This is the biography of Nombulelo Mhlongo, a multitalented South African actress, classical singer, teacher, and writer. She is best known for her roles in television serials such as Durban Gen and Uzalo. In addition to her acting career, she is a choreographer and businesswoman
Nombulelo Mhlongo Age
She was born on the 9th of May 1992. As of 2023, she is 31 years old.
Nombulelo Mhlongo was born in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She completed a degree in dramatic arts from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. This academic foundation laid the groundwork for her successful career in the entertainment industry.
Nombulelo Mhlongo Career
Passion for the Arts
From a very young age, Nombulelo Mhlongo displayed an unwavering passion for the world of performing arts. Growing up in the rural area of Ubombo, her inspiration stemmed from watching the series “FAME,” where she aspired to sing, perform, and dance like the show’s cast.
Her formal training began at the age of 14 while she was still in high school. Eager to hone her craft further, she embarked on an international journey, attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, Hollywood. Her quest for perfection and her dedication to performance fueled her artistic pursuits.
Stage and Television Career
Nombulelo Mhlongo’s career began with notable performances in stage plays. She made her mark in the theatre world by participating in the stage play “Nothing But The Truth,” produced by John Kani, where she portrayed the character “Mandisa.” Her first significant breakthrough in television was her role as “Cassandra Masemola” in the soap opera “Skeem Saam.” After this initial television role, she briefly took a hiatus from the small screen.
Teaching and Outreach
During her break from television, Nombulelo Mhlongo collaborated with the Market Theatre, where she hosted acting classes. During this period, she contributed to the “Pan African Arts Space” project, where she imparted knowledge in writing, reading, music, and drama to young individuals.
Nombulelo Mhlongo later re-entered the world of television with notable roles in several serials produced by Stained Glass Productions. In 2018, she graced the screen in the television serial “Ifalakhe.” Her career continued to ascend in 2019 when she joined the cast of the SABC1 soap opera “Uzalo,” portraying the character “Nomncebo.” In 2020, she took on the pivotal role of “Nurse Sne Mtshali” in the e.tv medical drama telenovela “Durban Gen.”
Her outstanding talent was recognized when she received a nomination for the Most Promising Actress Award at the Scream African Women Awards in 2021.
Nombulelo Mhlongo’s artistic abilities extend beyond acting and performing. She has also delved into the realm of writing, adding yet another dimension to her multifaceted career.
Nombulelo Mhlongo Personal Life
While Nombulelo Mhlongo keeps her love life private, she is a proud mother to a daughter and takes great pride in her role as a mother. However, details regarding the father of her daughter remain undisclosed.