Nozuko Ncayiyane

Nozuko Ncayiyane Biography

Nozuko Ncayiyane, a South African actress, has recently gained prominence. Despite a childhood marked by deprivation, physical and psychological abuse, and insecurity, she has emerged as an inspiration for many young individuals.

Personal Background

Nozuko Ncayiyane had a difficult upbringing, which she has successfully overcome to become a renowned actress. She is a multifaceted individual, as her LinkedIn bio reveals. She is not only a film and television actress but also a public speaker, life coach, and dramatist. She takes great pride in her acting career.

Profile and Bio

Nozuko Ncayiyane Ntshangase, born on 12th October 1992, is currently 29 years old. She was born in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, and now resides in Johannesburg. She is of African ethnicity and South African nationality. She has black hair, dark brown eyes, and is single. She has one sister and is active on Instagram under the handle @iamnozuko.

Early Life and Family

Nozuko was born in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. However, she identifies as someone from Emagogogweni, Gamalake, located in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, due to her grandmother’s migration to KwaZulu-Natal long before her birth. Her maternal grandmother changed the family’s name from Ntshangase to appear as though she was from the Zulu tribe when she relocated to Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, in search of better opportunities.

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Nozuko’s mother, who moved to KwaZulu-Natal with her grandmother, gave birth to Nozuko when she was just 17. Nozuko has a sister who was born about seven years after her. Her mother married other men who became her stepfathers. She later revealed how these men physically and emotionally abused her mother, which also impacted her romantic relationships.


Nozuko began her career as a theatre actress after dropping out of the University of KwaZulu Natal due to financial difficulties in pursuing her dream of acting. She featured in stage plays like Talking Spirits, Antichrist, and Sugary Spice in Durban and Cape Town, among others. These appearances helped her transition to on-screen roles.

She shared that she honed her acting skills through community theatre, which taught her discipline, the beauty of creation, and the importance of honesty and authenticity in her work. Nozuko’s TV roles began in 2015 when she landed her first feature on the fourth season of a television series titled Skeem Saam. She continued this role into the fifth season. Her first popular character was Phindile in Scandal!

Since her debut, Nozuko Ncayiyane’s appearances in movies and TV shows have been on the rise. She has featured in several television and film productions, including “Karektas,” “DiepCity,” “Abomama,” “Lebo,” “Scandal!” and “Skeem Saam.”

Her most notable role to date is in “DiepCity,” a telenovela by Mzansi Magic. In this series, she portrays Nokuthula ‘Nox’ Jele, one of four young women striving to climb the social ladder. Today, Nozuko Ncayiyane is recognized as one of the youngest actresses in South Africa.

Personal Life

Nozuko prefers to keep her personal life private. As such, the identity of Nozuko Ncayiyane’s boyfriend remains unknown. However, she has confirmed that she has been in several toxic relationships that negatively impacted her mental health.

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She shared that her partner would physically abuse her at various times and even evict her from their shared home, leaving her temporarily homeless. Reflecting on her experiences with love, the actress stated, “For a very long time, I didn’t know what love was. I used to describe love as pain. So, even when I was in a relationship or in spaces that caused me so much pain, I couldn’t say this can’t be love, love shouldn’t hurt, whether it be physically, emotionally, or mentally, because for me, love was pain.”


Nozuko Ncayiyane has established a reputable name and accumulated considerable wealth since becoming a television personality. Her journey from humble beginnings to success serves as an inspiration for those who find it challenging to realize their dreams, demonstrating that with perseverance, the stars can indeed align in their favor.

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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