Sorisha Naidoo (born on October 24th, 1977) is a 46-year-old businesswoman, reality TV star, and actress who is best known as the wife of Vivian Reddy, a billionaire businessman, and philanthropist. Sorisho Naidoo has denied undergoing plastic surgery but disclosed that she bleached her skin, a fact she regrets.
Sorisha rose to fame after winning Miss India South Africa in 2002. Afterward, she began exploring her talent in the media industry, working as a radio DJ, breakfast show presenter, and magazine TV show field presenter. Eventually, she took to business and now serves as the founder and owner of SSBO – a skincare company. In recent years, Sorisha Naidoo has become quite famous for her participation in The Real Housewives of Durban.
What Is Sorisha Naidoo’s Age?
Vivian Reddy‘s better half, Sorisha Naidoo, is 46 years old. She was born in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal on October 24th, 1977. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. It’s noteworthy that the wealthy businesswoman is a lover of birthday celebrations and has never failed to celebrate a special event in her life.
In October 2022, Sorisha had an extravagant 45th birthday celebration in Dubai. She spent her birthday week in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with her family and friends. They had a private dinner at a restaurant called Sushisamba Dubai. Interestingly, the former radio presenter and her family reportedly lodged at a five-star hotel, Raffles The Palm, where rates start at R9,000 per night.
There, she had her birthday breakfast and was presented with a birthday cake. At 46, Sorisha Naidoo has made incredible achievements. Not only has she established her skincare company, SSBO, but has also founded two beauty clinics in KwaZulu-Natal, namely Umhlanga Laser & Aesthetic Clinic and Chatsworth Laser & Aesthetic Clinic.
The Real Housewives of Durban star, Sorisha Naidoo first studied in India before moving to the rainbow nation to further her education. She once disclosed on RHODurban that she lived above a Bhelpuri store when she was a student in India and worked part-time as a waitress. She later obtained a degree in Journalism from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, in 2001.
What Is Sorisha Naidoo’s Net Worth?
Sorisha Naidoo has a net worth of $12 million (R217 million). With many years of work experience in the media and her diverse business ventures, it’s no surprise that the 46-year-old has accumulated a jaw-dropping fortune for herself.
Little wonder, she confidently stated in an interview that she would be able to sustain herself with her business, and her luxury lifestyle wouldn’t change if she were to ever divorce her husband. Aside from her business and modeling career, the self-made millionaire has made a name for herself as an actress as well as a radio and TV presenter.
She took to radio presenting in the early 2000s and has been associated with several radio stations. Below is a sneak peek into Sorisha Naidoo’s sources of income.
Soon after her graduation from the university, Vivian Reddy’s wife joined the Miss India South Africa pageant. She won the pageantry and was crowned Miss India South Africa in the year 2002. In the same year, she contested for the Miss India Worldwide title and was one of the two finalists in the competition. Sorisha further progressed her modeling career and had photoshoots with top magazines, including FHM magazine.
In the year 2005, Sorisha Naidoo made her acting debut in the first season of Home Affairs. In the SABC1 drama series, she was cast as Shanti Maharaji, a medical doctor who seeks to balance the expectations of her family with listening to her inner voice and being true to her heart. Later in 2008, she had the role of an ambitious newspaper editor in the e.tv soapie, Scandal.
As the series progressed, Sorisha’s storyline changed, and she started portraying the character of Nadia Narian – the wife of Daniel Nyathi. She eventually left the show after falling pregnant with her daughter, Kalina, and stopped appearing in Scandal in 2010. Presently, Sorisha Naidoo is set to appear as Narisha in The Man in the Mirror, which is still in the pre-production stage.
Radio and TV Presenting Works
The former beauty queen took to radio in 2001 when she bagged the graveyard shift on 94.7 Highveld Stereo. She subsequently left the role to work with an events company. Later in 2002, she joined East Coast Radio as the weekend graveyard shift host. In that same year, she started presenting a TV game show and equally joined Southern Sun-KZN as a regional public relations manager.
In 2003, Sorisha Naidoo retained a daytime weekend slot on the radio. She, afterward, dabbled as a columnist and wrote a social column for the Sunday Times Extra supplement. In the following year, she landed the work of a co-host on East Coast’s breakfast show. Later in July 2006, she was announced as the new 12 PM – 3 PM presenter on 94.7 Highveld Stereo.
