Nompumelelo Vilakazi (born October 20, 1997; Age: 26 years old) is a fast-rising award-winning South African actress who shot to stardom through her role as Sne in Diep City, the South African telenovela.
The actress has become one of the most talented actresses to watch out for in the industry. Her role has earned fame and fortune and a special place in the hearts of Diep City viewers. She keeps improving each time she appears on the screen, an unfolding she is most grateful for.
What is Nompumelelo Vilakazi’s Age?
Diep City actress Nompumelelo Vilakazi is currently 26 years old. She was born on October 20, 1997, in a small village in KwaZulu-Natal province called Bergville. She is of Zulu descent.
She was raised in her birthplace by her parents, who believed so much in her even before stardom. The actress’s childhood was all rosy because she was constantly bullied and mocked by her peers because of her looks.
While growing up, some people usually reminded her of her size and how ugly she looked, but she never allowed any of their hurtful words to weigh her down, even though it was easy for her to take their insults then.
The names of Nompumelelo’s parents and their occupations are under the radar. It is not known if she is an only child. However, it appears she has siblings, and her parents currently live in her hometown in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Diep City star spent most of her early life in Winterton in KZN. She graduated from Ntathakusa Secondary School in Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal, in 2017 and proceeded to the University of KwaZulu-Natal to further her education.
She was admitted into the prestigious higher institution of learning in the same 2017. She majored in Geography and Life Sciences and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Life Sciences in June 2021. Sne was among the best graduating students of her time.
She Began Her Acting Career In 2021 As Sne In Diep City
Before Diep City, Vilakazi had taken up some minor roles in productions of a local theatre in her hometown. She played some characters in their productions and was able to know a little bit of acting then.
While in high school, she was also part of her school’s drama group. There, her passion for acting was reignited. Upon graduating from the university, she was hired as an assistant Life Sciences teacher in her hometown.
During the lockdown, she was sent data for some school works, so she used the data to showcase her acting talent on Instagram videos. In the mix of things, she connected to BlackBrain’s Mandla N online via Instagram Live.
Mandla N’s initial attempt to establish a connection with her during an audition on his Instagram Live failed due to Nompumelelo’s unfriendly network. They subsequently connected, and he was impressed with her audition for a role in Diep City.
When she left the classroom for the screen, her parents were initially skeptical if she would make it in the competitive industry. They were also worried because the actress had just gotten a job and earned minimum wage as a teacher. The fact that she graduated with excellent results also made them believe the classroom could be her place of calling.
Today, her parents have no regret that their daughter joined the acting world. Their joy usually knows no bounds each time they see her on TV.
She Is A Fan Favourite On Diep City
Vilakazi joined the telenovela in 2021 as Sne, one of the four young girls who was initiated into crimes as high school students. Her character Sne is in an abusive relationship but would not dare leave because she wants her children to grow up in a home where the parents are together.
A fast-rising actress, it is difficult to believe that Nom didn’t attend drama school before her emergence in the industry. She plays her role with so much expertise that she became a fan favorite on the screen within a couple of months.
Diep City is currently the only TV project she has ever featured. She hasn’t been part of any local production lately. However, her talent has already won her a prestigious award. In September 2021, the KwaZulu-Natal-born actress won a Royalty Award for Best Newcomer Actress on TV.
The Actress Is Not Dating Anyone Publicly
Nompumelelo may be vocal about her career and journey in the acting world, but she keeps the information about her personal life to herself. Currently, she is not in any known relationship with a man.
She hasn’t introduced any man as her lover to her fans, nor has she been linked to any man both in the past and present. It could be she is dating someone secretly or flying solo and just focused on growing her young career.
Talking about her height, weight, and other body measurements, the actress has overcome so much as an individual, including loving how she is to get to where she is today.
Vilakzai is a plus-size actress of average height. Her exact body, height, and weight measurements are not known to the public. Regardless, she is an embodiment of joviality. She once said she used to advise her students not to allow anyone to make them feel sad because of their physical looks but rather focus on themselves and use those hurtful words to become better persons.
After a thorough search, we discovered that the actress is only active on Instagram as there is no trace of her on both Facebook and Twitter. She is most active on Instagram, and her Instagram account (nompumelelo_vilakazi) is currently being followed by over 110,000 Instagram users.