Natasha Thahane is a talented South African actress who has done so well for herself ever since joining the entertainment industry. This beautiful 26-year-old lady stands out as one of those who promote the South African film industry through their performances and other endeavors. Despite her young age, she has won prominent filmmakers’ attention and praises of viewers and critics alike. She plans to grow her craft and take her thriving career to an enviable height in the nearest future.
Quick Profile of Natasha Thahane
- Name: Natasha Thahane
- Date of Birth: September 25, 1995
- Age: 26 Years Old
- Occupation: Actress
- Most Notable Works: Lockdown (2018), Blood & Water (2020), and Isono (2020)
Natasha Thahane Was Born In Soweto in 1995
The actress’s parents gave birth to her in Soweto on September 25, 1995. She comes from a prominent family with a long history in the anti-apartheid struggle and human rights activism. Natasha Thahane is the granddaughter of the South African anti-apartheid and human rights activist, Anglican cleric, and respected theologian Desmond Tutu.
Her parents and other members of her family are also public figures. Her biological sister’s name is Molemo Thahane, while she is also related to actors Sthembiso and Abdul Khoza. The actress is the biological daughter of Trevor Thamsanqa Tutu and his beloved wife, Nomaswazi Mamakoko. Apart from her dad, her aunties Theresa Thandeka Tutu, Naomi Nontombi Tutu, and Mpho Andrea Tutu, are all making waves in their respective fields of endeavors.
Natasha’s Father is Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Only Son
Trevor Thamsanqa Tutu is the man who brought Natasha into the world and the only son of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He was born in 1965 and attended the famous Waterford Kamhlaba School. In 1991, Mr. Tutu was jailed for three years for threatening to explode a bomb onboard an aircraft in 1989.
He has another daughter called Ziyanda Tutu, who describes herself as Desmond Tutu’s first grandchild and a wine judge. She was not well-known to the public until 2015 when the Archbishop and his wife Leah instigated a criminal prosecution against her over what they claim was “malicious damage” to a property.
Trevor hardly makes public appearances like his siblings, and it’s difficult to tell what exactly he does for a living. However, he is part of the team working on sustaining his father’s legacy. He also hardly takes matters about his personal and family life to the media, but we know that he has an adorable father-daughter relationship with Natasha.
Natasha doesn’t hide her love for her father. In December 2020, the actress told her fans that her father bought her and her little sister Christmas outfits. Trevor currently resides in South Africa and has been a great dad to his children. It is unknown if he influenced Natasha’s career choice, but we know he’s very supportive of her flourishing career.
My dad bought my lil sister & I Christmas clothes 😍
— Natasha Thahane (@Natasha_Thahane) December 1, 2020
Her Mother’s Name is Nomaswazi Mamakoko
Natasha’s mother is a dutiful wife and an amazing mom. She has lived many years with her husband and was instrumental in the actress’s journey to greatness. She was born in South Africa on June 14, 1976.
Further information about her personal life and background is not available for public consumption. Mamakoko’s occupation is yet to be publicized. Ma Nomaswazi shares a special bond with Natasha and her siblings.
Natasha Has One Biological Sister named Molemo Thahane
Molemo is Natasha’s younger sister. She is not as popular as her celebrity sister, but she is already working on getting to the top of the industry ladder in no distinct time. Molemo’s parents gave birth to her on January 8, 2004, in South Africa.
More information about her whereabouts and personal life is still under the radar. She, however, was featured on the show Skeem Saam alongside Patrick Seleka.
She Calls Sthembiso Khoza Her Big Brother
Not many know that Natasha has a brother. However, there have been rumors making the rounds that the actress and Sthembisoo Khosa are siblings. The rumors were further intensified as Natasha always calls Khosa her big brother, but the actress is yet to clarify their relationship. Meanwhile, Sthembiso Khoza is famed for his acting talent and good looks.
SK, as he is popularly called, was born on July 1, 1986, in KwaZulu-Natal. He is a top-notch TV show host who worked on the TV shows Goal Diggerz and Mzanzi Ridez and on Vuzu’s TV Entertainment magazine show, where he worked as a field reporter. Other shows he has hosted include Mzansi Wethu dance show bounce (2013) and season 2 of the show, which took place in 2014. SK also spent a couple of years with Trans Africa radio as a voice-over and an MC.
He debuted as an actor in 2012 in the Mzansi Magic telenovela iNkaba, as DJ Teeman. Sthembiso is best known for his role as Shaka in the TV series, The Queen. Besides his acting chops, SK is also a lover of sports. He took part in sports activities like cricket, rugby, karate, and soccer before fame and won a black belt at age 12.
Is Natasha Thahane Also Related to Actor Abdul Khoza?
There are actually clashing reports on Natasha’s connection to Abdul Khoza and his brother. What we do know, however, is that Sthembso Khoza and Abdul Khoza are brothers in real life. SK’s father is Stan Khoza, an Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union’s former president. From all indications, Sthembiso and Natasha may not be related by blood, even though she refers to him as ‘big brother.’
Going by the aforementioned, it is easy to tell that Abdul and Miss. Thahane are not biological siblings but could have connected through actor Sthembiso Khoza. Although her fans believe Natasha and Khosa are related, she is said to have only one biological sister, Molemo Thahane.
Natasha Thahane Is A NYFA Alum
Natasha Thahane had her secondary school education at Milnerton High School in Cape Town, after which she was admitted to Wits University to study Accounting. A few years after she launched her acting career, Natasha enrolled at the New York Film Academy in the United States of America to hone her acting talent.
She spent one year at the institution and later returned to South Africa after completing her studies. Thahane left her role in The Queen to go for the one-year training. Her training at the famous US-based film academy boosted her career and also helped her rise to fame. She began winning more acting gigs after she returned, and her performances are always incredible.
Despite Her Young Age, The Actress Is Already A Reckoning Force in The Industry
Natasha has surpassed most of her peers career-wise, even though she is still very young. Besides building a brand that has come to stay in the industry, she is well-loved by the people. She easily connects to them as she is committed to making a difference through her talent.
Miss. Thahane, who is currently 26 years old, hasn’t won an award for now for her acting roles, but she recently bagged an ambassadorial gig with Garnier Even & Matte. She was unveiled as the new face of the brand in Johannesburg in early 2020 at an event that also marked its relaunch.
Thahane is one of South Africa’s beloved actresses. Some of her prominent works include SABC 1’s Skeem Saam. She played Katlego in Lockdown, Amo Maake in the telenovela The Queen, and Kedibone in the feature film The Queen.