Didintle Khunou Biography

Didintle Khunou Biography

Didintle Khunou is a multi-talented South African personality, known for her work as a model, singer, presenter, and actress. She gained fame for her portrayal of Esther Ndlovu in the eTV drama series Isono. Her acting journey began at the tender age of 16, and over her four-year career, she has left an indelible mark on Mzansi’s prime soapies, including The Throne, Isono, and Karektas.

Net Worth and Age

As of 2024, Didintle Khunou’s net worth is estimated to be between $150,000 and $200,000. Born on November 14, 1992, Didintle, also known as Esther from Isono, is 29 years old.

Early Life and Inspirations

Didintle was inspired by veteran South African actors such as Sindi Dlathu, Connie Ferguson, and Sello Maake Ka-Ncube. She grew up emulating these actors, who played a significant role in shaping her acting career.

Career Highlights

Didintle Khunou’s successful acting career includes a star performance as Celie in the Janice Honeyman production of The Colour Purple Musical at the Joburg Theatre. Her impressive performance earned her the Naledi and Broadway World Online Award for Best Lead Actress In a Musical- Female. In addition to acting, Didintle is also a presenter, singer, voice artist, and MC.

Personal Life

Didintle Khunou was born in Klerksdorp, North West, South Africa. She is the third of four children and has a twin sister named Boipelo Khunou. Little is known about her other siblings, but they have been instrumental in her career progression.


Didintle received her elementary and high school education in Klerksdorp before enrolling at the University of Witwatersrand, where she graduated with a BA in Dramatic Arts. To further enhance her acting skills, she took a professional acting course for film and TV by Rajesh Gopie.

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Didintle’s father is a general practitioner, and her mother is a medical technologist and businessperson. They also run the Kwa-Mothakga Lodge located in Klerksdorp.

Acting Debut and Career Progression

Didintle discovered her passion for performing as a teenager after she appeared in a school production at 16. She made her television acting debut on August 31, 2016, in the recurring role of Modiehi in the SABC2 drama series, Mamello. She returned to the role for Season 3 in 2017. In the same year, she played the recurring role of Mapula in the Mzansi Magic telenovela, The Throne.

Awards and Recognition

Following her impressive acting career, Didintle won the Naledi Award and the Broadway World Online Award for Best Lead Actress In a Musical – Female for her outstanding performance as Celie.

Didintle Khunou has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry with her remarkable performances in various TV shows and movies.

Here are some of her notable roles:

  • The Throne Season 1: She played the character Mapula.
  • Isono Season 1: She portrayed Esther Ndlovu.
  • Yerma: She took on the role of Yerma.
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle: She was part of this production.
  • Mamello Season 2 and 3: She played Modiehi.
  • Karektas Season 2: She appeared as herself.
  • Single Galz Season 2: She played Dipuo.
  • The Rocky Horror Show: She portrayed Janet.
  • Savage Beauty – Season 1: She played Vee.
  • 13 Weeks to Find Mr Right – Season 1: She portrayed Lerato.

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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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