Sindi Dlathu biography, age, twin sister, husband & pictures

Sindi Dlathu (born on 4 January 1974 in Meadowlands, Soweto Johannesburg) is a South African actress and musician.

She is popular for portraying the role of ‘Thandaza’, Ranthumeng Mokoena’s wife in ‘Muvhango, a Mzansi soapie.

The actress gained more television audiences for portraying the role of Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikana in The River.


Sindi Dlathu biography
Sindi Dlathu is a renowned South African actress and musician.
NameSindi Dlathu
Age46 years old
NationalitySouth African
Date of birth4 January 1974
Place of birthJohannesburg
ProfessionActress and musician
Real husbandOkielant Nkosi
Twin sisterZanele Sangweni


The actress was born on the 4th of January 1974 in Meadowlands, a suburb of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province. 

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She started succeeding in the early days of her life and when she was 11 years old, Dlathu won at a national miming competition.

When she was 14 years old, Dlathu landed the lead role as an understudy in the stage version of Sarafina.


Her date of birth is on the 4th of January 1974 and the place of birth is in Meadowlands, Johannesburg. Sindi Dlathu is 46 years old.

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The actress has a twin sister by the name of Zanele Sangweni. Her twin sister is the wife of Matome Meela, a local businessman who owns a pawn shop and dealer in used cars in Soweto.

Real husband

In reality, Dlathu is married to Okielant Nkosi and the couple has two children together.



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She participated in a talent competition at the age of 12. Though this brought her exposure she did not win it but go to the finals.

Dlathu received mentorship from Mathotella Queens. She is a member of the popular South African Mbhaqanga band.

At 15 years of age, she participated in a national miming competition. There she performed an Aretha Franklin cover of The Beatles song “Let It Be. Dlathu emerged as the winner of the competition.

She went for the auditions for Mbongeni Ngema’s play, Sarafina. This saw her cast as the understudy for the title character. Later she was featured in a performance in the United States of America (USA).

Dlathu acted alongside Whoopi Goldberg. The actress met Randy Crawford. 

After completing her matric in 1996, she returned to performing arts, stage plays.

She performed alongside Mary Twala, Abigail Kubeka, and Nomhle Nkonyeni in the FNB Vita Award-winning Game in 1997.

Dlathu joined The Game, Duma Ka Ndlovu’s stage play, in 1997. She was a cast member on Muvhango as Nomthandazo “Thandaza” Buthelezi. 

She started her cast with a minor role but with time grew to be among the key characters.

She stepped into the spotlight on her role on Muvhango. In 2018, Dlathu left Muvhango after landing a lead role in The River.

She landed the role of Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikana. The character is a vicious woman, who could go the extra mile to protect her wealth and maintain her luxurious lifestyle.


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