Sihle Ndaba came to the limelight as one of South Africa’s favorite actresses for her role in the highly-rated soapie, Uzalo. The 32-year-old actress, popularly known as Smangele Maphumulo, which is the character she played in Uzalo, made an outstanding performance on the TV series.
Sihle Ndaba is not only blessed with a successful career, but she is also successful in her relationship. Even though she is not as secretive as most celebrities who would not even give us a hint on who their significant other is, she does not talk much about her relationship either. However, from the pictures she shares on social media, you can easily deduce that she is in a happy relationship. Sometimes fans even assume she is already married.
Profile Summary Of Sihle Ndaba
- Name: Siphesihle Ndaba
- Age: 32 years old
- Year of Birth: June 13, 1989
- Birth Place: Ermelo, Mpumalanga
- Nationality: South African
- Occupation: Actress
- Relationship Status: Dating
- Best known for: Playing Smangele Maphumulo in the TV series, Uzalo
Before Sihle Ndaba Was Featured In Uzalo, She Had Acted In Other Productions
Although Sihle Ndaba is most popular for the character she played in Uzalo, she has been featured in a good number of movies before that. She played the character of Pru in the Mzansi Magic television series, Inkaba. She was also featured in the SABC1 drama series Room 8, where she played the character of Qiniso.
Her outstanding skills saw her nail a place (a voice-over role) in the popular Walt Disney animated movie The Lion King which toured in Singapore in 2011. Although Lion King is an international movie, the fact that it was animated didn’t really bring her much popularity as only her voice could be heard.
Sihle Ndaba Was 26 Years Old When She Joined The Cast Of Uzalo
In 2015, she landed the role that finally brought her to the limelight, when she got the job to play Smangele Maphumulo on the popular SABC 1 telenovela, Uzalo. While she was still a cast member on Uzalo, she contested for the eighth season of South Africa’s M-Net Idols but did not win – the competition was won by Khaya Mthethwa.
Her outstanding performance in Uzalo earned her the Sabela Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2018 Durban International Film Festival. She, however, left the show in 2017, even though fans did not have to wait so long before she reappeared on their screens. She landed a role in another South African soapie, The Herd, where she played the character of Sbahle Xulu. Fans were more excited when she bagged another role in one of Mzansi’s popular soap operas, Isibaya, where she interpreted the character of Cebisile Mkhize.
Sihle Ndaba also has a foundation called Sihle Ndaba Foundation through which she gives back to society. In 2019, she was on a mission to keep the girl child in school by going to high schools to share free sanitary pads.
Summary Of Sihle Ndaba’s Notable Achievements
- Played the role of Pru in Mzansi Magic’s Inkaba.
- Was featured in Room 8 as Qiniso.
- Was one of the casts of the popular Disney animated movie ‘The Lion King’.
- Contested in the eighth season of South Africa’s M-Net Idols.
- Won the Sabela Award for the Best Supporting Actress at the 2018 Durban International Film Festival.
- Joined the cast of Uzalo in 2015.
- Was featured in Mzansi Magic’s ‘The Herd’ in 2018.
- Joined the cast members of the popular TV series, Isibaya.
- Owns her own foundation called Sihle Ndaba Foundation.
Sihle Ndaba Was Once Rumored To Be In A Relationship With Sicelo Buthelezi
Sihle Ndaba is a very talented actress and has a way of giving life to every character she plays. In fact, she can play a role so well that you would think it was not a movie. One of such scenarios was when she played the role of a business studies teacher who was in love with the character of Teddy played by Sicelo Buthelezi in the popular series, Gomora.
The chemistry shared by the two actors in the movie made viewers suspect that they were in a relationship in real life. Well, that was just a display of outstanding talent and nothing more. Sihle and Sicelo were never in a relationship. The whole love chemistry ended on the movie production set.
She Is Reportedly In A Relationship With Mathew Stone
Sihle Ndaba has never come out in the open to introduce her bae to us, but at the same time, she has not been so secretive to keep his identity away from everyone. At regular intervals, she shares pictures of herself and Mathew Stone, looking all loved up, that even without introducing him as the love of her life, fans were able to quickly deduce that they were in a romantic relationship.
The exact time they started dating is difficult to ascertain because Sihle does not talk about her relationship, but it is believed that their relationship has been in existence since 2018. This is when fans started noticing some level of public show of affection between the two.
One of the social media uploads that finally convinced everyone that they were a couple was in 2019 when the Ermelo-born actress uploaded pictures of herself and Mathew Stone on a vacation all the way in Egypt. To date, she uploads videos of their exercise routines together and on his birthday, she uploaded a video of herself and her bae in a loved-up position with the caption ‘Happy birthday Destiny’.
Sihle Ndaba And Mathew Stone Are Not Married
Whenever she uploads a picture or video of herself and Stone, fans do not fail to express their love for the couple by referring to them as couple goals. Some even go as far as thinking that they are married, but so far, neither Sihle Ndaba nor Mathew Stone has given us any reason to believe they are married.
Sihle Ndaba does not wear any wedding ring nor does Mathew Stone, and there have never been any rumors of a secret marriage between the lovebirds. Well, you can’t really blame fans for thinking they are married with all the social media public shows of affection.
Mathew Stone Is A Fitness Trainer
Mathew Stone has drawn a lot of his current fame from his relationship with the award-winning actress. He is an entrepreneur and a fitness trainer, this accounts for his macho body which is like every girl’s dream body for their man.
Now you can also see why Sihle Ndaba does not have an excuse when it comes to looking fit. Having a fitness trainer as your bae automatically has a way of making you love to exercise, especially when you both exercise together as lovers.
The videos Sihle Ndaba upload on Instagram regarding their exercise routine would make you wish your boyfriend was a fitness trainer or enthusiast.