Furthermore, the 46-year-old was a field presenter on Eastern Mosaic, an SABC2 magazine show, in 2006. Subsequently, she kicked off her skincare business and remained solely focused on it for a while.
Real Housewives of Durban Role
Before debuting as one of the main cast members of the reality TV show, The Real Housewives of Durban, Sorisha Naidoo was among the six women featured in Divas of Jozi, an SABC3 docu-reality series. She then made her debut on RHODurban on January 29th, 2021, when the reality TV series premiered on Showmax.
She was joined by other wealthy women from Durban, including Nonku Williams, Jojo Robinson, and Annie Mthembu. The show focuses on their personal and professional lives and is currently in its third season. In late 2022, The Real Housewives of Durban went global as it was picked up by the Bravo network. As a result, it became the first version of the franchise from the African continent to be broadcast on a US-based TV station.
In The Real Housewives of Durban, Sorisha is known as a peaceful, caring, and fun friend. And her circle sometimes turns to her for advice and a laugh. However, before the debut of the third season of the reality series, the millionaire businesswoman revealed that she would be spicing things up in the new season.
True to her word, Sorisha Naidoo got Mzansi talking after the broadcast of the first episodes of the new season. Many took to social media to express their shock as she exhibited unsavory behavior. She was quickly dubbed the RHODurban season 3 villain after she referred to her fellow cast members, Nonku Williams and Jojo Robinson, as ‘voetsek’ when they stormed out at a dinner.
This happened after the ladies had a verbal altercation at a dinner held at Pezula Resort and Spa in Knysna. With Sorisha Naidoo sitting on a net worth of R217 million, she is always donning designer bags and wears in the series, never failing to showcase her flamboyant lifestyle. Thus, she is reportedly the wealthiest cast member of The Real Housewives of Durban.
Joint Business Venture With Her Husband
In June 2022, Sorisha and her husband, Vivian Reddy, opened Radisson Blu Hotel in Umhlanga. The hotel is part of the R3.4 billion Oceans development overseen by Reddy. And Sorisha Naidoo is reportedly one of the company’s executives. With the Oceans project, the couple aims to do something that has never been seen before in KwaZulu-Natal.
The project is aimed at empowering the people of South Africa. Thus, 35% of it reportedly belongs to over 23,000 shareholders, who are mostly ordinary people, including waiters, security guards, and blue-collar workers. The Radisson Blu Hotel is an award-winning five-star hotel and the first in KwaZulu-Natal to have world-standard leisure and relaxation.
It features six conference rooms that can accommodate 600 people, a pool capable of accommodating about 200 people, and a great fire lake. The grand opening of the luxury hotel had in attendance over 500 South African public figures, including King Misuzulu kaZwelithini, Bheki Cele, The Real Housewives of Durban cast members, and Premier Sihle Zikalala.
The Oceans project also includes the Oceans Mall with more than 14 restaurants, including signature restaurants, and also a diamond walk with about 500 towers. Additionally, international shops would be located at the lower Umhlanga Rocks. When completed, the project will employ more than 26,000 people. It has already won many awards and came second at the Middle East Architectural Awards.
What Is Sorisha Naidoo’s Business?
Sorisha Naidoo launched an events company in 2003 after working for a few events companies, including Southern Sun-KZN. She produces events and organizes charity projects that mostly assist women and children from disadvantaged communities around Durban.
In 2006, the former radio DJ started her skincare brand, SSBO, with two products imported from New York. The company has now expanded and imports over 25 international beauty products. Sorisha’s SSBO skincare brand strives towards service excellence and, thus, imports the latest and trendiest products from across the globe. This has grown the company into a lifestyle brand.
In the year 2013, the famous entrepreneur launched Crystal Tomato Supplement as part of her beauty products. The age-defying health supplement is designed to promote healthier, even-toned, and younger-looking skin. Vivian Reddy’s better half moved on to launch a new world-class product, Purtier Placenta, in November 2018.
The anti-aging product is not only known to reverse the aging process but also assists with diseases like renal failure, pigmentation, blood disorders, cancer, acne, vitiligo, and tumors, among others. To keep the body in the best condition, Purtier Placenta contains 12 active ingredients.
