Hlomla Dandala biography: age, wife, new wife, Instagram and Twitter storms and showdowns

Hlomla Dandala biography: age, wife, new wife, Instagram and Twitter storms and showdowns

Hlomla Dandala is a South African actor, director, and television presenter. The popular personality is best known for playing Derek Nyathi in the South African soap opera called Isidingo, which aired between 1998 and 2001. He has also played a role in Jacob’s Cross as Jacob Makhubu from 2007. If you still do not recognize him, then you know him from the show “All You Need Is Love,” which he hosted.

Hlomla Dandala biography: age, wife, new wife, Instagram and Twitter storms and showdowns

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Aside from his TV roles, Hlomla Dandala is also widely known for plenty of storms that he is part of in social media circles like Twitter and Instagram. The good-looking actor has pretty much everything that you would expect from the present-day celebrity. All this begs the question: Who is Hlomla Dandala?

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Hlomla Dandala biography

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Here is a detailed background that will help you to better know this South African celebrity.

Hlomla Dandala profile

  • Born: 22 September 1974
  • Hlomla Dandala age: 44 years as of 2019
  • Origin: Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Marital status: Married
  • Occupation: Actor, director, and television presenter
  • Famous for: His roles in Isidingo, Jacob’s Cross, and All You Need Is Love
  • Facebook: Hlomla Dandala
  • Hlomla Dandala Twitter: @HlomlaDandala
  • Hlomla Dandala Instagram: hlomladandala

Hlomla Dandala education

When Hlomla was in school, he could tell that he was destined for a life behind the camera despite his love for Mathematics and Science. After high school, he joined Wits University where he majored in Drama.

Hlomla Dandala career

After his drama days, Dandala started to emerge in the entertainment industry as early as 1995 when he was part of the reality show called Channel O. After that, he branched out to other roles that he has perfected today. Some of his most recent roles include playing Gomorah in Rockville as well as Kingsley Siseko Langa in the show Scandal! on e.tv.

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Hlomla Dandala family

Hlomla Dandala family

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Source: Facebook

Who is Hlomla Dandala father? Homla was born to a man named Mvume Dandala. He also has a sister who is simply known as Gqibelo.

Hlomla Dandala wife

Mr. Dandala has been divorced once, back in 2013, after it emerged he had kids out of wedlock. His ex-wife is called Candy Litchfield and the two simply could not work things out after those details came out. However, Hlomla holds that he fathered his other children when they were already seperated. After the divorce, the handsome actor got married again to his present wife, Brenda Dandala, who is also a TV presenter.

Hlomla Dandala children

Dandala has five known children although only three names are known: Ziyanda Dandala, Sam Dandala, and Tao Dandala. He has his blog where he talks about raising his kids.

Hlomla Dandala roles

Hlomla Dandala biography: age, wife, new wife, Instagram and Twitter storms and showdowns

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Interestingly, this celebrity can speak several languages including English, Afrikaans, SeSotho, Xhosa, and Zulu. Dandala has made several appearances over the years, and here are some Hlomla Dandala movies and TV shows

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  • All You Need Is Love - 2000
  • Channel O - 1995-1998


  • Isidingo (season 1-4)
  • Jacob's Cross (since season 1)
  • Rockville (season 3)
  • Gaz'lam (seasons 3-4)
  • Tsha Tsha (season 4)
  • Scout's Safari
  • Jozi-H
  • Scandal! (Which he has also directed once)
  • Interrogation Room
  • Zero Tolerance (Season 2)
  • adiba (miniseries) - 2017
  • Miniseries
  • Land of Thirst
  • The Triangle - 2005
  • The River


  • Lord Of War - 2005
  • Red Dust - 2004
  • Coup! (made for TV) – 2006
  • Sniper Reloaded - 2011
  • Contract with Yvonne Okoro and Joseph Benjamin
  • Winnie – 2011
  • Fools – 1997
  • Happiness Is a Four Letter Word - 2016
  • Honeymoon Hotel - 2014
  • Momentum - 2015

Hlomla Dandala latest news

Hlomla Dandala biography: age, wife, new wife, Instagram and Twitter storms and showdowns

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Source: Instagram

Remember how the man is in love with his Instagram and Twitter storms? Well, early in the year, he heatedly argued with Pamela Nomvete over xenophobia in the country. In March, when Chris Chameleon in a video expressed that white people in South Africa feel targeted after Danny K's message, Hlomle responded to Chameleons statements, pointing out the singer's level of ignorance in the statements.

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Dandala is at it again, with his most recent act being accusing his new wife of cheating on Instagram. In the post, he appears to be accusing his wife of cheating on him in their house with their kids inside. Naturally, that tweet made him the trending topic on Twitter in no time. Since then, he has privatized his Twitter settings. It is interesting how this one is going to play out.

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Say what you will about Hlomla Dandala and his scandals, but you simply cannot take away the fact that he will always provide South Africa with constant entertainment in any form. What more could we ask for?


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