Who is Siyasanga Papu? Here is her full life story!

Siyasanga Papu is a 36-year-old South African actress best known for her role on South African television drama Gomora as Pretty.

Biography Facts

Siyasanga Papu biography, age, relationship status and more.
Image of Siyasanga Papu.

Full name: Siyasanga Catherine Papu
Gender: Female
Date of birth: July 14, 1986 (age- 36)
Place of birth: East London, Eastern Cape Province
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actress
TV Shows: Gomora, Isibaya
Years Active: 2005 to present
Children: 1
Relationship status: Single

Early life of Siyasanga Papu

Siyasanga Catherine Papu was born on July 14 in 1986 in East London a city next to the Indian Ocean in Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. She was raised in East London then she relocated to Pretoria where she had her high school education. Growing up in East London, Siya Papu was very passionate about cars since she was 13 years old. She also developed love for acting in her early ages and has since traveled the world showing off her talent.

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Education of Siyasanga Papu

Siya attended her primary education in East London and probably finished it in Pretoria after relocation. She then attended Elandspoort High School in Pretoria where she obtained her matric in 2004. There is no information of where she obtained her tertiary education or she doesn’t have one.

Acting career of Siyasanga Papu

Siyasanga Papu playing Pretty on Gomora.
Image of Siyasanga Papu playing Pretty on Gomora.

She started her career in theatre productions where she found her self travelling overseas to perform in different countries. Siya has been in the industry for 17 years as of 2022, this means her career began in 2005 after obtaining her matric at Elandspoot High school. She even obtained two Naledi nominations for roles played in musical theatre shows.

Then she played numerous characters in numerous television serials such as SABC1 drama series Usindiso, soapie Generations: The Legacy, the SABC2 medical drama Hillside and played Portia on the e.tv soapie Rhythm City. She also played Lena Zondi on the second season of the Mzansi Magic drama series Saints and Sinners.

In 2018 she landed her first big role as Nomathemba on the Mzansi Magic supernatural drama series The Herd. She started out playing a recurring role in season 1 then she was promoted to play a starring role in season 2 premiered in 2019. On the 3rd of December 2018, she made her debut appearance on the sixth season of the Mzansi Magic soapie Isibaya as Fekeza which was a recurring role.

Then she landed another role of playing a petty sister, a jealous one and a long-suffering daughter, Pretty on Gomora since season 1. [ ¹]

Television serials roles list

Tv Shows- Seasons- Characters

  • Generations – Season 1 – Guest Star
  • Gomora – Season 1 to 2 – Pretty
  • Hillside – Season 1 to 2 – Dineo/Nurse
  • Isibaya – Season 6 – Fezeka
  • Isithembiso – Season 3 – Social Worker
  • Rhythm City – Season 1 – Portia
  • Saints and Sinners – Season 2 – Lena Zondi
  • The Herd – Season 1 to 2 -Nomathemba
  • Usindiso – Season 1 – Guest Star

Other works of Siya Papu

Siya is an entrepreneur but we have no record of what she do exactly in business. She is a singer or a vocalist and she has a 6-piece band. She often does cover songs at events.

Personal life of Siyasanga Papu

Siyasanga Papu who plays Pretty on Gomora
Siyasanga Papu in real life.

Siyasanga Papu is a single mother of one child, an eight- year-old by the year 2022. She is a huge fan of food and strengths her relationship with her loved ones with good food. Siya has a younger sister by the name of Tabisa Papu. She a Bilingual speaker who can speak English and Afrikaans. [ ²]

Social media of Siya Papu

Papu is on Social media and she has an Instagram account with 190 thousand followers as of 2022. Her Instagram account Social media handle is @siyasangapapu_official and if followed one would stay updated about her personal life.

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