Manaka Ranaka Biography, age, education, career, children and personal life

Manaka Ranaka, a South African actress who was born on April 6, 1979, is best known for portraying the lead character in the venerable serial opera Generations: The Legacy. She portrayed Nandipha Sithole in the SABC 3 soap drama Isidingo in 2000.

Biography profile of Manaka Ranaka

Manaka Ranaka Biography
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Full name : Manaka Ranaka
Gender : Female
Age : 44 years old
Date of birth : 6 June 1979
Place of birth : Soweto, Johannesburg in Gauteng province
Nationality : South African
Occupation : actress, Tv personality and singer
Instagram : @manakaranaka
Facebook : Manaka Lerato Ranaka
Twitter : @pumi1ranaka

Early life of Manaka Ranaka

Manaka was born on the 6th of June 1979 in Soweto, Johannesburg in Gauteng province. She was born to her parents Kgotlaesele Ranaka( her father) and Nonceba Ranaka (her mother). She has two sisters Dineo and Mpumi Ranaka and two brothers Ranaka and Mzingizi Ranaka. Nothing much is known about her background at the moment. [1]


Manaka Ranaka was a student at Dinwiddie High. She continued her studies at the University of Johannesburg after completing her high school education, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a political science and journalism major.

Career of Manaka

Manaka Ranaka Biography
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The most hardships are experienced by women in the entertainment sector. Manaka makes his acting debut in Isidingo in 2000 as Nandipha Sithole. When she informs the producers that she is pregnant, she is abruptly sacked. She continues to act in plays including Drumstruck, On My Birthday, and Torong, among others. She lands her second TV role in 2002, playing Portia in the four-season original drama Gaz’lam. In 2003, the actress is also cast in the sitcom Stokvel. She shows up throughout all eight seasons.

She also appears on the 2005 episode “Media in South Africa/A Moment with Suze Randall,” which is titled. The next year, Manaka is cast as Nozuko in the first season of One Way. She plays Neli in the fourth season of Home Affairs in 2007. Additionally, she had a role in the SABC 1 drama series Society as Ayanda. She gets a recurring role on Rhythm City five years later. In this scene, she plays Zanele Kgaditse, the evil Rocks Kgaditse’s wife. [2]

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Children of Manaka Ranaka

But despite having daughters from various fathers, she is the mother of two of them. She has previously been quoted as saying that she had no issue raising Kagiso, 16, and Lasedi, 7, all by herself. She hasn’t mentioned the fathers to her girls yet. The actress claims that even though she dislikes the fact that her children’s fathers are not involved in their lives, she is not bothered by it at all because she has been given the job of raising those children by God. [3]

Personal life

Only Thabo Monareng, a man nine years her junior, has she dated. When their relationship was going well, they were quite positive and frequently posted pictures on Manaka Ranaka Instagram. But now, the friendship doesn’t appear to be producing anything noteworthy. She admitted that their relationship was having problems in a public interview.