Hlomla Dandala Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Father, Background And Career

Hlomla Dandala Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Father, Background And Career

Hlomla Dandala (born 22 September 1974 in Mdantsane) is a South African presenter, actor, and director. He has made appearances in many television serials and films that have contributed in raising him to prominence.

He is a familiar face on screen for playing the role of Derek Nyathi in Isidingo for 3 years (1998-2001). Hlomla landed the title role (Jacob) in the Drama broadcast on SABC2 Jacob’s Cross. He started playing the role in the premiere of the series.

The first was broadcast on SABC2 on 2 April 2009. As a presenter, he gained the love of many television viewers on the reality dating show All You Need Is Love (2002-2003).

Profile Summary


Name                                           Hlomla Dandala

Born                                            22 September 1974 (age 47 years) Mdantsane, Eastern                                                     Cape

Gender                                         Male

Education                                     Sacred Heart College, Johannesburg Wits University

Wife                                             Candy Litchfield (div. 2009)​Brenda Dandala (div.)

Occupation                                    Actor, TV presenter, director

Height                                           5’9″ (1.80 m)

Years Active                                   1995-date

Parents                                          Mvume Dandala (father)

Net worth                                       $1.1million


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He was born Hlomla Dandala on 22 September 1974 in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, South Africa. The actor is fluent in 4 languages including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa, and stands as tall as 5’9″ (1.80 m).


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He played the starring role of Minister of the Environment Jet Hlatswayo in End Game, an SABC1 political thriller mystery drama serial. He also played major roles in other television serials like Tsha Tsha, Interrogation Room, and Gaz’lam.

Dandala was also cast in the US daytime series Scout’s Safari, the show was broadcast on Discovery Kids and NBC. The actor was also cast in season 2 of Zero Tolerance, an SABC1 drama series as Majola Tindleni.

As a director, he is the brain behind three episodes of the drama series Hard Copy. He also directed seven episodes of Gaz’lam and also episodes of the soap operas Generations and Backstage.

Dandala also directed the film The Bet for the Heartlines movie series on SABC2 in 2006. In 1997, he appeared in the film Fools and appeared in Red Dust and Lord Of War in 2004 and 2005. More on his movie credit is Coup in 2006, a made for television movie, and in The Triangle in 2005, a min-series.

He was cast in a major role in the medical series Jozi-H in 2007 and M-Net broadcast drama series Jacob’s Cross as Jacob. In the following year, he landed the lead role of Khanyiso Phalo in Land of Thirst, an SABC2 mini-series appearing for a month (January-February).

Private Life

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In 2001, Hlomla Dandala got married to Candy Litchfield. After almost nine years together as husband and wife, the couple ended their union in divorce in 2009. Hlomla married again to Brendah but their marriage did not get the “till death do us part” ending either.

Their union ended in a divorce. According to Buzz South Africa, both marriages ended following cheating allegations.

Net worth

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According to Savanna news, renowned actor and director, Hlomla Dandalala is estimated to have a net worth of $1.1million.


Red Dust                                           2004

Happiness Is a Four Letter Word          2016

Lord Of War                                       2005

Honeymoon Hotel                               2014

Fools                                                  1997

Sniper Reloaded                                  2011

Momentum Coup!                                2006

Winnie                                                2011


  • Channel O (1995 – 1998)
  • All You Need Is Love (2000)


  • Madiba    2017
  • Land of Thirst
  • The Triangle 2005


Hlomla Dandala Biography, Age, Career, Wife, The River, Net Worth

All You Need Is Love                       Host

Tsha Tsha                                      Lungi

Zero Tolerance                               Majola Tindleni

Madiba                                          Govan Mbeki

The Royalty Soapie Awards              Host

Land of Thirst                                 Khanyiso Phalo

The River                                       Zweli

Jozi-H                                            Dr. Sipho Ramthalile

The Republic                                   Vice President

Jacob’s Cross                                  Jacob Makhubu

The Close Up                                  Himself

Isidingo Talent Search                      Panelist

ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall      Himself

Isidingo                                           Derek Nyathi

Scandal!                                           Kingsley Siseko Langa

Interrogation Room                           Guest Star

SAFTAs                                             Presenter

Gaz’lam                                             Coltrane

Rockville                                            Gomorrah

End Game                                          Jet Hlatswayo

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