Dineo Ranaka biography, age, husband, Pesha, net worth, siblings

Dineo Ranaka-Pesha (born 16 December 1983 in Soweto, Johannesburg) is a South African radio Dis Jockey and reality tv pageant. She is also a and businesswoman. She is also an MC and television beauty girl.

Television viewers know her for roles as the host of the music show Club 808 on e.tv and the SABC3 Noted.

Most viewers love her for her stunning looks and appearing on the SABC1 celebrity gossip show, The Real Goboza gained her more prominence.

She is a celebrated woman in the country and her talent couple with how determined she is has given her an edge in the competitive industry.


Dineo Ranaka biography
NameDineo Ranaka-Pesha
Born16 December 1983 (age 37 years)
Soweto. Johannesburg, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Alma materUniversity of South Africa
SiblingsRanaka Manaka
Mpumi Ranaka
Ranaka Ranaka
Ziggy Ranaka
MotherMama Siba Ranaka
HusbandMr. Pesha
Active years2005-date
ProfessionRadio and TV presenteractress • Disk Jockey • Television producer


She was born in Soweto in Johannesburg on 16 December 1983 and was given the name Dineo which could translate to Gifts. Her place of birth is in Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Diepkloof. 

She is sister to Ranaka Manaka, Mpumi Ranaka, Ranaka Ranaka, and Ziggy Ranaka. She had her higher institution studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA).

The actress always got that “sweet sixteen” look that many fans ask “how old is Dineo Ranaka?”. She is 37 years old.


She hails from a family that is in the spotlight. She has siblings including Ranaka Manaka, the older sibling who is also an actress and appeared on several dramas in a starring role. 

The second-born child is Mpumi Ranaka. She is a writer and homemaker. Ranaka Ranaka is the lastborn child of their family. He is popular being a Disk Jockey and event organizer. Ziggy Ranaka is the oldest son and a successful entrepreneur. The name of her mother is Mama Siba Ranaka


The well-known television personality is a proud mother. Dineo’s daughter’s name is Blaklez. However, she made it known that she is not a single parent.


She kicked off her radio career as a trainee at 5fm and later moved to Yfm where she worked as a radio producer. Later, she co-hosted the ‘Essential Rush, a popular afternoon drive radio show.

She walked into the spotlight for her show Dineo Live on Drive and rose to prominence in the country.

She was a co-host a music show on e.TV Club 808 alongside Moeti ‘Mo Flava’ Tsiki. Together they did prime rime radio and television at the same time.

Dineo also presented on All Access and hosted a music game show on e.tv. She also appeared on television serials including Gazlam, Gomora. and Scandal.

After she left Yfm, she returned on radio as the host of Highveld Stereo, a weekend show.

She joined Cliff Central, an internet radio station though she did not spend much time with the radio station.

Dineo currently hosts the mid-morning show on Metro FM The Bridge, alongside Somizi and Lerato Kganyago. For two years, she was the host of the Top 40 chart show on Metro FM.

She also had a reality show dubbed Dineo’s Diary, it ran for five seasons. 

As a producer, she is the brain behind the spin-off of her reality show The Ranakas. In the show, her entire family is featured including herself.

She also appeared on the Baby Mamas, a local movie, and portrayed as Joy.

Dineo is also a host on a Yim’lo, on Mzansi Magic. She announced her intention as a House and Hip Hop Disk Jockey in 2019.

In the following year, she produced Mzali Wami, through her production company. As a businessperson, she launched her cosmetic range LurDrBeauty in December 2020.


Dineo Ranaka is happily married to Mr. Pesha. The couple exchanged their marital vows in a secret wedding in 2020. She was too excited that she took to Instagram the first picture of her husband.


She is also active on social media including Instagram and Twitter. She has managed to grow her fanbase on these platforms. 

Followers get updates on her occupational progress, skills, fashion, and more.

  • Instagram: dineoranaka (1m followers)
  • Twitter: dineoranaka (1.2 m followers)

Net worth

According to Apumone, Dineo Ranaka has an estimated net worth of around US$2 million (R28 million). She has acquired much wealth from her profession as a radio and television presenter, actress, DJ, and TV Producer.


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