Ama Qamata (born September 2, 1998) is a South African actress who’s primarily known for her role in the popular Netflix series, Blood and Water, and as Buhle Ndaba in Gomora, the Mzansi Magic series.
The outstanding talent of Ama Qamata who you may know as Puleng Khumalo on Blood and Water has endeared her to many fans, including South Africans and people from other countries who watch the series on Netflix. Ama Qamata has always had an interest in acting and she knew she was made for the spotlight right from a very young age. Her passion and ability to take advantage of opportunities when they come have gotten her a number of starring roles in many South African TV series.
Ama has hit many milestones at a very young age of 22 and if she continues at this pace, we can be sure of seeing her more often in most of our favorite blockbuster movies and TV series.
Summary of Ama Qamata’s Biography
- Full name: Amamkele Lithemba Qamata
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: September 2, 1998
- Place of birth: Cala, Eastern Cape, South Africa
- Ama Qamata’s Age: 24 years old
- Ethnicity: African
- Nationality: South African
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Marital Status: Unmarried
- Education: Reddam House School, University of Cape Town
- Occupation: Actress
- Famous for:
- Ama Qamata’s Instagram: @amaqamata
- Twitter: @ama_qamata
Ama Qamata Dropped Out Of College In Her Second Year
The South African TV star was born on September 2, 1998, in Cala, Eastern Cape, South Africa. She is currently 24 years old. At the age of three, she had to move to Johannesburg with her family.
She attended Reddam House School and matriculated from high school in 2016, after which, she took a year-long break before going into the university. Ama Qamata got admitted into the University of Cape Town to study for a degree in Theatre and Performance but she dropped out in her second year to give better attention to her acting career.
Qamata’s acting skills seem to be inborn as it is something she has been doing since high school. Her brief stay in the university must have improved her skills to an extent since the course she was studying was in alignment with her career which was just starting off at the time.
Nothing much is known about her family, but in 2020, when she gave fans the opportunity to ask her questions, she was asked about her beautiful car, and she said her parents gifted her the vehicle.
On her 21st birthday, while she was in Cape Town shooting for the first season of Blood and Water, her family flew into town from Johannesburg to celebrate the milestone with her. From this, you can tell that she has a very loving and supportive family.
She Has Always Been Interested In Acting Since Her Early Days
Ama Qamata is one of those South African stars who realized their talents early in life and considering the fact that she started off as a child star, you can tell she has supportive parents. She started participating in drama in high school and featured in the advertisement for Mac Donalds and Cheese Curls during this time.
Qamata made her debut appearance in the movie industry in the sitcom My Perfect Family where she played the role of Naledi in 2016. In 2018, she played the recurring role of Thandi in the soapie, Rhythm City.
She got her first lead role when she played the role of Nobuhle Ndaba in Gomora. Her outstanding performance in the South African TV show got the attention of the producer who helped her get the role of Puleng Khumalo in the Netflix original series, Blood and Water which is by far her biggest score so far in the film industry.
Ama Qamata has been featured in movies with some of the big names in the game like Katlego Danke, Connie Chiume, Mduduzi Mabaso, and Mpho Molepo. At a very young age, the talented star has attained what most older artists are still wishing for.
Ama Qamata Made Her Character in “Blood and Water” Relatable
Ama Qamata is a young South African actress who played the role of Puleng Khumalo in Netflix’s original series Blood and Water. She played the role of a teenager who lost her sister at birth. Every year, her family remembers the tragic incident on her late sister’s birthday and she is made to blow off the candles on her supposed birthday cake. She gets tired of the mourning and memorial birthday celebration and sets out on a quest to find her lost sister. Now, Puleng is trying to prove that a successful swimmer from a private school is actually her lost sister.
It is undeniable that Ama Qamata played her character exceptionally well, and she totally deserved The Next Big Thing award she got (alongside Witney Ramabulana) at the 24th Annual SA Style Awards in 2020.
She Is Scheduled To Return For The Second Season Of The TV Show
With the way Ama Qamata gave life to her character, you can tell she was perfect for the role. It is thanks to Kutlwano Ditsele, one of the casting directors of Blood and Water – who was an executive producer on Gomora – that Ama Qamata got the opportunity to play the lead role. He invited her to audition for the role of Puleng, having worked with her in the past. The audition was successful and she was picked to play the role which has so far been appreciated by fans of the show.
The first season of Blood and Water was released on Netflix on the 20th of May 2020. The South African teen series is the first of its kind in Africa. Members of the cast of the TV series include Khosi Ngema, Gail Mabalane, Thabang Molaba, and so many others. Netflix has renewed the series for a second season and filming ended in March 2021. From the announcement by director Nosipho Dumisa on the Netflix Africa YouTube channel, we can be sure that the lead actress in season one, Ama Qamata, will reprise her role in season two.
Who Is Ama Qamata Dating?
Ama Qamata is beautiful, young, and has undoubtedly created a solid name for herself in the movie industry, thus, a lot of people want to know more about her private life. But, Ama Qamata has not introduced any guy to fans as the love of her life just yet, except she is probably in a relationship and has decided to keep the information away from the public.
Considering the speed at which Ama Qamata is going and the level of success she has attained, becoming one of the most successful South African female actresses in her interpretation of her characters have endeared her to a lot of fans who can’t wait for the release of the second season of Blood and Water.