Thuli Thabethe biography


Thuli Thabethe, born 5 April 1985 (age – 37), is a South African actress well known for Phumzile on City Ses’la. She is a Golden Horn Award winner for Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2009 SAFTAs.

Biography Profile

Thuli Thabethe who plays Puleng on Lingashoni

Full name: Nokuthula Thabethe
Date of Birth: 5 April 1985
Age: 36 years old
Occupation: Actress, Micro-influencer, Brand strategist
Known as: Phumzile on City Ses’la and Puleng Cele on Lingashoni
Joint Parent: Thabo Molefi
Children: Ruri
From: Johannesburg
Nationality: South African

Personal life of Thuli Thabethe

Thuli Thabethe with his children or child
Thuli Thabethe with her child

Thuli Thabethe was born in South Africa as Nokuthula Thabethe on 5 April 1985. She is related to Yvonne Chakachaka which is why they look alike. Her mother is a teacher thus she would achieve higher grades at school. She has also developed love for teaching taking after her mother.

During Lockdown she took part in #celebritiesAreNotTeachers, a programme hosted by educational department in which celebrities offered lessons to children. The star Thuli, was once engaged to Thabo Molefi (Radio Dj) with whom she has a baby boy with but the engagement was called off in 2010 and they’re no longer together but they’re co-parenting their son.

Thabethe’s education

Thuli Thabethe as a school Child
Thuli Thabethe as a school Child

Thuli Thabethe attended National School for the Arts in Johannesburg to study speech and drama.

Acting career of Nokuthula Thabethe

Thuli on Generations with

Nokuthula aka Thuli Thabethe has appeared in quite a number of television shows such as Isidingo, and Hard Copy. She played the role of Phumzile Cele on City Ses’la, Beauty on Isibaya, Detective Maseko on and a Doctor on Tshisa.

In 2014, she appeared in the Mzansi Magic sitcom Kota Life Crisis as a guest star. In 2015, Thuli starred as Mercia Sithole, the mayor’s spokeswoman, in the Mzansi Magic sitcom The Mayor. Jumping to 2021, Thuli has acted in so many television drama until today. In 2021 she landed a role of playing a villainous character Pule Cele on Lingashoni, a 1 Magic Tv drama.

Thuli is a Thriller movie actress

Nokuthula Thabethe
Nokuthula Thabethe who plays Puleng on Lingashoni

The Lingashoni star does kill it on drama series but she is also into portraying characters on thriller films or movies. She is featured on Netflix psychological thriller series called Dead Places.

Thuli’s acting profile

Puleng Cele by Thabethe on Lingashoni
Puleng Cele by Thabethe on Lingashoni


Ashes to Ashes (2015-2016) – Season 2 as Malaika

City Ses’la – Season 2 & 3 as Phumzile Cele

Hard Copy – Season 1 as Young Reporter

iNkaba – Season 1 as Young Nomsa

Inters.e.xions – Season 2 as Thembi

Isibaya – Season 4 -8 as Beauty

Isidingo – Season 1 as Maria

iThuba Lokugcina – Season 1 & 2 as Philile Dlamini

Kota Life Crisis – Season 1 as Busi

Lingashoni – Season 1 as Puleng Cele – Season 1 as Detective Maseko

Our Perfect Wedding – Season 1 as Host

Thandeka’s Diary – Season 3 as Katleho

The Bantu Hour – Season 1 as Cast Member

The Mayor – Season 1 as Mercia Sithole

The Road – Season 1 as Vero

The South African Film and Television Awards – Season 13 as Presenter

Tshisa – Season 1 as Doctor

Zone 14 – Season 3 & 4 as Pinky Khumba ¹