Thuthuka Mthembu (born in Johannesburg) is a South African actress. She stepped into fame for portraying the role of Nonka on the weekly drama series, Uzalo on SABC1.
|Age||24 years old|
|Place of birth||Johannesburg|
The much-loved actress place of birth is in Johannesburg, popularly called “The City of Gold” and is the largest city in South Africa. Thuthuka Mthembu is 24 years old (2020).
She grew up under the protective care of her mother, who is single in The City of Gold.
Thuthuka Mthembu’s fame in the entertainment industry was born upon her landing the role of Nonka in Uzalo in December 2018. Uzalo is the most watch drama series in South Africa.
According to her, initially, she did not have the intention to be an actress but today she is and is making waves in the industry.
She plays the role of Nonka, the character is aged 18 years. She lives in KwaMashu and has two distracting choices around her.
She has to choose either to love or study but remains a very strong person.
Nonka in Uzalo
Like other young celebrities and kids in the system, everything seems to have fallen into place for Thuthuka Mthembu. This was after she received a call in 2018 for a job on the award-winning show Uzalo.
She is living out her dreams in Durban, “I’ve got roots that stem all the way to this side, so you could say that it’s where I’m ‘originally’ from.
“A true definition of being exactly where you need to be, when you need to be.”
Uzalo is her first acting gig and she has always wanted to appear on the screen. The actress did commercials and also features as a child, to her the biggest thing she has done is her career on television.
“Uzalo is my first acting gig. I’ve always had the desire and passion for being on-screen.
“I did commercials and features as an extra as a child, but Uzalo is the biggest thing I’ve ever done in my television career.” she says
Even though she is rising in the industry in a flash, the actress looks up to heavyweights in the industry like, Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, and Dawn Thandeka King.
She further mentioned that “to survive in the industry you need to remain teachable”.