Mbalenhle Mavimbela is a 26-year-old South African actress and businesswoman born on January 14, 1997. She is best known for playing MaHlomu in the TV show The Wife.
The actress has had a rather unique journey in the South African film and television industry. She is one of the actors who became well-known by putting in a lot of effort and dedication to the craft she loves so much. Mavimbela has dabbled in various endeavors other than acting, which have increased her prominence and helped her supplement her income.
Summary of Mbalenhle Mavimbela’s Biography
- Full name: Mbalenhle Mavimbela
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: January 14, 1997
- Mbalenhle Mavimbela’s Age: 26 years old
- Ethnicity: Zulu
- Nationality: South African
- Zodiac Sign: Capricon
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Single
- Mbalenhle Mavimbela’s Parents: Tholakele (mother)
- Mbalenhle Mavimbela’s Net worth: $50,0000
- Famous for: Portraying the fictional character MaHlomu in the TV series, The Wife
- Mbalenhle Mavimbela’s Instagram: mbalenhle_m
- Twitter: @mbalenhlemavim
- Facebook: Mbalenhle Mavimbela
How Old Is Mbalenhle Mavimbela?
Mbalenhle Mavimbela was born in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal province on January 7, 1997. She is currently 26 years old. She was raised in her home town by her mother, Tholakele, and grandmother, Thembi Mavimbela, who is now late.
There is no information about the actress’ upbringing, early life, and biological father. The kind of relationship she has with him is not known because it’s unknown if he was part of her life while growing up.
Mavimbela received her primary education in a public school in Ladysmith, after which she enrolled in Pinetown Girls High School for her secondary school. She holds a degree in Travel and Tourism from Durban University of Technology. She relocated to Durban City in 2009 to pursue greener pastures upon completing her university education.
Mbalenhle Mavimbela’s Acting Career
Actress Mbalenhle started taking up professional acting roles in the theatre first. She took a leap to the small screen after taking part in the production of several theatrical plays.
Following a successful audition, she bagged the role of Thandi in season 1 of the popular TV series, Durban Gen. She also played Negotiator in season 7 of Isibaya. She subsequently appeared as a celebrity guest in season 2 of #Karektas.
Mavimbela’s career got the needed boost in 2019 when she scored a major role in the E.TV drama Isipho, wherein she played Tandzile. She achieved widespread success through the role and won the hearts of many people with her talent.
So far, Mbalenhle has quite a good number of professional credits in prestigious drama series, telenovelas, and television shows under her belt.
In June 2021, she played Zama Zulu in the SABC1 drama series, Judas Kiss. Her lead role as Journalist Hlomu on the Showmax soapie titled The Wife remains her biggest TV project.
Mbalenhle Mavimbela’s TV Shows
- Durban Gen – Season 1 as Thandi
- The Wife – Season 1 as Hlomu
- Isibaya – Season 7 as Negotiator
- Judas Kiss – Season 1 as Zamazulu
- #Karektas – as Celebrity Guest
- Isipho – Season 1 as Tandzile
- Skeem Saam – Season 10 as Nothile
A Look at Mavimbela’s Stellar Performance as Mahlomu on The Wife
Mbalenhle portrayed the lead role of MaHlomu in the TV series, The Wife. She left the show after two seasons. The actress confirmed her exit on Friday, 10 February 2023 on her Instagram account, to the disappointment of most viewers.
Mbali Mavimbela is exiting #TheWifeShowmax
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) June 22, 2022
She warmed her way into the hearts of viewers through her incredible strength, acting skills, physically imposing presence, on-screen chemistry with other characters, and no-nonsense attitude.
She quickly became a fan favorite after her memorable first screen appearance and remained a favorite till her last scene.
Though playing Hlomu Zulu came with challenges for Mavimbela, she naturally got attached to her character to the point that she had to get therapy to separate from her.
Some of the challenges she encountered were in terms of storyline, work, and trying to find herself as the project was her first big break.
Is Mbalenhle Mavimbela Married or Single?
DMavimbela is currently not married and she is not dating any man publicly at the moment. There is no available record of the men she has dated in the past.
The actress loves keeping her private life under wraps which is the reason no one knows her relationship status currently.
She Had Her First Child in Mid-2022
Mbalenhle welcomed her first baby in 2022 to the excitement of her fans. Ever since she gave birth to her child, she hasn’t publicly shown his/her face as she is very protective of her bundle of joy.
The actress kept her pregnancy off the curious eyes of the public till she was almost due for delivery. Besides the fact that she leads a private life, no one knows exactly why she decided to keep her pregnancy and the identity of the father of the baby off the radar.
Speculations about The Wife star being pregnant started making the rounds after she shared a picture of herself with her abdomen fully concealed by some filters. She never bothered to put the speculations to rest until popular South African entertainer Phil Mphela posted on social media that Mavimbela would be leaving the show for personal reasons.
His posts further fueled the actress’s pregnancy rumor. It eventually turned out that she was expecting a baby with an undisclosed man when her friends and family threw a lavish baby shower for her.
Who is Mbalenhle Mavimbela’s Baby Daddy?
The paternity of Mbalenhle’s child is still shrouded in mystery. She hasn’t revealed the name or image of the father of her baby or even spoken about him publicly.
Some time ago, it was reported that the father of her baby was a man based in Johannesburg. When contacted, the said man denied being the father of the actress’ child.
He, however, insinuated that the actress’s boyfriend, who is also an entertainer, is the father of the baby. Following the revelation, Mavimbela never bothered to comment or react to the report and she hasn’t said a word about him since then.