Lesego Khoza (born on April 18th, 1991) is a 32-year-old South African actress, YouTube vlogger, and Bonko Khoza’s Wife, well-known for portraying Lindiwe in Isono, BET Africa’s first original drama series.
Since tying the knot to her actor husband, Bonko Khoza, Lesego has garnered immense popularity. The beautiful couple has one of the most captivating black love stories in Mzansi. Before her rise to prominence, the actress whetted her acting skills at the Market Theatre Laboratory.
She, afterward, had numerous theatre roles and then moved on to feature in the popular Mzansi Magic’s telenovela, The Queen. Lesego Khoza hasn’t slowed down since then and is set to appear in many upcoming productions.
Where is Lesego Khoza From?
Lesego Khoza comes from the Zulu tribe. She was born in Johannesburg on April 18th, 1991, and is currently 32 years old. Not much is known about her immediate family as she hasn’t made their details public knowledge. The Queen actress attended Lake Primary School situated in Eldorado Park.
She then moved to John Orr Technical High School before completing her high school education at Peace Commercial Secondary School in 2010, obtaining her Matric Certificate.
What Does Lesego Khoza Do For a Living?
While studying at Market Theatre Laboratory, Lesego Khoza began her acting career by scoring roles in plays held in several theatres, including The Market Theatre in Johannesburg. Upon graduating in 2014, she attended several auditions, hoping to land a TV role. Her efforts, however, were unsuccessful. Nevertheless, she kept on surviving on theatre gigs.
Five years after graduation, Bonko Khoza’s wife landed her first TV role in Bold Girls’ web series, which premiered on YouTube. She subsequently joined the cast of the Mzansi Magic drama series, The Queen, before appearing in several other TV series. In 2020, Lesego Khoza was cast in the short film Cabin Fever.
The movie follows the story of families going through the lockdown period in different parts of the world. Lesego became quite famous in the country when she was cast as Lindiwe in BET Africa’s first original drama series, Isono. Later in January 2021, she left her role, and that same year, she appeared with her husband in the TV comedy-drama series, Grow.
The 32-year-old actress also worked alongside her husband in the Netflix original comedy, How to Ruin Christmas. She further featured in Sephiri High, and the Netflix series Justice Served in 2022. Bonko Khoza’s significant other is a talented voiceover artist who has lent her voice to multiple brand promotion videos and TV commercials.
Not only does Lesego Khoza engage in acting, but she also vlogs about her lifestyle and love life on her eponymous YouTube channel. She launched the channel in June 2014 and has thus far gained over 4.4K subscribers. She has uploaded more than 90 videos on the YouTube channel, which has attracted more than 173K views.
Lesego mostly vlogs about art and romantic outings with her heartthrob. She started the channel to inspire people through life, love, and art video blogging.
Lesego Khoza’s Movies and TV Shows
- Bold Girls
- The Queen
- Cabin Fever
- Isono as Lindiwe
- Justice Served as Reporter 1
- Sephiri High
- How to Ruin Christmas
How Lesego and Bonko Khoza Met
While very young, attending Market Theatre Laboratory, Lesego Khoza got acquainted with her now husband, Bonko Khoza. They met in 2013 when she was still in her first year and Bonko in his second year. The Wife star fell in love with Lesego the first time he saw her hanging out with a mutual friend. Hence, he approached her the next day. They instantly became friends and started hanging out very often after school hours.
According to Bonko, the Cabin Fever actress is probably the most beautiful person he has ever seen. As a result, it didn’t take him long to ask her to be his girlfriend. The proposal happened on March 13th, the same day the couple sealed their love with a nuptial bond.
How Long Has Lesego Khoza Been Bonko Khoza’s Wife?
Though still in their early 20s when they began their romantic journey, Lesego and Bonko Khoza describes their enchanting love story as a teenage love affair. The cute couple dated for eight years before exchanging vows in a colorful civil wedding ceremony held on March 13th, 2021. After nine years of being together, they did their Zulu traditional wedding called Umembeso in March 2022.
The occasion was witnessed by their families and close friends. And the couple shared their joy with their fans by posting the pictures from the ceremony on their Instagram handles. After one year of marriage and nine years of knowing each other, Lesego Khoza and her best friend have kept the sparks flying and are still very much in love.
Interestingly, they are involved in each other’s careers and help one another before auditions. Though they have encountered issues like every other couple, they ensured that they treated one another respectfully even when offended. And that has enabled them to have one of the most heart-warming Black love stories in the rainbow nation. The couple is yet to expand their family.
Who Is Lesego Khoza’s Husband, Bonko Khoza?
Lesego Khoza is married to one of the most-loved men in South Africa. Since taking up the role of Mqhele Zulu in the Showmax hit series, The Wife, Bonko Khoza has gained many fans with his sensational depictions in the series. He was born on August 13th, 1991, in Johannesburg. He attended the National School of Arts.
He then enrolled to study Design and Multimedia at Johannesburg’s Vega School in 2011. Bonko dropped out of school and quit his studies at the University of Johannesburg, where he enrolled for a BA in Communication Design. Eventually, he obtained a Diploma in Drama and Performance from The Market Theatre Laboratory.
Lesego Khoza’s husband gained his breakout role in 2015 when he played the role of Jabz in the critically acclaimed movie Neckie Youth. His performance earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The following year, he was featured in the History Channel remake of the acclaimed mini-series Roots. He additionally had a role in the American feature film, Beautifully Broken.
Professionals, The Mauritanian, and The Brave Ones are other TV shows Bonko Khzoa has featured in. He plays the lead role of Mqhele Zulu in The Wife, inspired by Dudu-Busani Dube’s book—Hlomu, The Wife. As a voiceover artist, Bonko has appeared in commercials for notable brands such as Nedbank, Vodacom, and DStv.