Sindi Dlathu is a South African actress and singer who started her career from a very young age. She is best known for her television roles as Thandaza in the SABC2 soapie Muvhango, since 1997 and as Nomfundo in the SABC1 drama series Soul City (2001-2008).
She also made her mark with feature films, including Sarafina (support) and Hoof of Africa (lead).
Sindiswa Dlathu was born on the 4th of January 1974 and she is married to Okielant Nkosi. Though she is famous for are acting and musical talent, she has managed to keep her personal life out of the media.
Sindi’s talent and public appearances was nurtured and groomed at a young age. At the age of 11, she was already engaged in competitions and making sure she came out top. Her first win was at a national miming competition; where she mimed an Aretha Franklin cover of The Beatles song “Let It Be”.
A year later, at the age of 12; Sindi made it to the Shell Road Fame finals. With such talent radiating around her at such a young age, she started getting some professional training for the entertainment world.
There was a lady in particular by the name ‘Nomsa’; who took the young Sindi around for auditions and landing her a role in a US blockbuster. At 14 she was cast as the lead role’s understudy in the stage version of Sarafina!, playing to packed houses.
In the screen version of Sarafina, she worked alongside Whoopi Goldberg and was also commissioned as an assistant choreographer to Michael Peters, the man responsible for many of Michael Jackson’s dance routines.
Sindi has provided backing vocals for Billy Ocean and Randy Crawford. Performing with Mary Twala, Abigail Kubheka, and Nomhle Nkonyeni in the award winning stage play “The Game”, she went to London with the production of “The Ritual”.
Sindi’s threatre productions include Madiepetsana and The The Suit, locally performed at the Civic Theatre with an international run at an Amsterdam festival.