|Director, Producer, Writer, Editor
Date Of Birth/Age:
|9 April 1977 (46 Years Old)
|Place of Birth:
|Vrede, Free State, South Africa
|National School of the Arts Theatre
New York Film Academy
Xolile Tshabalala is a South African actor, director, producer, writer, and editor. She is notable for her roles in various popular South African TV shows, including 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls, Secrets & Scandals, Blood & Water, and Housekeepers. Tshabalala has been called one of South Africa’s top and legendary actresses, having won accolades for her work on the screen.
Xolile Tshabalala was born in Vrede, Free State, South Africa, on April 9, 1977. Xolile was born in her grandfather’s bedroom and was named after her paternal grandmother. She stated that she was pretty close to her grandfather and did not make decisions without his input. He passed away when she was 12 years old. She claims to have the ability to contact beings in the spirit realm. She celebrated her 46th birthday on April 9, 2023.
Xolile Tshabalala is one of the top actresses in South Africa. She has earned a good living as an actress. Some media outlets estimate her net worth to be between $2 million to $5 million. This remains an unconfirmed estimate.
Xolile Tshabalala does not share photos of her cars on social media.
Xolile Tshabalala has appeared in the films Rift (2005), Miraculous Weapons (2017), etc.
Xolile had the opportunity to play alongside Thembi Mtshali-Jones during her studies at the National school. Thembi later, she became her mentor. The two actresses performed together in the play The Crucible, which was shown at the Market Theatre. Xolile has since starred in several television productions, including Soul City season 7, where she played sister Zama. She has appeared in shows on and off-screen. She featured in the play “Another Child.”
She began starring television serial Generations in 2002, playing the role ‘Julia Montene’ from 2002 to 2005, which became a favorite among the public. In 2007, she joined NCIS season 5 as Sayda Zuri. She starred in the episode titled Designated Target. She also became a household name starring in productions such as Secret in My Bosom, Scoop Schoombie, Justice for All, Isidingo, etc. She began playing the role of ‘Nwabisa Bhele’ in the Netflix original series Blood & Water in 2020. The series has been one of the most-rated television serials in South Africa.
She has also been featured in the serials Jacob’s Cross, 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls, Fallen, Housekeepers, Rhythm City, and more. She has bagged award nominations for her performances.
Xolile Tshabalala is not married. There have been reports that she is dating someone, but she has neither confirmed the reports nor revealed the man’s identity. She once spoke about being pregnant for a man in an interview and losing the baby after her late grandfather disapproved of her lover.
Tshabalala shared in an interview that she was once pregnant and had a miscarriage. She revealed that before her miscarriage, her grandfather appeared to her in a dream, disapproving of the person she was intimately involved with. He told her, “ngizoza ngizothatha umntwana (I’m coming to take the baby).” She said she had a miscarriage that day. This proved that she was still in contact with her late grandfather.
Xolile Tshabalala is the daughter of Enzi Mcunu (father) and Lynette Sisi Mbau (mother). She has often only spoken about her late grandfather who she shared a close bond with but does not share much about her parents.
Xolile Tshabalala is believed to have siblings, but she has not said much about them in public. She keeps them away from the media.