Meet Brenda Mukwevho, the Real-Life Dorothy from House of Zwide

Brenda Mukwevho is a young South African actress and director best known for playing Lufuno in Muvhango on SABC 2 and Dorothy in the House of Zwide. However, she has become versatile in the movie industry, and she has risen through the ranks of the film industry for her various roles in soap operas and her director roles.

Summary of Brenda Mukwevho’s Biography

  • Full Name: Brenda Mukwevho
  • Gender: Female
  • Ethnicity: Zulu
  • Nationality: South African
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christian
  • Brenda Mukwevho’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Brenda Mukwevho’s Height in Centimetres: 173 cm
  • Brenda Mukwevho’s Net Worth: $500,000
  • Famous for: Her portrayal of the troublesome Lufuno in Muvhango
  • Brenda Mukwevho’s Instagram: @brenda.mukwevho

What is Dorothy from the House of Zwide’s Age Now?

Brenda Mukwevho, popularly known as Dorothy from the House of Zwide, is yet to reveal details about her age, date of birth, and childhood. As such, we do not have details about who her family members are and the elementary schools she attended.

How her childhood experiences contributed to stirring up her passion for being in the entertainment industry is also unknown. Reports show that she was born into a South African family and grew up in a loving family with lots of support.

What is Dorothy from House of Zwide’s Real Name?

Dorothy from House of Zwide’s real name is Brenda Mukwevho, and she is a South African national born in Makwarela, Limpopo province in South Africa. The actress was also raised in the country. From the looks of things, Brenda was always keen on pursuing a career in art, as she was a student at the National School of Arts in South Africa.

Brenda Mukwevho is also an alumnus of the Tshwane University of Technology (Technikon Pretoria), where she studied Theatre Arts. Her days at this institution prepared her for what lay ahead of her in the film industry as both an actress and a director.

Brenda Mukwevho Is Famous For Featuring In Muvhango and House Of Zwide

Brenda Mukwevho had her breakthrough in the film industry after playing the role of a troublesome Lufuno in the drama series Muvhango. In the series, she was the sister to the chief, and this gave her the audacity to do anything she wanted and get away with it. However, her character didn’t last long as she was murdered, and her role as Lufuno ended.

She currently plays the role of Dorothy in another South African soapie dubbed House of Zwide. In the popular TV series, her role as Dorothy is that of a housemaid who serves the Zwide family in the Zwide mansion. However, she is treated with respect and loved like a family member.

At a Christmas party in the show, her character, Dorothy, is all dressed up nicely. A guest at the party named Molefe, who has dubious intentions, sees her looking beautiful in her dress and thinks she is his ticket to a better life, so he begins to woo her while pretending to be the owner of the mansion where the party is hosted. 

However, his maneuvering caught up with him when Bra Isaac and Rea came back home from visiting their aunty, so he had no option but to tell Dorothy that he was lying. Dorothy perceives that he must have mistaken her for a wealthy woman and decides to invite him over to her own house for tea.

When he comes, he is surprised because Dorothy intentionally dressed up in her maid uniform. With the shock and disappointment on his face, she throws him out of the house. 

Brenda Mukwevho Is Also A Director 

Besides having a growing career as an actress, Brenda Mukwevho is also building decent momentum in another sphere of the film business as a director – and she is already making a mark. From 2013 until 2021, the hardworking Mukwevho was the director of the popular drama series Rhythm City.

She began to pursue a career as a director after the termination of her character Lufuno in Muvhango. After that event, she decided to focus on the behind-the-screen responsibilities. Reports show that her role as Lufuno in Muvhango helped her learn the scope of being a director. 

Brenda became the head creative director in Uzalo, which later won the award of most popular soapie in 2018. She also has a directing role in the TV series My Perfect Family Season 2.

A List of Brenda Mukwevho’s Movies and TV Shows

Brenda Mukwevho’s career as an actress and director only spans four different series.

  • Muvhango – as Lufuno and director 
  • House of Zwide – as Dorothy
  • My Perfect Family – Director 
  • Rhythm City – Director 

Is Brenda Mukwevho In A Relationship? 

The South African actress and director Brenda Mukwevho is currently single and is currently based in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. So far, her only known link to a relationship with Brenda Mukwevho is her dalliance with Molefe in her role as Dorothy in the House of Zwide. In reality, Brenda Mukwevho has not been linked in any relationship with any of her counterparts in the film industry or the public.

She Is Also Interested In Training A New Generation Of South African Filmmakers

Brenda Mukwevho partnered with the South African Guild Of Actors “SAGA” in June 2018 to train aspiring actors and actresses. The SAGA did issue a statement of appreciation for Brenda Mukwevho on their official Twitter handle, which reads;

“What an incredible team of performers taking their careers a step forward with #SAGA! A huge thank you to @CarlynndeW for insights into working with agents. Brenda Mukwevho gave us the lowdown on audition technique & how to get the attention of the casting director @SAGActors.” 

Brenda Mukwevho’s Net Worth

Brenda Mukwevho is a well-versed director and actress who makes about $90,000 per year. She has successfully gathered wealth for herself with her vast acting and directing career. The entertainer’s worth has been estimated to be roughly $500,000, with a respectable percentage of the sum being paid to her for directing jobs.

Is Brenda Mukwevho On Social Media? 

Brenda Mukwevho turns out to have a social media presence as she is seen on Instagram as @brenda.mukwevho. Like most celebrities, Brenda has amassed fame through her Instagram handle as she has over 4,500 followers, 500 likes, and 27 posts.

Many people would call her an introvert because she has no active verified Twitter or Facebook page. Even though that may be what it seems, the talented South African thespian has done – and is still doing – well for herself and may not need to be socially active on several platforms to reach her target audience.

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