Phuti Khomo is a 39 year-old South African actress, television host, businesswoman, and model, famed for winning the Miss SA Teen 2002 competition. Phuti is reportedly married, however, her husband’s name remains unknown to the general public.
Khomo is well-liked in the entertainment industry due to her approachable demeanor and adaptable acting abilities. Along with giving noteworthy performances, she has won over viewers with her relatability and garnered critical acclaim and a loyal fan base for her stellar performance in Muvhango.
How Old is Phuti Khomo and Where is She From?
Phuti Khomo was born in a township in Mpumalanga province on 12th June 1984. She is currently 39 years old. There is no information about her family background, parents, and upbringing.
She was raised alongside her sister called Jacquie Khomo. Together, they have a strong bond and resemble one another remarkably. Phuti was raised by her grandparents and lived in townships such as Soshanguve, Mamelodi, and Attridgeville.
Owing to the fact that Khomo spent her childhood and early life in various townships, she attended several schools for her elementary and high school education. Sadly, the names of these institutions haven’t been publicly revealed.
Prior to launching her professional career, she enrolled at an Art School in Pretoria, where she studied Drama for two years.
She Started Out as a Model at the age of 6
Phuti Khomo’s modeling career officially got underway at six when she started contesting in beauty pageants. She eventually won Miss SA Teen in 2002, earning herself the title of Miss South Africa.
The actress fell in love with acting as a child, and her dream was also to become an actress. Her first acting opportunity presented itself in 2001 when she scored a supporting part in the South African soap opera Generations, which aired on SABC1.
She eventually earned her big break in 2002 when she snagged her first presenting job on the SABC music program, One. Her Miss SA Teen crown played a vital role in her securing the presentation job as she is one of the cutest Miss SA Teens in pageant history.
Phuti Khomo also worked for over two years as a weekend announcer for the well-known Yfm radio station in Gauteng. She equally anchored the South African music news program Ripped on e.tv in 2007 between July 2nd and 6th. The program broadcasted prior to the debut of the channel’s youth soapie, Rhythm City.
A top-notch presenter, she co-hosted an original reality series on M-Net Series called Rivals in Romance alongside Jonaid Carrera in January 2011.
Khomo’s Further Acting Experience
Phuti’s next notable acting job after Generations was the soap opera, Egoli. She invested three years of acting expertise on the show and garnered critical acclaim and a loyal fan base for her performance.
She won a lead role in the project Mtunzini in 2007. She took up the role of Phaphama Molefe from the second season of the show following KB Motsilanyane’s exit to join the e.tv soapie Rhythm City.
The model also appeared in the SABC2 drama series Streets of Mangaung in 2012 as Student Constable Dineo Molobi, after which she landed a role in the TV series Muhvango in the same year.
She recently landed a role on the small screen in the TV series, Imbeweu: the seed.
She Achieved so much Success Through her Role in Muvhango
Muvhango is considered Phuti Khomo’s best TV work. She portrayed Carol Chabeli, a fashion designer and Njabulo Chabeli’s wife, during her time on the program.
She naturally captured the hearts of the program’s viewers with her charming depiction of Carol. She became a popular favorite both within the industry and outside of it – thanks to her charm, wit, and acting talent.
It’s interesting to note that from the time she left the show till today, she hasn’t slowed down on continuously putting on spellbinding performances that connect with viewers.
Inside Phuti Khomo’s Thriving Modelling Career
Besides Phuti Khomo’s acting and presenting jobs, she makes extra income as a businesswoman. She is the founder and CEO of the modeling brand Phuti Khomo Modeling Expo, which was founded some years ago.
Her brand was established with the aim of providing a learning and career-development opportunity for up-and-coming models of diverse ages. The Phuti Khomo Expo Center also promises to bring together reputable, top-tier local modeling agencies from Paris, London, and New York to scout for models in the country.
- Phuti Khomo served as the face of the Palmolive Mini Cooper.
- The former Miss SA Teen was selected by FHM as one of the top 50 most successful and attractive women in South Africa.
- She was among the judges of Miss Soweto 2020.
Phuti Khomo is Reportedly Married
Phuti Khomo is known for leading a secretive life, especially in regard to her personal life. News broke out in the month of February 2022 that the Muvhango former star’s lobola has been paid for in her town in Mpumalanga province.
When contacted for confirmation, the actress denied speaking publicly about her private life. The public eventually confirmed that she has a man in her life and that she is head over heels in love with him in 2021.
On 16th June 2021, Khomo’s husband got her teary when he surprised her with an amazing gift – a truck. Her man pulled off the surprise with the help of Phuti’s sister Jacquie, who drove the actress to the ‘surprise scene’ herself.
On getting to the place, Khomo, wearing a blindfold, saw her old truck on the road. She was initially surprised, but after some time, the new truck her husband bought for her arrived with balloons decorated around it.
Phuti was so excited and thanked God for using her husband to answer her prayers. She also expressed her love for her man for having her best interest at heart.
Khomo’s husband is said to be a government employee that works in one of the municipalities. The two have not given birth to their own kids.