Profile Of The Week: Sphelele Mzimela

Sphelele Mzimela is an Actress hailing from Gingindlovu, KwaZulu Natal. She studied to be an actress at The Durban University of technology where she also got an opportunity to train as a singer and dancer. She has been singing and dancing ever since she was 10. Sphelele graduated from The Durban University of Technology in 2012 (With a national diploma in drama), and in the same year she had already begun her Bachelor of Arts degree in television production at AFDA Academy (The South African School of Motion Picture medium and live performance) in a quest to broaden her knowledge about the television industry. Sphelele graduated from AFDA academy in 2015 and upon completion of her degree she joined the Mzansi magic soapie Isibaya.

Portraying naïve rural girl on one of the most watched soapies in the country has made her appreciate the role of rural women. Growing up in the countryside herself, Kentucky has also made her realize the predicament marginalised women face on a daily basis.

With an extraordinary love for life, she dabbles in the world of radio and modelling which bring up the resilience of her opinion.

As a teenager watching Yesterday starring Leleti Khumalo inspired her to tell South African stories.

“Watching that particular movie showed me the power actors and actress have in describing something to a society, and I wanted to be part of that,” she said during an interview with newspaper Sunday World.

She intends to continue being a household name in South African television while culminating a role in the radio and media space.

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