Tshiamo Modisane (born on January 24th, 1990; Age: 32 years old) is a famous fashion and beauty stylist, actress, host, producer, and brand ambassador who rose to prominence after emerging as the first non-gender brand ambassador of Lux in 2018.
Having worked for over a decade as a fashion and beauty stylist, Modisane decided to ply her trade in acting and had her first TV role in the SABC1 reality series African Dreams in 2021. She later hit another career milestone when she debuted as Nina in the smash e.tv drama series, House of Zwide.
Since joining the e.tv original production, Tshiamo Modisane has become widely recognized across Mzansi as the drama series is the second most-watched TV series on e.tv. The actress is also popular as the host and producer of a podcast titled The Transcript with Tshiamo, which she launched in April 2021.
How Old Is Tshiamo Modisane?
The award-winning fashion stylist, Tshiamo Modisane, was born in East Rand on January 24th, 1990, and is presently 32 years old. She spent the bulk of her childhood in Dayton township in Gauteng. Modisane was raised by her mother, Linzy Modisane, and grandmother, Helen Fenyane. Sadly in 2018, she lost these two women who meant everything to her and had been her source of strength.
During an interview with News24, the House of Zwide actress cited that her mother and grandmother were her pillars and her granny, in particular, was her biggest cheerleader. Their death almost crushed her spirit, but thankfully, she had a career breakthrough that got her revived and up and doing despite the huge loss. Tshiamo Modisane has a younger brother named Tau Modisane. She is multilingual and speaks Sesotho, Zulu, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
The Actress Graduated From UJ in 2014
Nina from House of Zwide obtained her Matric Certificate at Wordsworth High School in Benoni in 2008. Having come from a family who are outspoken and loud, young Tshiamo showcased her talent by becoming part of the Debate Team. She was also among the Drama Group and engaged in public speaking during her four years stint at the school. Three years after her high school graduation, she enrolled at the University of Johannesburg.
Tshiamo Modisane graduated from the university with a BA in Psychology in 2014. She also furthered her education by enrolling in a Get Smart Course in Public Relations at the University of Cape Town in 2016. Her academic qualifications have thus far proved to be pivotal for her successful career as a fashion and beauty stylist.
Nina From House of Zwide is an Award-winning Stylist
Tshiamo Modisane has been artistically inclined since childhood. She considers herself a staunch lover of fashion and entertainment. Thus, she embarked on a beauty journey while in high school. During that time, she sold perfumes to her peers in school.
From November 2005 to January 2009, she worked as a Fine Fragrance Assistant at Edgars at the East Rand Mall. She then started her professional career as a freelance fashion stylist in March 2011 at Krayzi Styles.
Later in 2019, Modisane took home the Feather Award for Hottest Chick of The Year. She had her first cover photoshoot with Move Magazine, which was a dream come true for the skilled stylist. She also has appeared on the cover of the Throne Magazine and equally worked as a stylist on set for different publications.
Throughout her career, the 32 years old has had diverse roles in addition to working as a stylist. She worked as a press coordinator at Jo Borkett for 8 months (August 2011-March 2012) before landing the job of beauty assistant editor/stylist for True Love Magazine in March 2014.
She rose through the ranks and began working as the magazine’s public relations officer six months later. Between 2016 and 2021, Tshiamo Modisane was associated with The Citizens News as a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle writer.
She additionally worked for Krayzi Kreatives as a managing director and has been working as a freelance content producer for Real Goboza, a celebrity gossip show, since August 2021.
Modisane Made Her Acting Debut in 2021
Having garnered immense popularity through her works as a stylist, Tshiamo Modisane has had a few cameo roles in the past years. By chance, she switched to acting fully in late 2021 when she landed her first major acting role in the SABC1 series, African Dreams. It happened that she met the show’s producer at an event who told her about her plans to include a transitioning character in African Dreams.
With Tshiamo Modisane giving the producer insight on how best to tell the story, she was given the role of a non-binary character, Thabang Sithole, in African Dreams. Her character appeared in 13 episodes of the reality series. The East Rand-born connected so much with her character in the series to the extent that she had to flatten her boobs to pull off a convincing act.
Following her sensational performance in African Dreams, the stylist bagged her second acting role as Nina in House of Zwide, starring alongside Vusi Kunene, Winnie Ntshaba, Nefisa Mkhabela, and Wanda Zuma. She debuted in the series in January 2022 and is fastly winning the hearts of the viewers with her terrific acting abilities.
Tshiamo Modisane’s Filmography
- African Dreams
- House of Zwide
Her Numerous Paid Partnership Deals
Through her work as a stylist, Tshiamo Modisane built a strong relationship with representatives of Unilever company. She never failed to express her desire to work as the company’s ambassador while interacting with them. Then in late 2018, she was contacted by the brand for a partnership deal.
Eventually, Modisane emerged as the first non-gender conforming brand ambassador of Lux. Down the years, she has had multiple endorsement deals, working for brands like Kleenex, Liquifruit, Absolut Vodka, Castle Lager, Shine Club, and Bernini. She now ranks among the most famous social media influencers in the country.
Is Tshiamo Modisane a Woman?
Tshiamo Modisane is a transgender person who prefers to be identified as non-gender. She considers herself a non-conformist and doesn’t feel the need to be identified with a particular gender. Though her decision has attracted some negative comments, the African Dreams actress seems not to be bothered about what people think of her.
She is living her truth and is unapologetic about doing things on her terms. She knew she was different from a young age. Despite being bullied as a little boy for dressing as a girl, Modisane has grown to become comfortable in her skin.
Who is Nina From House of Zwide Dating?
While studying at the University of Johannesburg, Tshiamo Modisane dated both males and females. The relationships were unfulfilling for her. Thus, she decided to work on herself and her career. During an interview with News24 in 2019, she revealed that she was single and focused on reaching the apex of her career.
Presently, Nina from the House of Zwide is believed to be single as she is yet to disclose her relationship status. Nonetheless, she has not been spotted with any romantic partner in the past years.
What is Tshiamo Modisane’s Instagram Handle?
As a top beauty influencer, Tshiamo Modisane is very active on social media platforms. Her Instagram handle is @iamtshiamo_m. It boasts over 32K followers and has more than 420 posts.
On the other hand, Modisane’s Twitter account (@iamTshiamo_m) has more than 11K followers. She joined the social media platform in July 2009 and has made over 33K tweets. The stylist cum actress mostly posts about her career, social life, and achievements.