Akhona Ndlovu biography


Akhona Ndlovu, born in 1997 (age 24), is a South African actor, director, and scriptwriter well known for his debut television role of Herbert on Diep City. All the way from Durban, Akhona started in theaters, but his dream of being on tv has come true.

Biography profile

Akhona Ndlovu as Herbert on Diep City
Image of Akhona Ndlovu who plays Herbert on Diep City

Full name: Akhona Ndlovu
Date of birth: 1997
Age: 24 years old
Place of birth: Durban, Kwazulu Natal
Occupation: Actor, Director, Script-Writer, Model
Known as: Herbert from Diep City
Nationality: South African
Height: 180 cm
Skin color: Light brown

Personal life

Akhona Ndlovu as Herbert on Diep City
Akhona as Herbert on Diep City

Akhona Ndlovu is a 24 years old South African actor born in 1997 in Durban, KwaZulu Natal province in South Africa. He would be a part of festivals in KwaMashu and things became difficult when he started attending screen auditions and he would be rejected. He ended up thinking maybe he should give up because things became quiet after and his family convinced him to get a job.

“I started working at food retailers working the till. I didn’t love what I did so I would leave jobs because I was unhappy.” Said Akhona.

Education of Akhona Ndlovu

Akhona attended Creative Arts College where he graduated with Diploma in performing arts and production techniques, he started doing theatre plays with some of the students he was studying with.

Acting career of Akhona N

Akhona as Herbert
Akhona in theatres

After finishing his studies at Creative Arts College, Akhona acted in many theatres acquiring all the necessary experience. He then went for auditions at different places but he was rejected. His family adviced him to find a job but he didn’t enjoy working a job he never dreamt of. Instead of following his family’s advice, he would prefer to stay at home with his acting qualifications.

This bad luck or losing streak ended when he auditioned for Mandla N and he was impressed by Akhona’s acting skills. So Akhona later received a call long after he had forgotten about the auditions. He was called to come to Johannesburg to portray Herbert, his current role on Diep City. ¹

Akhona Ndlovu’s character on Diep City

Akhona plays Herbert, an ordinary young man who inherited his uncle’s Spaza shop. He hasn’t spent much time in Diepsloot and often finds himself falling prey to township gangsters who want him to pay a protection fee for the Spaza shop. Herbert is also deeply in love with his high school crush Nonkululeko (Nox), played by Nozuko Ncayiyane.

Akhona is a Director

Akhona Ndlovu is also a director and wishes to use his director skills in the future.

Awards of Akhona Ndlovu

• Best promising actor Isigcawu theatre festival
• Best promising director Ishashalazi Women’s festivals
• Second runner up uNolwazi Insika festival of men
• Second runner up Land of Kings Isigcawu theater festival

Acting profile

Theatre work

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Black Brothers
Silent voice
Land of Kings
Ubuqu lwamanqe
Between Brothers
Struggles of love
Susana Lamar
Lucid the dream

Television experience

Farewell – Background actor
Chommie nfvf youth films – Background actor
The unexpected – Supporting/Peter
uNoncebo nfvf youth films – Cameo/Sipho