Hlomla Dandala biography: age, wife, net worth, father, background

Hlomla Dandala (born 22 September 1974 in Mdantsane) is a South African presenter, actor, and director. He has made appearances in many television serials and films that have contributed in raising him to prominence.

He is a familiar face on screen for playing the role of Derek Nyathi in Isidingo for 3 years (1998-2001). Hlomla landed the title role (Jacob) in the Drama broadcast on SABC2 Jacob’s Cross.

He started playing the role in the premiere of the series. The first was broadcast on SABC2 on 2 April 2009.

As a presenter, he gained the love of many television viewers on the reality dating show All You Need Is Love (2002-2003).


Hlomla Dandala biography
Hlomla Dandala is a renowned South African actor, television presenter, and director.
NameHlomla Dandala
Born22 September 1974 (age 47 years)
Mdantsane, Eastern Cape
EducationSacred Heart College, Johannesburg
Wits University
WifeCandy Litchfield (div. 2009)​
Brenda Dandala (div.)
OccupationActor, TV presenter, director
Height5’9″ (1.80 m)
Years Active1995-date
ParentsMvume Dandala (father)
Net worth$1.1million


He was born Hlomla Dandala on 22 September 1974 in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The actor is fluent in 4 languages including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa, and stands as tall as 5’9″ (1.80 m).


He played the starring role of Minister of the Environment Jet Hlatswayo in End Game, an SABC1 political thriller mystery drama serial.

He also played major roles in other television serials like Tsha Tsha, Interrogation Room, and Gaz’lam.

Dandala was also cast in the US daytime series Scout’s Safari, the show was broadcast on Discovery Kids and NBC.

The actor was also cast in season 2 of Zero Tolerance, an SABC1 drama series as Majola Tindleni. As a director, he is the brain behind three episodes of the drama series Hard Copy.

He also directed seven episodes of Gaz’lam and also episodes of the soap operas Generations and Backstage. Dandala also directed the film The Bet for the Heartlines movie series on SABC2 in 2006.

In 1997, he appeared in the film Fools and appeared in Red Dust and Lord Of War in 2004 and 2005.

More on his movie credit is Coup in 2006, a made for television movie, and in The Triangle in 2005, a min-series.

He was cast in a major role in the medical series Jozi-H in 2007 and M-Net broadcast drama series Jacob’s Cross as Jacob.

In the following year, he landed the lead role of Khanyiso Phalo in Land of Thirst, an SABC2 mini-series appearing for a month (January-February).

Private Life

In 2001, Hlomla Dandala got married to Candy Litchfield. After almost nine years together as husband and wife, the couple ended their union in divorce in 2009.

Hlomla married again to Brendah but their marriage did not get the “till death do us part” ending either. Their union ended in a divorce. According to Buzz South Africa, both marriages ended following cheating allegations.

Net worth

According to Savanna news, renowned actor and director, Hlomla Dandalala is estimated to have a net worth of $1.1million.


Red Dust2004
Happiness Is a Four Letter Word2016
Lord Of War2005
Honeymoon Hotel2014
Sniper Reloaded2011


Channel O(1995 – 1998)
All You Need Is Love(2000)


Land of Thirst
The Triangle2005


All You Need Is LoveHost
Tsha TshaLungi
Zero ToleranceMajola Tindleni
MadibaGovan Mbeki
The Royalty Soapie AwardsHost
Land of Thirst Khanyiso Phalo
The RiverZweli
Jozi-H Dr. Sipho Ramthalile
The Republic Vice President
Jacob’s CrossJacob Makhubu
The Close UpHimself
Isidingo Talent SearchPanelist
ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall Himself
IsidingoDerek Nyathi
Scandal!Kingsley Siseko Langa
Interrogation RoomGuest Star
Gaz’lam Coltrane
End GameJet Hlatswayo

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