Laser and Aesthetic Clinic
After suffering from skin discoloration, the wealthy businesswoman, in an attempt to find products that will help to produce melanin in her skin, started learning more about skincare products. She read many articles on the topic and also tested the products she read about on herself. This gave birth to the launching of her laser and aesthetic clinics.
Sorisha Naidoo launched her first clinic, Umhlanga Laser & Aesthetic Clinic, in 2012. Later in April 2018, she opened another skincare laser and aesthetic clinic, known as Chatsworth Laser & Aesthetic Clinic. The skincare brands that its products are sold at the clinics and on her website (www.ssbo.co.za) include the following:
- M2 Beauté
- Crystal Tomato
- ZO Skin Health
- Gold Collagen
List of Sorisha Naidoo’s Beauty Products and Prices
- SSBO Skin Script Platinum (50ml) – R2,500
- SSBO Knee and Knuckle Cream (100ml) – R850
- SSBO Platinum Body (500ml) – R4,850
- SSBO Gluta-C Cream (30ml) – R1,430
- SSBO Overnight Serum – R700
- SSBO Radiantly Skin Oil – R1,800
- SSBO Skin Polish Sugar Scrub (250ml) – R230
- SSBO Cold Pressed Organic Rosehip Oil (100ml) – R290
- Hairtamins Biotin Shampoo + Conditioner – R1,000
- Hairtamins Advanced Formula – R760
- Crystal Tomato Clarity Cream – R2,650
- Crystal Tomato Supplements – R2,500
- Pinkz for Privates (30ml) – R1,140
- Herbishh 100% Organic Color Shampoo (Black) – R1,050
Sorisha Naidoo Before Surgery
In an interview with DRUM in 2018, Sorisha Naidoo admitted to having a plastic surgeon, who is a highly regarded doctor based in Durban. In other words, she might have had plastic surgery before. She has never confirmed it but has been very open about her skin-lightening journey. The reality TV star further revealed to DRUM that she started bleaching her skin after her Miss India South Africa win was roundly criticized.
She stated that some people in the Indian community weren’t happy that a dark-skinned girl won the beauty pageant. She was quite hurt by their comments which damaged her self-esteem. Even though she knew she deserved the crown due to her intelligence, Sorisha Naidoo allowed herself to wallow in self-doubt, which eventually resulted in her bleaching her skin.
She fell for the public opinion that light-skinned ladies are more beautiful. Hence, she bleached her skin to the point that it became too light, and she developed vitiligo. Naidoo had to look for the root of her problem as her skin lost its pigment cells and had discolored patches. She was then becoming too white, and her skin was almost paper thin.
It was at that point that she had long meetings with her plastic surgeon and eventually discovered a product that helped to produce melanin. She regrets adhering to people’s opinions about her which pushed her into skin bleaching.
Sorisha Naidoo is Married with Two Kids
Sorisha Naidoo courted her now husband, Vivian Reddy, for about a year before they exchanged marital vows. The two met at a casino opening, and after being reluctant to date the businessman, Naidoo eventually decided to give him a chance despite the 24 years age gap between them. Today, their marriage is blessed with two children.
Their son, Saihil, was born on September 16th, 2008, and is presently 15 years old. Whereas Sorisha Naidoo and Vivian Reddy’s daughter, Kalina, is 13 years old. She was born in August 2010. The famed media personality is a doting mom, and thus, her favorite career choice out of the many roles she plays is being a mother.
Harboring the desire for her kids to be closer to their grandparents, Sorisha relocated from Johannesburg to Durban. Once in a while, she goes on international trips with her children. In October 2022, she traveled to Dubai with her husband and kids for her birthday celebration.
Then in March 2023, she and her hubby went on a family vacation with their children in the Maldives. The family loves spending time together.
Who is Sorisha Naidoo’s Husband?
Vivian Reddy is Sorisha Naidoo’s husband. He is a South African Indian businessman and philanthropist with a net worth of R1.9 billion. Born Vathasallum Reddy, Naidoo’s hubby is the youngest of nine children, and his father was a teacher. His life changed for the better at the age of 16 when he met with the astronaut Neil Armstrong at the World Scout jamboree in Japan in 1971.
