Mbalenhle Mavimbela (born January 14, 1997) is a 25-year-old South African actress. She is one of the celebrated actresses in the telenovela Isipho.

Playing the starring role of Tandzile in the telenovela brought her fame. She has also appeared in other television shows like Showmax’s The Wife, where she played Hlomu.

Growing up, the budding actor saw acting as a play without knowing she could make a career of it.

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Early Life

Mbalenhle Mavimbela was born on January 14, 1997, in the small town of Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal. She has been a bubbly person since childhood and wanted to explore.

As an inquisitive child, the darling actress loved to be adventurous and was always outside playing with the boys, while many would say she was rough.

Her late grandmother, Thembi Mavimbela, and her mother, Tholakele, disciplined her. They changed her from being headstrong to a strong-willed woman.


Mbalenhle Mavimbela attended Pinetown Girls’ High School. At school, she developed a deep interest and passion for acting.


Mbalenhle attended auditions without training and says she learned to act from the streets. Later, she started appearing in theatre plays and grew to land lead roles on screen.

Though she has appeared in many television roles, many viewers love her character as vulnerable Hlomu. She featured as a Celebrity Guest in season two of the SABC2 Comedy, Game/Quiz Show #Karektas.

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In Season one of the telenovela Durban Gen, the actress appeared as Thandi. She played Negotiator in season seven of the Mzansi Magic soap opera Isibaya.

Mbalenhle played Tandzile in season one of Supernatural, Telenovela Isipho. Zamazulu was the role she played in season one of SABC1 Drama Judas Kiss.

Personal Life

Her sister helped her get funding for long trips for her auditions. She is reportedly a mother and welcomed a baby after keeping her pregnancy low-key.

Mbalenhle is a mother and reportedly welcomed her baby three months ago. The baby daddy is still a mystery, but we gathered that he is a wealthy Johannesburg businessperson.

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The actress is fast-rising in the entertainment industry and has landed deals with many top brands like Opel South Africa.

The company gifted her a brand new car, which she took to Instagram to share with her fans as she drove to her hometown.

Aside from the gifted ride, she owns a sleek white BMW, estimated to be worth a million rands.

Social Profiles

Fans who want to be up to date with their expensive lifestyle can connect with her on social media.

The actress is active and shares pictures of her outings and chilling moments. Mbalenhle Mavimbela is on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Net Worth

Mbalenhle Mavimbela has become a prominent actress since her debut role as Hlomu in The Wife. She has made a lot of fortune as an actress and has an estimated net worth of R1.9 million as of August 2022.