Sicelo Buthelezi’s Age and Life Story of the Real Teddy From Gomora

Sicelo Buthelezi is one of South Africa’s breakout actors with big ambitions for his showbiz career and beyond. The young man became an instant star through his role in one of Mzansi’s most interesting television series and since then, his life has continued to turn around for good. Beyond Buthelezi’s acting talent, there’s a whole lot to know about his personal life. Right now, the fast-rising actor is already on his way to greatness as he is one of the hotly sought-after performers in the entertainment industry.

Quick Summary Of Sicelo Buthelezi’s Bio

  • Full name: Sicelo Buthelezi
  • Date of birth: 20th March 1985
  • Place of birth: Tembisa, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Occupation: Actor, musician

Sicelo Buthelezi Is Reportedly 36 Years Old

Age is always an issue among celebrities and so, the topic of some of them denying their age and others being uptight about it is not a new one. Sicelo’s real age has been a controversial subject for some time now. It all began after some sources reported in 2020 that he was 35 years old and also gave his date of birth as 20th March 1985.

Buthelezi has come out severally to set the record straight about his real age. In an interview which the actor granted to a reputable media firm in 2020, the actor once more maintained that he is not as old as the sources speculated or people believe.

He stated that he was 21 years old that year and not 35, adding that people can believe anything they want about his age. The actor, however, did not confirm or deny that he was born on 20th March.

The Actor Was Singlehandedly Raised By His Mother

Sicelo Buthelezi is the oldest child of his parents. He was born and raised in Tembisa, at Winnie Mandela Zone 2, Johannesburg. He was groomed by his mother following the death of his father when he was just seven years old.

The actor has two younger siblings – a sister and a brother. They were all raised together under the same roof by their mother. The actor’s childhood wasn’t all that rosy due to some of life’s challenges his family faced. He once shared that his background made it easier for him to perfectly portray his character in Gomora because he has a lot in common with him.

It’s still unclear if Sicelo has enrolled for university education at any higher institution of learning in the country or elsewhere. He graduated from the renowned Inqayizivele Secondary School, Tembisa, in the year 2017.

His Career Began In The Theatre Industry

Sicelo is one of the best actors in the South African film industry right now. He has been making great exploits ever since he stormed the filming set to display his acting talent. The young man, however, began his career in the theatre industry, precisely in 2015. Although he hasn’t mentioned any theatrical production he featured in during his days in the theatre, we believe his talent earned a reasonable number of gigs.

Upon completing his matric in 2017, Sicelo decided to train as an actor and a live performer at the popular Johannesburg-based Market Theater for two years. He completed his course at the institution in due time and later began pursuing his acting ambition fully.

Buthelezi had wanted to be a professional footballer before his journey in the entertainment industry began. He swiftly made a switch after he fell in love with entertainment, acting to be precise.

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Sicelo Buthelezi Earned His Big Break At A Young Age

Whether he is 35 as reported or 21 as claimed, Sicelo Buthelezi is still a young man. The Tembisa native rose to prominence through his TV role in the year 2020 and all the credit goes to his incredible performance in the South African television drama series, Gomora. 

His character, Teddy, is one of the main reasons viewers fell greatly in love with the telenovela. Sicelo was cast as the son of a drunkard who does not care about the wellbeing of her child called Zodwa Zondo (Sanah Mchunu). His mother’s friend Gladys and her husband Melusi adopt the young lad due to the fact that Zodwa drinks a lot.

Sicelo Buthelezi: Age and Life Story of the Real Teddy From Gomora
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Teddy is a slow learner due to the fact that he was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. He is also friends with Langa and Ntokozo. The teenager, at some point in his life, underwent serious social and psychological problems after he was raped by Gladys’ friend Ms Manzi who happens to be a young and attractive teacher).

Buthelezi joined Gomora in the year 2020 after a successful audition. He has been putting up a brilliant performance on set since he joined other cast members and has risen to become one of Mzansi’s most beloved actors through his role.

Gomora Is His Biggest And Best Project So Far

Scelo’s career has experienced huge growth in all ramifications ever since he started featuring in Gomora. The show has not only brought him so much fortune but also came with fame. Although he has not mentioned it, it appears the drama series is his biggest and best project so far as an actor. However, his fans are positive he would score more gigs as time progresses because he has all it takes to get to the top of the industry’s ladder. The young man hopes to succeed many old hands in the industry in the nearest future.

Recap of Sicelo Buthelezi’s Professional Career

  • Profession: Acting
  • Most popular show: Gomora
  • Year joined: 2020
  • Number of awards: 1
  • Other works: unavailable

Buthelezi’s Talent Has Won Him A Great Deal Of Recognition In The Industry

Buthelezi’s fans are super proud of him and all his exploits in the industry despite being new in the filming game. The young man has won the admiration and praise of thousands of viewers within a short time and it’s so amazing.

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The Tembisa-born actor won his first award at the 4th Royalty Soapie Awards, from where he walked away with the Outstanding Newcomer award. He outsmarted co-star Siphesihle Ndaba, Thembinkosi Mthembu (The River), Richard September (Suidooster), and Cantona James (Arendsvlei) to clinch the prestigious award.

Besides acting, Sicelo has collaborated with South African musicians, including Mrjazziq on some musical projects.

What Is The Actor Up To Now?

Sicelo Buthelezi has been up to many things lately. Following his discovery and brilliant performance, he’s now greatly sought-after by many filmmakers. The particular work(s) he is involved in at the moment has not been made public, however, it is believed that he is busy on some projects and also keeping himself occupied with other relevant things.

The young man has plans of winning more awards and also work together with legendary thespians n the industry.

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