He gave him advice that he has lived to the full ever after. Vivian Reddy has been in business for more than 40 years. With only R500 and a van, he started his company, Edison Power. Today, it has evolved into Edison Power Group – South Africa’s largest electrical company with a multi-billion turnover.
The KwaZulu-Natal native has singlehandedly built a business empire with interests in casinos, health care, financial services, energy, and property development. He is presently working on the Oceans development projects in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, worth over R3 billion. Following his business success, Sorisha’s husband has been recognized with numerous accolades, including the Living Legend Award from the City of Durban.
Sorisha Naidoo’s House
Naidoo and her husband live in a grand mansion located in the opulent suburb of Umhlanga Rocks. Following her participation in RHODurban, she has been giving viewers a glimpse of her home, which is reportedly worth R27 million. Sorisha Naidoo’s house features a glorious garden, a swimming pool, custom-designed doors, and gorgeous handles with leather inlays.
It also has four dining rooms, a meditation room, a kitchen, an office, a gym area, and bedrooms. Here’s more on Sorisha Naidoo’s mansion, which she shares with her husband.
When it comes to decór, the SSBO founder goes for the vintage classics, while her husband is more modern. Hence, their house decór consists of both stylish contemporary and vintage classic looks. It has golden mirrors, tables, statues, and a giant magazine cover print of Sorisha. There are also massive chandeliers all over the house, with two in the dining room and one in the foyer.
It actually took three days to assemble each of them. Additionally, the home has giant water vase features scattered around it, and huge artworks also hang throughout the house. Then the walls feature diverse colors and textures, from smooth-painted green to rock art. And the staircase has delicate vines made of steel.
Amazingly, Naidoo’s opulent house opens onto the pool area from all sides. The area is given a modern look with fancy tiling around the entire pool. It also has pool lights for night swimming. Then, the patio features a braai area for entertainment.
Alongside murals on the walls, the lounge features plush, red velvet couches and big-screen televisions. A wrap-around table behind a half-moon couch gives the room a touch of sophistication.
The garden is the first thing one notices about Sorisha Naidoo’s mansion. It has a well-trimmed lawn with a few trees. The couple ensures that every grade of grass is perfectly trimmed. Also, the cycads and palm trees make the environment feel more like a tropical zone rather than Durban’s North Coast.
When the former Scandal actress and her hubby are not very busy with work, they enjoy being in the kitchen. Little wonder, they have an amazing kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances.
Sorisha is a spiritual person; thus, she has a meditation room and an office with a mini library. The room features a cabinet filled with spiritual objects, which include ornate figurines of various gods and deities, as well as paintings and drawings made by her children.
Sorisha Naidoo’s Cars
In addition to Vivian Reddy’s wife dripping in jewels and diamonds and bling, she owns a number of expensive cars. Sorisha Naidoo is said to own two BMWs, a Lamborghini Urus, and a Mercedes G-Wagon. Her husband has also gifted her an Aston Martin DB11.
Aston Martin DB11 (R4.8 million)
At Sorisha Naidoo’s 40th birthday party at Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, she was gifted an Aston Martin DB11 v12 by her hubby. The car was absolutely unique as it was the first in the country and is said to be worth about R4.8 million.
- Twin-turbo V12 engine
- Right-speed automatic transmission
- 2-door coupe
- Top speed: 208 kmph
- Acceleration: 0-60 kph in 3.4 sec
Lamborghini Urus (R4.3 million+)
Sorisha’s Lamborghini Urus is the first super sport utility vehicle in the world. While it has the soul of a super sports car, the functionality is that of an SUV. It is valued at over R4.3 million.
- 4.0 liter V8 bi-turbo engine
- Automatic climate
- Anti-lock braking system
- Top speed: 306 kmph
- Acceleration: 0-100 kph in 3.3 seconds
Mercedes Benz G-class (R2.5 million+)
Another exotic vehicle said to be owned by the savvy businesswoman is the Mercedes Benz G-class. It has an impressive maximum towing capacity of 7000 pounds and is sold for over R2.5 million.
- Twin-turbo V8 engine
- Nine-speed automatic transmission
- Rear seats with leather upholstery
- Three-zone automatic climate control
- Acceleration: 0-60 kph in 3.9 seconds