Velile Makhoba Biography, Age and Parents

Velile Makhoba is a South African dancer and actress born on the 24th of May. Although her parents’ identities are unknown, it’s known that she is the niece of actor Mondli Makohaba.

Although Velile is known for both her dancing and acting talents, she began her career as a dancer after graduating from dancing academies. She has demonstrated her superb dance abilities on several stages both inside and outside the nation.

Summary of Velile Makhoba’s Biography

  • Full name: Velile Makohaba
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: May 24
  • Ethnicity: Zulu
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Relative: Mondi Makhoba (uncle)
  • Velile Makhoba’s Net worth: R500,000
  • Famous for: Her role as Gugu in the TV series, Gomora
  • Velile Makhoba’s Instagram: velilemakhoba
  • Facebook: Velile Makhoba

Velile Makhoba was Born in Mayville, Durban, on May 24th

Velile Makhoba was born in Mayville, Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal province on May 24, but the year she was born is not known. She is of Zulu descent and she is always proud of her roots.

It’s not clear if Velile is an only child as she hasn’t mentioned or introduced anyone as her siblings to the public. She spent her formative years in Mayville, where she had a memorable childhood.

She was greatly loved by all and sundry due to her love for the Zulu traditional dance and her innovative skills of dancing. As a young girl, she made it easy for people to easily fall in love with her tribe’s traditional dance.

Velile attended Cato Crest primary school for her elementary studies. She became popular after she started showcasing her skills at dancing the Zulu dance and Umshado. She was loved by all, including her teachers.

The outstanding traditional dancer attended Mayville Secondary School, where she developed her dancing abilities further at the KwaMashu Art Centre and became a role model for some of her classmates.

Who Are Velile Makhoba’s Parents?

The names of Velile Makhoba’s biological parents are unknown within the public space. The actress hasn’t mentioned their names or revealed their current whereabouts and sources of living. However, it is believed that they currently live in her home town, Mayville.

Makhoba hasn’t specifically mentioned the kind of relationship she has with her parents. It is easy, however, to notice that she was raised by supportive parents who cared about her dream and passion for traditional dance.

The dancer, who looks to be in her 20s, has accomplished so much for herself at such a young age, proving that great things of such sorts can be easily achieved with family support.

The only known member of her family is the South African talented actor Mondli Makhoba who is best known for playing Nkosana Zulu on Showmax’s telenovela, The Wife. He is her father’s younger brother and both of them share a cordial relationship.

She Became a Professional Traditional Dancer at a Young Age

Velile Makhoba discovered her inherent aptitude and love for Zulu traditional dancing as a young child. She began dancing in elementary school and then enrolled in local dance academies to improve her abilities.

She graduated from the Phakama Dance Academy and the Ekhaya Multi Art Center. During her time at these institutions, she learned new dance techniques, how to express stories via dance, and other important dance lessons.

She has traveled to numerous places as a professional dancer and entertained crowds with her unique traditional dance movements. She has also taken paid performances outside of South Africa, demonstrating her value as a performer and making her one of the local stars to watch in terms of traditional Zulu dance.

The Mayville native has also appeared with the well-known dance crew Izintuthwane, who displayed an outstanding performance during the Nedbank Final Cup opening ceremony at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

She Made Her Debut Acting in the TV Series Gomora

Velile Makhoba appeared on TV for the first time as the fictitious character Gugu in the popular TV series Gomora. She debuted on the program in 2021 after agreeing to a one-year contract with the soap opera’s producers.

Her role was written out because her on-screen family members were no longer available on the show. She played the daughter of Phumlani Ndaba (played by actor Buyile Mdladla) and a sister to Buhle (played by actress Ama Qamata).

The show’s creators claim that after Velile’s character lost relevance, it was necessary to kill her off. However, they took care not to kill off her character as she may return to the show later.

Makhoba’s strategic exit from Gomora took place after her character moved to KwaZulu- Natal to live with her grandparents.

The first and most notable TV project under Velile’s belt to date is Gomora. She mentioned that she had already landed another TV role and had begun filming alongside the other actors in an interview she gave after leaving the show.

She chose not to disclose the project’s name, though, as she was not yet allowed to discuss the TV work publicly.

Velile Would be Remembered for Her Stellar Performance in Gomora

During her stay on Gomora, Makhoba was a favorite. She came prepared for the presentation and gave flawless performances each time she was on TV. Although she played an adolescent, her on-screen performance was excellent and one of the most praised.

This could probably be the reason the producers of the show did not kill her character as she left the show. Makhoba left a lot of her fans sad and heartbroken when she confirmed her exit from the show.

She acknowledged that her departure was bittersweet for her, but she had no choice but to do so because her contract had run out. The dancer was also grateful for the opportunity of sharing the filming set with South African renowned actors and learning a lot about acting in general.

Velile Makhoba’s TV Works

Velile Makhoba is Not Dating Anyone Publicly at the Moment

The well-known dancer is not married and she is not dating any man publicly. It could be that she’s unmarried or in a secret romance with someone.

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