Fundiswa Zwane (born 06 June 1985) is a South African actress and businesswoman. She gained popularity for her recurring role as Rethabile in the SABC1 soapie Generations (2009-2012).
She grew up in Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal. Fundi was raised in a robust black home and according to her, it was “filled with lots of joy and love.”
” I was raised in a robust black home filled with lots of joy and love. This encouraged my talents from a young age.”
She was born on the 6th of June, 1985. Fundiswa Zwane is 34 years old.
During her high school days, she had already wanted to choose the acting career. She belonged to the gumboot dance group. She went to a film school after completing high school.
“I knew when I was in high school that I wanted to be an actress. I was part of the gumboot dance group, and once after a performance, the whole school was in stitches.
“This turned me into an overnight sensation, and I enjoyed my time on stage. I knew then that I would pursue a career in the arts. After high school, I followed my drama teacher’s advice and went to film school.
“I booked my first TV role while doing my third year. From that point, I pitched up for every audition and gave it my best.” she shared.
- Divers Down – Season 1
- Generations – Season 1
- Imbewu: The Seed – Season 1 & 2
- Traffic! – Season 2
In Generations, Rathabile is an outspoken young intern at New Horizons advertising agency. She later turned out to be good friends with Khetiwe.
In 2011, Fundiswa also landed a starring role in the SABC1 drama series Divers Down, as Avumile.
She also co-created the Mzansi Magic sitcom It’s for Life with Gugu Zuma and Thuli Zuma. The series aired on the channel (July-October, 2011).
The series, It’s for Life, is all about women who found out that they had a squatter in their new house and are forced to live with her.
Later in 2015, Fundiswa portrayed a guest role in the second season of Traffic!, eKasi+ police procedural series.
- “5 minutes with Fundi Zwane“. Bona, Caxton retrieved 2020-10-01
- “Fundi Zwane“. TVSA retrieved 2020-10-01
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