Sandile Dlamini biography – Phakade Bengu on Imbewu


Sandile Dlamini, born on 26 September 1966 (age – 55 years old), is a South African actor and musician well known for his leading role of Phakade Bengu on Imbewu: The seed.

Biography Profile

Sandile Dlamini as Phakade Bhengu
Image of Sandile Dlamini as Phakade Bhengu performing on stage.

Full name: Vernon Sandile Dlamini
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 26 September 1966
Age: 55 years old
Place of birth: uMlazi township in KwaZulu-Natal
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actor and Musician
Known as: Phakade Bhengu from Imbewu the seed

Personal life of Sandile Dlamini

Sandile Dlamini as Phakade Bhengu
Mr V.S Dlamini as Phakade Bhengu

Vernon Sandile Dlamini is a 55 year-old South African actor and musician born on 26 September 1966. He was born and raised in uMlazi township, KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. And he currently lives in Durban, KZN. His brother is Lungani Holden Dlamini. Sandile is a multilingual speaker who speaks English, Swahii, IsiZulu and IsiXhosa. His religious beliefs are those of Christianity. He attended Menzi High school then later enrolled at Natal Technikon.

Career of Sandile Dlamini

Sandile Dlamini as Phakade Bhengu
Vernon Sandi Dlamini with his image printed on a bus for advertising Imbewu.

Sandile started his career as Maskandi Musician in KwaZulu-Natal Province where he performed alongside his brother Lungani Holden Dlamini. He has again performed alongside David Jankins, a white Maskandi Musician. He joined acting in his middle ages and appeared on Stockvel season 3 as Little Jerry.

In 2015 he was featured on The Bush Knife where he gets his prominence. In 2018 he landed a leading role on an etv drama series Imbewu: the seed as Phakade Bhengu. Phakade is a brother to the late Ngcolosi Bhengu (first played by Mpumelelo Bulosi then by Tony Kgoroge). ¹

Sandile’s activism against Xenophobia

In 2015 Sandile and a group of other South Africans marched to eThekwini (Durban) Mabhida Stadium against Xenophobic violence in South Africa. The banner they were holding were written “South Africa says no to Xenophobia. Let there be peace in our city”.

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