Matshepo Sekgopi is a young, skillful actress and disc jockey well-recognized for portraying the character of Dimpho in The River. After landing her first acting role in Z’bondiwe, she rose to stardom in 2018 with her highly-acclaimed role as Dimpho Mokoena in the 1Magic series, The River.
Since then, the Kagiso-born has established herself in the acting scene with great depictions in several TV series, including Isibaya and Crime Uncovered. She began her career in entertainment at an early age as she participated in several beauty pageants.
What is Dimpho from The River’s Real Name?
Though mostly known by many for her on-screen character of Dimpho in The River, the actress’ real name is Matshepo Sekgopi. It’s not surprising that some of her fans are yet to know her real name as she featured in the five seasons of the popular TV series.
Despite making appearances in the first, second, and third seasons of the e.tv action-drama series, Z’bondiwe, Matshepo never attained the attention needed to move her career to the next level until she had her breakthrough role in The River.
How Old is Dimpho from The River?
Matshepo Sekgopi, who played Dimpho in The River, is 27 years old. She was born in Kagiso, West Rand, on November 18th, 1996. The up-and-coming actress also grew up in her birthplace of Kagiso in Johannesburg.
She started dipping her feet in the world of creative arts and drama in her childhood years when she began with beauty pageants. This gave her much-needed exposure to the world of arts and performance.
Although she looks more mature than her age, the 27-year-old actress still has a long way to go in pursuing a highly successful acting career. She enjoys putting up her unique acting skill on the center stage and works hard to be ranked among the best in the film industry.
Matshepo Sekgopi’s Education
The River star, Matshepo Sekgopi, got inclined to music at a younger age while plying her trade in acting. She followed up her passion by enrolling at the Soul Candi Institute of Music after completing her high school education in Johannesburg.
There, she studied disc jockeying course. Unfortunately, she didn’t collect her certificate after completing the course. Though she finds the ability to fuse songs fun, Matshepo is yet to display her disc jockeying talent and hopes to put the skill into use one day.
Following her participation in beauty pageants, Matshepo Sekgopi’s eyes were opened to the opportunities in the world of arts. Her parents supported her career choice and got her an agent who helped her land auditions for a TV role.
She attended several auditions, and nothing showed up. Eventually, she lost hope of landing an acting gig or voiceovers; nevertheless, she never quit auditioning. In her low moments, she got an unexpected call from Bomb Productions notifying her that she had secured the role of Zingi in the SABC 1 series, Show Buddyz.
And that was the beginning of her rise to stardom. Matshepo Sekgopi got vast compliments for her acting skills and subsequently won more roles. Thus far, She has featured in series such as Zone 14, Isibaya, A Place Called Home, Sokhulu & Partners, Ingoma, Saints and Sinners, and Crimes Uncovered.
Matshepo Gained Wide Acclaim For Her role as Dimpho in The River
One thing about me ? I will ugly laugh in serious situations… I always get asked how do I keep a straight face, truth is I don’t! All I know is laughter is medicine to the bones. 😂 @tshedzapictures @1magictv @mzansimagic #TheRiver1Magic pic.twitter.com/vPxwv54s8I
— M (@MatshepoSekgopi) December 16, 2020
Since making a name for herself with her portrayals in The River, Matshepo Sekgopi has risen to become one of the most promising talents in the South African entertainment industry. She joined the cast of the award-winning telenovela in 2018 and was faced with the challenge of matching up with the level of professionalism shown by the renowned actors in the show.
Dimpho Mokoena eventually became Matshepo’s breakout role, making her a fan favorite. She featured in the 1Magic drama series alongside hugely talented actors such as Moshidi Motshegwa, Hlomla Dandala, and Presley Chweneyagae.
Having played the role of Dimpho with precision, the actress emerged as one of The River‘s stars and was featured in the five seasons of the hit series. She played Itumeleng’s younger sister, and her character was into inappropriate relationships in the TV series.
Who’s Matshepo Sekgopi’s Boyfriend?
Though some sources say that the pretty actress has dated her co-star in The River, T. J Mokhuane, Matshepo hasn’t revealed whom she has dated to the public. She has been successful at keeping her love life private.
As a result, it’s still unclear whether she is single or in a relationship. Matshepo and T. J Mokhuane were only on-screen lovers in The River and didn’t date in real life. Hopefully, in due time, the Isibaya actress will reveal her man to her fans, who have been waiting anxiously for her to share the good news.
Does Matshepo Sekgopi Have a Baby?
In real life, Matshepo Sekgopi doesn’t have any children. However, her character in The River, Dimpho Mokoena, got pregnant for her teenage boyfriend, Tshepo (T.J. Mokhuane). He broke up with her after breaking the news about them having a baby together.
She later aborted the pregnancy as she wasn’t ready to be a single mother. Contrary to some online reports, Dimpho from The River only got pregnant in the TV series and not real life.
Matshepo Sekgopi’s Height and Stunning Body Measurements
Matshepo Sekgopi stands at 5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm), which is a perfect fit for her body weight.
The gorgeous-looking actress is sexy and intelligent, and her curvy shape ideally complements her beautiful looks. Though her body measurements in inches are unknown, it is very noticeable that Matshepo Sekgopi is well-endowed with admirable body features.
The Actress is Active on Social Media
Matshepo Sekgopi often feeds her fans on social media platforms with beautiful pictures of herself from acting scenes or hangouts with friends. She is quite active on Instagram and Twitter. Her Instagram handle has over 150,000 followers. On Twitter, she has gained followership of over 22K since joining in April 2014.