Thuli Thabethe age, child, biography, profile, education, baby daddy

Thuli Thabethe (born Nokuthula Thabethe on 5 April 1985) is an award-winning South Africa actress.

She gained popularity with television viewers for appearing as Phumzile on City Ses’la.

She played the role in the SABC1 sitcom for three years from 2006 until 2009.

The role earned her a Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2009 SAFTAs.

She is among the Mzansi actresses taking the entertainment industry in their way. Thuli has landed several roles on local television shows.

Thuli is also known for appearing on several shows and series including Isibaya and is one of the oldest actresses.


Thuli Thabethe biography
NameNokuthula Thabethe
Other namesThuli Thabethe
Born5 April 1985 (age 36 years)
NationalitySouth African
Baby DaddyThabo Molefi, aka Tbo Touch
EducationSpeech and Drama
Alma materNational School for the Arts, Johannesburg


Thuli Thabethe profile

She was born Nokuthula Thabethe on 5 April 1985. Thuli Thabethe is 36 years old. She holds an academic certification in Speech and Drama from the National School for the Arts, Johannesburg.

Were you keen enough to notice the resemblance between Thuli Thabethe and Yvonne Chaka Chaka? They are family, Yvonne is Thuli’s aunt.

Baby daddy

For four years, she dated Thabo Molefi, aka Tbo Touch from 2004 until 2008. Her baby daddy is popular for being a Disk Jockey and Live presenter on Metro FM.

After their relationship lasted for 4 years, he decided to climb another step in their relationship.

In November 2008, Thabo proposed to Thuli. In the following year, they welcomed a new member to share from their love, their son, Ruri.

In the year that followed, they ended their relationship as lovers. Though, they are still friends for their child’s sake.


Thuli Thabethe background

For three years, she played the role of Phumzile on City Ses’la. She landed the role following the exit of Lurayi who joined the Wild At Heart cast.

She landed the starring roles of Young Nomsa in iNkaba, a Mzansi Magic telenovela (2012-2013). 

She has also appeared in several television shows playing cameo roles. In 2005, she was cast as bitchy Maria on the popular series Isindigo.

Thul also was cast as Detective Maseko in and Young Reporter on Hard Copy in the same year.

In 2006, she played the role of Doctor on Tshisa. The role of Pink Khumba came after she took over from Terry Pheto in Zone 14. She appeared in season 3 of the SABC1 drama series in 2010.

She hosted Our Perfect Wedding, a Mzansi Wethu reality series. In a bid to focus on her academic pursuit, she left the show after a season. Brenda Ngxoli took over from where Thuli stopped.

She landed a guest-starring role in Kota Life Crisis, an Mzansi Magic sitcom, in 2014.

In 2015, she played a starring role as Mercia Sithole in The Mayor, Mzansi Magic sitcom.


She has been recognized for her impressive performance and impact in the industry. She has received nominations and awards from notable award sponsors including;

  • 2009 Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a Comedy (Won).
  • 2019 Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Soap (Nominated).


She has several favorites including;

  • Movies: The Matrix and The Devil’s Advocate.
  • TV Show: The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • Actress: Sophie Ndaba (local), Julia Roberts (international)
  • Hobbies: Reading, writing reflective songs, shopping, organizing dinners and trips, singing interior decorating, scuba diving.

She is also active on social media. On Instagram, she keeps followers connected to her career progress and lifestyle. Her Instagram account @rulerofself houses about 119k followers.


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