Leroy Gopal is a famous Zimbabwean born South African voice-over artist, actor, and television personality. In 2000, he rose to fame in Zimbabwe after acting the film entitled Yellow Card. He found greener pastures in South Africa in 2006 and 2007 for playing Thabang Ngema on the SABC3 soapie named One Way.
Leroy Gopal net worth was around $300,000 in 2018. His net worth is 2020 is under review. He owns Creation Station Entertainment Company that trains and develops talents. He learned Tswana and Zulu to be relevant in the South African entertainment market. Leroy would love to work with Denzel Washington and Will Smith someday.
Leroy Gopal profile summary
- Full name: Leroy Gopal
- Date of birth: 6th July 1979
- Age: 41 years
- Career: Actor, emcee, businessman, television personality and voice artist
- Marital status: Married
- Nationality: Zimbabwean/ South African
- Leroy Gopal Instagram: @leroygopal
Leroy Gopal biography
Leroy Gopal age is 41 years now. He was born on 6th July 1979 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He played football from the age of three years, and at the age of seven years, he appeared on television for the first time in a Zimbabwean TV show called Paraffin.
He went to Budiriro Primary School, Glen View High School, and Hartzell High School. Upon completing his high school education, Gopal enrolled in a drama and theatre course at Masvingo Catholic College. He also got a Bachelors' degree in live performance and motion picture from AFDA.
He acted in the film Adventure Unlimited in 1996 and Choose Freedom in 1998. They focused on teenage lifestyles and Christianity. In 2000, Leroy got a lead role, Tiyane Tsumba, in a soccer-themed movie named Yellow Card. Tiyane was at a crossroads between pursuing his goal to play in a prominent football league and winning over the love of his life because he got her pregnant.
In 2012, he appeared in Ses'Top La as Oleshe, SABC1's sitcom, as BEE's neighbour. He was a wealthy ladies' man, but he was in love with Phumi. The role enabled him to win the SAFTA Best Actor in Comedy Award in 2013.
In 2013, he was hired to act in the e.tv anthology series Mzansi Love: Kasi Style. His role was a Kenyan man named Joshua Pembe, aka JP, who forged marriage with his colleague because he has problems with his South African work permit. The deal led to a romantic relationship between them.
In his 2013 movie named Seal Team 8, his character is a Congolese dictator named Tonga. The seal team is assigned a mission to kill the general. When they arrive at the general's camp, they discover more than what they signed up for.
Leroy's appearance on Mzansi Magic drama Abomama made the series famous. He was the husband of Khanyi, a role that was played by the controversial singer and actress Khanyisile Mbau. Other members of the cast included Kgosi Mongake, Jerry Pele, Kenneth Nkosi, Nokuthula Lwedaba, Joyce Skefu, and Don Mlangeni Nawa (currently acting in Uzalo as Dlomo).
He also played in the SABC1 political series called Ihawu le Sizwe in 2014. Leroy directed a Zimbabwean music video named Audius Mtawarira. Leroy Gopal All About Love is a story about five adults who are caught up in an interchanging love triangle. Although it had renowned actors like Nomzamo Mbatha (the SA representative in the #BlackLivesMatter movement in 2020) and Katlego Danke (currently acting in Gomora), some of the viewers felt that the film did not portray an Africa love story, which was its objective.
Famous brands like FNB, Gold Reef City Casino, AA Road Assistance, Electric Express, Telkom, African Bank, Tempo, Jet Stores, Econet, TopTV, and Nampak have hired him as their voice-over artist in their television and radio commercials. He as worked for casinos all over South Africa and countless events as the emcee.
Where are Leroy Gopal parents and siblings?
His mother lives in Zimbabwe while his father passed away when he was 14 years old. His older sister, Claudia Gopal Mvuti is the former title holder of the Iron Woman Zimbabwe. Some of his siblings reside abroad.
Is Leroy Gopal married?
Leroy Gopal wife, Keletso Molefe, is South African. They got married in 2017. Mosidi Mos D Selomi, a close friend of the couple, shared the news about their wedding on Instagram. The couple has three children named Kiki Leroy Gopal, Didi Tadiwa, and Mimi Naima.
Leroy Gopal movies and television shows
He has also acted in the following films:
- Siren's Feast
- Scared Instinct
- All About Love
- Yellow Card
- Seal Team 8
- Four Days
- Through the Flight of a Feather
- The Lost Diaries of Livingstone
- Night Drive
- Adventure Unlimited
- Choose Freedom
- The Wall
The television series that he has acted in include:
- Mzansi Love Home AffairsJozi-H
- Red Cake - Not the Cooking Show
- It's OK We're Family
- Jacob's Cross
- Ihawu le Sizwe
- Mzansi Love: Kasi Style
- Ses'Top La
- Smart Rewards Ride Show
- The Game Fact Show
- Hola Mpinji!
- Strike Back
- One Way
Leroy Gopal dedicates his life to his family and career. His success story proves that you can achieve your goals if you have passion for what you set your mind on. He relocated from his motherland to build a name for himself in South Africa.