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Dawn Thandeka King with short hair, a choker necklace and an offshoulder dress

About

Thandeka Dawn King is one of South Africa's rare multi-talented actors with an inspirational backstory. Aspiring actresses and performers may take a page out of her book to better grasp how to deal with day-to-day issues in the film industry.

Personal Life

Born on 1 October 1977, in Eshowe, Kwazulu Natal, as of 2021, Thandeka Dawn King's age is 44 years old.  She is a South African actress best known for her role as MaNgcobo on Uzalo. Dawn Thandeka King disagrees with the belief that dreams may only be realised while one is young. Before stepping into the spotlight, the actress worked in the tourism industry. Her breakthrough came after ten years. She continues to soar despite depression, and all the struggles she has faced in life. 

Schooling

Dawn Thandeka King’s education 

Dawn Thandeka King went on to study theatre at Technikon Natal (now known as Durban University of Technology (DUT)). 

Career

Before her breakthrough in the acting field, King worked a 9-5 job in the tourist industry in the Durban area. She has also worked as a radio presenter, a motivational speaker, an MC, and an indigenous musician. She resigned from her work in the tourism industry to pursue her acting career. 

Dawn Thandeka King starred in the SABC1 soapie Uzalo as Lindiwe Xulu, the wife of self-made criminal Muzi Xulu. She appeared in several theatre productions, including Jerry Pooe's Peace in the Valley, which premiered at the Playhouse Theatre in 2000. 

Her acting debut came in 2012, when she landed a part in Mzansi Magic's telenovela Inkaba, playing the recurrent character of flirty, gossiping domestic helper Anele. 

In August 2013, she played her indigenous music at the Land Reform exhibition at NASREC, and she was asked to sing at the Plat4orm theatre in Bezuidenhoed, Johannesburg, during Women's Month. In November 2013, she also shot a short film called Black Silence. 

Dawn was asked back to play her indigenous music at The Land Reform Exhibition in Pretoria in February 2014, this time at the Event's Exhibition Center. She also appeared in two short films, Untitled and Hlezephi, directed by Rethabile Mathobi and Tony Miyambo. These short films were produced as part of Mandela's Children Youth Film Project. 

Dawn was selected to be a member of the cast of Eclipsed, directed by Warona Seane, which had a three-week run at the Soweto Theatre in July 2014. 

A few years later, she played Lindiwe Xulu (Mangcobo), the wife of self-made criminal Muzi Xulu, in the SABC1 serial Uzalo, which was the most-watched television show in South Africa from 2015 to 2021. Her role was warmly accepted by the crowd, and King was praised for her acting abilities. 

She appeared as Mazet in the telenovela Lockdown on Mzansi Magic. She is also seen pursuing her dream career in Mzansi Bioskop short Zulu dramas. After leaving Uzalo in 2021, she took a major role in a new telenovela named DiepCity. 

Relationships

Who is Dawn Thandeka King’s real husband? 

King has five children. Thandeka is such a good actor that many people believe her spouse in real life is the same guy whose wife she plays in Uzalo. Little is known about Thandeka Dawn King’s ex-husband, businessman Jabulani Msomi. Durban businessman Jabulani Msomi was Dawn Thandeka King’s husband for 15 years. They got divorced in 2017.

Theirs might be one of the most peaceful divorces in South Africa, if not the world. Unlike other spouses who get into long-term disputes, Dawn Thandeka King still praises her ex-husband. She aims at fostering her children to have a close relationship with their father. 

The cause of their divorce remains unknown. However, Dawn has suggested a lack of communication and distance (she and her spouse lived in separate towns due to her performing obligations) led to the separation. She probably still loves Jabulani Msomi, but that could just be speculation. 

Who are Dawn Thandeka King’s children? 

Thandeka Dawn King has five children (Jadazia, Jaedon, Jayda, Jaydeen, and Jaedon) whom she adores. Thandeka isn't hesitant to share photos of her children, and judging by her Instagram handle, the actress adores them. 

News and Controversy

What were Dawn Thandeka King’s allegations? 

Women in the entertainment industry face the biggest challenges. It is practically impossible for a female actress to play the part of a wife or girlfriend in a current TV drama series without raising eyebrows. 

Dawn Thandeka King regrettably finds herself on the receiving end of infidelity allegations just because she does her part impeccably. The chit chat about infidelity comes when her intimate friendship with Bongani (Dlamini) is revealed. Nonetheless, Thandeka clears the air by stating that her connection with the fellow actress is strictly professional, putting all false allegations to rest. 

House

Where is Dawn Thandeka King’s house? 

While she is now residing in Durban, the majority of her family resides in Johannesburg.  

Net Worth 

Dawn Thandeka King hasn't been making all the noise in an industry that seems to thrive on it, especially when it comes to her net worth. As a result, the statistics being bandied about are, at best, educated guesses. 

