Wandile Molebatsi is one of the greatest actors in the South African film and television. He started acting in the 1990s as a child. Some of his childhood movies and television shows include KTV, Born Free, Cry, among others. He is also a producer, and he owns a production company called Coal Stove Pictures, which has produced leading films, including Hear Me Move.
The actor is a loving husband and a doting father to his two children. Below is a detailed Wandile Molebatsi biography.
- Full name: Wandile Molebatsi
- Date of birth: 21st March 1991
- Wandile Molebatsi age: 29
- Gender: Male
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Jessica Jane
- Nationality: South African
- Wandile Molebatsi language: Setswana
- Occupation: Actor, producer, entrepreneur
- Wandile Molebatsi Instagram: @wandile_molebatsi
Wandile Molebatsi early life and education
The successful actor was born on 21st March 1991. His hometown is Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa. His father is Bishop Caesar KL Molebatsi, the head of the Ebenezer Evangelical Church, also located in Soweto, Gauteng. The actor’s mother is a social worker at the African National Congress (ANC). Wandile Molebatsi parents have four sons, and he is the second youngest. His two older brothers are Lebogang Solomzi and Kgomosto Dumisani.
Wandile Molebatsi marriage
He is a happily married man. Wandile Molebatsi wife, Jessica Jane, is a stylist and fashion designer. They have two children together, a son and a daughter. Their son, Elijah Aruna, was born in late 2014, while their daughter, Onalenna, was born in 2017.
Wandile Molebatsi career
His mother noticed that he had acting potential from a young age because he liked seeking attention. She found him an agent, and that is how his star began to shine. He started his career in the film industry with a role on KTV, a kids’ television show in the 1990s. His first film as a child was Born Free (1996), where he played the role of Nik Nik. His other childhood films include Shuba Lodge, The Beloved Country, and Cry.
In 2006, he starred in When We Were Black mini-series. From 2011 to 2013, he played the role of a laid-back tracker Blessing Dlamini on The Wild, an M-Net soap opera.
Popular Wandile Molebatsi movies include the following.
- Revolt (2017) as Roderick
- Chappie (2015) as an armoured truck guard
- Safe Bet (2015) as Frank
- Hear Me Move (2015) as Thami Skhulu
- Machine Gun Preacher (2011) as LRA Commander
- A Million Colours (2011) as Muntu Ndebele
- Skeem (2011) as Vista
The actor has starred in the following television shows:
- Diamond City Season 1 as Tebogo
- Dream World Season 2 as Lindelani
- ER Season 12 as Haruun
- Gauteng Maboneng Season 2 as Lawyer
- Guilt Season 1 as Mabitsela
- Hard Copy Season 4 as Sports Journo
- Him, Her & the Guys Season 1 as Wesley
- Hola Mpinji! Season 1 as Fanyana
- iKani Season 1 as Vince
- Khumo, Lehuma le Kgosi: War Season 1 as Dingalo
- Kowethu Season 1 as Sakhumzi
- Mzansi Love Season 1 as Kagiso
- When We Were Black Season 1 as Modise
- Thola Season 1 and 2 as Kingdom Lefa Sebitlo
- The Wild Season 1 and 2as Blessing Dlamini
He is the founder and owner of Coal Stove Pictures, a production company based in Johannesburg, Gauteng. The company has produced movies such as Hear Me Move and the 13-part television series, Guilt.
He is also a musician, mostly a performer. He developed an interest in music while attending his father’s church and even formed the Embryo band together with other teenagers. He is currently part of the Uju band as a performer.
Wandile Molebatsi story in pictures
A picture speaks a thousand words. Here are a few photos that tell a story about the actor’s life.
Wandile Molebatsi wife
He has been together with his wife since 2013. The two are happy together and always post about how they feel about each other on social media platforms. Jessica Jane comes from Durban, but her father is German. Their interracial marriage is not a hindrance to their love.
Wandile Molebatsi wedding
They held their wedding on 6th July 2013. They currently live in Johannesburg where his wife does fashion design, and he concentrates on filming.
Wandile Molebatsi children
The actor is blessed with two beautiful children. He is a happy and doting father.
Wandile Molebatsi father
He has a good relationship with his father, Bishop Caesar KL Molebatsi. He even attends his church, Ebenezer Evangelical, which is located in Soweto, Gauteng.
The actor has three brothers whom he says have been very supportive throughout the years.
Wandile Molebatsi grew up in the filming and television industry. He works hard to stay relevant by being humble and knowing how to deal with the many challenges that come along. He also has a strong support system, including his brothers, parents, and beloved wife.