Interesting facts about Nomvelo Makhanya.


Interesting facts about Nomvelo Makhanya.

From playing Lindiwe Ngema in ‘Scandal!’ to winning a SAFTA in ‘I am all girls’, here’s what you didn’t know about actress Nomvelo Makhanya.

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Actress Nomvelo Makhanya, who shot to fame as Lindiwe Ngema-Maseko in e.tv’s soapie Scandal! in 2022 she scored a SAFTA for her role as Ntombi in Netflix’s film I am all girls.

The award-winning actress Nomvelo Makhanya has also appeared in numerous TV shows such as The Bald Prima Donn, African Reflections, and Maybe This Time and also acted in TV shows such as Isibaya and Soul City before bagging the popular role in Scandal.


“It is still very surreal. But it was a very exciting time and a very validating moment.”

Makhanya who hails from KwaZulu-Natal, says even though she did not grow up in a wealthy family, that did not stop her from following her dreams as she landed her first TV role in e.tv’s Scandal! in 2012 at 16 years. Fans are still puzzled that she is 27 in real life. No doubt she is fit as a fiddle

The singer and actress is from South Africa, and her nationality is South African. She was born in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is based in Johannesburg.

Growing up, the actress was sporty. She dreamed of becoming a hockey or netball star. In school, she played various sports. Nomvelo Makhanya’s mother steered her in another direction when she suggested she joins a school of art.

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The singer and actress discovered her passion for the arts at NSA. She was assigned a character on Sarafina the musical and fell in love with acting.

The actress went to the National School of Arts (NSA) in Johannesburg. The Braamfontein-based secondary school serves the advancement of creatively gifted South African learners. It was in this institution that she discovered her passion for performing.

The singer and actress was paid between R35,000 and R45,000 monthly for her role as Lindiwe on Scandal! In 2017, she bought herself a car. Nomvelo Makhanya’s car was white. She is believed to own multiple cars as of 2023.


Alaa Hamdy

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

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