Nelisa Mchunu Profile | Age, Early Life, Education, Acting Career, Boyfriend and Family
Nelisa Mchunu is a well-known South African actress, model, MC, motivational speaker, and writer. She has become quite famous for her roles in popular TV soap operas such as Isithembiso, Isibaya, Isifiso and Uzalo. She has also made appearances in several other TV shows and movies throughout her career.
Age and Early Life
Nelisa Mchunu was born on February 2, 1992, in Wartburg, KwaZulu-Natal. She was born into a family of ten siblings, and her father passed away when she was only four years old. Nelisa spent most of her childhood in Clermont, KwaZulu-Natal, where she moved with her mother at the age of six.
When Nelisa was in Grade 8, she moved to Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal, to live with her grandmother along with her two brothers.
Education and Career Beginnings
Nelisa Mchunu studied dramatic arts in high school and then enrolled in the University of Witwatersrand to study BA in Media Studies. However, due to financial difficulties, she had to drop out of the course. She then worked as a waitress and an assistant for a PR company before pursuing her passion for drama.
In 2015, Nelisa got her first break in the entertainment industry as an extra on SABC 3’s popular soap opera, Isidingo. In 2016, she was offered the role of “Fikile” in the widely popular soap opera Uzalo, which catapulted her to fame. She played the role for six years until May 25, 2021, when the producers retired the character due to storyline constraints.
After leaving Uzalo, Nelisa Mchunu made an appearance in the SABC 1 soap opera, Generations: The Legacy, where she played the role of a disgruntled client of #Ezweni. In late 2021, she made a comeback to Uzalo. In 2022, Nelisa landed a lead role in a Mzansi Magic series called Isifiso, where she played Bazothini.
Her mother is a teacher, and Nelisa’s sister, Londeka Mchunu, is also an actress. The actress is also a single mother with one child.
Nelisa Mchunu is a private person when it comes to her personal life. She has not revealed much about her relationships or her current status.