Jailoshini Naidoo

Jailoshini Naidoo Biography

Jailoshini Naidoo is a distinguished actress from South Africa, currently portraying the character of Nirupa Rampersad on etv’s Imbewu. Her versatility and extraordinary capabilities have firmly established her as a significant figure in the arts industry. She explores all facets of the industry, excelling in each one. Her success is a testament to her exceptional talent and Midas touch.

Profile Summary

  • Date of Birth: 16th April
  • Place of Birth: Chatsworth
  • Profession: Actress, Radio and TV Presenter
  • Net Worth: $1.5 million


While Jailoshini Naidoo prefers to keep her age a secret, she celebrates her birthday every year on the 16th of April.

Career Journey

Jailoshini Naidoo’s career journey is a story of triumph against all odds. Despite discouragements from her family and challenges related to her ethnicity, she has risen from being a theatre actress to a household name. Before venturing into acting and comedy, she taught English and Drama at the University of Durban.

Career in Presenting

Jailoshini ventured into presenting, becoming a host of Eastern Mosaic and Mela before joining Lotus FM. During her time as a presenter at MNet, she landed a role in the comedy film Keeping Up with the Kandasamys, where she played Jennifer.

Personal Life

There has been speculation about her relationship with Koobeshen Naidoo due to their shared surname and on-screen chemistry in Imbewu. However, they are not a couple in real life, although they studied drama together at University. The identity of Jailoshini’s husband remains undisclosed.

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Television Roles

Jailoshini Naidoo made her television debut in the drama series Imbewu as Nirupa Rampersad. She has also appeared in several movies and films, including:

  • 3 Days To Go (2019 South African film)
  • Karol (Italian film)
  • Kandasamys: The Wedding (2019)
  • Keeping Up with the Kandasamys (2017)
  • Johnson (2020)
  • Strike Back Season (British-American action television series)
  • The Eastern Bride (British film)
  • The Indian Detective (Canadian film)

Other Endeavors

In addition to acting, Jailoshini Naidoo is a voiceover artist for radio adverts and television commercials. She also teaches acting classes and television presenting courses.

Awards and Accolades

Jailoshini Naidoo has received numerous awards for her outstanding work in the industry, including:

  • FNB Vita Award
  • Durban Theatre Award
  • Mercury Theatre Personality of the Year Award
  • Durban Theatre Awards (Best Actress Award)
  • Best Supporting Actress Award
  • Best Comedy Performance Award
  • Mercury Most Popular Theatre Personality Award
  • Golden Peacock Award from the Indian Academy of SA

Role in “Kandasamys: The Wedding”

In the movie “Kandasamys: The Wedding”, Jailoshini Naidoo plays the character Jennifer. She mends her friendship with Kandasamy, portrayed by Maeshni Naicker. Their children, Jodi and Prishen, are set to marry. However, both mothers have hidden agendas for the wedding day that almost derail the event. In the end, they set aside their differences for the sake of their children’s happiness. The movie was a commercial success, earning more than R5.7 million at the box office.

Role in “Imbewu”

Jailoshini Naidoo takes on the matriarchal role of Nerupa Rampersad in “Imbewu”, alongside Koobeshen Naidoo. She shares a long history with Koobeshen, as they studied drama together at university and have been friends since then. She expresses her excitement about being part of this project, describing “Imbewu” as a very real South African story that is guaranteed to keep an audience on edge and wanting more. She also appreciates the unique Durban flavor of the show.

Net Worth

Jailoshini Naidoo, a multi-talented individual, has a knack for hustling and shows no signs of slowing down. Her talent and hard work have paid off, earning her a net worth of a whopping $1.5 million. Despite any negativity that may surround her, she continues to soar in her career.

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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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