Get to know Manaka Ranaka from Generations [watch]

Get to know Manaka Ranaka from Generations [watch]

This South African actress, Manaka Ranaka, was born on April 6, 1979, in Soweto, South Africa. She began her career in films such as Drumstruck. Her performance as Lucy Diale on Soap Generations catapulted her into the spotlight.

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Her parents, Kgotlaesele and Nonceba Ranaka, reared her along with her sisters, Mpumi and Dineo Ranaka. Dineo is a well-known television and radio broadcaster who presented the show ‘Dineo Live on Drive’ on Y-FM.

She attended Dinwiddie High School from 1995 to 1998, where she completed her education. Manaka seems to have been cut out for the stage because, immediately after school, she went into acting. She started by performing in productions like On My Birthday, Drumstruck, and Trong.
In 2000, she was cast in the SABC3 soap opera Isidingo as Nandipha Sithole. Around this time, she got pregnant, and after sharing the good news, she was fired. In 2002, she played the role of Portia on Gaz’lam, which aired for four seasons on SABC1.

In 2003, she featured in all eight original Sitcom seasons on SABC2. She was played by Lerata Khumalo. In 2005, she featured on the Media in South Africa episode of the documentary series Sex TV. In 2006, she starred in One Way on SABC3 as Nozuko. In the same year, she played a supporting role as Tshia in Vinolia Ntuli on SABC1.

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In 2007, she appeared as Neli in Home Affairs season four. Around the same time, she starred in an SABC1 drama series dubbed Society as Ayanda. In 2012, she acted as ZaneleKgaditse in Rhythm City, an soap. She was the wife of the infamous Rocks Kgaditse. In 2013, she played a starring role alongside Thami Africa, Baby Cele, and Seputla Sebogodi in Zabalaza, a Mzanzi soap opera.

So far, you might be asking if anyone has seen Manaka Ranaka and her husband. The answer is, of course, NO. She has only dated Thabo Monareng, a man nine years her junior.

When their relationship was going well, they were optimistic and frequently shared images on Manaka Ranaka Instagram. However, nothing remarkable has recently emerged from the friendship. In one public interview, she admitted that their relationship was having difficulties.
She says that, for her, dating a man without children is out of the question. In Ranaka Manaka’s opinion, a man who does not have children also doesn’t understand parenthood, and that may complicate things for her.

She, on the other hand, is the mother of two girls who were born to separate dads. Kagiso, 16, and Lasedi, 7, are very close to her heart, and she has been cited as claiming that she has no trouble parenting them all alone.

She has made no mention of the dads to her girls thus far. While the actress dislikes the fact that her children’s dads are not involved in their lives, she claims that it doesn’t upset her because raising those children is her God-given task.

In 2007, she took home, the South African Film and Television Award as the best actress in television comedy.

Similar to most busy mothers, this woman finds it difficult to manage her job and parenthood. However, she will always be appreciative of the Ranaka family’s unwavering support. She claims that her family functions as a cohesive one and that when one member is ill, the others voluntarily step up to help.


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