- Schoolboy Likho Mango first started acting in 2016 at the age of 13
- He wanted to use the money he earned to pay for his school fees
- His first role was in an Athol Fugard play
Likho Mango started acting from a very young age and decided to give it a try in order to help his mom pay for his school fees.
He was 13 years old at the time and used the money to put him through high school.
His mom struggled financially as she was a single parent and had four children to look after.
Likho took it upon himself to help her out as much as he could.
Briefly.co.za learned that one of his early breaks was in 2016, when he got the part of Bokkie in a play called ‘The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek’.
The play was written by Athol Fugard, who immediately recognized the potential in the young actor and has encouraged him to carry on practicing his skills.
Since then he has also gone to act in the 2014 movie, 'Our Girl'.
ENCA previously reported that it took some time for the schoolboy to adjust to the role, but he was determined to get it right.
Likho recently shared a photo with his Twitter followers where he reminisced about the time gone by and how far he has come since his first part.
In the picture, he can be seen with the famous playwright, Athol Fugard as well as with Tshamano Sebe and John Kani.
Tweeps congratulated him on all that he has achieved and wished him the best for his future ahead, one tweep felt that he would one day win an Oscar.
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