Ayanda Borotho

Ayanda Borotho Biography

Ayanda Borotho, born Ayanda Ngubane on 13 January 1981, is a celebrated South African actress and former model. She is best known for her title role in the SABC 1 sitcom “Nomzamo” from 2007 to 2010, where she replaced Zinzile Zungu. She also played the character of Phumelele Zungu on Mzansi Magic’s telenovela “Isibaya”.

Early Life

Born in the township of Ntuzuma near Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, Ayanda’s journey began on 13 January 1981. She attended Brettonwood High School in Umbilo, Durban, where she received training in speech and drama. Furthering her education, she pursued an Integrated Marketing Communications diploma at the AAA School of Advertising from 1999 to 2001, specializing in strategic brand management.


Ayanda’s acting career took off in 1999 when she secured the role of Thami, a babysitting schoolgirl, in the SABC 1 soapie “Generations”. In 2000, she had a minor role in the Leon Schuster film “Mr Bones”. Her career took a significant turn in 2007 when she replaced Zinzile Zungu as Nomzamo in the second season of the SABC 1 sitcom “Nomzamo”.

In 2009, Ayanda played the minor role of Busi in the fourth season of the SABC 1 drama series “Home Affairs”. Her career continued to flourish in 2013 when she was cast as Phumelele on Mzansi Magic’s telenovela “IsiBaya”. In 2018, she was cast as Khethiwe in a South African television drama series “Ambition”. In 2022, she landed a notable role on SABC 1’s “Generation’s The Legacy” as Dr Busisiwe. She also plays Queen Nandi’s mother in “Shaka Ilembe”.

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Ayanda has an impressive filmography, having played various roles in numerous films and TV shows:

  • “Nomzamo” (2009-2011) as Nomzamo Zuli
  • “Isibaya” (2013 – 2020) as Phumelele Dlamini Zungu-Molefe
  • “Wounds” (2021-2021) as Matron Sizakele Sibaya
  • “Generations: The Legacy” (2022-2023) as Dr Busisiwe “NaMlambo” Dzedze
  • “Shaka iLembe” (2023 June 18) as Queen Mathoka
  • “The River” (2023) as Zanezulu
  • “Sibongile & The Dlamini’s” (2023) as Phetheni Dlamini

Personal Life

Ayanda is married to a doctor, and together they have three children. In her household, she maintains a strict “No English Policy”, and her children speak Zulu and Sotho at home.


Ayanda’s talent and hard work have not gone unnoticed. She was nominated at the MIPAD Awards, further cementing her status as a respected figure in the industry.


Ayanda Borotho, adored by viewers across South African cities, has added another feather to her cap with the release of her book, “Unbecoming To Become”.

In this book, Ayanda delves into issues related to societal norms, individual perceptions, and social dynamics. Her work aims to define self-worth for girls and women, challenging the conventional standards of society and encouraging them to embrace their unique identities.

Net Worth

Ayanda Borotho’s talent and hard work have not only earned her recognition but also financial success. The esteemed South African actress and mother has an estimated net worth ranging between $100,000 and $700,000.

Her monthly salary is rumored to be around $1000, a testament to her successful career in the entertainment industry.

The Luxurious Lifestyle

Ayanda’s lifestyle is a reflection of her hard work and success in the entertainment industry. While specific details about her possessions and lifestyle are not publicly available, it’s safe to assume that her lifestyle is as glamorous as her on-screen persona. As a successful actress, she likely enjoys the finer things in life, including designer clothes, luxury cars, and possibly a beautiful home.

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By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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