Mzansi Profiles! People Zenokuhle Maseko Biography| Early Life, Acting Career, Filmography

Zenokuhle Maseko Biography| Early Life, Acting Career, Filmography

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This is the biography of Zenokuhle Maseko, she is a South African actress known for her notable roles in various television series. She gained prominence for her portrayal of Mbali in the popular 1Magic soapie, The River.

Early Life

Zenokuhle Maseko was born on February 7, 1998, in the vibrant city of Benoni, located in Gauteng, South Africa. She completed her high school education at Benoni High School.

Zenokuhle Maseko Biography

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Although acting was not originally part of her plans, Maseko believes that the entertainment industry chose her. While studying biochemistry, she unexpectedly found herself in an audition room, leading to her eventual introduction to the world of acting.

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Early Career Beginnings

Maseko began her acting journey by auditioning for the role of Faith on The River, a role that ultimately went to Anele Zondo. However, she caught the attention of the show’s creators and was cast as the recurring character of Mbali instead. Her first appearance as Mbali was in the series premiere on January 29, 2018. This marked Maseko’s debut professional acting role, and she remained with the show for two seasons.

 

Zenokuhle Maseko Biography

Zenokuhle Maseko Biography (Image Credit: Instagram @uzenani_ uzenokuhle)

During her tenure on The River, Zenokuhle Maseko secured another recurring role on the SABC1 drama series Diamond City. She portrayed the character of Aya, making her debut in the series premiere on October 14, 2018. Diamond City later gained international recognition when it became available on Netflix in December 2020.

In 2021, Maseko joined the original cast of the SABC3 telenovela The Estate, which premiered on April 5, 2021. She portrayed the character of Sindi Phakathwayo, the daughter of Vuyo (Sdumo Mtshali) and Lwandle (Jo-anne Reyneke). Sindi is depicted as a pampered, sassy, and independent dreamer who experiences the pressure of fulfilling the role of the “son” Vuyo never had.

Aside from her notable roles, Maseko has also appeared in other television series such as Scandal!, where she played the character Tankiso.

In January 2024, Zenokuhle Maseko took the lead role in the Mzansi Magic drama series, S’phiwo. The show revolves around self-discovery, battling unseen forces, and the belief in profound connections between individuals. Maseko portrayed the character of Nothando, showcasing her versatility as an actress.

Filmography

– Diamond City – Season 1 as Aya
– Scandal! – Season 1 as Tankiso
– S’phiwo – Season 1 as Nothando Sbonde
– The Estate – Season 1-3 as Sindi Phakathwayo
– The River – Season 1-3 as Mbali

References

Zenokuhle Maseko’s new role on S’phiwo – ‘Acting chose me

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