Lunathi Mampofu Biography

Lunathi Mampofu, a South African native, is a renowned actress, singer, and fashion designer. She gained fame for her role as Zikhona in the SABC 1 drama series “Ingozi”, one of her earliest TV roles. She also portrayed Benni in Mzansi Magic’s telenovela, “The Queen”.

Personal Interests

Beyond her acting career, Lunathi is a woman of many passions. She has a deep love for food and physical fitness, which are some of the things that ignite her passion. Interestingly, she met the love of her life in a restaurant.


  • Full Name: Lunathi Mampofu
  • Date of Birth: 7th March 1987
  • Place of Birth: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Age: 33 years (as of 2020)
  • Nationality: South African
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse: Dylan Lloyd
  • Profession: Actress
  • Net Worth: $750, 000

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Biography of Lunathi Mampofu

Born on 7th March 1987 in Cape Town, South Africa, Lunathi is the daughter of Nosabata and Patrick Mampofu. She has two siblings, Oros Mampofu and Mkhokheli Prince Mampofu. Her family’s and brothers’ love for the arts greatly influenced her career choice. She was particularly inspired by her elder twin brothers, who were successful in the industry.

Lunathi received her training at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA), graduating in 2010. She later attended the New York Film Academy, graduating in 2013.


Lunathi began her career at a young age, performing in school and other competitions, which brought her media attention. While in New York City and Los Angeles, California, she participated in several professional and student films, including “Umthandazo”, “Rising Light”, “Shack Attack”, and “Mercy”, among others.

Upon returning to South Africa, Lunathi made her TV debut in 2016, starring as a spiritualist in an episode of the Mzansi Magic drama series “Isikizi”. This opened more acting opportunities in the country.

Lunathi has starred in numerous theatre productions, including “Almost Maine”, “Remember to Remember the Memorial”, and “Look Before You Leap”. She has also appeared in various movies and TV shows, including “Karektas”, “Ambitions”, “Celeb Feasts with Zola”, “Ingozi”, “Isikizi”, “Kings of Jo’burg”, “Shadow”, “The Queen”, “The River”, “Unmarried”, “This is How”, “Lockdown Heights”, “The Flat Tires”, and “The Good Man”.

In addition to acting, Lunathi has worked as a casting director at Gersh Studios in Los Angeles, California, and at Scout’s Honour in Seapoint, Cape Town, South Africa. She has also appeared in commercials for clients such as Glen Tea and Discovery Insurance.

Other Talents

Lunathi is a former singer who used to sing gospel and opera songs. She was excellent at her singing and went overseas on several occasions. Lunathi is also a skilled fashion designer who specializes in designing clothes.

Partner and Child

Lunathi Mampofu is happily married to Dylan Lloyd, whom she first encountered in a restaurant. Dylan is an accomplished art director and production designer. The couple shares a beautiful daughter named Skye, who was born in November 2015. Skye is a special part of their lives, brought into the world through IVF while they were in the United States.

Net Worth

Lunathi Mampofu has built a successful career in various fields such as acting, singing, and designing. These ventures have not only helped her make a significant name for herself but also accumulate a considerable fortune. As of 2024, her net worth is estimated to be around $750,000.

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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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