Dumisani Dlamini Biography: Age, Net Worth, Children, Wife, Birth Place & Movies

Basic Information

Stage Name: Dumisani Dlamini
Real Name: Dumisani Dlamini
Occupation: Actor, Composer
Date Of Birth/Age: 23 October 1963
Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Divorced (allegedly, from Deborah Sawyer Dlamini)
 Education: Unknown

Dumisani Dlamini Biography

Dumisani Dlamini is a South African composer and actor who rose to fame on the strength of his role as Crocodile in the apartheid-era flick Sarafina. He had gone on to feature on several other films, earning a place among celebrated figures in South Africa’s film industry.

His mother probably prepared him for the role of an entertainer. Back when he was a kid, she would dress him in outfits to dance at weddings. Dumisani was in the United States when he got the news that his father had killed his mother.


Born in October 1963, Dumisani Dlamini is currently 57 years. He’ll be 58 in October.

Net Worth

Dumisani Dlamini has mostly shunned the limelight. And you wouldn’t find him talking about his net worth either. Although he has a millionaire daughter in the United States, his exact net worth is unknown.


Dumisani Dlamini reportedly has seven children. As a teen back in high school, Dumisani Dlamini had reportedly impregnated someone and fled because he was afraid to tell his parents.

In the United States, he sired two daughters with his then Jewish-American wife Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer. Of the two daughters, the identity and whereabouts of one is unknown.

The other is Amara Latna Zandile Dlamini who’s long famous as the American rapper, songwriter and record producer Doja Cat. She was born in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, United States, on 21 October 1995.

In an interview, the “Need To Know” rapper had claimed that she had never met her father, whom she described as an absentee parent. In an interview back in South Africa, Dumisani Dlamini had claimed he has a cordial relationship with her.

Besides Doja and her sister, Dumisani Dlami also has children with other women. Their identities are unknown


While in the United States for the filming of Sarafina, Dumisani Dlamini met and fell in love with a white American called Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer. They got married soon after and had two children, both girls. After almost two decades together, Dumisani reportedly divorced his wife and moved back to South Africa.

Other records indicate he just left them promising to return and reunite with them again. Elizabeth reportedly never remarried after her divorce. She committed herself to raising her children as a single mother and registered Doja Cat in a dance class. Doja Cat’s aunt taught her to sing. The two women prepared little Zandile for the star she is today.

Birth Place

Dumisani Dlamini’s birth place is Umlazi, Durban, South Africa. It was in the United States, though, that he made a name in the entertainment industry. He also found love there. The lure of home was so strong that he packed his bags one day and left for South Africa.

Recalling his departure from the states, he said that he wanted to take his family with him. But it somehow didn’t work.


Most often, people who speak of Dumisani Dlamini reference his Crocodile character in Sarafina.  That’s not the only flick he’d featured in, however.

He’s played Chester in the second season of Yizo Yizo, Pat Twala in the third season of eKasi: Our Stories; Marocks in season one of eHostela, Zorro in season one of Entabeni Eric in season one of Muvhango, Mbanjwa in the third season of Nomzamo, Luthando in season two of Sokhulu & Partners. What you have here is an abridged list.

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