Tshepo Senatle (born on May 5th,1997) is a 26 years old South African actor who rose to stardom by playing the role of Koloi in Skeem Saam, the popular SABC1 drama series.
Upon graduation from high school, the youngster worked odd jobs before finally landing his dream job of acting. He started by playing extras in the award-winning series Skeem Saam, and luckily for Tshepo, he was handed a recurring role that made him famous in Mzansi.
How Old is Tshepo Senatle?
Tshepo Senatle, popularly known as Koloi from Skeem Skeem, is 26 years old. He was born on May 9th, 1997, in Ottosdal, North West. The rising star was raised by his grandmother, Ousisi, and mother, Kefilkwe, who both worked menial jobs to provide for the family.
Senatle has three siblings, namely, Tshepiso, Ali, and Anes. While Tshepiso is 21 years old, Ali and Anes are aged 17 years and 14 years respectively. After spending his childhood years in Ottosdal, the Skeem Saam actor moved to the City of Gold in 2016.
Koloi From Skeem Saam’s Education and Academic Record
With Tshepo Senatle’s mother and grandmother struggling to make ends meet, the actor wasn’t able to further his tertiary education due to financial strains. He had his Grade 1 to Grade 3 at Dumisang Primary School.
He later moved to Winterton and stayed for a while before returning to Ottosdal. There at his birthplace, the 26 years old completed his high school education at Realeka Secondary School.
Tshepo Senatle Had A Humble Beginnings
After gaining his Matric Certificate, Tshepo Senatle decided to relocate to Johannesburg in 2016. At the time, his granny was staying in Northcliff, where she worked as a domestic worker, and the backroom given to her at her workplace couldn’t accommodate both of them.
Tshepo had high hopes of landing a job in showbiz when he arrived in Joburg. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out that way. He had to stay for a long while before clinching his dream job, which his mother and grandmother had reservations about.
Before then, Tshepo Senatle had to work odd jobs to make a living in the big city. He first worked as a Parking Marshal at Montecasino located in Fourways and got a panel beating job. Eventually, he quit the job to pursue a career in acting, which is what he has a passion for.
Is Tshepo Senatle a Main Character on Skeem Saam?
Senatle plays a recurring role in the SABC1 soapie, Skeem Saam, starring alongside Harriet Manamela, Cedric Fourie, and Clement Maosa. He first debuted in the show in 2017 as an extra before being handed a recurring role of Koloi Shivambu in the SABC Education production.
In the soapie, the actor is cast as a naughty high school learner who is quite popular in school. Koloi has a romantic relationship with Ruth, played by Myrah Molokomme. Having achieved a budding acting career, Tshepo Senatle is now his family’s breadwinner.
He developed a passion for acting during his time as a township actor when he scored roles in plays held at his community recreational halls. Besides playing an extra in Skeem Saam, Senatle also played an extra in Isibaya. Though Skeem Saam is his only acting credit, his performance in the soapie has landed him a Royalty Soapie Award.
Tshepo Senatle’s Filmography
- Skeem Saam as Koloi Shivambu
Who Is Tshepo Senatle’s Girlfriend?
Koloi from Skeem Saam is in a long-term relationship. However, the identity of his girlfriend is yet to be revealed. The up-and-coming actor is a private person. Thus, he is meticulous about what he shares with his fans and hardly posts pictures of his lady online.
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— OFFICIAL Skeem Saam 11 (@SkeemSaam3) November 29, 2019
Tshepo Senatle is a father of one. He had his son before moving to Johannesburg in 2016. His baby mama is unknown, and his child stays with his grandmother and mother in Ottosdal, North West.
Koloi From Skeem Saam is on Instagram
Playing a role in one of the biggest TV shows in SA has made Tshepo Senatle a TV star. This is evident in the number of followers he has on social media platforms. Koloi from Skeem Saam’s Instagram handle is @tshepo_sentee. It boasts over 30.1K followers despite having below 10 posts as of this writing.
On Twitter, the South African actor has more than 6.6K followers. He opened his Twitter account (@Tshepo_Sentee) in September 2018 and has made over 275 tweets. He mostly entertains his fans with pictures and videos from his work on Skeem Saam.