Moopi Mothibeli Biography

Moopi Mothibeli Biography

Moopi Mothibeli, a renowned South African actor, has gained fame for his role as Smanga in the popular show, Generations The Legacy. This charismatic media mogul of royal lineage has consistently captivated viewers, leading to a dedicated following that eagerly anticipates each episode. His departure from the show has left many heartbroken. However, this article aims to delve deeper into Mothibeli’s life off-screen, revealing more about his personal life and career.

Profile Summary

  • Date of Birth: 1985
  • Birth Place: Sebokeng, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education and Qualifications: BA in Drama (Tshwane University of Technology)

Early Career

Initially, Mothibeli aspired to build a career in football, believing it would be an excellent foundation for his future. He even represented the Sedibeng region at the under-12 level. However, the disintegration of football structures in Sedibeng led to the collapse of his dreams. It was only after receiving a script for the lead role in the play Romeo and Juliet during high school that he discovered his talent for the arts. This realization led him to join the school’s poetry club, marking the beginning of his journey in the field of acting.

Rise to Fame

To hone his skills, Mothibeli pursued a BA in Drama at the Tshwane University of Technology. His talent earned him a scholarship to study for a Masters in Fine Arts at Ohio State University, marking the start of his illustrious acting career. He was also accepted at New York University to study film directing. However, due to financial constraints, he had to return home before completing his studies. This setback turned into a blessing when he landed his first acting role as Smanga Moroka in Mzansi’s Generations: The Legacy, less than a year after his return from the US.

Performances in the US

During his time at Ohio State, Mothibeli showcased his talent in several performances, including:

  • This is Above All
  • The Camouflage Project
  • Grey-I-Land (solo performance)
  • Ordinal 5

Role in Generations: The Legacy

Since the revamp of the soapie in 2014, Mothibeli has charmed viewers with his portrayal of Smanga Moroka, a character that has elicited both love and hate from the audience. Initially auditioning for the role of Mazwi Moroka, he eventually secured the role of Smanga Moroka, marking a significant milestone in his acting career.

Five Interesting Facts about Moopi Mothibeli

  1. Mothibeli worked as a Customer Sales Associate at Total Sports in Vereeniging from 2003 to 2005.
  2. He has been working as a professional mime artist since 2007.
  3. He served as an Assistant Director on a South African State Theatre production, Mantolo – The Tenth Step.
  4. He was awarded a certificate in editing the film “The First Three Years.”
  5. Mothibeli has freelanced as an actor, director, teaching artist, and videographer.

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Departure from Generations: The Legacy

The popular soap opera, Generations: The Legacy, has been experiencing a significant shift as many of its stars, including Moopi Mothibeli, are leaving the show. Moopi, who played the crafty Smangaliso Moroka, has expressed his gratitude towards the producers, writers, and all the creatives involved in the show. He stated, “I am grateful to the producers, the team of writers and all the creatives of Generations: The Legacy. It’s been an honour to work with a group of wonderful people, on and off-screen. I will always look back at this time with fondness.” His departure has left a void in the show, and his character will surely be missed by the viewers.

Personal Life

When it comes to his personal life, Moopi Mothibeli prefers to keep things private. He rarely shares any personal details on his social media platforms, choosing instead to focus on his professional life. As such, it is difficult to confirm his relationship status. However, based on his social media activity, it can be speculated that he is currently single.

Net Worth

Moopi Mothibeli has amassed a net worth of approximately $300,000. His income primarily comes from his role in Generations: The Legacy, where he earns a salary in the range of R36,000 to R42,000. Despite leaving the show, Moopi continues to thrive in his career, indicating that he is doing well for himself financially.

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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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