Madlala from Uzalo is a 38-year-old South African actress born on January 25, 1985. Her real name is Ntombifuthi Dlamini.
Dlamini is one of the famous people in show business who had modest beginnings before experiencing enormous success thanks to her part in the TV program Uzalo. Despite lacking formal acting training, the actress has maintained her relevance since breaking into the mainstream.
What is Madlala from Uzalo’s Age?
Madlala from Uzalo is currently 38 years old. She was born on January 21, 1985, in KwaMashu, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province. Her real name is Ntombifuthi Dlamini.
The actress was raised in KwaMashu in a low-income family. She had a difficult upbringing as her parents were not really well-to-do. There are no further details of her upbringing and family background.
Dlamini was raised together with her sister, Nokuthula. She posted the picture of her sister on her birthday on April 1, 2020, and expressed her gratitude to her for all she did for her.
She once mentioned that her sister passed away and that she was living with her kids. It’s not clear if it is Nokuthula she talked about and whether she has other siblings. The actress has also not revealed the identities of her parents, however, her mother has since died.
There is also no information about her academic background. The names of the schools she attended are not public knowledge, and it’s not clear if she went to college.
The Actress has Given Birth to Kids
Ntombifuthi Dlamini is a mother as well as a grandmother. Among her kids, her daughter Nokuziphatha is the one who is mostly known to the public. She was born on October 3rd in South Africa.
The actress has a son named Sifiso Hope Mlaba. He is a fast-rising MC, dance choreographer, makeup artist, Gqom vocalist, and social media influencer.
Dlamini Had no Initial Plans of Becoming an Actress
Ntombifuthi’s childhood dream was never to become an actress, even though she knew she had acting talent. She suddenly developed an interest in acting in 2014 while working as a clear in a local hospital.
On one of the days she arrived to work in the clinic, she learned that there was an audition going on close to her place of work. So, she decided to try her luck. She auditioned as an extra but ended up impressing the Uzalo production crew to the extent that she won herself a regular role.
Dlamini resigned from her cleaning job and became a full-time actor. She admitted that her acting job really changed her family’s life for good, as she was struggling financially before she bagged the role.
Ever since she started acting, life has become easier for her and her late sister’s kids, who live with her, and she has been able to amass a sizeable income from her salary.
Her Character, Madlala, is a Fan Favourite on Uzalo
Ntombifuthi Dlamini portrays the fictional Madlala on the popular TV show, Uzalo. Her character is a keen churchgoer and an elderly woman who loves dating younger men called Ben 10s. Madlala is also friends with the characters Ma Dongwe and Mbatha.
She has excelled on the show from the moment she first debuted on film because of her inherent acting talent. She has remained a part of the program for almost ten years, thanks in part to her impeccable character interpretations, adaptability, and on-screen delivery.
Many Uzalo watchers have grown to love and respect her because of her position. She revealed, however, in an interview that she lives a lifestyle quite different from that of her on-screen persona.
She acknowledged that she is a devout Christian and that she isn’t into young men in real life. She only has one other professional acting credit, Uzalo.
Ntombifuthi Dlamini’s TV Shows