Rami Chuene is a South African actress, author, singer and presenter. She is well known for playing the role of Thato Nyathi in etv’s soapie opera drama Scandal. She appeared in How to Ruin Christmas, Isono: the sin, Hijack Stories and Life Above All.
Full name: Rami Chuene
Born: July 3, 1975 (age- 46 years old), Seshego-B, Polokwane, Limpopo Province
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actress, Singer, Presenter
TV Shows: Isono: The Sin, The Queen
Movies: Hijack Stories, Life Above All
Children: Nthateng Chuene, Kefiloe Chuene, Botshelo Chuene
Early life of Rami Chuene
Rami Chuene was born on 3 July 1975 in Seshego-B, Polokwane in Limpopo Province of South Africa. She grew up in Limpopo Province in the small town of Seshego-B in Polokwane. There she was inspired by television actors, artists and actresses and she developed interest in arts.
“Seeing someone speak my language confidently on TV when I was a kid made me fall in love with it.” It showed me that I could be happy with who I am and that I could give more of myself to become the person I want to be,” she says. [ ¹]
Education of Rami Chuene
Rami attended her primary school in one of the accredited schools in Limpopo. After that she attended at St Mark’s Comprehensive School. There she obtained her full basic education and matric.
Career of Rami Chuene
Chuene has been in the industry for many years now. She adapted to do different jobs in the industry as a freelancer rather than to depend on monthly salary. Chuene has build her career as a voice-over artist, transcriber, teacher, coach, MC and live performer. She has appeared in several dramas and films ever since she joined the entertainment industry.
Her career began in 1995 when she landed her first recognized and major role on Backstage. Then in 2000 she played the role of Jolly in a film called Hijack Stories. In 2005 she landed her second recorded role in television serials when she played Thato Nyathi in etv soapie Scandal.
Her career proceeded getting minor roles and doing freelancing jobs. Then in 2010 she landed a role of playing Aunty Ruth in Life Above All. A film about a touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Rami Chuene’s career from 2012 to 2022
In 2012 she appeared in a United Kingdom original television series Strike Back where she played a Senior Nurse. She also appeared in other South African based drama serials such as The Queen, Isono and Happiness Is a Four – Letter Word. [ ²]
She also appeared on How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding and How to Ruin Christmas: The funeral. Chuene portrayed easy-going, fun Grace, the aunt of Beauty and her troublesome older sister Tumi Sello, played by Busisiwe Lurayi. [ ³]
Personal life of Chuene Rami
Rami Chuene is married to her husband who was never named when she announced that she got married again 2021. The marriage was done in private but she announced it on Twitter days afrer it was done.
She was previously married to Tsepo Desando but they divorced in 2013. According to Rami, she doesn’t regret divorcing him because after that separation she gain more time to herself. She put that time into self development and personal health care.
“I just feel like divorce, sometimes, is not about just being married to someone. It’s about a journey to self-discovery. It’s about finding out the kind of person that you want to be. You start working on yourself. You give yourself more time and attention and a bit more credit, you cut yourself some more slack,” she said. [ ⁴]
The Isono actress was blessed with three children, these are Nthateng Chuene, Kefiloe Chuene and Botshelo Chuene.
Social media platforms to find Rami Chuene
— IG/TikTok: @ramichuene 🌈🏳️🌈 (@ramichuene) May 23, 2022
Rami is on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Her Facebook page has got at least 250 thousand followers and her Instagram has got 1.1 million followers. Her Twitter has at least 900 thousand followers with a twitter handle of @ramichuene and her instahandle is @ramichuene.
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