Lerato Mahketha, son of veteran actor Jerry Mofokeng, may have taken a while to cement himself in the entertainment industry, but he achieved it all on his own and thanks to his own talent.
It took Lerato Makhetha longer than normal to get his big break in the entertainment biz, but he can proudly say he achieved it on his own.
He did not use the fame of his father, Jerry Mofokeng, to climb the steps of success. Earlier this year, he landed a gig on Isidingo, and since then he's been making a name for himself.
We see Lerato as Ntando on our screens and he's building a fan base with his talented acting.
According to a report by TimesLIVE, Lerato always wanted to be an actor, it is in his blood.
I know that it might sound cheesy because of my dad but I genuinely always wanted to be an actor. It is in my blood. I felt like it was something that I had to do.
I think it was what pushed me, what drove me, when I was working outside the industry and taking odd jobs to just get enough cash to launch another attempt in the industry.
At 31-years-old, Lerato finally made it. He may be older than when most actors get their big breaks, but he doesn't mind.
It can be strange if you allow it to be but we're in an industry where people get their breaks at different times. I'm glad it happened like this though. I think I was prepared for it more.
I understood what the industry was like and I've been able to think about things a bit more, be more calculated in my decisions, than I think I would have been if I was younger. I am not shading younger artists, I am just glad it happened for me like this.
Lerato didn't want to be seen as Jerry Mofokeng's son, but an actor in his own right and that's exactly what he did and keeps doing.
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