Nompilo Gwala is a South African actress and model. She is best known for her role as Nandi Ngobese on eTV’s soapie drama, Rhythm City. She has also been in other shows, including Inkaba, Isindigo, and Saints and Sinners.
How old is Nompilo Gwala? The renowned South African actress was born on 1st July 1987 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. Nompilo Gwala age in 2020 is 33 years.
Nompilo Gwala pictures
The actress is active on social media platforms where she often posts her pictures. Nompilo Gwala Instagram page is @nompilogwala while her Twitter handle is @NompiloGwala. Below is the actress's life story in gorgeous snaps.
Nompilo started her career as a model. She worked for the local brand, SunGoddess. She has also appeared in major South African and international magazines, including Oprah Magazine, ELLE, Truelove, Glamour, and others.
Successful acting career
- SABC3’s Isidingo as Amuhle (2013)
- Mzansi Magic’s Saints and Sinners as Phindi Khumalo (2014 to 2016)
- eTV’s Rhythm City as Nandi Ngobese
She has also acted in movies including Netflix’s Santana (2020) as Thandi and My Wife and My Lady (2014) as a lead actress alongside Egyptian actor, Ramez Galal.
It is undeniable that Nompilo Gwala is one of the most talented actresses in South Africa. Her talent has helped put the country’s film industry on global charts. In 2020, Santana, a local film she starred in as Thandi, was a big hit the first weekend Netflix released it. The movie emerged at the top on Netflix in 33 out of 74 countries.
Great fashion sense
Her choice of fashion always turns heads. This is no surprise because she is a successful model. As a celebrity, she also needs to leave a positive impact by looking great.
Living her best life
She is often spotted on vacation in various places as evidenced by her Twitter and Instagram posts. The actress has worked hard to reach where she is now.
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In an earlier interview, the actress opened up about being a victim of rape twice. She was raped at six years old by someone she knew and at 18 years old by her then-boyfriend. Nompilo Gwala Saints and Sinners role as Phindi is a reflection of what happened to her younger self. She said she is happy the show was acting as a tool to educate others on the subject.
When she was in primary school, she was bullied and made fun of. The rape memory and going to an unsafe school made her take an overdose of painkillers. Her mother found her and saved her. She later opened up to her mother about the difficulties she was facing at 23 years old.
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There is no information about Nompilo Gwala husband. She has not shared details of her relationship. She seems to be focused on her career at the moment, and her efforts are paying off.
Nompilo Gwala siblings
She has kept details about her family life out of the limelight. It is not clear if she has any siblings.
Nompilo Gwala is a talented actress that the country is proud to have. Her great passion for art has propelled her to greater heights. The local film and television industry’s dream of getting bigger is kept alive by such talent and enthusiasm.
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Briefly.co.za reported about the real names of South African celebrities. Most celebrities do not use their real names. Their fans recognize them by stage names. Famous people who are not known for their birth names are AKA, Kwesta, Sho Madjozi, Proverb, and others.
Where do they get the inspiration for stage names? Most of them derive it from their lifestyle, profession, controversy, media, passion, fans, and others.
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