Her career extents decades her acting skills are unmatched she is one of the most celebrated star actresses not only in Mzansi but the world at large. Leleti Khumalo is a celebrated South African actress who plays MaZulu on etv’s hit soapie Imbewu: The Seed. The award-winning star actress has become a calculating force in the entertainment industry not only in Mzansi but the world at large.
Globally, she is renowned for her role in the movies Sarafina, Hotel Rwanda, Invictus, and Yesterday. Besides acting, Khumalo is also a radio show host and an accomplished musician From an early age, she wanted to pursue acting, she began her career in music and acting when she joined a youth dance group, Amajika. During this time, Tu Nokwe mentored the potential actor. When she was 15 years old, her journey from recognition to celebrity began.
Ngema drafted Leleti into his Sarafina cast, one of his musical productions. Since then, Leleti Khumalo’s career and personal life were never the same, eventually, she became a global sensation. Khumalo is one of the most decorated South African Actresses, despite her international escapades, she still continues to grace our small screens.
In 2004 Khumalo starred in Hotel Rwanda and Yesterday; the latter was nominated for a 2005 Academy Award in the category “Best Foreign Language Film”. Khumalo then joined the cast of one of South Africa’s longest-running soap operas, Generations in 2005 as Busiswe (Busi) Dlomo. In 2015 Khumalo joined the cast of Uzalo and played Zandile “MaNzuza” Mdletshe. The role marked her first on-screen appearance after a two-year break from acting to raise her children.
The talented actress is currently playing MaZulu, a leading role in etv’s hit soapie Imbewu: The Seed and has won the hearts of many. Probably with her successful memorable career which spans for decades one would wonder how much Leleti Khumalo earn. No doubt that the veteran actress is one of the most paid actors in Mzansi and Africa at large.
Currently, Khumalo is amongst the highest soapie earners. Rumour has it that the star actress take-home salary is between R95 000 and R120 000 per month depending on scenes. Through her renowned career which has spanned for decades, the star actress has amassed wealth and fortune. Leleti Khumalo’s net worth is estimated at $800 000 as of 2021.