Innocentia Manchidi Biography

Innocentia Manchidi Biography

Innocentia Makapila, who is widely recognized for her role as Rendani in the popular South African television series Muvhango, is a highly respected actress, social media influencer, and brand ambassador. Her dedication to her critically acclaimed role and the ease with which she embodies the character are truly commendable. But is she the same person off-screen as she is on-screen? Did she always aspire to be an actress? This comprehensive biography delves into her life outside of her acting career.

Early Life and Family

Innocentia hails from a close-knit family of five. She is the eldest of three daughters, with her youngest sister being Keneliwe Makapila. Her parents are a significant source of support for her, with her mother serving as her greatest inspiration and her father being her “super dad.”

Career: Rendani from Muvhango

Innocentia, as Rendani from Muvhango, is one of the longest-serving cast members on the show. She portrays a business-oriented woman who, despite being born into a wealthy family, faces numerous challenges. However, most aspects of her life appear to be perfect.

Personal Details

Here are some key details about Innocentia:

  • Full name: Innocentia Makapila Manchidi
  • Nickname: Inno
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: 15th February 1993
  • Age: 29 years (as of December 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Aquarius
  • Place of birth: Tshiozwi, Ha-Sinthumule, Limpopo
  • Nationality: South African
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Religion: Christian
  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: Dark brown
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Famous for: Playing Rendani in Muvhango
  • Alma mater: University of Johannesburg
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Mpho Manchidi
  • Siblings: Keneilwe Makapila (sister)

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Innocentia is an alumnus of the National School of Arts in Johannesburg. After matriculating, she attended the University of Johannesburg, where she earned a degree in Linguistics in 2016. She later pursued a Masters in Applied Linguistics at the same institution.

Physical Appearance

While her exact body measurements are yet to be determined, she has black hair and dark brown eyes that complement her slender physique.

Professional Life

Innocentia is a linguist by profession. She joined the cast of Muvhango in 2011, taking on the role of Rendani Mukwevho, one of the leading characters. In the soap opera, Rendani is the daughter of the late Vho-Albert Mukwevho and Vho-Hangwani, who are affiliated with the Mukwevho family, one of the highest royal families in Venda. Despite her commitment to maintaining order in the family business, she has been unlucky in love.

Personal Life

Innocentia married Mpho Manchidi, the love of her life, on 21st April 2019. The couple met at the University of Johannesburg when she was in her first year, and Mpho was in his third year. Their traditional wedding took place in early 2019, followed by a civil ceremony.

Net Worth

As of the end of the year 2024, it was reported that her monthly earnings ranged between R35,000 and R45,000. This income reflects her successful career in the entertainment industry. However, it’s important to note that the total net worth of Innocentia Makapila, which would include her assets and investments, is not publicly disclosed information as of my last update in 2021.

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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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