Get To Know The Queen Actor Hector Sebata (Rapulana Seiphemo Biography) In Real Life

Get To Know The Queen Actor Hector Sebata (Rapulana Seiphemo Biography) In Real Life

Rapulana Seiphemo is a South African actor and filmmaker. He is primarily known for his role as Tau Mogale in the long-running soap opera Generations and its continuation, Generations: The Legacy.


Profile Summary
Birth Name:
Rapulana Seiphemo
Actor, producer, writer and lecturer
Date of Birth
04 November 1967 (age 54 years)
Place of Birth
Meadowlands (Soweto), Gauteng
South African
Olga Ruberio


Rapulana Seiphemo was born on 04 November 1967, in Meadowlands ( Soweto), Gauteng, South Africa. He went to Anchor Comprehensive High School in Orlando West in Soweto, Gauteng.

Rapulana Seiphemo education


Rapulana Seiphemo enrolled at Texas A&M University in College Station in Brazos County, Texas, USA and pursued Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1991.

He graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts with specifics on Acting, English, Psychology, Sociology and Theater production.

Rapulana Seiphemo wife and kids

Rapulana Seiphemo's Family Nearly Lost Him To Accident - Meet The Actor's Daughter and Wife

Rapulana Seiphemo is married to Olga Rubeiro. The couple tied the knot in 2003 at Royal Swazi Sun in Ezulwini in Swaziland. The couple was blessed with three children, One daughter called Katlego who is an actress and two sons whose names are not disclosed.

Rapulana Seiphemo family

Rapulana Seiphemo has three brothers and a sister.


Rapulana Seiphemo And The Women He Has Cheated With In The Past

Rapulana Seiphemo is known for his leading roles in four soapies: as Godlieb Mofokeng in Isidingo, as Tau Mogale in Generations, as Pheko Mokoena in Muvhango and as Colonel Hector Sebata in The Queen.

In 1989 he starred in My Children, My Africa, directed and written by Athol Fugard. The play toured South Africa and England.

In 1991 he went to the US where he studied towards a BA in Theatre Arts. When he returned to South Africa in 1995 he started teaching at Fuba Academy, before moving on to the Sibikwa Community Theatre Group in 1996, and becoming a Wits University tutor in 1997.

He featured in several productions, including The Merchant of Venice (1991), Saturday Night at the Palace written by Paul Slabolepszy (1993), the Piano Lesson written by August Wilson (1996), The Blacks directed by Ultza and Martin Duncan, which showcased both locally and in Stockholm’s Stadteatren.

Rapulana also appeared in a number of television dramas and big screen films. He starred in the soapie Isidingo for three years (1998-2001); Rhythm and Rights, a TV docu-drama directed by Oliver Schmidt (1995); Deafening Silence, a TV mini-series directed by Etienne De Villiers (1996); Jump the Gun, a feature film directed by Les Blair (1996); Tarzan and Jane, directed by Carl Schenkel (1997); and Highjack Stories (2000), a film directed by Oliver Schmidt which received an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001.

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He also had a lead role in Akin Omotoso’s God is African, and played the role of John Dube in the Oscar-winning movie Tsotsi, directed by Gavin van den Bergh.

Rapulana has directed several stage productions including Athol Fugard’s Master Harold and the Boys (at the Market Theatre in 1998) and Five Past Two at the Sibikwa Community Theatre (1996).

In 2006 he was cast in the role of Pheko Mokoena, the long-lost son of Tshepo Mokoena, on the SABC2 soapie Muvhango. He was also a producer on the SABC1 drama series Mzansi.

In 2007 he appeared in the South African film Jerusalema, which was released in October. He was also a judge on the SABC1 reality competition television series Class Act, since 2010. He also hosted the SABC1 reality game show Ambush, in 2010.


This man must be charged with murder' - Rapulana Seiphemo crash victim

Rapulana Seiphemo won the 2002 Duku Duku Award in the category Best Actor in a Soapie, for his portrayal of Tau Mogale in Generations.

What is Rapulana Seiphemo’s Instagram?

Rapulana Seiphemo is on Instagram and his official handle is @rapulanas


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