Tsholofelo Matshaba Biography, Age, Husband and Daughter

Tsholofelo Matshaba is a 41 year-old South African actress born on 4th July 1983. She is the wife of the late Chris Matshaba. She and actor Dingaan Mokebe have a daughter together, but her identity is unknown.

Though a musical center-trained performer, she has taken on various roles in diverse genres. Tsholofelo is well-loved for her action-packed performances, which connect with viewers easily, her charming personality, and her versatile acting skills. She is one of the best brains in the entertainment industry at the moment.

Summary of Tsholofelo Matshaba’s Biography

  • Full name: Tsholofelo Matshaba
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: July 4, 1983
  • Tsholofelo Matshaba’s Age: 41 years old
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Widow
  • Tsholofelo Matshaba’s Husband: Chris Matshaba (late)
  • Tsholofelo Matshaba’s Children: 4
  • Tsholofelo Matshaba’s Net worth: $500,000
  • Famous for: Playing the character Meme in Muvhango
  • Tsholofelo Matshaba’s Instagram: tsholo_matshaba_
  • Twitter: @Tsholo_Matshaba
  • Facebook: Tsholofelo Matshaba

How Old is Tsholofelo Matshaba?

Tsholofelo was born on 4th July 1983 in Mabopane township in Tshwane, Gauteng province. She is currently 41 years old. She hasn’t disclosed her upbringing, siblings, family background, and early life.

Matshaba was raised in a strict home. She credits her parents for the strong family values she has. The two of them played instrumental roles in her journey to greatness as they were very supportive of her dreams.

The actress attended schools within her locality for her elementary and high school studies. She received her higher education at the prestigious Tshwane University of Technology, where she majored in Musical Theatre.

She completed her studies in 2004 and was issued a National Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Tsholofelo Matshaba’s Acting Career

Actress Matshaba launched her professional acting career after she graduated from the university. She developed a keen interest in acting as a young child and was part of her school’s drama wing. 

As a musical theatre-trained performer, she has taken part in the production of local theatrical works such as Born in the RSA 2, Melodies of Love, and Robinson Crusoe, amongst others.

She has also had several roles on the small screen. She delivered a stellar performance as the character Tiny on the SABC2 sitcom, Skwizas. Matshaba started portraying the lead character Keneilwe in the SABC2 family drama series Mamello in August 2015.

She is most recognized for her part in the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango as the cunning gold-digger character Meme. She had a brief hiatus from the soapie in the year 2012 but later came back.

Tsholofelo’s career slowed down sometime in 2018 following the death of her beloved husband. Though she hasn’t fully healed from her loss, she has gradually started appearing in TV roles in the industry.

In March 2023, Matshaba was seen on the red carpet at the Royalty Soapie Awards. She mentioned that it was her first red carpet in 3 years.

Tsholofelo Matsheba’s TV Works

  • Dream World – Season 2 as Lebo
  • Mamello – Season 1 to 3 as Keneilwe Mogotsi
  • Muvhango – Season 1 as Meme
  • Skwizas – Season 2 to 5 as Tiny
  • iNumber Number – Season 1 as Amahle
  • The River – Season 2 & 3 as Kedibone Mokoena
  • Greed & Desire – Season 1 as Bonang Moabi
  • The Wild – Season 2 as Cindy
  • Rockville – Season 4 as Olga
  • Skeem Saam – season 4 as Molahlegi
  • Intersexions – Season 2 as Lerato/Tshidi
  • The Throne – Season 1 as Princess Odirile Kwena
  • The South African Music Awards – Season 19

Tsholofelo Matshaba’s Theatrical Credits

  • Born in the RSA 2
  • Soweto Story
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Melodies of Love
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • The Lion King
  • Aladdin

Tsholofelo Matshaba was Married to the Late OAP Chris Matshaba

Chris Matshaba is the name of Tsholofelo Matshaba’s late husband. He died on February 10th, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. There is no available information on how the actress and her late husband met or how long they dated before marriage.

The two exchanged marital vows on 27th December 2014 in Ramokokastad, in the North West Province of South Africa. Prior to his painful demise, he was a businessman and also worked at Motsweding FM and North West FM as a radio presenter.

Tsholofelo’s husband died six months before his 40th birthday. He passed away at the hospital, surrounded by his family and loved ones. The actress shared a touching photo of herself and her late spouse on February 10, 2022, to pay tribute to his memories, saying she still “smiles and laughs”.

How Old Is Tsholofelo Matshaba’s Daughter?

Tsholofelo Matshaba’s daughter was born sometime around 2008 and 2009. Her exact date of birth is not public knowledge, however, it is known that the actress had her before she ended her relationship with her father in 2010.

Chris Matshaba is not the biological father of Tsholofelo’s daughter. The Muvhango star had her daughter with her Muvhango co-star Dingaan Mokebe. The chemistry between the two first started while they were filming Muvhango as an on-screen couple.

The two subsequently developed an off-screen relationship, and as one thing led to another, Tsholofelo fell pregnant for him. The duo had a messy separation following several public scuffles.

While the actor accused Matshaba of denying him access to their daughter, the latter accused the former of being emotionally abusive in their relationship. It’s not clear if the actress and her late husband gave birth to their own kids. She hasn’t mentioned having kids with him, nor has she posted pictures of kids on her social media accounts.

Tsholofelo Matshaba Underwent Significant Weight Loss

Matshaba lost significant weight in the past, and no one knows exactly why. While some attribute it to the death of her husband, others think otherwise. Her transformation, however, has made her look ageless and younger among her peers.

Tsholofelo has been flaunting a banging and flawless body for years now, and a lot of her fans are loving it. A trip to her social media accounts shows she is not really a fitness enthusiast, which means she probably achieved her superb body through healthy dieting.

Does Tsholofelo Matshaba have Tattoos on her Body?

Tsholofelo Matshaba has tattoos on various parts of her body. She tattooed her birthdate on her arms and also etched the word “Vincentia” on her back. Her motivation for getting the name inked on her back is unknown.

However, the actress feels a certain way about both tattoos, which are naturally beautiful and decent.

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