Thuthuka Mthembu – Few Facts You Didn’t Know About The Uzalo Actress

Thuthuka Mthembu became famous fame after making her appearance on Uzalo. She is also a social media star and MC who can easily be tipped among those to define the future of South African entertainment scenes. While she is always mentioned in relation to Uzalo, there are many other things to know about the beautiful actress.

She was raised by a single mother

Born on October 28, 1998, Thuthuka Mthembu was brought up by a single mother alongside a sister. According to her, she did not get to understand and appreciate the single status of her mother while raising her and her sister until she started growing up. The Johannesburg-born and bred actress who has not made any statement about her father stated that her mother made many sacrifices for her and her sister.

 Mthembu is a graduate

The actress attended AFDA from where she graduated in 2021. She obtained a degree in writing and directing. Celebrating her graduation on Instagram, she revealed that she felt highly empowered by the degree she obtained. She brags to have graduated from an institution that produced people like Thomas Gumede and Thishiwe Ziqubu among many others.

She has always loved acting

The actress has not made it a secret that she has always loved acting and her dream was to have a career in showbiz. As a child growing up, she appeared in commercials and also on features as extras.

Although she did not study acting professionally, her chance came towards the end of 2016 when she landed her first role on screen in Uzalo. She was offered the lead role of Nonka. Thanks to her performance in the popular show she soon became a household name.

She is currently living her dream

In an interview, the actress made it known that she is currently living her dream of making it big in the entertainment industry. Although she feels blessed, she still has to grapple with the challenges that come along with fame. According to her, one of the main challenges is the fact that one is always criticized no matter what one does as a famous person.

She stated that people have many expectations because one is a celebrity forgetting that celebs are also only humans.


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