Charmaine Mtinta Biography

Charmaine Mtinta Biography

Charmaine Mtinta is a renowned actress hailing from South Africa. She rose to fame with her remarkable performance as Nomsa in the debut season of the SABC1 drama series “Yizo Yizo”. This role brought her widespread recognition and she was awarded the Avanti Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, a testament to her exceptional acting skills.

Personal Background

Born in Gugulethu, a township located in the Western Cape, Charmaine Mtinta has a simple yet disciplined lifestyle. She starts her day with yoga, a practice she believes keeps her fit. She also has a fondness for tea. It’s worth noting that despite some misconceptions, Charmaine Mtinta does not practice as a sangoma (traditional healer).

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Charmaine Mtinta was born on July 20, 1972.


Mtinta’s educational journey began at East Side College, where she pursued Music and specialized in Jazz. Her passion for acting led her to further her studies at the Indigo View Actors Academy, where she honed her drama skills.


Charmaine’s acting career took off in 1999 when she debuted as Nomsa in the first season of “Yizo Yizo”. Despite her roles in other popular soap operas like “Generations” and “Isibaya”, her portrayal of Nomsa remains a defining moment in her career.

Over two decades in the film and television industry, Charmaine has continually evolved as an actress, gaining invaluable experience along the way. In 2011, she played a significant role as Pearl, the opportunistic widow of Lebo’s uncle, in the SABC1 sitcom “Gauteng Maboneng”. She also portrayed Aunt Lizzie in the Mzansi Magic telenovela “Inkaba” from 2012 to 2013.

Her acting portfolio is diverse, with appearances in shows like “Isibaya”, “My Perfect Family”, “Tempy Pushas”, “Zibondiwe”, “Hope”, and “Igazi”, among others. She also played Nomfundo Langa, the onscreen sister of Lulama, in the soap opera Scandal! starting from August 23, 2019.

In the drama soap opera “Smokes and Mirrors”, she played Nomeva alongside Zolisa Xaluva and Meshack Mavuso. Charmaine also fulfilled her aspiration to perform in theatre by participating in the play “Xova”, which recently won five awards at the Naledi Theatre Awards.


Charmaine is a mother to two daughters.


  • DiepCity as NoCorinthians
  • Gauteng Maboneng as Pearl
  • Generations as Bongi
  • Generations 15th Birthday Special as Herself
  • Harvest as Vuyo
  • Hope as Lindiwe
  • How to Ruin Christmas as Valencia Twala
  • Igazi as Noxolo
  • iNkaba as Aunt Lizzie
  • Isibaya as Mam’ Ntuli
  • Isono as Lillian “Mam Lili” Madikana
  • It’s Complicated as Ms Dube
  • Kowethu as Nomabhongo
  • Loxion Lyric as Mam Busi
  • Makoti as Nomzi
  • Matatiele as Norain Sangqu
  • My Perfect Family as Portia Nkosi
  • Scandal! as Nomfundo Langa
  • Smoke and Mirrors as Nomeva
  • Tempy Pushas as Noma
  • The Republic as Zungazi
  • The River as Zungazi
  • uBettina Wethu as Lumka Deyi
  • Ya Lla as Captain Zwane
  • Yizo Yizo as Nomsa
  • Z’bondiwe as Thembi

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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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