as we know about her personal life.

Career of Nthati Moshesh

Nthati Moshesh as Mary from Isono
Nthati Moshesh as Mary from Isono.

Speaking to ENCA on her film and television preferences, she explained that she wasn’t critical about the televised medium being used. As long as the message is being passed across. She has acted in the tv series Soldier Soldier and Home Affairs and the TV mini-series Human Cargo. However, she stated that film sets requires more sophistication, and she prefers the technicalities that comes with it.

In 2014, she was reported to be one of the cast in Saint and Sinners soap, which airs on Mzansi Magic. Furthermore, in 2015, she acted in Ayanda. Which opened the 36th Durban International Film Festival. She also got her first AMAA best actress nomination for her role in the film. Thereafter, in 2016, she won the best actress in a lead role award at 2016 South African Film and Television Awards. Moreover, in an article from April 2019. She talked about her struggles over the last year not working for eight months but that she was back on screen as the no-nonsense cult leader, Masabatha, on hit prison drama, Lockdown.

Net worth

Moshesh has made a living from acting. And according to briefly.co.za, as of 2022, she has an estimated net worth of $300 thousand. However, she is still in the profession and has more to make.

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