Facts You Should Know About Uzalo’s Dawn Thandeka King


Facts You Should Know About Uzalo’s Dawn Thandeka King

Dawn Thandeka King is a South African actress best known for her role in the SABC1 telenovela Uzalo as Lindiwe Xulu, the wife of self-made gangster Muzi Xulu.



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Here are 10 Interesting Facts About the Talented Uzalo Actress You Should Know. Take a look at them below:


Dawn Thandeka King has experience as a radio actress, motivational speaker, MC and an indigenous musician.

Dawn made her television acting debut in the Mzansi Magic telenovela iNkaba in 2012, playing the recurring role of flirtatious, gossiping domestic worker Anele.

She was born and raised in Durban and attended Technikon Natal to study Drama. During her time there, she appeared in a number of stage productions, including Jerry Pooe’s Peace in the Valley, which premiered at the Playhouse Theatre in 2000.

In August 2013, she performed her indigenous music at the Land Reform exhibition at NASREC, and she was invited to perform at the Plat4orm theatre in Bezuidenhoed, Johannesburg, for Woman’s Month. In November 2013, she also shot a short film called Black Silence.

Dawn was called back to perform her indigenous music at The Land Reform Exhibition in February 2014, this time at Pretoria’s Exhibition Center.

She also appeared in two short films, Untitled and Hlezephi, directed by Rethabile Mathobi and Tony Miyambo. These short films were produced as part of the Mandela’s Children Youth Film Project.

Dawn was invited to be a part of the cast of Eclipsed, directed by Warona Seane, which had a three-week run at the Soweto Theatre in July 2014.

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Her big break came in 2015, when she starred as the matriarch of a gangster family in the SABC1 telenovela Uzalo, South Africa’s second most-watched television show.

King (45), a married mother of five who lives in Ekurhuleni and Durban, says that while she wished to be a performer, she had to follow her ancestral calling and become a sangoma. She also spent ten years in the corporate world when acting opportunities were unavailable.

Fresh from quitting Diep City, actor Thandeka Dawn King will now star in the new e.tv telenovela Isitha – The Enemy.

Isitha – The Enemy, a new Black Brain Pictures production, premiered on May 21. In the show, King will appear alongside Sipho Ndlovu from The Wife, Khanyisani Khwesa from Vula Vala, and Thobani Nzuza from The Black Door.

The spin-off series Isitha – The Enemy follows the Sokhulu family from the groundbreaking series The Black Door. The new show continues the story of the Sokhulus’ struggles to keep their family together in the face of adversity by introducing new challenges and rivals.



Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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