This is the biography of Deli Malinga, she is a prominent South African actress, television personality. With a career spanning over three decades, she has established herself as a versatile artist across various mediums.
Deli Malinga Age
She was born on the 13th of October 1965. As of 2023, she is 58 years old.
Early Life and Education
Deli Malinga was born and raised in Umlazi, KwaZulu Natal. She pursued her education at Ekwazini High School in Umlazi before furthering her studies at Phambili High School in Durban.
Deli Malinga Career
Malinga’s foray into the entertainment industry began over 32 years ago, marking the inception of an illustrious career. Her debut performance graced the screens in the SABC1 soapie Generations, portraying the character of Sarah Ngcobo, the spouse of Khaphela, played by Mike Mvelase.
Her notable roles extend to e.tv’s Rhythm City, where she portrayed Ntombizodwa, Suffocate’s traditional aunt, advocating polygamy as a resolution to his challenges.
Her television appearances span a diverse spectrum, encompassing shows like Jozi Streets, Mponeng, Gaz’lam, Home Affairs, Mfolozi Street, Jacob’s Cross, Saints and Sinners, among others across various networks such as SABC, M-Net, and Mzansi Magic.
Malinga’s filmography showcases her versatility, including roles in Generations, Rhythm City, Broken Vows, eKasi: Our Stories, Gaz’lam, Greed & Desire, Imbewu, iNkaba, Isibaya, Lingashoni, The Queen, and Umkhokha, among others.
Aside from being an actress, Deli Malinga She is also a motivational speaker, voice-over artist, script supervisor, language advisor, and dialogue coach.
- Generations as Sarah Ngcobo
- Rhythm City as Ntombizodwa
- Broken Vows as Sangoma
- eKasi: Our Stories as Mrs. Gumede
- Gaz’lam as Nurse
- Greed & Desire as Sibahle Gigaba
- Home Affairs as a domestic worker
- Imbewu as Nomalanga
- iNkaba as Ma’Dlamini
- Isibaya as Buhle’s Mother
- Jacob’s Cross
- Jozi Streets as Poppie
- Lingashoni as Ngadlangadla
- Durban Gen as Sne’s Mother
- Mfolozi Street as Buyiswa
- Saints and Sinners as Margaret
- Single Galz as Nompendulo’s Mom
- The Queen as Lungile
- Umkhokha as MaMzobe
- Redemption as MaNgema
- Adulting as Thandeka
In October 2023, she won the best supporting actress in a telenovela for her role in Redemption at the SAFTAs.In the same month she also won another award at the Sebenza Women Awards ceremony.
Deli Malinga Personal Life
Despite her prominence in the entertainment sphere, Deli Malinga maintains a private personal life, shielding most details from the public eye. Speculation about her marital status and children remains unanswered, although occasional glimpses into her life include posts about her grandchild on her Instagram page.