Linda Nxumalo (born June 9, 1997; Age: 26 years old ) is an actor, writer, and director who rose to immense popularity through his fictional character Sokalezwe on the e.tv thriller soap opera House of Zwide.
Besides House of Zwide, the fast-rising actor has also appeared in a small feature film called Officially Selected. In 2019, the interesting short film was chosen to be part of the National Arts Festival. The young actor is one of the newbies in the South African TV and film industry to watch out for.
How Old Is Linda Nxumalo Now?
Linda Nxumalo is currently 26 years old. He was born on June 9 1997 in KwaSanti, Marianhill, West of Durban, KwaZulu Natal. He is of Zulu origin. There is no available information about the immediate family of the actor. Details about his family background, parents, and childhood are not public knowledge.
It’s unclear if his parents gave him siblings or if he is an only child. The actor prefers to keep this part of his life to himself. However, it is quite obvious that he is the most prominent person in his family as no other member of his family is publicly known.
The names of his parents, their occupations, and their current whereabouts are also under the radar. Linda spent the bulk of his life in KwaSanti, his hometown. He had his elementary education in his birthplace, after which he was enrolled at Nilgiri Secondary school to further his education.
The actor began studying Drama and Production at the Durban University of Technology in 2018. Upon completing his studies, he graduated with his mates and earned a National Diploma in Drama and production.
A Look At How Linda Nxumalo Began His Acting Career
Nxumalo has always loved acting and entertainment, generally right from childhood. In fact, some of the big shots he shares the set with in the TV series House of Zwide were some of his favorite actors while growing up. South African sensational actors Bawinile Ntshaba( Faith Zwide), Matlatsi Mafatshe (Molefe), Jeffery Sekele (Isaac Molapo ), and Vusi Kunene (Funani Zwide) are on this list.
After graduating from the university in 2018, Linda, after deep thought, concluded that staying back at home would not be helpful to his dream of becoming a great actor. So, he made up his mind that he would leave his homeland for another city where he could pursue his acting dream fully and maximize every opportunity that would come his way.
He finally left home for Johannesburg. However, he decided to take up a waiter job in one of the city’s restaurants to raise some money while waiting for acting opportunities to come his way. After working for some time at the restaurant, he got connected to an agency called Star Quality agent.
The agency eventually helped him to get a role in the popular soap opera, Isithembiso. He played the character of a young man who was hired to rob a character called Absolom. Linda’s character, however, ended up being thrown into jail after he was caught by security officials.
The actor also did a trial for a role in the local production Shaka Zulu, which was produced by Bomb Productions. Although he didn’t get the role, the production company still recognized his acting abilities by offering him the role of Soka in the House of Zwide.
The Actor’s Performance On The House Of Zwide Has Been Nothing Short Of Incredible
The KwaSanti-born fast-rising actor has been incredible on the House of Zwide. He brings his character to life effortlessly. In fact, he has won the hearts and support of thousands of the show’s viewers through his stellar performance.
Sokalezwe, in the show, is a young man at university who moves to Joburg for his studies. He stays in the same apartment with his two cousins while working for a car mechanic called Bra Isaac. One thing led to another, and Soka fell in love with the daughter of Bra Isaac, but the young girl ends up friend-zoning him, so he takes whatever little attention he gets from her.
Besides House of Zwide, Linda has also starred in a small feature film called Officially Selected.
In 2019, the interesting short film was chosen to be part of the National Arts Festival. Nxumalo describes himself as a writer and director on his Instagram bio. However, details about his works as a writer and director are not readily available.
Who Is Linda Nxumalo Dating?
House of Zwide actor Linda Nxumalo is currently not in a known relationship with any girl. He has never talked about his love life publicly, which makes it difficult to tell if he is seeing anyone secretly. He may have been seeing a girl in the TV series, but in real life, the case is different.
There is also no record about his past love life – it’s not known if he had dated anyone in the past before he became famous. The actor is presently focused on growing his young career and becoming a better actor through his acting skills.
Nxumalo is more active on Instagram than any other social media platform. He relates and shares photos about his work and lifestyle on his Instagram page. He is being followed by over 32,000 Instagram users on his page.
However, it appears he does not have active Twitter and Facebook accounts, as we couldn’t find any account linked to his name on both platforms.