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Lerato Mvelase is a South African actress and media personality. She was born in Soweto on the 7th of September 1982.

Mvelase has always had a passion for acting from a very young age. After various performances in theatre production during her early days in school, she decided to pursue the path of acting and a touch of professional singing.

After acquiring her degree in Drama in 2002, she immediately landed a job as a presenter on CCM1.

Lerato Mvelase’s Education

  • Sacred Heart College
  • Degree in Drama – Wits University
  • Diploma in Communication Science – University of South Africa

Lerato Mvelase Notable Acts

  • 2004: She acted as Mbali in the first season ofthe SABC1 drama series “Mzansi”
  • 2005 – 2009: She acted as Katlego in the SABC1 drama series “Home Affairs”
  • 2010: She played the role of Lillian in the South African drama film “Life Above All”
  • 2011: She acted as Princess in the SABC2 sitcom “Home Sweet Home” / She also acted as Yoliswa in the SABC1 mini-series “Shreds & Dreams”
  • 2014: She acted the role of Dipuo Nuru in the SABC2 thriller series “Thola”.


Life Above All

Life Above All is a South African drama film directed by Oliver Schmitz and officially released on the 18th of May 2010. The film was adapted from the novel Chanda’s Secrets (2004) by Allan Stratton.

Languages Spoken Fluently

  • English
  • South Sotho
  • Tswana
  • Zulu
  • Xhosa

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