Lerato Kganyago Biography – Age and Boyfriend of the TV Presenter

Best described as stunning, dazzling, and ambitious, Lerato Kganyago has become a famous personality in the South African entertainment industry. She is a multi-talented actress, model, socialite, TV presenter, and a businesswoman. Lerato is famous for her role as the anchor of SABC1 shows, Live Amp and The Link. She also garnered through her talk show, The LKG Show, which airs on Soweto TV.

Over the course of her career, Lerato Kganyago has raked in several awards, including the 2018 Best Presenter Award at the SAFTAs, and many others. Beyond that, she won Miss Jam Alley in 2002 and was a finalist in the Miss City Press in 2003. She was also crowned Miss Soweto in 2005, etc. Learn more about her biography, age, love life, and other facts below.

Lerato Kganyago’s Early Life and Career Beginnings

Lerato and Gert-Johan Coetzee, the mentor of Project Runway.

Born in 1982, Lerato Kganyago celebrates her birthday on the 22nd day of July every year. She is a native of Soweto, Johannesburg, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Born to Rae Kganyago and her husband, the TV star hasn’t shared many details about her parents and family. However, she once described her mother as overprotective and someone who doesn’t enjoy being in the limelight. More so, she has a niece called Kaizer Kganyago. Kaizer currently works as a SABC spokesperson.

Growing up, Lerato spent her formative years in Soweto, where she graduated from Ipolokeng primary school. Soon after her graduation, she went on to attend Boksburg High School and thereafter, she acquired a Diploma in Travel, Tourism, and Public Relations from Damelin College.

Her Career and Rise to Prominence

Kganyago first began her career as a model before going into TV presenting. Her modeling career seemed to be heading to the skies when she won the public eye, with her winning of Miss Jam Alley in 2002. The beauty pageant was organized by SABC 1’s music variety show. The following year, she also became a finalist in Miss City Press contest. Not ready to slow down, the gorgeous TV star went on to win the Miss Soweto crown in 2005.

Lerato’s victory at the Miss Soweto pageant became a turning point for her, as it paved way for her career on radio and television. Soon after the event, Lerato quickly landed a spot as an entertainment reporter on Jozi FM, working alongside DJ Hluks. Three years later, she joined Soweto TV, working as an anchor/TV presenter from 2008 to 2012.

Kganyago quickly established herself as one of South Africa’s best TV presenters. In 2012, she replaced Bonang Matheba as the host of The Link on Metro FM. After four years, she became the host of SABC1’s Live Amp, replacing Pearl Thusi. And since 2018, she has been one of the hosts of Project Runway on Mzanzi Magic.

While she was enjoying a burgeoning career, Lerato also branched out into acting. She made her acting debut with a minor role in the TV series, 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls. Afterward, the TV star was seen in other films including SABC1’s After 9, The Wild, Muvhango, and The Phat Joe Show, etc.

Despite having several jobs in the media industry, Lerato also added businesswoman to her many titles. She owns an events management company called Black Angel. The TV star recently launched her own eyelash line, Flutter by LKG. Additionally, she partners with both the government and other private institutions. Some of which include the Gauteng Department of Education, Revlon, Tropica, Always Ultra and Silver Star casino. She also stands as the face of Jawa Productions in Lesotho.

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Does Lerato Kganyago Have a Boyfriend?

Lerato Kganyago
Lerato Kganyago and Katlego Mashego (Image Source)

While Lerato has garnered huge fame through her flourishing career, she has equally had a fair share of romantic relationships. Her most publicized relationship was with the South African football player, Katlego Mashego, whom she dated for four years. Although they announced their engagement in 2014, the couple called off and the pair went their separate ways in 2015. Shortly after the breakup, Lerato had a miscarriage which left her distraught for some time.

Prior to the miscarriage, Lerato Kganyago underwent surgery in 2013, as a result of fibroid in her womb. The star indicated that the two fibroids were getting as large as tennis balls, so she decided to have them removed. However, the fibroids have returned, thus increasing her chances of having miscarriages again. Currently, Lerato said she has blocked the idea of having children because she doesn’t want to go through the pain of suffering miscarriages again.

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