Linda Sokhulu (born September 13, 1976) is a multiple-award-winning South African actress. She plays Ziyanda in the soap opera Rhythm City.

In 2014, she was a nominee for Best Actress at the 10th African Movie Academy Awards.

Linda Sokhulu
Linda Sokhulu biography
Linda Sokhulu played vibrant, sassy ex-hooker Cleo Khuzwayo on the SABC1 soap opera Generations.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Linda Sokhulu
Born:September 13, 1976 (age 46 years old)
Place of Birth:Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:University of South Africa
Known for:Generations
Net Worth:R5.2 million

Early Life

Linda Sokhulu was born in Durban KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on September 13, 1976.


Sokhulu attended Cambridge College in Durban, matriculating in 1994. 

After studying Fashion Design at Natal Tech for two years, she discovered it wasn’t what she wanted. She obtained a BCOMM from the University of South Africa. 


In 2003, she worked for Repp Theatre for Life. She is best known for playing vibrant, sassy ex-hooker Cleo Khuzwayo on the SABC1 soap opera Generations. She played the role for three years (2004-2007).

Lately, she bagged the role of Nikiwe Sibeko in the SABC3 soap opera Isidingo. Her love for acting increased after joining a workshop at the Natal Playhouse. She had the opportunity to work with Tina Johnston. 

Linda Sokhulu has worked with independent companies focusing on children’s theatre. The works include The Sky is Red with Artists in a Container and A Doggy Tale with the Actors Co-op.

In 2007, she played the lead role of an ambitious microbiologist Nomathemba in the mini-series Ubizo (The Calling). She stars as a lawyer and partner in a firm, Pamela Thusi, in the SABC1 drama series Sokhulu & Partners.

In 2011, she played another starring role of Lefika in the SABC1 mini-series Shreds & Dreams.

Featured Films

Sokhulu starred in the 2013 film Felix, credited as her first feature film. She played as a mother of a teenage saxophonist. She has made appearances in other films, A Place Called Home and The Last Face, in 2006 and 2016.

Theatre performances

Linda has participated in many theatre performances. While at the Natal Playhouse, she appeared in two plays – Izwe Lezathini and Schools Macbeth.


After many theatre performances and appearing in many television shows, she has proven to be a rare talent. She has bagged many awards and accolades for her unmatched exhibition of knack. She took home these awards:

  • 2012: Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a lead role in a TV drama
  • 2016: Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role in a TV drama
  • 2016: Award for the Best Supporting Actress in a TV soap
  • 2017: Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role in a TV drama
  • 2014: Nominee for Best Actress at the 10th SAFTAs in 2014

Personal Life

Linda Sokhulu has not told any publication, including The Saga, about her husband. She prefers to leave it under wraps.

Social Profile

Sokhulu uses social media as a platform to reveal more about her hobbies, her work and also connect with fans. She posts her lifestyle, upcoming and ongoing shows, and more. She is on:

Net worth

Linda Sokhulu has appeared in many television, theatre, and movie productions. She has a net worth of over R5.2 million as of January 2023.


  • 7de Laan as Tumi Selepe
  • A Place Called Home as Clara
  • Binnelanders as Geraldine
  • Dinge van ‘n Kind as Lesedi
  • Generations as Cleo Khuzwayo
  • Home Affairs as Gloria Smelane
  • Housekeepers as Prudence Yeni
  • Isidingo as Nikiwe Sibeko
  • Rhythm City as Ziyanda
  • Shreds and Dreams as Lefika
  • Sokhulu & Partners as Pamela Thusi
  • Still Breathing as Ntombi
  • Ubizo (The Calling) as Noma
  • Umkhokha as Zodwa