Bongani Gumede is a South African actor popularly known for his role of Oupa Dube in the SABC1 drama series Mzansi, from 2006 to 2007.
Full name: Bongani Gumede
Date of birth:
Place of birth: South African
Occupation: Actor, stage performer, and dialogue coach
TV Shows: Rhythm City, Mzansi
Early life of Bongani Gumede
Bongani Gumede was born in town of Benoni, in Ekurhuleni municipality, Gauteng province in South Africa. He has build a name for himself since he came in the entertainment industry.
Acting career of Bongani Gumede
In 2006, he made his acting debut in the first season of the SABC3 drama series The Lab, in which he also starred. From 2006 to 2007, he was known for his role as Oupa Dube in the SABC1 drama series Mzansi. He also starred in Grace, the ninth film in the Heartlines series, which broadcast on all three SABC channels in 2006. He was the Zulu dialogue coach for Tim Robbins’ 2006 feature film Catch a Fire. [¹]
In 2009 he landed another role of playing Richard in the e.tv anthology series eKasi: Our Stories. He had a leading part in the Mzansi Magic telenovela-turned-soap-opera isiBaya as Mandla Ndlovu, Samson’s cruel, envious, and corrupt younger brother. He also played the role of Ngozi Masemola on Rhythm City alongside Tebogo Khalo as Puleng.
In 2021 he landed the role of playing Bab’ Majola on The Wife alongside Mbalenhle Mavimbela and Mondli Makhoba.
TV Shows – Seasons – Characters
- 90 Plein Street – Season 3 – Chief Whip
- Boo & TT – Season 1 – Ezekiel
- eKasi: Our Stories – Season 1 – Richard
- eKasi: Our Stories – Season 4 – Khaya/Lizo
- Heartlines – Season 1 – Eric/ Zungu
- Interse_xions – Season 1 – Duma
- Isibaya – Season 1 to season 8 – Mandla Ndlovu
- Rhythm City- Season- Ngozi Masemola
- Isono – Season 1 – Pastor Titus Duma
- Like Father Like Son – Season 1 – Bra Eezy
- Mzansi – Season 1 to season 2- Oupa Dube
- Nomzamo – Season 3 – Guest Artist
- The Lab – Season 1 to season 2Ntuli
- Yizo Yizo – Season 3 – Prince
- Zone 14 – Season 2 – Fat Uncle
- The Wife – Season 1 to 2 – Bab’ Majola [ ²]
Awards and nominations of Bongani Gumede
The actor has received a Golden Horn Award nomination for Best Actor in a TV Soap.
Personal life and Social media
Bongani Gumede is on Social media. He is on Instagram and has been posting photos of himself. You can get updates of his personal life on his Instagram account @bongani_gumede which has currently 16 thousand followers.