Kelly Khumalo Biography, Awards, Education, Net Worth, Husband/ Boyfriend, Age & Kids

Basic Information

Stage Name:
Real Name:Kelly Nonhlanhla Khumalo
Occupation:Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actress
Date Of Birth/Age:1 November, 1984 (35 Years)
Place of Birth:Spruitview, Katlehong, South Africa.
Nationality:South African
Marital Status:Single


Today we bring you the biography – really juicy details – about Kelly Khumalo, Mzansi actress, singer, dancer and probably one of the most controversial in the game.

The singer was born Kelly Nonhlanhla Khumalo on 1 November 1984. Her mother is Ntombi Khumalo. However, she has no idea who her father is, as her mother has refused to reveal that. This has been a source of conflict between them.

Her foray into music began in 2003 during a gospel star search. Her performance during the search snapped the attention of Sarah and Bonsai Shongwe of the Bonsai Entertainment.

Thereafter she had performed before a crowd of 30,000 (during a Kaizer Chiefs match). Her professional career had begun.

In 2005, she released her debut album titled “TKO,” which had the soaraway song “Qinisela.” The song is still of great appeal over a decade after it was released. Not one to be held prisoner by past successes, Kelly Khumalo has released more albums and singles, too.


Kelly Khumalo has a particularly vibrant career as a singer, easily combining R&B, gospel and other genres. Her singing gift has earned her a couple of awards, including the Best Newcomer on the Afro-pop Music Circuit in 2005, and the South Africa Music Awards (SAMA) in the Best Female Artiste category in 2013.


Not much is known about Kelly Khumalo’s education, but she is undeniably articulate as a person, with a strong feminist personality. She is aware of the dangers of gender-based violence, having experienced abuse herself, and stands out as an advocate against GBV.

Net Worth

Kelly Khumalo is an unapologetic love of the good life. Known for her devotion to her art, which some has described as unyielding, she has managed to work her way to the millionaire’s league.

The exact sum of her net worth is unknown. And she is too busy with her career as a musician and actress to worry about it, or to seat down and give a figure. Yet she flies.

Husband/ Boyfriend

Contrary to what some web denizens had mouthed previously, Kelly Khumalo of the “Dance Comigo” fame has never been married. In other words, she has never had a husband.

She has, however, had a couple of boyfriends – dated some of the most desirable men in South Africa. Most of her relationships were controversial outright. For instance, when she dated Molemo Maarohanye, a musician known professionally as “Jub Jub,” she alleged that he battered her and even shared pictures of the battery.

Around the same period, she confessed her drug addiction and began attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

After her failed relationship with Jub Jub, she found love again with Senzo Meyiwa, the Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, also the goalie of South Africa’s national team, Bafana Bafana. The couple had a daughter together.

During an alleged robbery on 26 October 2014 in Kelly Khumalo’s house in Vosloorus, Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead.

This provoked many to say that Kelly Kumalo evinces not love but a fatal emanation and caused many to oppose her next relations (with Chad Da Don) until it crashed. The two are reportedly still friends.

Age & Kids

For one who was born 1 November 1984, Kelly Khumalo is clearly 35 years. However, she will be 36 by November 2020. She is not among those particular concerned about her age. She is more interested in her art.

Kelly Khumalo has two kids, Christian (with Jub Jub) and Tingo (with former Bafana Bafana goalie Senzo Meyiwa).

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