Nonhle Thema biography, age, daughter, husband, mother, education

Nonhle Thema (born 15 October 1981) is a South African presenter and actress. She rose to prominence though her fame almost ruined her profession.

She almost returned to square one following a melt-down she suffered for getting too popular. It was so serious that she almost lost her life.

She has managed to conquer the bad circumstance and has grown to a celebrated media personality in South Africa. To regain balance in the industry, she opted in for a break.


Nonhle Thema biography
NameNonhle Thema
Born15 October 1981 (age 39 years)
NationalitySouth African
HusbandArthur Bolton
DaughterStar Phoenix Ivy
OccupationActress, presenter


She was born on 15 October 1981, the 39-year-old has managed to remain a relevant figure in the highly competitive media industry. 

The actress was born and raised in the family of Derrick and Cynthia Shange.

Her mother is a well-known personality in the entertainment industry. Her father is also famous as an author and a journalist. Nonhle’s parents separated when she was 3 years old. She is a sister to three siblings.


In 1999, she had her matriculation at Sundown High School, Sandton. She moved from home in the same year. Later, the media personality studied marketing.


Nonhle Thema is married to Arthur Bolton. Before they exchanged their marital vows, they were both in a relationship. The couple for years now and seem to be enjoying their marital life.


Nonhle Thema is a proud mother. The name of her daughter is Star Phoenix Ivy. Her daughter made her first magazine appearance on the over of popular magazine DRUM.


Nonhle Thema is a popular television presenter and actress. She is popular for being the presenter on O-Boma and O-Access, music shows on Channel O.

Her debut job was as an events coordinator. She kicked off as a cohost alongside Siyabonga Ngwekazi on V Entertainment, daily live entertainment news on the Vuzu channel in July 2009.

In 2011, she made an appearance in Nonhle Goes to Hollywood, a reality show. Her reality show aired on the Vusu channel and she was the executive producer.

She appeared in the docu-reality TV series Reality Check in 2013.

In December, she first appeared on the Mzansi Magic soap opera Zabalaza. She played the role of Kgomotso after taking over from Nolwazi Shange.


One of the scenes that dragged the attention of the fans and gave them something to talk about for a long time was “her wedding”. Kgomotso “KG” got married to Sydney in the local soapie.

The dress was something fans talked about the more, the beautiful wedding dress and veil gave her that “stunning look”. The couple exchanged their marital vows in a “romantic way”. 


She is loved both on screen and social media, she has managed to gather a strong social fan base.

She shares content in videos and picture format to talk more about her profession, dressing, and more.

On Instagram, her account houses over 270k followers.

TV Shows

10 Over 10Commentator
Zabalaza (2013)Kgomotso
The Close UpHerself
The Channel O Africa Music Video AwardsHost
ScreenTime with Nicky GreenwallHost
Rhythm CityHerself
Reality CheckGuest Artist
Nonhle Goes to HollywoodHerself
Ke Ba BolelletseJoy
I Love South AfricaContestant
I AmHerself


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