Nthati Moshesh: South Africa’s Talented Actress

Nthati Moshesh: South Africa's Talented Actress

Nthati Moshesh, born on August 28, 1969, is a South African actress known for her exceptional talent and versatile performances. Despite being born in 1969, her passion for acting knows no bounds, captivating audiences with her captivating portrayals on screen. Nthati’s journey in the entertainment industry began with a groundbreaking achievement as one of the first black graduates in Performing Arts from Technikon Natal, showcasing her determination and commitment to her craft.

Nthati Moshesh

Born August 28, 1969 (age 54)
Nationality South African
Education St. Andrew’s School for Girls
Technikon Natal
Occupation Actress
Known for Scandal!
Relatives Moneoa (niece)

Career Highlights

Nthati Moshesh has left an indelible mark on South African television and film with her remarkable performances over the years. She has graced the screens in various TV series and films, including “Soldier Soldier,” “Home Affairs,” and the TV mini-series “Human Cargo.” Her dedication to her craft shines through as she delves into each role, bringing depth and authenticity to her characters.

In 2015, Nthati garnered attention for her role in “Ayanda,” which opened the 36th Durban International Film Festival. Her outstanding performance earned her a nomination for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress, marking a significant milestone in her career. The following year, in 2016, she clinched the Best Actress in a Lead Role award at the South African Film and Television Awards, solidifying her status as one of South Africa’s most talented actresses.

Despite the challenges she faced, including periods of unemployment, Nthati persevered and bounced back stronger than ever. In April 2019, she returned to the screen in the hit prison drama “Lockdown,” portraying the no-nonsense cult leader, Masabatha, with her trademark skill and intensity.


Some of her notable works include:

  • “Savage Beauty”
  •  “Isono”
  • “The Long Run”
  • “Ayanda”
  • “Round Trip”
  • “Saints and Sinners”
  • “Human Cargo”
  • “Home Affairs”
  • “Cape of Good Hope”
  • “Kini and Adams”
  • “Thola”
  • “Greed And Desire”
  • “Beat the Drum”
  • “Scandal!”
  • “7de Laan”
  • “Soldier Soldier”
  • “Only Love”
  • “Scout’s Safari”
  • “Ring Of Lies”
  • “The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock”

Personal Life

Outside of her illustrious career, Nthati Moshesh remains grounded and acknowledges the influence of her peers and mentors in the industry. Following the passing of fellow actress Mary Makgatho, Nthati paid tribute to her impact on the industry, highlighting the importance of supporting and uplifting one another.

As an aunt to Lindsay Moshesh-van der Byl, an award-winning motivational speaker, and Moneoa Moshesh, a talented songwriter and singer, Nthati continues to inspire and empower the next generation of creatives. Her legacy extends beyond the screen, serving as a beacon of excellence and resilience in the entertainment industry.


Nthati Moshesh’s journey is a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and talent. With her remarkable performances and unwavering dedication, she has carved a path of success and continues to shine as one of South Africa’s most revered actresses.

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