Lalla Hirayama Biography, Age, Father, Dancing, Achievements, Twitter & Shows

Lalla Hirayama (born February 10, 1988, in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a South African TV host, actress, dancer, and model. 

She is popular for co-hosting (with four (4) others) V Entertainment, a live celebrity news show, on DSTV.

She is also a judge on South Africa’s Got Talent. Lalla is also a host on her show, Lalla Land, on M-net Movies channel.


Lalla Hirayama biography
Lalla Hirayama, TV host, actress, dancer and model.

She was born in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan into the family of a white South African dad of Jewish descent and a Japanese mother.

Even as the only daughter and child of her parents, she was brought up in the old school typical Japanese way, think Samurais and Zen.

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Her date of birth is on 10 February 1988 and the place of birth is in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Lalla Hirayama is 31 years old.


Her dad is a Sangoma, Shaman, although he is a white Jewish man. Initially, she shared that she hails from a diverse background; Buddhism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, and other belief systems and cultures.

Early Childhood

She spent her childhood years in Japan and later relocated to Australia. Lalla finally moved to South Africa at the age of about six (6).


She began her primary school education at Fairways Primary School in Sandton, Johannesburg. She participated in horse riding and athletics during her primary school days. 

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In 1997, she became a champion in Horse Riding. She went back to her country of birth, Japan, and taught hip-hop, tap and modern dancing in Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture. 

In 2002, she returned to South Africa and registered at the British International College (BIC) in Bryanston where she completed her high school education. She received training in dancing during her years in BIC.


She kicked off her professional career in dancing in 2005 and performed dancing at many corporate functions under the Vigor8 Company. 

Later, she founded the Clinch City Entertainment (ACC) in 2006. ACC is a hip hop marketing and events company. 

Lalla became a member of the official dancers for popular artists during that period.

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TV Career

She made her debut appearance on South African TV when she was 15 years old. She was a presenter on E-TV for the daily kid’s time channel Craz-E.

She portrayed the role of Felicia on Rhythm City an E-TV prime time soapie. She also started presenting the show, Scar Tissue, on Vuzu, a DSTV channel. She also became a live continuity presenter for the channel.

Lalla also portrayed as Bianca on the bio-weekly soapie ‘Zone 14’ on SABC1. She co-hosted (alongside DJ Fresh) the 3rd season of the Tropica Island of Treasure which aired on E-TV.


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  • Featured in the FHM calendar (2009).
  • Voted #15 in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women In The World (2009) &#14 in 2010.
  • Featured in the yearly FHM Lingerie supplement (2010).
  • Glamour magazines ‘Most Glamorous’ award – Won.
  • Best Innovative Style at the South African Style Awards.
  • Most Stylish at the G4 Sports awards.


TV Shows

  • V-Entertainment – S3–7
  • Tropika Island of Treasure
  • Herself – S3
  • The Hustle – S1
  • The Channel O Africa Music Video Awards – S8&9
  • The AXE Sweet Life – S1
  • Strictly Come Dancing S6
  • ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall – S4
  • SA’s Got Talent – S5&6
  • Masters of Rhythm – S1
  • Miss South Africa – S58
  • Rhythm – City S1
  • Craz-E – S10-14
  • Scar Tissue – S1-2
  • SABC 1 Continuity S20-21
  • DJ on Good Hope FM
  • The Full House – S1
  • LallaLAND – S1 
  • Zone14 – S4
  • Massive Music


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