Mzansi Profiles! People Zola Nombona Biography: Early Life | Education | Acting Career | Filmography | Personal Life

Zola Nombona Biography: Early Life | Education | Acting Career | Filmography | Personal Life

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This is the biography of Zola Nombona, a South African actress whose talent and passion have made her a beloved figure in the entertainment industry.

 

Early Life and Education

Zola Nombona was born on March 10, 1992, in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa. She attended Victoria Girls’ High School in Grahamstown before pursuing higher education in dramatic arts. The actress graduated with honours from the University of the Witwatersrand.

 

Zola Nombona Acting Career

Zola acting career took off with her role as Shado in the SABC 1 drama series Intersexions in 2013. This marked her first major acting role.

 

Zola Nombona Biography

Zola Nombona Biography [Image: DStv]

 

She then starred as Roxanne in the e.tv drama Zbondiwe in 2015 and played Monde on Lockdown, a television drama series set in a fictional high-security prison for women. In 2023, Zola was cast as the lead actor in Mzansi Magic’s new telenovela My Brother’s Keeper opposite Wiseman Mncube and Lindani Nkosi.

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Zola Nombona Filmography

Zola has appeared in various television productions, showcasing her versatility as an actress. Some of her notable roles include:

  • Ingoma as Constance Dladla
  • Forced Love as Kat Minola
  • Number Number as Zee
  • iThuba Lokugcina as Zodwa Bhengu
  • Z’bondiwe as Roxanne (Lead Role)
  • Lockdown as Monde
  • eHostela as Constable Brightness
  • Isono as Zoleka
  • Generations: The Legacy as Pamela Khoza

 

Zola Nombona Personal Life

Zola is married to Thomas Gumede, and together they have a child named Cebelihle. She has a younger sister named Unathi Nombona.

 

Zola Nombona Biography

Zola Nombona Biography [Image: @znombona/Instagram]

 

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Recognition and Awards

Nombona is a six-time SAFTA nominee, reflecting her talent and dedication to her craft. She won Best Actress in a Made for TV Movie (Ingoma) at the 2016 SAFTA Golden Horn and has received several nominations for her performances in Zbondiwe and Lockdown.

 

Business Ventures and Brand Influence

Apart from her acting career, Zola has branched out into business and brand collaboration. She founded LXVE, an online shop for luxurious shapewear for women.

 

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