The biography of Thulani Mtsweni, a South African actor who has appeared in various TV series, such as Isidingo, Isibaya and iNumber Number. He is known for his roles as Shadrack Bhekiziswe Sibiya, Nyoka and Mpihlangene Zungu. He is also a social media personality, a comedian and a model.
Early Life and Education
Thulani Mtsweni was born on 12 March 1987 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. He grew up in Tsakane township near Johannesburg, where he developed his interest in acting and theatre. He learned languages like Zulu, Xhosa, Sesotho and English, which helped him in his acting career. Mtsweni completed his graduation from a local high school and pursued his passion for art and drama.
Thulani Mtsweni Career and Achievements
Mtsweni started his acting career in community theatre, where he worked with several student producers to gain exposure and experience. He made his debut on TV in 2015 when he joined the cast of the SABC3 soapie Isidingo as Sibiya, a miner who is loyal, funny and outspoken. He became popular for his portrayal of this character, which he played until 2020.
In 2017, he appeared in the TV series iNumber Number as Nyoka, a cunning and ruthless gangster. He also had a role as an abducted boy on Rhythm City, another soapie on e.tv3. In 2020, he joined the cast of the telenovela Isibaya as Mpihlangene Zungu, the younger brother of Mpiyakhe Zungu, the main protagonist. In 2021, he joined Gomora as Bongani.
Apart from TV, Thulani Mtsweni has also acted in a short film called Shaka Inkosi YamaKhosi, which was released in 2022. He played the role of Sompisi on the hit series Shaka Ilembe.
In 2023, Mtsweni won a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) in the Best Supporting Actor in a Telenovela category.
Thulani Mtsweni Personal Life and Family
Thulani Mtsweni is married to his wife, whose name is not known to the public. He has two children.