Change is inevitable, but what really matters is the direction and form of the said changes. After acquiring fame, many celebrities changed over night as the fight to remain relevant becomes their top priority.
Nelisa Mchunu is a South African actress best known for her role as Fikile in Uzalo. Even though she played the role of a gold digger, the young actress really knows how to hustle and her success serves as inspiration to the younger generation. Due to her hardwork and talent, Nelisa Mchunu managed to get a huge role on the soap opera that was most watched by Isidingo and Mzansi "Uzalo", this gave her the fame she needed as she rose to success.
Born on February 2nd, 1992, in the city of Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal, Nelisa Mchunu is currently worth about $150,000. This figure way over her earnings before she rose to fame in the year 2016. The actress worked as a waitress and assistant in a PR firm before landing a job as a statistician at Isidingo at SABC 3. She was casted into Uzalo in 2016 and took her family out of poverty, this she did with the support of her mother as her father died when she was four.
According to recent analysis, Mchunu's salary is estimated to be between RR 25,000 and Rs 30,000. Can you see how her life changed? Here are some old and new photos of the actress which tells the story of her struggles and success.
Here are some things you probably don't know about Nelisa Mchunu's life before fame.
1. Nelisa was raised by her single mother in Wartburg, KwaZulu-Natal, along with her siblings.
2. Her father died when Nelisa was four years old, but she remembers visiting him very well on vacation.
3. In 8th grade, Nelisa and her two brothers moved from the outskirts of KwaZulu-Natal to a town in Inanda. They lived with their grandmother because their mother had financial problems.
4. Immediately after high school, Nelisa studied media at the University of the Witwatersrand (Whits). At some point she left school because his mother could no longer afford the school fees. Nelisa had no choice but to serve as a waitress and then things got better working as an assistant in a PR company.
Everything change for good after Nelisa Mchunu got a job as an extra at Isidingo on SABC 3 and her performance paved way for her successful acting career.
If her story can't inspire you to work hard and never give up, I don't know what will. If you enjoyed this article, don't forget to share and leave a comment. Thanks.
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