Sikelelwa Vuyeleni, born in 26 August 1998, is a 23-year-old South African actress well known for her starring role of Thando on Hope, a Moja love telenovela. She is currently playing Nambitha on House of Zwide on etv and is also a former model at LouisB models.
Full name: Sikelelwa Vuyeleni
Date of birth: 26 August 1998
Age: 23 years old
Place of birth: Cape Town, Western Cape
Occupation: Actress and Model
Known as: Thando on Hope and Nambitha on House of Zwide
Nationality: South African
Early age of Sikelelwa
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni was born on 26 August 1998 in Cape Town, Western Cape in South Africa then two years later went to stay in the Eastern Cape. After six year in Eastern Cape, Sikelelwa returned home in Cape Town where she had her whole childhood. According to Sikelelwa, her parents never stayed in one place, she would change schools before she get used to her school mates, this made her to be very adaptive to change.
She started to develop love for Art and Culture while in high school and performed in few productions at school and she loved the attention in the spotlight. When she went to Arts and Culture focused High schools she knew Drama was her life and her passion for acting grew.
Education of S Vuyeleni
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni obtained her matric after attending art and culture schools, Eesterivier and Belhar High school then she later studied Film and Video at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Sikelelwa started her acting career while she was yet to complete her Film and Video arts degree. She got her first professional role on the e.tv drama, Traffic 1 season 1 with the help of her high school teachers. And since then she has appeared on Mzansi Magic shows such as Isikizi, Umalume, Ukuphila Kabili and Ingozi yothando. She also starred on Moja Love’s first Telenovela Hope as Thando which was one of the lead roles on the show.
In October 2020 she was a part of a star-studded cast on Mzansi Magic’s new soccer drama ‘Vula Vala’ with legendary actors such as Tina Jaxa, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, and Darlington Michaels. Then in 2021 she was cast as Nambitha on House of Zwide (a soapie which replaced Rhythm City). ¹
Personal life of Sikelelwa V
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni is a product of unwanted teenage pregnancy but she did not allow this to define her. She believes that education is important for one to have a strong backbone in acting industry. The star would like to own her own production company just like the Fergusons.
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