Who Is Madongwe from Uzalo and How Old is She in Real Life?

Madongwe from Uzalo, whose real name is Zama Magubane Ngcobo, is a talented actress, born in Newcastle, Madadeni, on 18th June 1983, and is currently 40 years old. The actress rose to immense popularity through her role as Madongwe in the TV series, Uzalo. 

Zama comes from humble beginnings. As a child, she loved acting, and as she grew up, it became more evident to her that she was blessed with acting skills. She, however, kept doubting her capability until one of her teachers discovered and told her that she would make a great actor. Today, she is living her dreams.

Zama Magubane’s Bio

  • AGE: 40 years Old
  • BIRTHDAY: June 18, 1983
  • BIRTHPLACE: Madadeni, Newcastle
  • Ethnicity: Zulu
  • BIRTH SIGN: Gemini

What Is Madongwe from Uzalo’s Age?

Zama Magubane is 40 years old currently. She was born on 18th June 1983 in Madadeni near Newcastle, in KwaZulu-Natal province. She was, however, raised in another town in the same province called Pietermaritzburg.

Unfortunately, information about the actress’s family background, parents, family members, childhood, and early life. The actress had her primary and high school education in KwaZulu-Natal.

She attended Russell High School, a public high school for girls in Pietermaritzburg. It was there she began taking acting seriously. She was part of her school’s drama club and also acted in several plays with them.

However, Zama knew she could act but kept thinking that she was not good enough. One day, after watching her play a role in a school drama, her teacher advised her to take her acting skills to the next level because she is a natural-born actor.

Her teacher’s motivating words were what pushed Magubane into becoming more committed to acting. The actress would go on to study Drama and Performing Arts at the Durban University of Technology. There, she honed her acting skills while waiting for an acting opportunity to come knocking.

The Actress’ Character Madongwe Is Older Than Her In Real Life

Zama is one of the actors who play a character older than them in real life. While the actress is 40 years old, her character in the television series is way older than her.

Regardless of the differences in their age, Zama has been doing a fantastic job bringing her character to life. This is one amazing fact about her and one of the reasons viewers of the show greatly admire her. Her ability to play an older role to perfection has everything to do with her innate acting talent.

Madongwe, in Uzalo, is the mother of Lily and an aunt to her nephew Njeza and niece Nonka. She is also a devoted Christian who sits on the board of KwaMashu Kingdom Church KCC and MaMadlala’s friend. The two are known as Gossip Mongers of KwaMashu.

Zama Magubane Has No Problem With Looking Younger In Real Life Than On TV

It is no news that the actress plays an older character in the television series. As an actor, it is not out of place for her to play all sorts of characters. While some people have been making a fuss about her character’s age and how she looks in real life, the actress seems more focused on her career and other important things.

In essence, she is not bothered that rumors about her looks in real life and on the TV have been making the rounds for a long time. She has never addressed the rumor; instead, she’s been playing a great mom to her on-screen daughter.

Nevertheless, being family-oriented is one thing Zama shares in common with her character. In real life, Zama is happily married to Mr. Msibi, and they have three kids together. The actress joined Uzalo in 2018. She also made an appearance in the local project Isehlukaniso in the same year and worked as a presenter on SABC 3.

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