Nthati Moshesh Biography: Who is the South African Actress?

Nthati Moshesh (born August 28, 1969; Age: 54 years old) is a South African actress best known for starring as the fictional character of Morongwe “Mo” Molefe in Scandal!, the popular South African television series.

Besides Scandal!, Moshesh has also made appearances in other local films and TV series like Cape of Good Hope, Whiskey Echo, Beat the Drum, Kini and Adams, The Long Run, Savage Beauty, and Soldier Soldier.

Summary of Nthati Moshesh’s Biography

  • Full name: Nthati Moshesh
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: August 28, 1969
  • Nthati Moshesh’s Age: 54 years old
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Nthati Moshesh’s Children: 2
  • Nthati Moshesh’s Parents: Adelaide Moshesh and John Letlamoreng
  • Nthati Moshesh’s Height in Centimetres: 5.6 meters
  • Nthati Moshesh’s Net worth: $300,000
  • Famous for: Playing Morongwe “Mo” Molefe in Scandal!
  • Nthati Moshesh’s Instagram: nthatimoshesh
  • Twitter: @MosheshNthati
  • Facebook: Nthati Moshesh

Nthati Moshesh was Born on August 28, 1969

Actress Nthati Moshesh is currently 54 years old. She was born on the 28th day of August 1969. The names of her parents are Adelaide Moshesh and John Letlamoreng. Apart from their names, further information about them is under the radar.

The actress is not an only child; she has a sister called Treaty Ntsoaki Moshesh. Nthati is an auntie to Treaty’s daughter, Moneoa Moshesh-Sowazi. Moneoa is a fast-rising South African singer-songwriter and actress who came to prominence after the release of her singles “Is’Bhanxa” and “Pretty Disaster.”

Nathi also has a celebrity cousin called Masechaba Moshoeshoe. She is a top-notch TV presenter, radio host, and actress who is easily recognized for playing Seipati Khumalo in the TV series, Isidingo.

Nathi spent most part of her life with her parents in her hometown. The actress attended St. Andrews Girls School in Bedfordview in the late 1980s for her secondary school education.

After her matriculation, she went on to take part in theatrical productions. She later enrolled at Technikon Natal, where she studied Performing Arts. She is one of the first black graduates of Performing Arts from the institution.

Where was the Actress Born?

Nthati hails from Katlehong, in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Her hometown forms part of the City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

Nathi Moshesh Began Her Acting Career in the Theatre

Moshesh belongs to the crop of South African actors who started out in the theatre. She earned her career breakthrough after she auditioned and won a screen role in the film Kini and Adam, which was shot in Zimbabwe.

The film made it to the official selection list for the 1996 Cannes Film Festival and also gave her career the boost it needed. Since then, she has made on-screen appearances in numerous local TV and film projects.

She played a lead role in Anant Singh’s film The Long Run in 2020 and also shared the filming set with prominent talents such as Miranda Otto. The actress rose to stardom through her role as Morongwe “Mo” Molefe in Scandal!


Nthati is an award-winning screen star. Her role in the film Ayanda (which opened the 36th Durban International Film Festival) earned her her first ever African Movie Academy Award nomination (for best actress). She eventually won her first industry award in 2016 as the best actress in a lead role award at the South African Film and Television Awards.

She also won the Canadian Gemini Award (the Canadian equivalent of an Emmy) for her role as Odette in Human Cargo, the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 South African Film & TV Awards (SAFTAS) for Best Actress in Isono (2022), and an award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series.

List of Nthati Moshesh’s Movies and TV Shows 

TV Shows

  • Soldier Soldier
  • Home Affairs
  • Human Cargo (TV mini-series)
  • Saint and Sinners (2014)
  • Savage Beauty
  • Lockdown


  • Ayanda
  • Kin
  • Pride of Africa (1997)
  • OnlyLovee (1998).The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock (2008)
  • Kini and Adam
  • Beat The Drum (2003)
  • Round Trip (2003)

List of Nthati Moshesh’s Award and Nominations

  • Best actress in a lead role award at the South African Film and Television Awards 2016.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (SAFTA 2018).
  • Canadian Gemini Award (the Canadian equivalent of an Emmy) for her role as Odette in Human Cargo.
  • African Movies Academy Awards best actress nomination for her role in the film, Ayanda.
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series.

She Made a Comeback To the Screen After a Long Hiatus

Actress Nthati currently portrays the character of Marry Ndlovu in the South African television drama series, Isono. She made a comeback after leaving the screen for months. In 2019, she shared her struggles during the months she took a break from acting.

Apart from Isono, she also plays the no-nonsense cult leader, Masabatha, in the prison drama, Lockdown. The veteran actress frequently participates in training programs and workshops to improve her craft and meet up with the 21st-century showbiz standard.

Who is Actress Nthati Moshesh’s Husband?

The Isono screen star hasn’t disclosed the identity of her current husband. Nthati reportedly found love for the second time after her first failed marriage to a South African man. The cause of their divorce and the year their marriage ended is not public knowledge.

She keeps the information about the current man in her life private for reasons best known to her.

She is a Mother of Two

Moshesh has two children – a daughter and a son who came from her first marriage. Her son’s name is Sebalo, and he is in his late teens. The name and age of her youngest child is not known publicly.

Nthati Moshesh is Active on Major Social Media Platforms

Nthati has a huge online community on various social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. She is most active on Instagram, where she is followed by over 130,000 people on her account, nthatimoshesh.

The Isono actress has over 4000 followers on her Facebook page (Nthati Moshesh), while her Twitter account (@MosheshNthati) has less than 3000 followers.

Interesting Facts About the Actress

  • Her favorite South African actor/actress is Patrick Molefe Shai, one of the founding members of Free Film Makers of South Africa.
  • Nthati Moshesh’s hobbies are traveling, swimming, and reading.
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