Danielle Retief biography, age, profile, education, Song vir Katryn

Danielle Retief (born on 10 July 1991 in Johannesburg) is a South African actress, dancer, and singer. Her acting profession walked her into the spotlight.

In 2003, she joined the cast of Song vir Katryn as Marelie Beukes. She played the role in the kykNET drama series for a year until 2004.

Danielle Retief profile


NameDanielle Retief
Born10 July 1991 (age 30 years)
Johannesburg, Gauteng
NationalitySouth African
EducationClassical Piano
Alma materUNISA
ProfessionActress, producer, dancer, singer


She was born Danielle Retief on 10 July 1991 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her family may have influenced her love for arts to a great extent, her parents and grandfather were filmmakers and actors.

Speaking of her first lead role in the industry, Dannielle landed the role when she was a girl. The character is a girl who turned her brother into an egg.

Appearing in the production My Brother the Egg in 2001 to a great extent revealed that the talent runs in her veins.


Danielle Retief biography

In 2009, Danielle completed her high school education with distinctions in all her subjects (9). These subjects ranged from English, Mathematics, and Art. She had studied Classical Piano at the University of South Africa (UNISA).


She has also appeared in other television shows. Danielle landed an acting role in the Song vir Katryn. She was cast as Marelie in the kykNET series.

She also appeared in the popular series 7de Laan. She has also appeared in several productions including Phoebe in As You Like It

Other of Danielle’s theatre credits include Elana in Van Aardes van Grootoor and Ophelia in Hamlet.

She was able to improve her experience as an actor and writer by participating in several student films.

Danielle returned to play a recurring role in 7de Laan. On the show, she portrayed the role of Nikki Basson, daughter of DeWet Basson. 

She appeared first in the show on February 10, 2020, which happens to be on a Monday.

Danielle has also landed a cameo on Rhythm City. She was cast as a client on the e.tv soap opera in season 14, Episode 241.

She was cast as Board Member 1 in the Netflix paranormal movie Dead Places.


Danielle Retief education

Some of her hobbies and what she enjoys doing is;

  • Literature
  • sketching
  • design
  • music
  • singing
  • photography

Danielle also loves languages, though she is fluent in English and Afrikaans.

In 2010, she took lessons on French and would love to speak other languages in the future including German, Italian, and Spanish.

The self-taught acoustic guitar player enjoys making music. She is also on social media where she shares a picture and video updates on her profession and lifestyle.

  • Facebook: @danielleretiefactress
  • Instagram: @danielleretief 
  • Twitter: danielleretief


7de LaanMarianne
Dead PlacesBoard Member 1
Geraamtes in die KasRentia Oelofse
High RollersLinkie King
7de LaanNikki Basson
Song vir KatrynMarelie Beukes
Rhythm CityClient 2 / Female CEO
MTV ShugaMandy


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