Septula Sebogodi is a veteran South African thespian and singer known mostly for his appearances in popular classic South African soap operas like Generations, Rhythm City, and Scandal!. He has been active in the TV and film industry since 1982.
Seputla is also notorious for his roller coaster love life. The actor has been married four times and divorced thrice. He is currently married to his fourth spouse, and from all indications, this looks like his last.
Seputla Sebogodi Was Born In Pretoria In 1962
The South African thespian was born on October 31, 1962, in the South African town of Lady Selborne, Pretoria, in the province of Gauteng. He was born into a low-class family that reared cattle for a living.
It is known that his mother’s name was Annah, but his father’s name has never been revealed to the public. Seputla disclosed that his father was a church minister who served at a local church in Lady Selborne. His birth sign is Scorpio, and he is of African descent.
Seputla Sebogodi hasn’t said whether he grew up with any siblings or not. While he was still very little, he began to try to earn a living by doing menial jobs, of which many of them were quite stressful. When he got a little older, he started high school.
It was an uphill journey for the future star, as working was the only way he could pay for his tuition. Combining work with study certainly wasn’t easy, but Seputla managed to scale through. He discovered early that he had an affinity and passion for the performing arts. As a child, Seputla loved to visit musical shows and theatres.
According to the actor, it was when he volunteered to perform a short play at his uncle’s graduation party that he discovered his talent for drama. He didn’t go on to the university but decided to pursue a future career in the movie industry immediately. To achieve this, he relocated from Lady Selborne to Johannesburg.
The Actor’s Career Actually Began By Mere Luck
The prolific actor has mentioned in an interview that his acting career began by mere luck. He elaborated by revealing that landing his very first role was only because of an absentee cast member.
When asked to replace the actor, Seputla was nervous, but fate decided to smile upon him. His performance caught the attention of a theater producer who, at the time, was working on a play titled ‘Now The Time.’ His fame has continued to skyrocket since then.
The timeframe for starting his professional acting career is given as 1982. He appeared in several local productions, including the Pedi drama ‘Bophelo Ke Semphekgo,’ where he performed brilliantly as a chronic womanizer named Nkwesheng.
He has also appeared in several other productions, including ‘Not To Die Today,’ ‘Gathering of the Beasts,’ and many others. He also starred in a popular television sitcom targeted at suburban viewers. It was titled ‘Bliss.’
Seputla most notably played the character of Kenneth Mashaba in the long-running Mzansi series, ‘Generations’ in 2005. 10 years later, he portrayed a character known as Solomon in the e.tv series ‘Rhythm City.’ Presently, Seputla Sebogodi is estimated to be worth over 1 million US dollars. He is also the recipient of 2 South African Film Awards (SAFTA).
It’s no surprise that Seputla is a man of many great talents. This protean actor also quadrupled as a musician, songwriter, and vocalist. So far, he has released two full albums under the gospel music genre.
His first album, ‘Nkuke Morena,’ was released in the early 2000s, while his second one, ‘Re Tshwarele Melato’ was released in 2010. In 2015, the singer dropped a new single titled ‘Buya.’ This is his last known music release to date.
Below is a compilation of all the movies Seputla has featured in:
- Bliss (1995)
- Zabalaza Zaziwa (2000)
- Bones (2001)
- Critical Assignment (2004)
- Generations (2005)
- Rhythm City (2015)
- Not To Die Today (2016)
- The Republic (2019)
- Gathering of the Beast
- Hearts and Minds
- The Long Run
Seputla Sebogodi’s Wife
Seputla Sebogodi is currently married to his longtime girlfriend, Makoena Francina Kganakga. They got married in 2018 after Makoena took to Facebook to announce her joy and happiness at being proposed to.
Before becoming Mrs. Seputla’s, Francina worked as a secretary at a gospel radio station called ‘Radio Pulpit.’ There is no further information about the actor’s fourth wife, including what she’s been up to. The couple has been together for four years now and counting. While the duo’s union has been so peaceful thus far, Seputla’s divorce record is a cause for concern.
Seputla Sebogodi’s Son
Seputla Sebogodi has a total of four children. The name of his eldest son is Thapelo Sebogodi. He had him with his first wife called, Deborah. Like his father, Thapelo is an actor also and has featured in several well-known television productions, especially in the multi-award-winning telenovela, The River, where he played Khabzela from seasons 1 to 4.
Thapelo was born in South Africa, precisely in Pretoria, in 1the year 1988. Seputla’s other three children are Kgothatso Sebogodi, Sebogodi Sebogodi, and Thabang Sebogodi. Kgothatso is Thapelo’s brother, but the last two children were born during Seputla’s other marriages.
Of all his four children, the actor has only one daughter, Thabang Sebogodi, on whom he dotes the most. Unfortunately, the dates of birth of his three younger kids haven’t been revealed to the public because Seputla prefers to keep his family affair away from the spotlight where he feels they will be safer.
Also, there is no available information about their occupations and whereabouts. However, it is assumed that they are doing well in their respective endeavors.
Seputla Sebogodi’s Family
The two-time SAFTA winner is a three-time divorcé. His marriage life used to be a subject of debate among South Africans for so many years. Seputla’s first attempt at marriage was with a South African woman named Deborah Futhi.
However, the union crashed shortly after a couple of years. They were blessed with two kids. Further information about Deborah is unavailable for public consumption as she has been living a quiet life since her marriage to the actor ended.
Seputla’s second ex-wife is named Leonette Sebogodi. There’s no information about her, how they met, and how their union fared. However, the duo’s short-lived marriage did not produce kids, and the reason for their divorce is not publicly known.
The actor’s most eventful marriage was with his third ex-wife Shereen Maubane, whom he married in the mid-2000s. The couple had a confrontation that ended with Shereen packing her property and leaving their matrimonial home immediately.
Not much is known about their marriage, how they got connected, and long they were together before they went their separate ways. Also, there are no details about Maubane’s life and whereabouts ever since they divorced. She keeps a low profile on her life following their failed marriage.