Thabiso Ramotshela is a South African-born and based actor and model who lit up local screens in his home country with captivating performances in the popular local TV series known as The River. The actor and model is best for his role as Morena, the naughty but instinctively street-savvy son of Thulu’ Cobra’ Mokoena.
Thabiso is one of the newer faces on the local South African Drama series, which was initially released on January 29, 2018, and stars alongside some of the show’s well-established stars such as Hlomla Dandala, Thembinkosi Mthembu, and Sindi Dlathu amongst others. Here is all you need to know about the rising south African film prodigy, Thambiso Ramotshela.
What is Morena From The River’s Real Name?
Playing the role of Morena in the South African TV series, The River, is Thabiso Ramotshela. The young actor and model was born on September 26, 2003, under the sun sign of Libra in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa. Thabiso Ramotshela enjoys a South African citizen’s rights, privileges, and responsibilities because of his birth status.
He belongs to the black African ethnic group, a group that makes up over eighty percent of South Africa’s indigenous citizens and the same percentage for the country’s primary residents. Given that Thabiso just recently came to the spotlight, information on his family background is currently unavailable to the media and the public.
It invariably means that the identity of his parents and what they do for a living is still shrouded in mystery. At the time of writing, there was also no way to disclose any information regarding Thabiso’s siblings. Even the possibility of his having siblings is all mere speculation.
How Old Is Morena From The River?
Thabiso Ramotshela, the actor behind the character Morena from The River, is only 19 years old. The actor, who most likely grew up in his hometown of Krugersdorp, Gauteng, officially became an adult by South African standards in September 2021 and marked his 18th birthday celebration with some lovely and classy pictures.
He was congratulated by his colleagues on The River, and even some of his fans commented on his ritzy pictures, which displayed a very handsome and well-dressed Thabiso. The model and actor’s formal education background is yet another subject of his life that has also been left to conjecture.
No records or official information disclosed where he had his basic education. Thabiso Ramotshela is also at an age where most young people are going off to college. Still, the actor has not disclosed if he is already in one of the Universities in his country or if he intends to attend one at the moment.
Thabiso Ramotshela Has Been Acting Since His School Days
Thabiso Ramotshela has become one of the most loved and celebrated characters on The River. It is clear to many fans, viewers, and critics that the young actor is something different and special in one package.
The confidence and relaxation with which he portrays his character identify one who has had a lot of practice. Sources close to the actor revealed that while at school, he was always involved in school plays and that he always stood out with his performances on the stage.
The young actor evidently has two credits to his acting career, including a supporting lead role in Showmax’s Pearls of Wisdom and The River, which is essentially the one that launched him into the limelight.
However, suppose his performances on these two shows are anything to go by. In that case, it won’t be long before we see Thabiso having more prominent roles in several other movies and TV shows across the country and globally. He is just too good to be ignored.
Thabiso Ramotshela Plays The Role Of Morena In ‘The River’
To get the role of Morena Mokwepa Mokoena, Thabiso Ramotshela had to go through the audition process, which the show’s runners set up. It turned out to be just a formality because reports claim that his audition moved the makers of the show to tears, and he was offered the role on the spot.
That was just the beginning, as viewers were soon cued into what the showrunners loved so much about the young actor who was handed the role of the estranged teenage son of one of the show’s most controversial characters in the person of Thulu’ Cobra’ Mokoena.
He has struck up the partnership and developed incredible chemistry with his father Cobra, played by Presley Chweneyagae, both on-screen and off-screen. He also enjoys a close relationship with some of the show’s other characters, like his on-screen mother and Cobra’s baby mama, played by actress Tumi Masemola.
They have all taken a shine to the young actor and are determined to make his stay and presence on the show a memorable and comfortable one.
Fans and viewers of The River first saw Morena when his mother dropped him off at his father’s house in Refilwe. She described him as a hard-headed teenager who always wants to have his way without regard to what his actions will cost him or others.
Thabiso’s character Morena accurately embodies the average teenager with abandonment issues who typically act out by getting involved in all kinds of nefarious activities, including stealing, drug abuse, and mixing up with the wrong crowd.
Simply put, Thabiso Ramotshela’s acting abilities as Morena resonated with many South Africans who have also had to deal with the ignominy of abandonment either by their fathers or another close relative. Morena’s presence in the series also allowed viewers to see a more gentle side to the Cobra character, who is renowned for his equally hard stances and difficult personality.
Cobra became determined to be a father to Morena, caring for and supporting him through his endeavors. This fatherly overture has also led to the evolution of Morena into a more self-aware young man who is now more adept at making smart, positive choices.
Thabiso Ramotshela Is Also A Model
It seems that this young actor can do no wrong and that everything he touches turns to gold. Thabiso Ramotshela also appears to have a thriving career as a model and excels quite well at it too. However, just like many things about the actor, the details of this aspect of his career are not as prominent as his acting career.
We suppose it won’t be long before we know more about some of the brands he has worked with and how involved and committed he remains to a career as a model.
The Young Actor Is Active On Social Media
It would be no surprise that Thabiso Ramotshela has also tapped into the world of social media and is gradually growing his presence across social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
On Instagram, he is recognized by the handle @thabiso_ramz. He already has over 28.5k followers, which is sure to increase alongside his influence and popularity. He usually posts pictures of himself and other content related to his acting projects.