Sindi Dlathu Biography
Born on January 4, 1974, Sindiswa Dlathu is a renowned South African actress and musician. She first gained widespread recognition for her portrayal of Thandaza Mokoena on the popular television show Muvhango. Dlathu’s performance was so captivating that she held this role from the show’s inception in 1997 until her departure in 2017.
Transition to The River
After leaving Muvhango, Dlathu took on a leading role in the telenovela The River. In this series, she plays Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikana, a fierce and determined woman who would go to any lengths to protect her wealth and uphold her lavish lifestyle.
Stage Career and Sarafina!
Dlathu’s career took off when she was cast as the lead role’s understudy in the stage version of Sarafina!. In the screen adaptation of the play, she had the opportunity to work alongside Hollywood legend Whoopi Goldberg and was appointed as an assistant choreographer to Michael Peters. In 1988, she understudied the second cast led by Seipati Sothoane. When the play went on tour, Dlathu stayed behind and performed in Township Fever from 1989 to 1990, touring the US with the play for a year.
Return to School and Continued Success
After four years with Mbongeni Ngema’s committed artists, Dlathu returned to school. She completed her matric in 1996 and then returned to the performing arts. In 1997, she performed in the FNB Vita Award-winning Game, alongside Mary Twala, Abigail Kubeka, and the late Nomhle Nkonyeni.
Accolades and Recognition
Dlathu’s exceptional talent and dedication to her craft have not gone unnoticed. She won the award for favourite actress at the 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards. Furthermore, as Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikana from The River, she made a guest appearance in a crossover episode of The Queen, playing the friend of the lead female character, Harriet Khoza – Sebata. In 2021, she won the SAFTA award in the Best Actress category for her role as Lindiwe in The River.
Dlathu’s impressive career spans both film and television. Here are some of her notable roles:
- Sarafina (1992)
- Escape from Angola (1999)
- Married (2004)
- Muvhango (1997 – 2017) as Nomthandazo Mokoena
- Soul City (South African TV series) (2001 – 2008) as Nomfundo Molefe
- Ngempela (2015)
- The River (South African TV series) (2018 – present) as Lindiwe Dlamini-Zwane
- The Queen (South African TV series) (2018) as Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikana
- The Republic (South African TV series) (2022) as Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikana
Net Worth and Earnings
Sindi Dlathu, according to ZAlebs, has an estimated net worth of R60 million, a testament to her successful and illustrious career in the entertainment industry. As one of the highest-paid actors in the industry, she earns at least R98,000 monthly for her on-screen character, Lindiwe, on the popular show ‘The River’.
In addition to her on-screen roles, Dlathu’s exceptional talent and brilliance have also earned her a position behind the scenes. However, the details of her earnings from this role remain undisclosed, adding an element of mystery to her overall income.
Away from the limelight, Dlathu leads a private life. She is happily married to Okielent Nkosi. Her twin sister is married to local business tycoon Matome Meela. Despite the public’s curiosity, Dlathu has managed to keep details about her personal assets and lifestyle under wraps, much like her enigmatic character on ‘The River’.
Dlathu is reported to have two children. Despite her preference for privacy, she occasionally shares glimpses of her family life on social media, allowing her fans a peek into her world off-screen.
Just like her on-screen character on ‘The River’, Sindi Dlathu keeps us constantly guessing about her life. With a successful career and a private personal life, she continues to captivate audiences both on and off-screen.
Controversy: The Death Rumor Surrounding Sindi Dlathu
In 2018, a wave of rumors swept across the public sphere, suggesting that the beloved South African actress, Sindi Dlathu, had tragically passed away. The rumors alleged that Dlathu had succumbed to a brief, yet severe illness, sparking widespread concern and sorrow among her fans both in South Africa and around the globe.
However, these rumors were quickly dispelled as it was confirmed that Dlathu was, in fact, very much alive and well. Despite the unsettling rumors of her premature demise, Dlathu continues to thrive in her career and personal life, much to the relief and delight of her adoring fans.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the power and speed at which misinformation can spread, and the importance of verifying such news before accepting them as truth. Today, Sindi Dlathu continues to captivate audiences with her talent, proving that she is not just alive and kicking, but also continuing to shine in her illustrious career. Her resilience in the face of such controversy only adds to the admiration and respect that her fans have for her.