Busi Lurayi is no new name in the film industry of South Africa. She is a popular actress who is known for her starring role on the SABC1 sitcom City Sesl’a as Phumzile. So, who exactly is Busi Lurayi?
The exceptionally talented actress has been making headlines for both positive and not so good reasons. This is after being accused by her ex-boyfriend of theft of furniture, electronic appliances, and other valuables. Find out interesting facts about the actress.
Busi Lurayi profile summary
- Full name: Busi Lurayi
- Busi Lurayi age: 35 years as of 2021
- Gender: Female
- Career: Actress
Busi Lurayi biography
The actress has managed to keep her life secret as little is known about her early life. Worth noting, Busi was born in Thembisa, Ekhuruleni.
The actress started out acting when she scooped a role in 2013 during a musical remake of Sarafina. Like any popular actress today, her debut came after she featured as Phumzile on the sitcom City Ses’la from 2005 to 2006. The series was later aired again in 2010.
The actress left City Ses’la after its first season to join the cast of the ITV drama series Wild at Heart. The series depicted the story of a British family who moves to a game reserve in South Africa. She played the role of Thandi, a teacher who home schools the kids during the second season of the show.
The actress made a guest appearance on the medical show drama series ER where she played the role of Sittina in the episode titled There Are No Angels Here in 2016. The actress also starred in the SABC1 drama series Sokhulu & Partners as Winnie Molepo in 2008. In 2011, she joined the cast of the SABC1 soapie Generations as Swazi Lukhele. In 2011, she featured as the main cast in the Mzansi Magic sitcom S.I.E.S.
In 2019, the beauty came back with a bang in the world of theatre when the Market Theatre and US Mission in SA commemorated Black History Month with the South African premiere of Nina Simone Four Women. The show premiered on SABC 2 in September 2020.
The actress is not shy of posting herself on social media platforms. Here are some of great Busi Lurayi photos.
1. Beauty and brains
The actress is not only beautiful on the inside, she is also talented in what she does. Over the years, she has graced the TV screens and her fans cannot have enough of her acting.
2. Out and about in black
Who said black is not beautiful? The actress is dressed in black which brings out her sassy look. It is the perfect outfit for a chilled evening.
3. Rocking in a jumpsuit
The actress has a serving fashion at its best. Here, she is dressed in a lovely pink jumpsuit that brings out her lean figure.
Busi Lurayi awards
Her prowess, passion, and talent are evident in her work. Her role as Phumzile in the sitcom City Ses’la in 2005 was quite appealing to the audience as it earned her the role of Phumzile again in 2012 in the spin-off Ses’top La. Here are some of the notable awards to her name:
- The Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Comedy in 2006
- The Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a TV Comedy in 2011
Apart from her awards, the actress hosted the M-Net game show Million Rand Money Drop in 2013.
What are Busi Lurayi movies?
Here are some of the movies the actress has featured:
- Home Affairs
- Wild at Heart
Busi Lurayi scandals
Despite the actress’ efforts to try and keep her life private, her scandals always have a way of getting out. Busi Lurayi ex-boyfriend and father of their daughter, Mziwoxolo Qwelane, opened a case against her at the Randburg police station.
The actress was charged with theft by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court from an incident that took place in 2015. The actress even spent two nights in a holding cell after she was arrested. According to Busi Lurayi boyfriend, he had gone to the Eastern Cape to visit his home and left the keys to his house with the domestic worker.
When he travelled back, he found that his home furniture was stolen which was worth R400,000. This was after he had received a message from his former partner Busi that she would pass by to collect her belongings. According to CCTV footage, it was revealed that Lurayi’s car was captured at his home loaded with the goods. The actress was sentenced to house arrest and community service with an R48,000 fine or imprisonment.
Busi Lurayi contact details
If you are her fan and would like to contact the actress. Here are her social media platforms.
Busi Lurayi has continued to grace the TV screens and theatre with her beauty and talent. With her many years of experience in the entertainment world, it is evident that she is destined for greatness.
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