Joseph Tshepo Senatle Biography

Joseph Tshepo Senatle Biography

Joseph Tshepo Senatle, a talented South African actor, has captivated audiences with his role as Koloi on SABC 1’s Skeem Saam. His natural talent and innovative thinking have endeared him to fans, and despite a journey to stardom filled with obstacles, he has achieved great success.

Profile Summary

  • Real Name: Joseph Tshepo Senatle
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 9 May 1997
  • Place of Birth: Polokwane, South Africa
  • Age: 23 Years
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Nationality: South African
  • Occupation: Actor
  • TV Shows: Skeem Saam
  • Instagram: @tshepo_sentee
  • Net Worth: US$100,000

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Early Life and Background

Joseph Tshepo Senatle was born in Ottosdal, located in the heart of North West. He grew up in a family of four with his siblings, Tshepiso, Anes, and Ali. After facing challenges with continuing his education, he left for Johannesburg, where his life took a dramatic turn.


Unfortunately, Senatle was unable to pursue further education due to financial constraints. His early education included attending Dumisang Primary School from grade 1 to grade 3. After a brief relocation to Winterton, he returned to Ottosdal and completed his phase 12 at Realeka Secondary School. Unable to continue his studies, he sought employment to support himself.

Career Breakthrough

Senatle’s career breakthrough came when he secured a role on Skeem Saam. Despite initial resistance from his mother and grandmother, he left his hometown for Johannesburg in search of job opportunities. After a few months, he found employment at a body workshop and landed a role as an extra on Skeem Saam. To supplement his income, he also worked at Montecasino in Fourways. This opened up further opportunities, and he later appeared as an extra on other shows, including Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya.

Personal Life

While Senatle is not married, he has revealed in an interview that he is in a serious relationship. He has chosen to keep her identity private for now but has promised to reveal more when the time is right. He also has a son who resides with his mother and grandmother in his hometown.

Role in Skeem Saam

In Skeem Saam, Senatle portrays Koloi as a popular student, class clown, and a bit of a troublemaker. He began his role as Koloi in 2017 as an extra and gradually became a main cast member. Skeem Saam is a series that explores the journey to manhood, focusing on the challenges faced by today’s male children as they transition into adulthood.

Net Worth

Success is not an event but rather a journey. Joseph Tshepo Senatle has already embarked on the journey and is destined for greatness. As of 2020, Joseph Tshepo Senatle has a net worth of US$100 000. At the moment, acting is his sole income source but he has great future plans of owning an Auto shop due to his great love for cars.

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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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