Phindile Gwala


Phindile Gwala (born December 12, 1986) is a 36-year-old actress and entrepreneur. Her first role on screen – Nonny – in the soap opera Muvhango rose her to prominence.

The actress has strengthened her fanbase with a first-class display of talent in the series Imbewu, where she plays Fikile. 

Gwala gained a strong fanbase for her first role, and many viewers wanted to know more about her in real life. She appeared first on the show in 2012 and was a cast member for five years. 

Phindile Gwala
Phindile Gwala biography
Phindile Gwala-Ngandu made her acting debut on Muvhango in 2012.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Phindile Gwala
Born:December 12, 1986 (age 36 years)
Place of Birth:Eshowe, South Africa
Nationality:South African
Spouse:Armando Ngandu
Daughter:Thato Gwala
Occupation:Actress, businessperson
Years active:2012-date
Net Worth:R14 million

Early Life

Phindile Gwala was born on December 12, 1986, in Eshowe, South Africa. Her parents, who are pastors, raised her under the doctrines of Christianity.

Her religious background did not tamper with her quest to build herself in showbiz. She has continued to grow her brand through her craft.


Phindile Gwala is best known for her first role in the soap opera Muvhango. The character Nonny gained the love of the viewers. She appeared for five years before tabling her resignation. 

The actress has further appeared in much other television series. She has played several roles on the local entertainment scene. 

In 2018, she made it as a cast member in Looking for Love, and in 2019, she appeared in Blessers.


Apart from acting, Gwala runs several businesses with her husband. They own Lotha’s Car-wash and a Shisa Nyama business in Wynberg, Johannesburg.

Their experience and interest in showbiz made them venture into the entertainment business. 

The couple has launched and registered a studio, Ngandu Productions, primarily for film production, advertisements, and other media-related roles.

Personal Life

Phindile Gwala pictures

After finding the man she loved, her hubby got involved in a tragic accident that claimed his life. She and her husband had a small daughter together.

The actress has dated many who do not return the same energy as her. She refused to give up on finding a man who would love her and her baby.


Finally, the actress fell in love with the Congolese model Armando Ngandu. The couple was together for several months before climbing a ladder in their relationship.

The model also has a daughter from his past relationship. He proposed marriage to Phindile Gwala after dating for two years.

In 2018, Gwala and her husband, Armando Ngandu, tied the knot in a colorful traditional ceremony.


Phindile’s parents are pastors and preach in Church. Being born into a family of preachers helped her through the journey. She was also fortunate to meet a wife from a religious background.

The actress often shares pictures of her parents on social media and looks like them. 


Phindile Gwala-Ngandu is a mother and has a daughter from her baby daddy and previous boyfriend. 

Her baby, Thato Gwala, was born May 15, 2007. She is currently a teenager of 14 years. She was still a little child when she lost her father.


Her body has also been the center of discussion across several social media platforms. She works on her body to maintain the sweet sixteen and curvy look.

The actress is an African beauty and never shies from showcasing her curvy body. Her thick body and curves have contributed to the fanbase.

Social Profiles

Phindile Gwala profiles

The budding actress has many followers across several social media platforms. She shares her personal life, social life, family, and career highlights on these platforms. She is also a social media influencer and has worked with many top brands. 

Twerk Videos

Phindile Gwala left many after she dropped her twerking video. She danced with her hubby Armando and were in black matching tights and danced by the swimming pool.

The couple appeared happy and enjoying the moment. The happy hubby reposted the video on his page with the caption, Crush Every day. She has a YouTube Channel where she posts more of her hot and twerk videos.

Net Worth

Phindile Gwala has been in the acting space for a long time. She started to act in 2012 and has grown her brand and other opportunities for other side hustles.

The actress receives a handsome salary and a decent fortune from all her hustles. She has a net worth of R14 million as of September 2022.