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'I was actually the third black graduate from Natal Tech.' See Profile summary of Nthati Moshesh

Nthati Moshesh

Born August 28, 1969 (age 51)

Katlehong, Ekurhuleni

Gauteng, South Africa


Education St. Andrews Girls School Alma materTechnikon Natal


Occupation


Actress


Years active 1991 - to date


Children 1

Nthati Moshesh (born 28 August 1969) is a South African film, television and stage actress. She portrayed the character of Lerato Mashabelo on the M-Net soap opera Egoli: Place of Gold, Melanie on the SABC 1 drama series Gaz'lam, Dr. Thabile Nkabinde on the SABC 2 soap opera 7de Laan and starred as Thakane Makhetha in the Mzansi Magic original telenovela Greed & Desire with Thato Molamu, Matli Mohapeloa, Motsoaledi Setumo, Thami Mngqolo, Buyile Mdladla, Nkopane Mohola and Xoli Zondi.

Nthati Moshesh starred as Thandeka Ngubeni in the groundbreaking Penguin Films/ SABC 1 original drama series Home Affairs. In 2006 she joined the e.tv soap opera Scandal! as Morongwe "Mo" Molefe where she acted alongside her real life cousin Masechaba Moshoeshoe who played her onscreen sister Madika Molefe. In 2014 she starred Dibuseng Makwarela in the first season of the SABC 2 drama series Thola, however, in the second season her character was taken over by KB Motsilanyane.

She starred as Mamohato Khumalo in the Mzansi Magic original drama series Saints and Sinners with Momelezi Ntshiba, Baby Cele, Sdumo Mtshali, Thuso Mbedu, Thami Mngqolo, Yonda Thomas, Siyabonga Radebe, Lerato Mvelase, Tshepo Maseko, Sibulele Gcilitshana and Nompilo Gwala Nthati Moshesh returned to theatre in 2018, after a five year hiatus, to star in Zakes Mda’s play titled You Fool, How Can the Skies Fall?.


Technikon Natal


Nthati Moshesh attended Technikon Natal, today's Durban University of Technology where she studied drama studies and was the third black student to graduate from that institution's Performing Arts faculty. "I was actually the third black graduate from Natal Tech. First was Thuli Mtshali who graduated in (1988), then Lindelani Buthelezi in (1989). I graduated in (1990," she was quoted on Actor Spaces.

Personal Life


Nthati Moshesh is the real life cousin of Masechaba Moshoeshoe who plays the character of her onscreen sister on Scandal!.


Bio


Nthati Moshesh is a South African actress best known for her leading roles in the drama series Home Affairs (2005-2006) and the soapie 7de Laan (2000-2002).


Nthati was born in Katlehong on the East Rand in 1969. She matriculated at St. Andrews Girls School in Bedfordview.

She studied drama from Matric and her main interest is film.


One of the highlights of her career was the first film she did on location in Zimbabwe, Kini and Adam, which was on the official selection list for the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.


In 2000 she played the lead in Anant Singh's film The Long Run and in 2002 appeared in the film Kin, starring Miranda Otto and Isaiah Washington.

Her other film credits include roles in Beat The Drum (2003); Round Trip (2003, in which she had a starring role as a Nigerian woman hired as a nanny by an Israeli couple, only to have a lesbian affair with the wife); and Cape Of Good Hope (2004).


Her TV credits include roles the series 7de Laan; Soldier, Soldier; Gaz'lam; Home Affairs; Interrogation Room; The Deafening Silence; Scout's Safari (for the US Discovery Channel); Snitch; and Homecoming.


She has also acted in the mini-series Human Cargo (2004) and Whiskey Echo (2005); and the made-for-TV movies Pride of Africa (1997) and Only Love (1998).

In 2004 she won a Canadian Gemini Award (the Canadian equivalent of an Emmy) for her role as Odette in Human Cargo, as well as the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series.


She appeared in the Dutch feature film The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock (2008) and played the role of Blessed in two episodes of the British drama series Silent Witness, also in 2008.

She was one of the featured celebrities on the first season of the South African version of the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? (based on the British series of the same name), which premiered on SABC2 in May 2009.


In 2013 she had a starring role in the Mzansi Magic miniseries Naledi and in 2014 played the lead role of Dibuseng Makwarela in the SABC2 thriller series Thola.

Questions & Answers


Nickname

Tatiloo


Pet Hate

Snobbery


Favourite food

Sea Food


Favourite form of relaxation

Watching DVD's


Favourite Tourism destination

Mpumalanga

Favourite hangout

My bedroom


Favourite Movie

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


Favourite TV programme

Six Feet Under


Favourite actor - Local

Patrick Shai


Favourite actor - International

Meryl Streep


Favourite music

Barbra Streisand


Favourite person

My Son

Best advice you received

Go after your dreams


Worst advice you received

None


Your source of inspiration

My earthly angels and my God


How do you keep in shape?

By running after my 3 year-old


Favourite drink

Strawberry changuiri


How did you get into acting/presenting?

Studied drama at school

The best thing about being an actor/presenter

You get paid for having fun.


Favourite item of clothing

My jacket


Three words to describe yourself

Passionate, loving and energetic


What qualities do you admire most in a person?

Honesty and loyalty


You'd never forgive a friend who...

...betrays me


The person you SMS the most is...

...the love of my life! My man!


The one thing that your life would be meaningless without

My family and my man

What's the most extravagant thing that you've bought?

My house


On what do you enjoy spending your money?

Travelling


Do you cook well?

I'm a bad cook


Who had the most influence on you as a child?

My Parents


What was the hardest lesson you've learnt?

That not everybody is to be trusted


Your hobbies

Reading, swimming and travelling.


Most memorable experience

Giving birth and meeting my man


Most embarrassing experience

None


Message to the youth of South Africa

Pursue your dreams!

Your dream future for South Africa

That every South African should have a roof over their heads


Your personal dream for your own future

To be a Hollywood star


Television Roles


Show


Character


7de Laan - Season 1


Dr. Thabile Nkabinde


Egoli: Place of Gold - Season 2


Lerato Mashabelo


Egoli: Place of Gold - Season 3


Lerato Mashabelo


Egoli: Place of Gold - Season 4


Lerato Mashabelo


Fluiters - Season 1


Boniswa Magoza


Gaz'lam - Season 3


Melanie


Gaz'lam - Season 4


Melanie


Giyani - Land of Blood - Season 1


Julia


Greed & Desire - Season 1


Thakane Makhetha


Heartlines - Season 1


Nthabiseng Sithole (Film: "The Good Provider")


Home Affairs - Season 1


Thandeka


Home Affairs - Season 2


Thandeka


Home Affairs - Season 3


Thandeka Ngubeni


Housekeepers - Season 1


Veronica Zwide


Isono - Season 1


Mary Ndlovu


Lockdown - Season 4


Masabata


Lockdown - Season 5


Masabata


Madam & Eve - Season 2


Lesego


Mzee wa Two Six - Season 1


Cynthia


Naledi - Season 1


Gladys


Plek van die Vleisvreters - Season 1


Captain Modise


Red Cake - Not the Cooking Show - Season 3


Celebrity Guest - Herself


Ring of Lies - Season 2


Pula


Saints and Sinners - Season 1


Mamohato Khumalo


Saints and Sinners - Season 2


Mamohato Khumalo


Saints and Sinners - Season 3


Mamohato Khumalo


Scandal! - Season 1


Morongwe


Silent Witness - Season 12


Blessed


Thola - Season 1


Dibuseng Makwarela


Who Do You Think You Are? (SA) - Season 1


Herself


Zero Tolerance - Season 3


Emma Mokgotsi

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