Fikile Mthwalo Biography, Age, Early Life, Education, Career, Family, Personal Life, Facts, Trivia, Awards, Nominations, Husband, Songs, Album, Net Worth, Children, Movies, TV Shows

Fikile Mthwalo Biography

Fikile Mthwalo, a South African actress, screenwriter, and entrepreneur, was born in Lesotho on April 13, 1989. Her most well-known roles have been in the hit serials It’s Complicated and Gold Diggers and Isidingo

Actor Fikile Mthwalo, who was born in Lesotho, gained notoriety in 1998 when he appeared as “Zak” in the popular South African series Isidingo. She later appeared in two seasons of Mzansi Magic’s It’s Complicated (2015) and went on to become a series regular on E-TV’s “Gold Diggers”. Fikile’s passion lies in acting, but she also does original art, such the 2018 web series IT Bae, which follows women of color in the IT industry.

Fikile is also the creator of the environmentally friendly disposable glove company Glubbs. As part of American Express’s Founders of Change initiative, which aims to give 100 black female entrepreneurs financial and educational support, Glubbs was awarded a grant and a mentorship prize.


Fikile earned a BA in Film and Video Production from the University of Cape Town. The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU awarded her an MFA in acting. Fikile resides in South Africa and travels frequently between Los Angeles and New York.

Fikile Mthwalo Net Worth

The well-known South African actress Fikile Mthwalo does not make her net worth available to the general public. Even still, experts believe her net worth is between $100,000 and $1 million, taking into account her lucrative work as well as additional income streams.


Fikile Mthwalo Personal life

Her mother is Tanzanian/Kenyan, while her father is Mosotho. She was born in Lesotho on April 13, 1989. Cape Town is home to her younger brother. She studied at the Maseru-based Machabeng International College from 2001 to 2005. After that, she relocated to Bloemfontein, South Africa, where she attended St. Michael Girls School to get her Matric in 2007. She enrolled at the University of Cape Town in 2009, where she went on to get a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video Production.

In December 2015, she wed fellow actress Atandwa Kani of South Africa. She first got to know Kani while working on a television drama; a year later, they were engaged and married. Following their wedding, they organized their customary marital lobolo. The parents of Atandwa are Mandi and John Kani. Fikile and Atandwa divorced peacefully in 2023 due to irreconcilable differences, having separated in 2019.

Fikile Mthwalo Education

In 2012, Fikile graduated with honors from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a bachelor’s degree in film and video production. She received full scholarship funding in 2015 to enroll in the Grad Acting Program at New York University (NYU). She earned a Master of Fine Arts in acting in 2018.

Fikile Mthwalo Career

Her acting career began with the well-known soap series Isidingo. She advanced to the final 24 in a Channel O “O Access Presenter Search” competition. Her first big role on television came in 2015 when she appeared in the serial It’s Complicated as “Ipeleng.” She also appeared in a number of television ads for Metropolitan, PEP, Omo, Shoprite, Etiselat Nigeria, Ponds, Hi-Malt Nigeria, and Nivea UK, among others. She then made an appearance as “Hlengiwe” in the telenovela Gold Diggers. At the moment, Fikile resides primarily in Los Angeles and New York.

Fikile Mthwalo Awards & Nominations

South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA)

Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA)

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role for Isibaya (2014)

Naledi Theatre Awards

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Crucible (2015)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2017)

Fikile Mthwalo Social Media

Fikile Mthwalo Filmography

TV Shows

  • Isidingo (2014, 29 episodes) as Zak Khumalo
  • It’s Complicated (2015) as Ipeleng Radebe
  • Gold Diggers (2015-2016, 2 episodes) as Hlengiwe Gumede
  • Gold Diggers 2 (2018, 8 episodes) as Hlengiwe Gumede
  • The Good Fight (2022, 1 episode) as Chemical Agent Instructor

Short films

  • Nowhere (2019) as Kate
  • Illuminations: Short Films of Discovery (2018) as Asana


  • About Fate (2022) as Dana

Where is Fikile Mthwalo now?

I’m a New York City-based actress who started my own business. My company, Glubbs, provides medical-grade examination gloves in a variety of colors and designer designs. It is a biodegradable disposable glove company.


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