Londeka Mchunu (born July 10, 1994; Age: 29 years old) is a Msinga-born South African actress who is best known for featuring in popular South African soap operas such as Isithembiso, Isibaya, and House of Zwide. Londeka is currently a household name in the South African entertainment industry.
She joined the entertainment industry in 2017 while she was a student at Varsity College. Since then, she has been nominated for two awards and is undoubtedly a person to watch out for. The beautiful actress keeps her private life away from the public and is also known for her stunning fashion sense.
How Old Is Londeka Mchunu and Where Is She From?
Londeka Mchunu was born on July 10, 1994, in Msinga uMzinyathi in South Africa. Her date of birth means that the talented South African actress is 29 years old currently.
Life couldn’t have started on a tougher note for Londeka Mchunu than it did, as she lost her father at the age of 2. About four years after her father’s death, her mother had to relocate the family to Clermont, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Reports show that Londeka has eight siblings. However, most of them are not as popular as the actress; hence, not much is known about them. That notwithstanding, she is not the only one in the spotlight as long as her family is concerned as it has been revealed that she is sister to Nelisa Mchunu, an actress who is famous for her role as Fikile in the South African soapie, Uzalo.
Details about the names of Londeka’s parents have not been revealed. She does not talk much about her father, probably because she didn’t get to meet him as he died when she was still very young. Her mother was a single mother who was saddled with the responsibility of raising her children alone. She could not give them a luxurious life but did her best, as the life of Londenka might attest.
Londeka Mchunu Was Interested In Sports In High School
Londeka Mchunu has kept some details of her early life close to her chest and doesn’t talk much about her high school days. However, there are reports that she was a sportsman in high school, and her love for sports occupied the first place in her heart.
As she grew up, however, her passion for sports was relegated to the background as she found a new passion – in front of the cameras – as a teenager. And when the opportunity to kick off her acting career showed up, she grabbed it with both hands.
She studied at the Varsity College in Sandton, where she studied corporate communications. However, after landing her first role, she dropped out of college to focus on her career. While in Varsity college, Londeka was not enjoying her course of study; as such, the decision to drop out was not much of a big deal.
She Joined The Entertainment Industry in 2017
Londeka Mchunu made her debut in professional acting in 2017. While she was studying at the Varsity College, she heard about an audition for Isithembiso by Bomb Productions, and she gave it a try. After auditioning, Londeka landed the role of “Snegugu Magwaza” in the soap opera.
In 2017, the first season of the series was released, and it gained nationwide acceptance, just enough to make Londeka famous. She featured in Isithembiso from 2017 to 2020. In 2018, Londeka Mchunu got nominated for the award of Best Newcomer Actress and Supporting Actress on TV at the Simon Sabela Film and Television Awards.
After leaving the cast of Isithembiso in 2020, she landed the role of Londiwe in the popular South African soap opera, Isibaya. In 2021, she joined the cast of House of Zwide, a drama series that was created to replace Rhythm City on e.TV. She played the role of Zanele Zwide, and this role enabled her to gain so much recognition.
Her character, Zanele Zwide, was the daughter of Faith and Funani Zwide. She is loved by her father but needed to prove herself worthy of her mother’s acceptance. As a social influencer, she becomes a valuable asset to the family’s business. In this series, she stars alongside other big names in the industry like Vusi Kunene, Winnie Ntshaba, and Jeffery Sekele.
The first episode of the drama series premiered in South Africa on July 16, 2021, at exactly 7 pm on e.TV. It is noteworthy to add that her hard work has earned her an estimated net worth of about $300,000.
Londeka Mchunu Keeps Her Private Life Away From The Public
Londeka Mchunu is one of the celebrities who hardly have anything to say when asked about her relationship life in an interview. She has not revealed any details regarding her relationship life, that is, if she is in a relationship at all, as she has not been spotted with any partner so far. However, it is ironically believed that her relationship status is active.
Londeka Mchunu Has Large Social Media Following
Londeka Mchunu is over 241k followers on Instagram, where she posts stunning pictures and videos of herself and her friends. Her Instagram posts have an average of 30k reactions, meaning that many of her followers are glued to the account.
She endorses brands in South Africa like Fancy Claws and Beats by Bangs. Most of the brands she endorses are hair and makeup brands. She does not get so many brand deals, as she is not as big as some other celebrities.
Nelisa Mchunu, Londeka Mchunu’s Sister, is Also an Actress
As mentioned earlier, Londeka Mchunu has a sister who is also in the spotlight – as an actress – named Nelisa Mchunu. She is not just an actress; Nelisa is also a model, motivational speaker, and writer. She is believed to be the biological elder sister of Londeka Mchunu, as her date of birth (born February 2, 1992) suggests.
She gained popularity from her role in the popular South African drama series Uzalo, where she portrayed the character of Fikile, the gold digger. Nelisa has a Dramatic Arts and Media Studies degree from the University of Witwatersrand. She is also valued with a net worth of approximately $250,000. However, her younger sister, Londeka, is more famous and even richer than her.