Zimiphi Zimdollar Biyela biography


Zimiphi Zimdollar Biyela, born on 24 February 1983 (age – 38), is South African born radio DJ, musician and actress well known for being a uKhozi FM radio DJ and for playing Matron Sister Nobuhle, an uptight nurse who can hear no one else’s voice but hers.

Biography profile

Zimiphi Zimdollar Biyela as sister Matron Nobuhle Durban Gen
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Full Birth name: Zimiphi Happiness Biyela
Date of Birth: 24 February 1983
Age: 38 years old
Place of birth: eNdabazensangu, South Africa
Occupation: Actress, Musician, Radio DJ
Known as: Zimdollar or Matron Sister Nobuhle on Durban Gen
Children: 1
Nationality: South African

Personal life of Zimiphi Zimdollar

Zimiphi Zimdollar Biyela as Sister Matron on Durban Gen on her birthday
Zimiphi Zimdollar Biyela on her 38th birthday

Zimiphi Zimdollar Biyela (born as Zimiphi Happiness Biyela) was born on 24 February 1983 in the dusty rural area of eNdabazensangu under King Cetshwayo District, Obuka. A twin and a third of six children, she was her parent’s light as the first daughter born into the family. It was through this light that she would pass through the rest of her life. Biyela was also a teacher at Ohlelo Combined School in Nkandla before her debut album.

Education of Zimiphi Biyela

Zimiphi Zimdollar Biyela attended St Paul’s Primary School in Nkwenkwe, and then moved to Sitheku High School for her high school, completing her matric in 2001. With the understand of the importance of education, Zimiphi enrolled for a Bachelor of Education Degree at the University of South Africa (Unisa), however she could not complete her degree due to unforeseen circumstances after two years of studying. ¹

Acting career of Zimiphi Zimdollar

Zimiphi Zimdollar Biyela as sister Matron Nobuhle on Durban Gen
Zimiphi Zimdollar Biyela as sister Matron Nobuhle on Durban Gen with Mike Ndlangamandla and others

In 2014 she joined SABC 1’s Uzalo as “Samukelisiwe Keke Nzuza”. The industry recognized her efforts, as she was nominated for the Best Actress category in the Sabela Mabhunu Awards 2016. To her it was an incredible milestone to be nominated amongst some of the greats in the television industry.

In 2020 Zimiphi joined Durban Gen cast portraying the hospital’s no-nonsense Head Matron, Sister Nobuhle. She plays alongside Bhekisizwe Mahlawe (playing Calvin Gumede) and Fanele Ntuli.

Zimiphi’s career in music and Radio DJ

Zimiphi Zimdollar as radio Dj
Zimiphi Zimdollar as radio Dj

In 2009 while she was teaching at Ohlelo Combined School at NKandla, she released her first afro-pop album. The album was titled “Kwaze Kwamnandi”, and it kick started her career in the music industry. Also while teaching, she took her first step into the radio industry doing news reading at Icora FM in 2010. It was the beginning of great things for this rising star, who then heard about the Ukhozi FM radio presenter search in 2011.

Zimiphi had never dreamt of being a radio presenter – she had dreamt of being an actress and newsreader and yet here was an opportunity presenting itself. Deciding to take a chance on herself, she auditioned and even though she did not win, the station was so amazed by her natural talents and presenting style which was effortless and gripping, that they decided to keep her at the station fulltime.

What else does Zimiphi Zimdollar do in life?

Zimiphi is an MC, motivational speaker who is passionate about matters pertaining to tradition, and culture. She is also into taxi industry and has pursued this for more than two years. In 2020 She won Sebenza women’s awards and was congratulated by her colleagues.

How many Children does Zimiphi Biyela have?

Zimiphi Zimdollar Biyela children or child
Zimiphi Zimdollar child

Zimiphi Zimdollar Biyela has got one child whose name is not published.

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