‘Older than she looks’: Nomvelo Makhanya’s age shocks SA.


‘Older than she looks’: Nomvelo Makhanya’s age shocks SA.

‘Older than she looks’: Nomvelo Makhanya is trending after Mzansi connected the dots about her age against the backdrop of her birthday.

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With a career spanning years, South African actress Nomvelo Makhanya has quickly become one of the most followed actresses and has wowed many with her unmatched acting flair.

The actress is best known for her on-screen character of Lindiwe Ngema on e.tv’s drama series Scandal.



She has undoubtedly managed to keep her private life under wraps, leaving many to guess even about her age. However, Mzansi managed to connect the dots about Nomvelo Makhanya’s age against the backdrop of her birthday.

Nomvelo Makhanya shared her photo on Instagram and captioned it with a cake emoji and ‘+1.’ The post has since gained thousands of comments and reactions since it dropped.

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Celebrated actress and influencer Jessica Nkosi commented, “Happy birthday angel.” Jozi FM presenter Penny Ntuli posted, “Happy birthday, sthandwasami.”

Fans were more than convinced that she was older than she looked. Undoubtedly, the actress has often topped trends with her youthful looks, which always put her age into the mix.

Nomvelo Makhanya was born on 24 April 1996 in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.The 28-year-old actress joins a host of celebrities who have celebrated their birthdays in April, including Penny Ntuli. Jozi FM host Penny Ntuli turned 27 on 12 April.


The actress had her shot to fame as a teenager and has managed to remain relevant over the years. Nomvelo Makhanya was enrolled at the National School of Arts (NSA) in Braamfontein.

She also had an opportunity to star in several theatre productions, and this saw her furnishing her craze for small screens. The actress has starred in several big-budget drama series, including IsibayaSoul City and Scandal.

However, her Lindiwe Ngema on-screen character thrusts her into the limelight. The bubbly actress joined a star-studded cast of Scandal in 2016 and quickly became one of the show’s faces until her dramatic exit in 2022.

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However, Nomvelo Makhanya hasn’t starred in big-budget productions since her dramatic exit, leaving many trying to connect about her whereabouts. Against her dramatic exit, she revealed that the environment was toxic.

She went on to reveal that if she had remained as part of the cast, she might have killed herself. She said in one of her posts, “I’ve been praying. I’ve been wanting to leave that place. It was something I had really been praying about, so when it finally happened, it really felt like God was removing me from the toxic environment.”


Alaa Hamdy

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

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