Everything You Need To Know About Actress Cindy Mahlangu

Fans of the hit telenovela The Queen can all agree that there was something special about the actress who played the role of Siyanda. Besides being beautiful, the actress who played Siyanda in The Queen, played the part so perfectly, making it hard to imagine the role being played by anyone else other than her.

This article reveals a few fun facts that you didn’t know about Siyanda from The Queen and also addresses some of the rumours that you might have heard about her.


Her real name is Cindy Mahlangu

Although most of her fans got to know her as Siyanda from The Queen, the gorgeous actress’s real name is Cindy Mahlangu. She was born on 21st November 1996 in Standerton, Mpumalanga and raised by her parents alongside her siblings, but details about either of her parents and siblings are unknown.

She made her debut career on The Herd

Cindy Mahlangu landed her first role on Mzansi Magic’s mystic hit series The Herd where she played the role of Dumazile. She has also appeared in other films and series including the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Blood and Water where she plays the role of Zama Bolton and Phamza on Kings of Joburg- a role that earned her a best-supporting actress award at the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPA).

Is Siyanda from The Queen a mother in real life?

A few months after resigning from her role as Siyanda on The Queen, Twitter Tea master- Musa Khawula reported that Cindy Mahlangu had welcomed her first child with her alleged footballer boyfriend- Bongani Zungu who plays for Bafana Bafana.

Cindy Mahlangu and Bongani Zungu have been in a story on-and-off relationship that has been spoiled by cheating allegations by both of them. And while it’s not clear if they are currently still together, the highly publicized rumour that Cindy is a new mother has not been verified and for now, it’s just a rumour.

Is Cindy Mahalangu related to Sandile Mahlangu?

Besides both being talented actors and sharing a surname, Cindy Mahlangu and Sandile Mahlangu are in no way related. Sandile Mahlangu has had roles in series and films such as Rhythm CityIsithembisoScandal, and the How To Ruin Christmas franchise.

She has been featured on the cover of Essays of Africa 

Besides being a talented actress, Cindy Mahlangu, aka Siyanda from The Queen is also finely beautiful and is gifted with both an attractive face and an attractive figure. In 2018, she was featured as the cover girl for Essays of Africa Magazine December Issue alongside her co-stars on The Herd.

She is educated

Cindy Mahlangu is more than just a pretty face who can recite lines correctly. According to sources, the gifted actress is well-educated too. She pursued her primary and secondary education in Mpumalanga. She later moved to Johannesburg to pursue tertiary education and she is a certified Financial Accountant.

Why did Cindy Mahlangu leave The Queen?

In 2020, Cindy Mahlangu announced her exit from The Queen but made a comeback afterwards.  In November 2021, We learnt that Mahlangu had resigned from her role as Siyanda on The Queen following popular entertainment commentator- Phil Mphela’s tweet. It is not clear yet what her reasons for leaving the show were.

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