Who is Nqobile Khumalo in real life

Nqobile Khumalo, born on April 15, 1992, is a 30 year-old Swazi-born actress and model. She is best known for playing the role of Hlengiwe on Scandal. She had roles on other television serials like Isibaya and Soul City.

Biography Profile

Nunu Nqobile Khumalo's real life story
Image of Nunu Nqobile Khumalo’s real life story, she is Hlengiwe Twala from Scandal.

Full real name: Nqobile Nunu Khumalo
Gender: Female
Date of birth: April 15, 1992
Age: 30 years old
Place of birth: Swaziland
Nationality: South African, Swazi
Occupation: Actress, Model
TV shows: Scandal, Isibaya, Soul City
Education: St Mary’s Diocesan School
Alma mater: Midrand Graduate Institute

Early age of Nqobile Nunu Khumalo

Nunu Nqobile Khumalo as Hlengiwe from Scandal
Nunu Khumalo in her childhood.

Nqobile Nunu Khumalo was born on April 15, 1992. She was born in Swaziland to a Zulu father and a Swazi mother. She spent few years in Durban with her parents before her family relocated to Johannesburg which is now her home to this day. [¹]

Nqobile was always an expensive child who made her debut television appearance on Felicia Show at the age of 9. The show was hosted by Felicia Mabuza-Suttle. At the age of 11, Nunu was scouted by as a model and soon later appeared on numerous campaigns for clothing retailers such as Jet & Edgars.

As young teenager she began to develop interest in arts and culture. She then nurtured her arts and culture talents as a public speaker and dramatic performer at National Eisteddfod.

Education of Nqobile Khumalo

Nqobile Khumalo attended St Mary’s Diocesan School. After matric she wanted to study acting but her parents couldn’t fund it. So she enrolled at Midrand Graduate Institution in pursuit of a BA Journalism degree.

Acting career of Nunu Khumalo

Nunu Nqobile Khumalo as Hlengiwe from Scandal
Nunu Nqobile Khumalo as Hlengiwe from Scandal.

Nunu Nqobile Khumalo’s career sprouted at a very young age. She appeared on Felicia Show at the age of 9. Then at the age of 11 she became a model and appeared on numerous campaigns for clothing retailers such as Jet & Edgars.

After completing her basic and tertiary education, Nqobile signed with Moonyenn Lee & Associates as an actress. This helped her to land roles on big television dramas such as Isibaya. She playef the role of Cindy on Isibaya drama from the year 2013. In 2014 had a recurring role as Nhlanhla on the Sabc1 youth drama series Loxion Lyrics. [²]

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Her role on this youth drama drew the attention of Soul City producers who casted her as a lead actress. So she starred as as a community health worker, Relebogile “Riri” Diholo on Soul City season 12. In 2015 she guest starred on the third season of the Mzansi Magic drama series Rockville produced by the Ferguson couple. She appeared on Sabc2 Sitcom Gauteng Maboneng. In September 2015 she took over Thishiwe Ziqubu’s starring role as Thandi on High Rollers.

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On 26 May 2017, Nqobile Khumalo appeared for the first time on etv soapie Scandal. as Hlengiwe. This was a recurring role and it became a prominent one. She also had a guest starring role as Zandile in the e.tv telenovela Broken Vows. In 2019 she joined the cast of the Mzansi Magic supernatural drama series The Herd as Dudu.  [³]

Films and Commercial adverts work by Nqobile Khumalo

Nunu Khumalo has so far acted for numerous commercial adverts. She appeared on Hero Lager (Nigeria), Coca-Cola, Cell C, Standard Bank and many more. She has also been cast alongside Lawrence Fishburne in the BET Madiba mini-series in 2016. In 2019 she starred as Aluta on a thriller movie called Uncovered. In 2021 Nunu played Siya on a drama called Jewel directed by Adze Ugah. [⁴]

Personal life of Nunu Khumalo

Nunu Khumalo with her boyfriend Federico Ancillai
Nunu Khumalo with her real life love and bae Federico Ancillai.

Nunu has a boyfriend just like any other person. She is dating a movie star and a director Federico Ancillai whom she post on Social media. Her Social media account of Instagram has more than 60 thousand followers.

Awards of Nunu KH

Nunu also won the International Award as the Best African actress by New Vision International Film Festival, held at Amsterdam in Netherlands. [⁵]

Filmgraphy of Nun Khumalo

Television dramas

Tv drama – Season – Character

  • Broken Vows – Season 1 – Zandile
  • Gauteng Maboneng – Season 2 – Beautiful Lady
  • High Rollers – Season 2 – Thandi
  • House of Zwide – Season 1 – Young Faith
  • Isibaya – Season 1 – Cindy
  • Loxion Lyric – Season 1 – Nhlanhla
  • Madiba – Season 1 – African Woman in Red Hat
  • Mfolozi Street – Season 1 – Judith
  • Nqobile – Season 1 – Nqobile
  • Rockville – Season 3 – Nosipho
  • Saints and Sinners – Season 2 – Lerato
  • Scandal! – Season 1 – Hlengiwe
  • She’s The One – Season 1 –
  • Contestant – Herself
  • Soul City – Season 12 – Relebogile “Riri” Diholo
  • Task Force – Season 1 – Lisa
  • The Herd – Season 2 – Dudu


Film – Year – Character

  • Madiba – 2016
  • Uncovered – 2019 – as Aluta
  • Jewel – 2021 – as Siya