Thuli Phongolo Biography

Thulisile Phongolo is a South African TV personality, an actress, and a voice over artist. She is famous for her role, Namhala Diale, in Generations The Legacy. She played a lead role in the show until her role ran out in 2018. Her first acting job though was on season three of Tshisha, where she played the role of Zama. As a Tv presenter, Thulisile had a brief work on’s Craz-e, where she worked in the company of Stephanie Sandows, Kriya Gangiah, and Zola Hashatsi

Thuli Phongolo has been called many names but there is no denying her star appeal. The talented Xhosa actress is a natural in front of the camera. When Thuli is not working on set she is busy travelling the world and working on her business ventures. She has stressed that she does not want to be a pretty face on TV, who will disappear after a few years of success.

Thuli Phongolo Age

Thuli Phongolo turned 26 years old this year 2020. She was born on January 24, 1994. Her full name is Thulisile. Thuli celebrated her 25th birthday with a safari getaway.

Thuli Phongolo grew up in Johannesburg’s Soweto Township and had dreams of becoming a star from an early age.  She described herself as a confident child who loved dancing for her family.

Thuli Phongolo Parents

Not much is known about Thuli Phongolo’s parents. She is believed to come from a well-off family. Thuli shared a picture of her mother on her Instagram page in 2019 to celebrate Mother’s Day. Thuli has two younger siblings, a brother and sister.

Thuli Phongolo Education

 She went to Allen Glen High School at Allen’s Nek in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. Shegraduated from high school and joined the University of Johannesburg, where she studied Strategic Marketing Communications.

Thuli Phongolo Career

Thuli started acting in high school. She took up drama and loved it so much she decided to sign with an agency.  Thuli got her first big acting role when she was just 17 years old. She played Zama on SABC 1’s drama series, TshisaThe role helped open many doors for Thuli. She went on to work as a TV presenter on’s Craz-e.

Thuli has also appeared on The Republic and Makoti. She landed her biggest acting role to date on one of South Africa’s biggest soapies, Generations: The Legacy.  Thuli landed the role of Namhla in 2014.

During an interview on Tonight with Tim Modise, Thuli revealed that she auditioned five times for the role and almost gave up at one point. “I auditioned for Namhle five times… There were times when I was like they must just decide what they want. Maybe it’s not me that they want. How can they be calling me so many times and they have already seen my potential? But perseverance and being patient helped me a lot,” she said.

Thuli left Generations in 2018 after her character was written out of the soapie’s storyline. In 2017, Thuli revealed her plans to become a deejay. Many were unsure of her new career venture at first, but Thuli proved she had what it took to make it big as a DJ. She has booked many gigs since then and still works as a DJ.

“Since I have started DJing, things have been going well. I am going to have my mixes on one of the stations here and of course I have been working with (shoe brand) Footwork. There are upcoming roles where you will see me in a different light, not as a kid anymore, and I hope fans will like that and can relate,” she told the co-hosts of Trending SA in a 2018 interview.

While working as an actress, Thuli pursued her Strategic Marketing degree at the University of Johannesburg. She completed her studies in 2016 and shared pictures from her proudly Xhosa graduation on her Instagram page.

Thuli Phongolo Boyfriend

 Thuli Phongolo keeps her relationships a secret. It’s unclear who Thuli’s current boyfriend is but she has been linked to stars such as Uzalo’s Ntokozo Dlamini, Muvhango’s Raphael Griffiths and Black Motion’s Robert ‘DJ Murdah’ Mohosana in the past.

In February 2019, Thuli said she was done with “basic” men and looking for someone like Kanye West or Travis Scott.  “Kanye & Travis are the kind of guys my future guy should learn from. Done with these basics, Asoze Thiza Wam!” she tweeted

Thuli Phongolo Car

Thuli owns a red Mercedes Benz AMG which she bought in 2016 and broke the headlines. Speculation rose that she had a Blesser but she countered those rumors by saying she bought it from her own sweat. She also blessed her mom with the same brand of Mercedes Benz showing us she is a family girl by making her mom proud.

Thuli Phongolo Net Worth

 According to many sources Thuli’s net worth is believed to be around R2million to R10 million which includes her salary, income, cars, lifestyles and more details. Much details of her net worth is not known but these are the estimated amount range


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