Biography of Tumisho Masha
Tumisho Masha is a 46-years-old South African actor, host, producer and presenter born in Pretoria, Gauteng Province in South Africa. He is well known for playing the role of Dumisani Thusong on the SABC3 soapie Isidingo. He has starred in several films including Silent Witness and No1 Ladies detective agency.
Tumelo also starred as Modise Tladi, Itumeleng’s (Shona Ferguson) wise and principled younger brother on the cusp of a hot career in advertising, in the M-Net soap opera The Wild, from 2011-2013. In 2012 he was awarded the Best Actor Award in the South African Film and Television Award for his role as Modise Tlali in The Wild. Masha is the first African actor to portray the iconic leader Nelson Mandela in the international film Mandela’s Gun, which was released in 2014.
Full name: Tumisho Kgoloane Masha
Date of birth: August 14, 1975 (age- 46 years old)
Place of birth: Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actor, Presenter, Host
TV Shows: The Wild, Isidingo
Movies: Mandela’s Gun, Silent Witness, No1 Ladies detective agency
Years active: 2000 to present
Spouse: Angel Masha (div: 2008), Zozibini Masha (married: 2010 – div: 2016), Chantel Wagner (married: post 2016)
Early life of Tumisho Masha
He was born on 14 August 1975 in the capital city of South Africa, Pretoria, in Gauteng Province as Tumisho Kgoloane Masha. Tumi grew up in Pretoria a place he calls his hometown to this day. He obtained his basic and secondary school education probably in the local schools in his hometown.
Education of Tumisho Kgoloane Masha
After finishing his basic education, Tumelo went on to attend high school for boys at St Alban’s College in Pretoria and matriculated in 1993. Following his matric he enrolled at the University of the Witswaterstrand and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor’s deegree of Arts in Drama.
Acting career of Tumisho Kgoloane Masha
His career began in 2000 when appeared in made for television films such as Dr. Lucille in 2000, Coup! in 2006 and Red Water in 2003 which were all filmed in South Africa. After that he bagged a television series role in Gaz’lam and the mini-series Society. In 2007 he starred as Dr, Zanemvula ‘Zane’ Jara in the Canadian- South African medical drama series JoziH.
From October 2008, he has played Mlu in the SABC3 comedy series On the Couch. From 2011 to 2013, he starred in the M-Net soap opera The Wild as Modise Tladi, Itumeleng’s (Shona Ferguson) sensible and moral younger brother on the verge of a blazing career in advertising. He became a prominent actor for small screen whe he played Dumisani Thusong on the SABC3 soapie Isidingo.
Movies where Tumisho Masha starred
His film credits include starring with Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen in Beyond Borders (2003) and Drum (2004), in which he played Can Temba, a South African short story writer who became renowned as one of the “Drum lads.” [ ¹]
Tumelo starred in other international television serials and movies. He played the role of George in a short drama The Beginning in 2014. He starred in comedy action movie Stick Up in the year 2016. The very same year (2016), he played in a biographical movie Mandela’s Gun as Mandela and became first African actor to portray the iconic leader Nelson Mandela in the international film.
His other films include 2017 movie Blood Drive where he played Jeff Warren, Spell (2020) playing Sheriff and 2015 tv series Wallander. In 2021 he played the role of Gabriel in a television series Dead Places alongside Shamilla Miller, Anthony Oseyemi and Rea Rangaka to name a few. [ ²]
Presenter and host
Masha has also appeared in numerous television commercials, he’s been the voice-over artist for various commercials and in 2006 he was the host of the South African Music Awards.
On 13 December, 2008 Tumisho co-hosted the 58th annual Miss World pageant which was held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. His other career highlight includes working as host and presenter of SABC3 magazine show Top Billing.
Personal life of Tumisho Kgoloane Masha
Tumisho Masha is married to Chantel Wagner and they are parents to an adorable daughter together named Zinathi. Though he had previously married his ex-wife Zozibini Mtonga. He saw himself making headlines following their divorce in 2016. The divorce followed charges of accusations of physical abuse by his ex-wife. [ ³]
In other sources, it appears that Tumisho was married to Angel Masha but divorced in 2008 but there are no details of when they got married. This means he married three times including his current marriage to Shantel Wagner. [ ⁴]
Social media life of Tumisho Kgoloane Masha
Tumisho is on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and other prominent ones. His Instagram has got 22 thousand followers and he post frequently about what’s going on in his personal life. His Instagram handle is @tumishomasha and Tumisho Masha on Facebook.
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