Paballo Mavundla is no new name in the streets of South Africa. The young and handsome lad has been making headlines for all the right reasons. He is popularly known for his role as Nkosana in the Mzansi Magic supernatural drama series The Herd. Currently, he is featuring in the TV series Generations: The Legacy, where he plays a varsity student, Jerah Muroko, aka Crazy J.
The actor describes himself as shy and humble, something which is contrary to his TV roles. According to him, drama and acting are his first love, and he wishes people can have the ability to differentiate real life from fiction. He is a perfect example of not giving up on dreams as he also experienced several failed auditions before landing his role on The Herd.
- Full name: Paballo Mavundla
- Paballo Mavundla age: 21 years
- Gender: Male
- Career: Actor
Paballo was born in 1999 in the Meadowlands in the heart of South Western Soweto in Gauteng Province. The handsome actor completed his Bachelor’s degree in dramatiz arts in 2017 from the National School of Arts. He later revealed that being at the institution played a vital role in his career.
Being really there did so much for my development, and I really believe I am where I am right now because it really was a step in the right direction.
Paballo Mavundla career
The actor landed his first professional job on The Herd, where he depicted the role of a naughty and rebellious teen, Nkosana. Interestingly, his role delighted his fans. He later joined the SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy in November 2018. He was tasked with the role of Crazy J, a young and misbehaved cousin of the Morokas.
His acting roles have seen him become more exposed to the world. His talent and zeal for acting have been quite evident in his roles, which he perfectly brings out. According to the rising star, he is extrovert and shy.
I am an extrovert, but people will find it incredibly surprising to know that I am really shy, and it takes a while for me to open up.
He also revealed that he was surprised after learning that he got the role in the SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy.
I will not lie; it took me by major surprise because I had been to many auditions with no luck.
He desires to have a positive impact on young people. He also believes in dreaming big to achieve your set goals in life.
Dream big even when you share your dreams with people, and they think they are ridiculous, especially the ones in Soweto. Circumstances can never determine where you end up.
He also revealed that his roles sometimes attract some hate and controversy from fans, and he revealed that he has a great way of dealing with that.
I do not want to be too invested in social media because it is not healthy, and it can really have an impact on how you think and view the world.
I had to make a decision to not listen to what is being said and just do what was best for me.
Here are Paballo Mavundla TV shows that have increased his fan base:
- Generations - Season 1 as Crazy J
- The Herd - Season 1 as Nkosana
The actor is active on social media where he entertains his fans. Here are some of Paballo Mavundla pictures.
1. All smiles
The actor takes a selfie as he smiles. He must be having a great day.
2. Out and about
The actor spending some time off from the screen to enjoy the sunshine outdoors.
The actor sure knows how to dress for the occasion. Here, he is dressed up in a black suit. For more of his lovely pictures, you can follow his Paballo Mavundla Instagram page.
What are Paballo Mavundla facts?
Here are some facts about the rising actor that will surprise you.
- He completed a Bachelors Degree in dramatiz arts from the National School of Arts in 2017.
- The actor nearly gave up on his dream of acting after a few failed auditions, but his luck soon turned on the day he auditioned for The Herd.
- His first official TV gig was for his role as the rebellious Nkosana in The Herd.
- He joined SABC 1's Generations: The Legacy in November 2018 as Crazy J.
Paballo Mavundla is one of the youngest actors in the South African entertainment world. He continues to be an inspiration to many people, as he continues to sharpen his acting skills, so he lives up to his dreams.
Not only is she a talented actress, but she is also a writer and director. She has had lots of experience in theatre work, both on stage and behind the scenes.