Shoki Sebotsane (nee Mmola) is a well-known South African actress, famous for her acting role of 'Celia Kunutu', the mother and stepmother of Rachel Kunutu and Nimrod Kunutu, in the SABC 1 soap opera Skeem Saam and for playing 'Grace Lerothodi' in the SABC 1 mini-series Death of a Queen. She is also a casting director, fashion designer and translator.
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Shoki Mmola is a colourful South African performer with an impressive education and vast portfolio of work in theatre as well as TV. Let us take a closer look at this young star's profile, career, net worth and more.
Profile summary and bio
- Full name: Reshoketswe Portia Sebotsane (nee Mmola)
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: August 10th, 1977
- Shoki Mmola's age: 44 (as of April 2022)
- Zodiac sign: Leo
- Place of birth: Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa
- Current residence: Johannesburg, South Africa
- Nationality: South African
- Ethnicity: Black
- Religion: Unknown
- Parents: Unknown
- Siblings: Unknown
- Children: One daughter
- Marital status: Divorced
- Husband: None
- Previous Relationships: Sello Sebotsane (ex-husband)
- Height in feet: Unknown
- Height in centimetres: Unknown
- Weight in kilograms: Unknown
- Weight in pounds: Unknown
- Eye colour: Brown
- Hair colour: Brown
- Tattoos: Various
- College: Tampere University of Technology (Finland); Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)
- Occupation: Actress, Fashion Designer, Casting Director, Translator
- Net worth: Estimated $150,000 to $200 000
- Instagram: @shock.star
- Twitter: @Vintageshock
- Famous for: Various South African TV series appearances
- Highest Qualification: Degree in Fashion Design and Degree in Drama
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.vintageshock.co.za/
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Shoki's TV appearances
Shoki Sebotsane's (previously credited as Portia Mmola) list of TV roles is quite extensive. As mentioned, she appeared in Death of a Queen, which aired as part of SABC 1's Shakespeare in Mzansi strand from July to August 2008. The actress also played the role of Tumi in the SABC 2 soapie Muvhango and starred a role in an episode of the eTV drama series eKasi: Our Stories, in 2012.
Other TV series she has acted in include Kgatelopele, Moshwela Tharing, Old Grand Hotel, The Burning Issue, Generations, Body Kids, Muvhango, and Soul City. In 2014, she had a starring role in the SABC 1 drama series Mfolozi Street.
Other impressive accolades include working as a translator, language advisor, dubbing producer, and casting director on the children's television series Takalani Sesame. To add to that, she was a casting director for the eTV soapie Rhythm City.
The star's work also includes extensive work in theatre, appearing in productions such as Ancient Stars at the Giant Theatre, Space Odyssey at the Grahamstown Arts Festival, The Pen at The Market Theatre in Johannesburg, and Gogo's Groove at the Aardklop Festival.
Shoki's nominations and awards
The actress received the Golden Horn award for Best Actress in a Lead Role in a TV series.
Who is Shoki Mmola's husband and is she still married?
Shoki married fellow actor Sello Sebotsane, a South African actor and producer. He is best known for the roles in television serials such as Stokvel, Those Who Can't, Rockville, and 90 Plein Street.
She claimed that the actor abused her several times, and in 2016, after a decade of marriage, the Skeem Saam star left him.
Shoki Mmola's children
According to our research, Shoki and Sabello had one daughter together, Oratile Kutlwano Sebotsane, and she look very alike.
The starlet matriculated from Prudens Secondary in Soweto, Johannesburg in 1994 and graduated from the Tampere University of Technology in Finland in 2000 where she studied Fashion Design, specialising in corseted garments. In 2002, she graduated from the Tshwane University of Technology (Pretoria), earning herself a degree in Drama and performing arts.
Shoki's place of birth
Shoki Mmola's profiles
The actress is active on her Instagram profile and is known for flaunting her toned body on the platform. She currently has 104k followers and posts regularly about fitness, her appearances, and regular beach holidays. She avidly endorses Herbal Life products.
While she does have a Twitter account with 7,737 followers, her last post was from July 2019, and she does not seem to be active on the platform.
Is Shoki Mmola a sangoma?
The celebrity is delighted to be a practising sangoma. She revealed that she recently graduated as a registered traditional healer – meaning she can now issue sick notes to those she consults.
“I’m practising full-time and I have qualified to give people sick notes. Anyone that comes to me I am registered as a traditional healer. It was quite an achievement"
Shoki's salary and net worth
Shoki Mmola has some impressive work behind her name, and it does not look like this star is moving away from the spotlight any time soon.
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