Nomvelo Makhanya Biography: Age, Husband, Net Worth, Salary, House, Mother, Cars & Movies

Basic Information

Stage Name: Nomvelo Makhanya
Real Name: Nomvelo Makhanya
Occupation:  Actress, Singer
Date Of Birth/Age:
Place of Birth:  Nkandla, South Africa
Gender: Female
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Single
Education: National School of Arts (NSA) in Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Nomvelo Makhanya Biography

Nomvelo Makhanya is a South African actress most famously known for her role as Lindiwe Ngema in the popular soapie ScandalI, where she spent almost a decade.

She was born in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, but moved to Johannesburg with her parents soon after. Her interest in the dramatic arts would be kindled in that city of dreams. 

Her acting adventure started on the set of’s Scandal! in 2012. In retrospect, she wouldn’t have believed she would be acting on one of South Africa’s biggest TV shows.

She wasn’t ready for the soapie and feared that she might crack. She auditioned anyway and ended up impressing viewers. Her performance on the show would open the doors to other roles in the intervening years. But Scandal!  remains the series for which she is most remembered.


Nomvelo Makhanya is still pretty young. She was born in 1996, which makes her 26 years at the time of writing. Her birthday last year was pretty memorable for her, surrounded by family and friends.


Nomvelo Makhanya isn’t known to have a husband yet., However, she has a boyfriend whom she had flaunted online at some point. The two are reportedly in a serious relationship. In fact, it is alleged that her exit from Scandal was influenced by her man, who isn’t comfortable watching osculatory and sexual scenes involving her and other characters.

Net Worth

Nomvelo Makhanya loves the good life. Still, she isn’t particularly loud about how much she earns. In fact, you will never find her discussing her net worth. Still, the public has been doing the talking. She has a net worth of almost $500k.


Acting is unlike your regular 9-5. There is no “salary” in the sense that producers determine a lot during shooting, including how much they are willing to pay each cast member. It’sit’s unclear how much Nomvelo Makhanya earns per flick, but it must be something okay with her.


It’s unclear where the actress lives, whether she owns the house, or whether it is rented. However, she had shared snippets of her cooking in the kitchen. The kitchen looked splendid. So it is safe to say the house is just as fine.


Nomvelo Makhanya had a close relationship with her mother until her death. In fact, she points to her as part of her support system, which also includes other members of her family. Almost a year after her mother’s death, she had written an emotional [post in her memory, amplifying how she has been unable to recover from the loss.


Some people buy cars for show. Show buy it for utility, and yet some buy it for both reasons. It’s unclear where Nomvelo Makhanya belongs, but she certainly loves cars. She purchased a Mini Cooper in 2020 and shared a picture of the new ride on her Instagram page with the caption: “Lol… “ANOTHER ONE” 💆💁💅 #GirlsWithMiniCoopers.”

From the caption to the post, it might be deduced that she has more than one car. The picture has since been deleted to archived.


An actor’s impact is often measured by their filmography as well as by the quality of their acting. In both instances, Nomvelo Makhanya appears to be in good standing. She had acted in Umqhele (2018), a love story between a powerful chief and a maid. It was set in KwaZulu-Natal.

Her other notable flick is Am All Girls (2021), a mystery that’s currently available on Netflix.

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