Sikelelwa Vuyeleni is a 25-year-old South African actress best known for her roles as Nambitha in House of Zwide and Thando in Hope. She was born on August 26th, 1998.
At the age of 15, Skelelwa Vuyeleni started acting and made her debut in the e.tv police drama series Traffic. She subsequently featured in Isikizi, Hope, and Vula Vala. In recent years, she has become one of the most popular up-and-coming actresses, thanks to her roles in House of Zwide (2021-2022), Adulting (2022-2023), and 1802: Love Defies Time (2023-present).
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni’s Biography Summary
- Full name: Sikelelwa Vuyeleni
- Nickname: Siks
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: August 26th, 1998
- Sikelelwa Vuyeleni’s Age: 25 years old
- Ethnicity: Black
- Nationality: South African
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christian
- Marital Status: Single
- Sikelelwa Vuyeleni’s Parents: Sindiswa Manxasana Vuyeleni (mother)
- Siblings: Ntombi Omzi Mantombela (sister)
- Sikelelwa Vuyeleni’s Net worth: R500,000
- Famous for: Her role as Thando in Hope and Nambitha in House of Zwide
- Sikelelwa Vuyeleni’s Instagram: @sikelelwa_siks
- Twitter: @SiksGawd
- Facebook: @SikelewaVuyeleni
How Old is Sikelelwa Vuyeleni?
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni, also known as Nambitha from House of Zwide, is 25 years old in 2023. She was born on August 26th, 1998 in the small village of Mtsheko in Cacadauglengrey, Eastern Cape. And Virgo is her Zodiac sign.
What is Nambitha from House of Zwide’s Real Name?
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni is the real name of Nambitha from House of Zwide. Since she sensationally portrayed the character of a fashion designer intern in House of Zwide, the rising star has become widely recognized for the role. In addition, her close friends and family affectionately know her by the moniker ‘Siks’ and it can be seen on her social media handles.
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni Studied Film at CPUT
In 2020, Sikelelwa Vuyeleni completed a qualification in Film and Video Tech from Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She now hopes to pursue a career in Filmography and Videography. The Eastern Cape-born fell in love with arts while in High School. Thus, she attended arts and culture-focused high schools.
She took drama as one of her subjects at Belhar High School and later, at Eersterivier Secondary School. After matriculating from Eersterivier Secondary School in Cape Town, Sikelelwa Vuyeleni wanted to study Drama at the University of Cape Town. Her application, however, was rejected but fortunately, she gained admission into CPUT.
At the Age of 15, Sikelelwa Vuyeleni Kickstarted Her Acting Career
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni bagged her first acting role at the age of 15, while in Grade 10 at Eersterivier Secondary School. An agency signed her after realizing she had been at the forefront of arts and culture, and performance-related projects. The agency told her about the audition for the series Traffic, which she went to and was handed the role of Zen.
At the time, her drama teacher, Mrs. Jill Markram, helped to perfect her acting skills and she shared screen space with the likes of Kagiso Rakosa, Mbulelo Grootboom, and Thembi Mtshali-Jones. Her performance in the police drama series opened doors for more acting roles for her. Subsequently, she played Lelethu in Mzansi Magic’s series Isikizi in May 2017, while in her second year at the university.
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni Had Her Breakout Role with Hope
Siks had her big break in the industry in 2018 as she was cast in a main role in Moja Love’s drama series, Hope. The 25-year-old played Thando in the series, which was the first scripted show to air on the then-new DStv channel. She also scored roles in Ukuphila Kabili, Umalume, and Ingozi yoThando.
Later in 2020, she was cast as Owami Kwena, a 23-year-old visual artist and the daughter of eminent football club owner Rex (Sello Maake Ka Ncube) and his wife, Thembi (Tina Jaxa) in Vula Vala. Sikelelwa Vuyeleni bagged the role during public auditions held on Instagram Live by Mandla Ngcogwane, the co-founder of the show’s production company, Black Brain Pictures.
She was grateful that the lockdown enabled her to progress her career as her school adopted online learning during such time, which allowed her to move to Johannesburg to shoot.
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni’s Role in House of Zwide
In the year 2021, Sikelelwa Vuyeleni solidified her status as a rising star as she joined the cast of the multi-award-winning fashion drama series, House of Zwide. She joined the show as Nambitha, a fashion designer intern, whose mother worked for Funani Zwide’s (Vusi Kunene) fashion house.
However, after her mom quit her job, hoping that her daughter would be appointed Funani’s design assistant, she lost her internship at the House of Zwide. And her character was written out from the show.
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni Landed Her Second Lead Role at the Age of 24
In April 2023, when Vuyeleni was 24 years old, she was offered her second career lead role in 1802: Love Defies Time. The 1Magic series premiered on May 1st, 2023 and has a star-studded cast, which includes the likes of Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo, Mothoe Ratikane, Amanda Quwe, Zenande Mfenyana, Connie Chiume, Thembi Seete, and Lusanda Mbane. The budding actress plays the leading lady in the series.
She portrays the character of Khosi, an intern doctor who got engaged to her colleague, Zuko (Vuyo Ngcukana) but was taken back to the 1800s after she fainted and eventually, she fell in love with a Prince. Though caught in a different era, the talented actress effortlessly brings the character of Khosi to life and often gets the viewers enchanted. Even though playing Khosi has made Siks’ more famous, she is quite popular for her role as Natasha in Adulting.
Following her exit from House of Zwide, Sikelelwa Vuyeleni was cast in Showmax’s risque adult series, Adulting in 2022. She portrayed the character of a baby mama, Natasha, who put her carjacker baby daddy, Eric (Nhlanhla Kunene) behind bars. She accused Eric of kidnapping their teenage daughter, Ncumisa (Siphesihle Khanyile), beating up her wealthy boyfriend, Cyril (Fezile Mkhize), and also firing a gun at a posh bar.
Sikelelwa left Adulting to join 1802: Love Defies Time in early 2023. Besides acting, she aims to expand her career behind the scenes. She is currently building her own production company.
Sikelelwa Vuyeleni’s Movies and TV Shows
- Traffic as Zen (2014)
- Isikizi as Lelethu (2017)
- Hope as Thando (2018)
- Ingozi yoThando
- Ukuphila Kabili
- The River as Receptionist
- MTV Shuga: Down South 2 as Beautiful Girl
- Vula Vala as Owami Kwena (2020)
- House of Zwide as Nambitha (2021-2022)
- Adulting as Natasha (2022-2023)
- 1802: Love Defies Time as Khosi (2023-present)
Is Sikelelwa Vuyeleni Married?
No, Sikelelwa Vuyeleni does not have a husband and it’s unclear if she has a boyfriend. The 25-year-old actress has kept her relationship status secret. As a result, there is no information about her love life in the media. Hopefully, she will reveal the man in her life, if any, soon.