Hamilton Dhlamini biography: awards, age, wife, background

Hamilton Dhlamini (born 15 December 1969 in Sebokeng) is a veteran and award-winning South African actor. He is also into filmmaking and playwrighting.

Sometimes credited as Hamilton Dlamini, his roles on television has added to making him popular. He is best known as businessman Korea in the SABC1 sitcom Mzee wa Two Six (2005).

He is also popular for playing Prosper in the SABC1 drama series Mzansi. He further gained presence for the roles he played in teleserials like Faith like Potatoes, The King’s Messenger, and Isithembiso.


Hamilton Dlamini biography
NameHamilton Dhlamini
Born15 December 1969 (age 51 years)
Sebokeng, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
WifeMartha Dlamini
OccupationActor, playwright, producer, director
Years active1984–date


He was born on 15 December 1969 in Sebokeng, a middle-class township in southern Gauteng. After his birth, he was named Hamilton Dhlamini.

Though he hails from a family with a poor economy, he has managed to climb his way to the top through his profession.


Hamilton is a husband and father. His wife, Martha Dlamini, is a nutritionist and they met first in a lift. Together, the couple parents three children.


He is credited with 1984 as the year he started his career. Hamilton began through stage plays and was cast as a businessperson Korea in Mzee Wa Two Six, an SABC1 sitcom. 

He landed the lead role in King Lear, an SABC1 short series in 2008. Hamilton was cast in the series Ten Bush in the same year.

He took home a Naledi Theatre Awards for the best supporting actor for his role.

In 2006, he was cast in Faith Like Potatoes as Simeon Bhengu. His performance earned him a SAFTA for best-supporting actor for his role.

Hamilton was the recipient of the Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film in 2007.

In 2018, he was cast as Banzi Motaung in the TV series Isithembiso and bagged the 2018 Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV soap opera.

He is the founder and owner of the production company Ndlondlo Productions. In the SABC1 miniseries, he appeared as Lucky in Izingane zoBaba (April-May 2008).

He landed the role of Mojo Khumalo (a lead character) in Stokvel. Dhlamini replaced James Ngcobo on the SABC2 sitcom Stokvel, for the sixth season.

In 2012, Dlamini also starred as TT, a bumbling private investigator, in Boomba and TT, an Mzansi Magic comedy series. In 2015, starred as Mnqobi Simelane in the e.tv drama series Umlilo.


  • 2020 SAFTA Golden Horn – Best Actor – Telenovela – Isithembiso – Nominated.
  • 2018 SAFTA Golden Horn – Best Actor – TV soap-Isithembiso – Won.
  • 2007 SAFTA Golden Horn – Best Supporting Actor – Feature Film – Faith Like Potatoes (2006) – Won.



1990The King’s MessengerPoacher
2004Gums & NosesStreet Dealer
2010JoziTraffic cop
2011Otelo BurningSkhumbuzo
2013Nothing for MahalaForeman
2017Five Fingers for MarseillesSepoko

TV Shows

UmliloMnqobi Simelane
Zero ToleranceLefty/President Tubman
The MayorMapula Matlala
StokvelMojo Khumalo
Soul BuddyzMelusi’s Teacher
Shooting StarsThemba Zwane
Saints and SinnersAndries
ReykaBrigadier Hector Zwane
Mzee wa Two SixKorea
Mutual FriendsPat
Izingane zoBabaLucky
LegacyLucky Ntshinga
eKasi: Our StoriesMbangiseni
IsibayaAndile Sibiya
IsonoMsizi Zondo
FluitersBantu Ntenga
City Ses’laUncle Mto
Home AffairsSenzo Mbatha
Boo & TTTT
Askies!Homeless Man

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