Thulisile Phongolo is a South African actress and a media personality. She was born on the 22nd of January 1994 in Soweto, South Africa.
Thuli has two younger siblings (a brother and a Sister). She is well known for playing the role of ‘Zama’; on the third season of the SABC 1 drama series by the name ‘Tshisa’. She also plays the role of ‘Namhla Diale’; the daughter of ex-convict Lucy Diale in the hit soap, Generations.
Thulisile was once a presenter on e.tv’s Craz-e where she worked alongside Zola Hashatsi, Kriya Gangiah and Stephanie Sandows and others.
Thulisile in an interview with True Love Magazine opens up on the struggles she had when she started acting, here is what she had to say:
“At first, I struggled with the technicalities of acting. It’s not just talent that’s needed, but the ability to understand the way things are done,”
She further went on to explain how asking questions, reading and practising helped her understand the way things could be done better.
“I’ve since learnt to ask questions from experienced personalities and take note of everything that happens around me at work. Reading and practising has helped me a lot as well as exposing myself to real life situations helps with my acting,” she said.
Generations is a South African soap opera which first premiered on SABC 1 in 1994. It was created and is produced by Mfundi Vundla and airs weekdays at 20h00 on SABC 1. It had a Stellar cast when it returned in December 2014 it starred Connie Ferguson and Rapulane seiphemo as the main protagonist and it also starred Musa ngema and Asanda foij as The Secondary Protagonist, Manaka Ranaka and Vuyo Dabula starred as the main antagonist as well as Letoya Makhene- and Ronnie Nyakale star as the antagonist
Set against the backdrop of the advertising industry, this drama celebrates the hopes and dreams of South Africans who aspire to a better future.