Sello Maake KaNcube Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, House, Salary, Cars, Movies & Contact Details

Basic Information

Stage Name: Sello Maake KaNcube
Real Name: Sello Maake KaNcube
Occupation: Actor, Playwright, Director, Producer, Gender Based Violence Activist
Date Of Birth/Age: 12 March 1960 (63 Years Old
Place of Birth: Orlando East, Soweto, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Pearl Maake kaNcube (Wife)
Education: University of Leeds


Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is a famous South actor, playwright, director, producer, and Gender Based Violence activist. He is renowned for his work in his native land of South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Europe. He perfectly brings the characters he plays to life. Sello is best known for playing Mr. Daniel Nyathi in the famous soapie “Scandal.”

Born in Orlando East Soweto, Mapeqha, Sello grew up in the township of Atteridgeville, Pretoria. His education was disrupted by the political climate of 1976. He had to change schools after failing standard 9. He revealed in an interview with Mac G on Podcast And Chill that his father was mainly absent all his life. He took the last name of his stepfather, who raised him, as a sign of respect. He experienced acting at age 15 through a theatre ticket his father had gotten. It made him want to be an actor.


Sello Maake Ka-Ncube was born in Orlando East, Soweto, South Africa, on March 12, 1960. He celebrated his 62nd birthday in March 2022.

Net Worth

The exact estimate of Sello Maake’s net worth is unknown to the general public. However, his biography on, estimated his net worth to be around $13 million. However, this is still an unconfirmed estimate because neither Sello nor anyone in his team has reacted to it.


In 2013, Sello Maake married Palesa Mboweni. However, 8 months into their marriage, Sello served her divorce papers. According to a report by Briefly, Palesa still wanted to make things work between them. There were rumors of infidelity between the couple. Palesa had set his cars on fire and given away the actor’s clothes, and even locked him out of the house.

Sunday Sun reported that Palesa refused to sign the divorce papers. A source for the paper said, “Palesa has mentioned before that she wants to be Mrs. Maake ka Ncube for life and isn’t ready to give up yet. She believes they can find a way to make things work,”.

After losing his eldest son at age 29, Sello has five children, Neo Tsagae, Lindo, Lerato, Onkgopotse, and Akhona.

Sello’s new wifey is Pearl Maake kaNcube, a brand manager and businesswoman with other 15 years in marketing and investment telecommunications. She graduated from IMM Graduate School (BBA in Marketing Management), Wits Business School, UNISA. She turned 40 years old on December 12, 2021. She is the Founder and MD of Wisdom Entertainment Holdings, a Record Label and Entertainment Company owned by 100% black women. She is also the CEO of Wisdom Mobile. They are expected to celebrate their wedding sometime in 2022.


Sello Maake has not shown off any photos of his house on social media. He keeps things like that private.


Sello Maake is among the top earns in the South African film and TV industry. The famous actor reportedly makes over R120,000 every month.


Sello Maake is not one to share photos of the cars he drives, except maybe he’s doing a marketing ad for the car business. There is no information about the car he drives.

Movies, etc.

Sello Maake has featured on some of the biggest and most talked-about movies, TV shows, and plays in the country. They include;

  • The Good Fascist (1992)
  • Mandela; Long Walk to Freedom (1913)
  • Bopha! (1993)
  • Taxi to Soweto (1993)
  • Othello: A South African Tale in 2005
  • Dark City (1990)
  • The Rutanga Tapes (1990)
  • Djadje: Last Night I Fell Off a Horse (1993)
  • A Dry White Season (1989)
  • Wheels and Deals (1991)
  • The Suit
  • Raisin in the Sun
  • Smallholding
  • Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner
  • The Good Woman of Sharkville
  • The Lion King
  • Prophets in The Black Sky
  • Titus Andronicus
  • Aaron

Contact Details

How many times did Sello Maake get married?

Sello Maake has been married twice. He married Palesa Mboweni in 2013 and served her divorce papers after eight months.

When did Sello Maake ka Ncube get married?

Sello Maake has paid lobola for his new wife, Pearl Maake. The couple will have a wedding celebration later in 2022.

How old is Sello Maake ka Ncube?

Sello Maake Ka Ncube turned 62 years old in March 2022. He was born in March 1960.

How much does Sello Maake earn?

According to, Sello Maake is one of the top earners in the SA film industry. He earns a reported R120,000 per month.

When was Sello Maake born?

Sello Maake was born on March 12th, 1960.

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