Velile Makhoba profiles

Velile Makhoba is a 21-year-old actress best known for her role in Gomora.


Velile Makhoba (born c. 2001) is a young and super talented actress and dancer. She is best known for playing Gugulethu in the television drama series Gomora.

Many viewers of the series talk about her for her unmatched flair. She has also appeared in other television productions like Back door, where she plays the starring role.

Velile Makhoba
Velile Makhoba biography
Velile Makhoba in 2022.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Velile Makhoba
Born:c. 2001 (21 years old)
Place of Birth:Mayville, Durban
Nationality:South African
Education:Mayville Secondary
KwaMashu Art Center
Ekhaya Multi Art Centre
Phakama Dance Academy
Occupation:Actress, dancer
Known for:Gugulethu in Gomora
Net Worth:R100,000

Early Life

Velile Makhoba was born in 2001 in Mayville, an area west of central Durban. She grew up and studied in schools in South Africa and holds an Arts certificate.

She fell in love with dancing as a primary school pupil. The cultural dances she learned inspired and taught her about her cultural background.


Velile studied at Cato Crest primary school and learned Zulu dance and Umshado. She attended Mayville Secondary and gained more dance lessons at KwaMashu Art Center.


Velile Makhoba had a great passion for traditional dance since her formative age. She decided to monetize her passion and has traveled to many places to perform her dance moves.

Makhoba also loves acting and has appeared in many television shows and productions. The actress appeared in the local television series Gomora and the Black Door.

The thespian has displayed a remarkable talent on screen and turned viewers into investigators as they try to look into her real-life personality.

Velile bagged the Special Recognition International Performances Award for her professional dancing. She plans on launching a dance production company for younger people.

Through the production, they will learn how dance serves as a form of expressing art.

As a dancer, she was a member of the group Izintuthwane. The dance group performed at the Durban-based Moses Mabhida Stadium at the opening of the Nedbank Final Cup.


Velile Makhoba plays the teenage girl Gugu in the television series Gomora. The character distastes Thati and accuses her of keeping her dad from his family. She tries to win Thati as a mother figure in her life.

Her mother left her on Ndaba’s doorstep, then her grandparents and her uncle Phumlani took her in.

Personal Life

Velile Makhoba age
Velile Makhoba is currently single.

Makhoba’s only focus is building a brand for herself in showbiz. She has not told any publication or media about her boyfriend. She has successfully kept him out of the public eye. 

Net Worth

Velile Makhoba has made a fortune from acting and dancing. She has an estimated net worth of R100,000 as of October 2022.