Who Is Thuli Thabethe, What is Her Age and Does She Have a Husband?

Thuli Thabethe is a 38-year-old South African actress and creative strategist born on April 5, 1985. She is not married and therefore does not have a husband currently. 

Thabethe is one of the most admirable and talented actresses in the TV and film industry. As a seasoned thespian, she has worked on numerous local projects, including Isibaya and City Ses’la, for which she is best known. The actress is also a top-notch presenter and a super mom.

Summary of Thuli Thabethe’s Biography

  • Full name: Nokuthula Thabethe
  • Nickname: Ruler of Self
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: April 5, 1985
  • Thuli Thabetha’s Age: 38 years old
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Unmarried
  • Thuli Thabetha’s Child: Ruri
  • Thuli Thabetha’s Net Worth: $300,000
  • Famous for: Playing the character Phumizile Cele in the TV series City Ses’la
  • Thuli Thabetha’s Instagram: rulerofself
  • Twitter: @rulerofself
  • Facebook: Thuli Thabethe

How Old Is Thuli Thabethe and Where Is She From?

South African actress Thuli Thabethe was born in Johannesburg, Gauteng province on 5th April 1985. She is 38 years old presently. 

There is no available record about her family background, parents’ identities, and other family members. She, however, credits her mother for the priceless values, virtues, and family-oriented mindset that are inherent in her.

Thuli once recounted when her mother scolded her and changed her mentality about life and parenting when she thought she deserved better as the one who gave birth to her baby daddy’s oldest child.

Thuli spent the most part of her life in her hometown. After matriculating from one of the schools in her locality, she was admitted into The National School of the Arts to major in Speech and Drama. She also studied Brand Leadership at Vega, the Brand Communications School in Johannesburg.

She is a Veteran Actress and Creative Strategist 

Although no one knows exactly when Thabethe started her acting career, one clear thing is that she is one of the actresses who have been in the film/TV industry for decades.

One of her earliest roles was as bitchy Maria on the popular series Isindigo in 2005, after which she went ahead to portray the fascinating role of Doctor on Tshisa. From that time till now, the Johannesburg-born actress has starred in several projects of critical acclaim.

Besides acting, Thabethe is well-versed in event hosting and presenting. The Mzansi Wethu reality series Our Perfect Wedding and the 13th season of the South African Film and Television Awards are some of the notable star-studded events she has anchored.

Thuli’s impressive career portfolio and impact have also not been ignored or sidelined by viewers and big shots in the industry alike. Over the years, she has bagged a decent number of nominations.

In 2009, she won the Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a Comedy. She, however, lost the Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Soap category at the 2019 South African Film and Television Awards to Gcina Mkhize.

Thuli Thabethe’s Movies and TV Shows

  • Ashes to Ashes – Season 2 as Malaika
  • Isibaya – as Beauty Ngwenya
  • Scandal – as Me’Shell
  • City Ses’la season 2 &3 as Phumzile Cele
  • Hard Copy – Season 1 as the Young Reporter
  • iNkaba – season 1 as Young Nomsa
  • Intersexions – season 2 as Thembi
  • Isibaya – Seasons 4, 5, 6,7 as Beauty
  • Isidingo – Season 1 as Maria
  • iThuba Lokugcina – seasons 1 & 2 as Philile Dlamini
  • Kota Life Crisis – Season 1 as Busi
  • Mtunzini.com – Season 1 as Detective Maseko
  • Thandeka’s diary – season 3 as Katleho
  • The Mayor – Season 1 as Mercia Sithole
  • The Road – season 1 as Vero
  • Tshisa – season 1 as Doctor
  • Zone 14 – Seasons 3 & 4 as Pinky Khumba

What Is Thuli’s Role in Isibaya?

Her outstanding role in the TV series has earned admiration and decent attention from filmmakers and producers since she debuted on the show. The project remains one of her most prominent works as an actress for obvious reasons.

Isibaya is a local soapie that revolves around two powerful taxi business families in Bhubesini: the Zungus, led by Mpiyakhe Zungu (played by Siyabonga Thwala), and the Ndlovu family, led by Samson Ndlovu (Bheki Mkhwane), and their conflicts, rivalries, their daily lives and the issues around them.

Her character in the series is Beauty Ngwenya, the wife of the taxi boss, Judas Ngwenya (played by Menzi Ngubane), and the matriarch of the Ngwenya family.

The actress mentioned that she drew strength to bring her character to life from the older women in her life and women she has come across all her life, including her mother, aunt, and women on the street.

She starred in the series alongside her on-screen family – daughter Zama Ngwenya (played by Linda Mtoba) and stepson Qaphela Ngwenya (played by Abdul Khoza). Interestingly, she shares a beautiful and cordial with these actors off-screen too.

Thabethe’s appearance in the project has continued to earn her thousands of loyal fans and more acting roles.

In late 2022, she was unveiled as the most suitable actress to complete the remaining scenes of the late actress Busi Lurayi on e.tv’s soap opera Scandal! whose lifeless body was found at her flat in Edenvale, east of Johannesburg, by her father, Freddy Mokoena, on July 10, 2022.

She debuted in September 2022 as Busi’s character Me’Shell and Scandal! producers couldn’t help but hail her exceptional acting skills.

Is Thuli Thabethe Married or Single?

Actress Thuli Thabethe is not married or in a romantic relationship that is publicly known at the moment.

In 2019, she hinted that she was in a serious relationship with a South African man while speaking about her relationship with the father of her child.

She mentioned that her partner used to get angry sometimes because of the fact that she was still on good terms with her baby daddy. However, she declined to reveal the identity of the mystery man.

It’s not clear if the two are still together and seeing secretly. The Isibaya star hasn’t been forthcoming about her personal life since her heartbreaking separation from her baby daddy.

Does Thuli Thabethe Have a Husband or Baby Daddy?

Thuli Thabethe does not have a husband, but she does have a baby daddy. South African seasoned media personality Thabo Molefe, professionally known as “Tbo Touch” is the father of Thabethe’s son, Ruri. The duo’s serious relationship began in 2004, and in November 2008, Molefe popped the big question.

To the amazement and disappointment of their fans, the former lovers ended their engagement in 2010 for reasons best known to them. Their separation happened one year after they welcomed their son, Ruri.

Thabo is happily married to a lady called Nandi, and the two share a son as well. The sensational Metro FM DJ and Thuli are friends and are raising Ruri together with the help of Nandi as well. 

The trio, alongside the boys, hang out from time and time and also go on vacations sometimes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Thuli Thabethe Related to Yvonne Chaka Chaka?

Yes. South African singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and teacher Yvonne Chaka Chaka is Thuli’s aunt. The Isibaya star shares a striking resemblance with the veteran performer.

Are Thando Thabethe and Thuli Thabethe Siblings? 

Though both actresses hail from Johannesburg and also bear the same surname, Thuli, and Thando Thabethe are not siblings nor related by blood or in any way.

What is Thuli Thabethe’s Net Worth?

The sensational actress’ net worth is estimated at $300,000. A huge part of her wealth came from her acting career.

Are Thuli and Tbo Touch Back Together?

No. There is nothing serious going on between the two. However, they are friends and have been jointly raising their son Ruri.

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