Few minutes with Zikhona Sodlaka

Zikhona Sodlaka is a talented actress, singer, and philanthropist. She has been active in the South African film industry for many years and has also starred in a good number of productions. This beautiful lady is not only outspoken and courageous in her endeavors but also in real life. Many consider her as one of the strongest women in the industry.

Sodlaka has been in the public eye recently for some reasons, one of which is the arrival of her baby. One aspect of her motherhood journey that has sparked media interest is the way she has been protective of the man who made her a mother. Interestingly, there’s more to know about this beautiful actress and her personal life.

TheWife Showmax actress was born in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, on 7th June 1985. She is currently 36 years old. The actress was raised in KwaZulu-Natal province after her birth. It’s not clear why she moved to KZN and if she relocated to the area with her family. She is believed to have had a memorable childhood, as well as an amazing experience growing up.

The actress lost her mother many years ago and her father followed in the year 2020. She was left devastated by both losses and it took her time to come to terms with her father’s passing. Mr. Sodlaka passed away on Christmas day in 2020, the reason Zikhona was heavily saddened. She mentioned that Christmas now has an entirely different meaning for her as she deeply loved her dad.

She is proof you can excel as an actress even if you have no degree certificate in the field. She began her academic journey at Excelsior SSS but withdrew from the institution in grade 9. She was later enrolled in Warriors Rust High School in Margate, where she eventually passed her matric.She had her tertiary education at Shepstone College where she majored in Business Administration. The actress obtained a Diploma after her studies at Shepstone and was admitted at Havtec in Johannesburg as an IT student to study Computer Programming. However, she ended up spending just six months at Havtec.

Her decision to pull out was triggered by her passion for the arts, which she could no longer constrain at the time. It is believed that Sodlaka must have gained adequate knowledge in the course of her studies that helped shaped her career and also give it the needed boost.

Zikhona  became a mother in early 2021. She shared the news of the arrival of her son in the month of April 2021, months after she publicly confirmed her pregnancy. The actress announced that she was expecting a baby in December 2020 after she was spotted at a mall in October 2020 with a baby bump.

Sodlaka launched her acting career in 2006 but before then, she did some modeling jobs and also appeared in a slew of commercials for some brands. Her first acting job was in the SABC series Tshatsha season 4 where she portrayed the character Zukiswa.

Other projects she has been a part of  include Rhythm City, the e.tv soccer thriller drama Shooting Stars, Skeem, Generations, Intersexions, Tsha Tsha After 9, A Place Called Home, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and The Wife on Showmax

Sodlaka won the Naledi Theatre Awards for Best Lead Performance in Nongogo. She was once nominated for the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) but couldn’t win the award.


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