Hellen Motsuki is a 35 year-old actress, businesswoman, and motivational speaker born on October 19th, 1988. She is famously known for her role as Melita in Skeem Saam.
Although Hellen Motsuki began acting in 2010, she gained her career breakthrough when she landed the role of Melita in Skeem Saam in 2015. Over the years, she has been cast in other TV productions, including Khumo, Lehuma le Kgosi: War, Rockville, and The Queen. She has also diversified her talent by working as a motivational speaker, author, and businesswoman.
What Is Melita from Skeem Saam’s Age?
Hellen Motsuki, also known as Melita from Skeem Saam, is 35 years old. She was born in Lephalale, Limpopo, on October 19th, 1988. This means her zodiac sign is Libra.
Motsuki was raised in her hometown of Lephalale by her parents. Sadly, she lost her mother when she was younger, and her father passed away in the year 2016. She has a sister named Juliet Chiloane.
Melita from Skeem Saam’s Real Name
The real name of Melita from Skeem Saam is Hellen Motsuki. Although the Limpopo native joined the show as a canteen owner, she became a household name when she was handed the role of a mistress as the show progressed.
For portraying the character of Melita, a homewrecker in Skeem Saam, Hellen Motsuki’s fame has grown by leaps and bounds such that fans of the show composed a song for her character.
Hellen Motsuki Studied Media Practice in College
In 2014, Melita from Skeem Saam entered Boston College – Woods College of Advancing Studies. There, she completed a Diploma in Media Practice and majored in Television and Sound Engineering. She graduated from Boston Media House in 2017. For her high school education, the celebrated actress attended Tielelo Secondary School and then obtained her Matric at Phegelelo High School.
Melita from Skeem Saam Debuted Her Acting Career as Nadia in Generations at the Age of 22
At a tender age, Hellen Motsuki developed a passion for acting and storytelling. She often told stories to her peers, who spent time listening to her. She then gained her first acting role at the age of 22, in November 2010, when she was cast in Generations as Nadia. She stayed on the show until June 2014 and was among the 16 actors who were suspended and later fired from Generations for going on strike due to a salary raise.
Unfortunately, it was when her role as Nadia was beginning to flourish that she was dropped from South Africa’s longest-running soapie, which was rebranded to Generations: The Legacy. Meanwhile, in 2013, Hellen Motsuki was featured as Dikeledi in the first season of Khumo, Lehuma le Kgosi: War. She scored a cameo role in Rockville and further appeared in Abangani as Mrs. Dube, Task Force as Busi, Thandeka’s Diary as Court Official, and Thola as Khululiwe Mthobeli.
For over three years, Motsuki additionally portrayed the character of Advocate Grace in the SABC2 soapie Muvhango. She was cast as King Azwindini Teboho and Thandaza’s lawyer, and her role was on-call basis. Later, in March 2017, the 35-year-old actress reunited with her former Generations cast Zolisa Xaluva, Zenande Mfenyana, Thato Molamu, and Connie Ferguson in The Queen.
She played the role of Suzy, a wicked stepmother who was very abusive towards her troubled teenage niece, Refilwe, who was forced into her care after the tragic death of her mother, who died at the hands of her father. The role was very challenging for Hellen Motsuki, who described herself as a kind and sweet person. Nevertheless, she nailed the role as she did a lot of research and practice.
Hellen Motsuki Joined Skeem Saam in 2015
Melita made her debut in Skeem Saam as a businesswoman who runs a canteen under a tender at Turf University in 2015. She had her way with getting the tender until she was displaced from winning the tenders by Alfred (Putla Sehlapelo). Her storyline was later changed to that of a homewrecker and mistress, and she was employed as a receptionist at Turf Hospital.
As a former model faced with the burden of raising her children alone, Melita took to dubious ways of seducing married men who would do anything for her to earn a living. She first had an affair with John Maputla (Africa Tsoai) when his wife, Meike (Harriet Manamela), was in prison and later became the mistress of the hospital chief executive Obed Kgomo (Lebohang Elephant). After wrecking Kgomo’s home, Hellen Motsuki’s character emerged as a trending topic on social media.
She got hated by some TV viewers, especially older women, and was once assaulted in a shopping mall by a woman in her 60s who hit her in the heel with her trolley and told her that she did it on purpose as she hated the way she steals other women’s husband. The woman added that if she tried that with her husband, she would deal with her.
To perfectly portray her side-chick character, Hellen had to reach out to her friends who have dated married men. Now, playing the role of Melita exceptionally comes at a cost for the actress as she has been reluctant to go out in public since the mistress storyline started.
Hellen Motsuki’s Movies and TV Shows
- Generations as Nadia (2010-2014)
- Khumo, Lehuma le Kgosi: War as Dikeledi (2013)
- Thola as Khululiwe Mthobeli
- Abangani as Mrs. Dube
- Thandeka’s Diary as Court Official
- Rockville as Newsreader
- Skeem Saam as Melita (2015-present)
- Muvhango as Advocate Grace
- The Queen as Suzy (2017)
Melita from Skeem Saam’s Side Ventures
In 2018, Hellen Motsuki launched her business career by opening a spa and a beauty parlor called Sparkle Life Beauty. She also published a Christian book the same year and was mentored by Paula White, a Senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Centre in the United States. Her book is about the women in the Bible, how they relate to modern life, and what other women can learn from them. It took the businesswoman three years to write it.
Who Is Melita from Skeem Saam’s Husband?
Melita from Skeem Saam‘s husband is Andrew Motsuki. Though when they tied the knot is still under wraps, the couple have been reportedly married for over ten years. Their union is blessed with a son who was born on November 22nd, 2015, and is currently 8 years old. She occasionally shares pictures of her husband and son on Instagram.