Lindani Nkosi Biography

Lindani Nkosi is a captivating figure who has won the hearts of many drama enthusiasts in Mzansi through his role in the renowned show, Isidingo. His character, Lincoln Sibeko, is both adored and despised due to its villainous nature. Despite this polarizing reception, there’s a unanimous agreement on his exceptional acting prowess. But who is Lindani Nkosi when the cameras stop rolling? Let’s delve into his life!

The Man Behind the Camera

Contrary to what you might expect, the fierce Lincoln we see on-screen is vastly different from the real-life Lindani Nkosi. In reality, he is a calm, reserved, and humble family man. Here’s everything you need to know about this celebrated South African star.

Profile Summary

  • Date of Birth: 5th March 1968
  • Age: 53 years
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Occupation: Actor, Voice Artist, Musical Performer, and Dancer


Lindani Nkosi has become a household name, largely due to his role as Lincoln Sibeko in the SABC 3 soap opera, Isidingo. His cunning character has earned him a spot among the most popular villains in South African soap operas. However, this persona is far from his everyday life. Lindani acknowledges that it’s merely a character he embodies and leaves behind on set.

Personal Life

Born on 5th March 1968, Lindani recently celebrated his 53rd birthday. Despite his fame, he remains a private individual off-screen, revealing little about his early life. As such, details about his birthplace and educational background remain undisclosed.


The 53-year-old actor boasts a flourishing acting career, having featured in numerous television series beyond Isidingo. His portfolio includes:

  • Drum (2004) as Nelson Mandela
  • SABC1 Generations as Thulani
  • SABC3 The Lab
  • Rhythm City
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (2008)
  • Dream World (2012)
  • The Philanthropist (2009)
  • 90 Plein Street
  • Donkerland
  • Home Affairs
  • The Docket
  • Yizo Yizo
  • Housekeepers
  • Soul City
  • The Mating Game
  • Zero Tolerance
  • Sokhulu & Partners

These diverse roles not only highlight his unmatched skills but also his versatility in the acting industry. Apart from acting, Lindani is also a professional dancer and the founder of the talented group, Whizz Dancers. He has performed in various dance categories, including Jazz, African, Ballet, and Contemporary.

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Lindani was a member of the Physical Theatre Movement Company, the Forgotten Angel Company. He won the Naledi Award for Best Male Performance in 2006 for his role in the musical Ain’t Misbehavin. While his net worth remains undisclosed, it’s safe to assume that his successful career has yielded substantial earnings.

Fame and Privacy

Unlike many celebrities, Lindani Nkosi, best known as Lincoln Sibeko from Isidingo, maintains that he is not a public figure. He values his privacy and prefers to keep his personal life away from the limelight.

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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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