Who is Linda Sokhulu? About her age, career and nationality!


Linda Sokhulu is a 45-year-old South African actress popularly known for playing the role of Nikiwe Sibeko on the SABC3 soapie Isidingo. She also portrays the role of Tumi Selepe on 7de Laan Season 1.

Biography Facts

Image of Linda Sokhulu aka Tumi Selepe from 7de Laan
Image of Linda Sokhulu aka Tumi Selepe from 7de Laan.

Full name: Linda Sokhulu
Gender: Female
Date of birth: September 13, 1976 (age- 45-year-old)
Place of birth: Durban, KwaZulu Natal Province
Occupation: Actress
TV Shows: Isidingo, Generations, 7de Laan

Early life of Linda Sokhulu

Linda Sokhulu was born on 13 September 1976 in Durban, KwaZulu Natal Province in South Africa. She grew up Umlazi in KwaZulu Natal where she learned all African roots that build her.

Education of Linda Sokhulu

She matriculated in 1994 from Cambridge College in Durban, where she enrolled. She studied fashion design at Natal Tech for two years but dropped out since she realised it wasn’t the career path she wanted to pursue. Then she went on to study for a BCOMM at UNISA for four years and work with Repp Theatre for Life in 2003.

Acting career of Linda Sokhulu

Image of Linda Sokhulu with Kgomotso Christopher.
Image of Linda Sokhulu with Kgomotso Christopher.

How Linda Sokhulu’s career began?

In 1997, she began her career by performing in plays at the Durban Playhouse. She went on a long study break. In 2003, she relocated to Johannesburg to work for an educational theatre group. Schools Macbeth and Izwe Lezathini were her two appearances with the Play House.

She has performed in a number of theatre productions throughout the years, including Closer, You Fool, How Can The Sky Fall, and Romeo and Juliette, to mention a few. Sokhulu has also done work with independent companies focusing on children’s theatre, including The Sky is Red with Artists in a Container and A Doggy Tale with the Actors Co-op.

Television career of Linda Sokhulu

She began her career in television in 2005, appearing in a number of dramas and features. She played Cleo Khuzwayo, a lively, sassy ex-hooker in the SABC1 soapie Generations until February 2007. In 2007 she starred as Nomathemba in miniseries Ubizo (The Calling), in which she played an ambitious microbiologist on the fast track to success whose life is turned upside down when she is contacted by her ancestors through her dreams.

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Since 2008, she has starred in the SABC1 drama series Sokhulu & Partners as Pamela Thusi, a lawyer (and firm partner) who works for the Sokhulu brothers. She played Lefika in the SABC1 mini-series Shreds & Dreams in 2011, which was based on the 2004 drama of the same name. She also appeared in the SABC3 soap Isidingo as Nikiwe Sibeko. Geraldine in Binnelanders, Prudence Yeni in Housekeepers, and Ziyanda in Rhythm City are among her other roles. [ ¹]

Linda Sokhulu’s role in 7de Laan

She earned the part of Tumi Selepe in SABC3 soapie 7de Laan Season 1 in January 2022. Tumi is a medical doctor from an affluent family who is eloquent, confident, and assertive.

She is the youngest of four siblings on the programme, and she lost her mother when she was seven years old. Tumi’s father, a polygamist, manages a number of lucrative businesses in which her siblings are involved, but she chose to pursue her education instead. She is a licenced medical doctor, but because she is a driven woman, she returned to university to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer. [ ²]

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