However, industry executives will tell you that she is one of the industry's millionaires. Not bad for someone so committed to her profession. Dawn Thandeka King’s net worth is estimated to be around $800,000.

Awards & Recognition

  • She was nominated and also won a SAFTA for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a TV Drama (Lockdown). 

  • At the 2020 Dstv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards, she was nominated for Favourite Actress. 

  • She was named Best Actress at the KZN Entertainment Awards in 2020. 

Social Media

Dawn King Thandeka’s Instagram: @DawnThandeka_King 

Dawn King Thandeka’s Twitter: @DawnTKing    

Dawn King Thandeka’s Facebook: Dawn Thandeka King     

Q&A

How old is Dawn Thandeka King? 

Dawn Thandeka King’s age is 44. She was born on October 1, 1977, in Eshowe, Kwazulu Natal. 

Who is Dawn Thandeka King? 

Thandeka Dawn King is one of South Africa's rare multi-talented actors with an inspirational backstory. 

What is Dawn Thandeka King’s net worth? 

Dawn Thandeka King’s net worth is estimated to be around $800,000. 

Where is Dawn Thandeka King’s house? 

While she is now residing in Durban, the majority of her family resides in Johannesburg.  

Birthday:
1 October 1977
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Height:
5'8'

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Dawn Thandeka King with short hair, a choker necklace and an offshoulder dress
Birthday:
1 October 1977
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Height:
5'8'

About

Thandeka Dawn King is one of South Africa's rare multi-talented actors with an inspirational backstory. Aspiring actresses and performers may take a page out of her book to better grasp how to deal with day-to-day issues in the film industry.

Personal Life

Born on 1 October 1977, in Eshowe, Kwazulu Natal, as of 2021, Thandeka Dawn King's age is 44 years old.  She is a South African actress best known for her role as MaNgcobo on Uzalo. Dawn Thandeka King disagrees with the belief that dreams may only be realised while one is young. Before stepping into the spotlight, the actress worked in the tourism industry. Her breakthrough came after ten years. She continues to soar despite depression, and all the struggles she has faced in life. 

Schooling

Dawn Thandeka King’s education 

Dawn Thandeka King went on to study theatre at Technikon Natal (now known as Durban University of Technology (DUT)). 

Career

Before her breakthrough in the acting field, King worked a 9-5 job in the tourist industry in the Durban area. She has also worked as a radio presenter, a motivational speaker, an MC, and an indigenous musician. She resigned from her work in the tourism industry to pursue her acting career. 

Dawn Thandeka King starred in the SABC1 soapie Uzalo as Lindiwe Xulu, the wife of self-made criminal Muzi Xulu. She appeared in several theatre productions, including Jerry Pooe's Peace in the Valley, which premiered at the Playhouse Theatre in 2000. 

Her acting debut came in 2012, when she landed a part in Mzansi Magic's telenovela Inkaba, playing the recurrent character of flirty, gossiping domestic helper Anele. 

In August 2013, she played her indigenous music at the Land Reform exhibition at NASREC, and she was asked to sing at the Plat4orm theatre in Bezuidenhoed, Johannesburg, during Women's Month. In November 2013, she also shot a short film called Black Silence. 

Dawn was asked back to play her indigenous music at The Land Reform Exhibition in Pretoria in February 2014, this time at the Event's Exhibition Center. She also appeared in two short films, Untitled and Hlezephi, directed by Rethabile Mathobi and Tony Miyambo. These short films were produced as part of Mandela's Children Youth Film Project. 

Dawn was selected to be a member of the cast of Eclipsed, directed by Warona Seane, which had a three-week run at the Soweto Theatre in July 2014. 

A few years later, she played Lindiwe Xulu (Mangcobo), the wife of self-made criminal Muzi Xulu, in the SABC1 serial Uzalo, which was the most-watched television show in South Africa from 2015 to 2021. Her role was warmly accepted by the crowd, and King was praised for her acting abilities. 

She appeared as Mazet in the telenovela Lockdown on Mzansi Magic. She is also seen pursuing her dream career in Mzansi Bioskop short Zulu dramas. After leaving Uzalo in 2021, she took a major role in a new telenovela named DiepCity. 

Relationships

Who is Dawn Thandeka King’s real husband? 

King has five children. Thandeka is such a good actor that many people believe her spouse in real life is the same guy whose wife she plays in Uzalo. Little is known about Thandeka Dawn King’s ex-husband, businessman Jabulani Msomi. Durban businessman Jabulani Msomi was Dawn Thandeka King’s husband for 15 years. They got divorced in 2017.

Theirs might be one of the most peaceful divorces in South Africa, if not the world. Unlike other spouses who get into long-term disputes, Dawn Thandeka King still praises her ex-husband. She aims at fostering her children to have a close relationship with their father. 

The cause of their divorce remains unknown. However, Dawn has suggested a lack of communication and distance (she and her spouse lived in separate towns due to her performing obligations) led to the separation. She probably still loves Jabulani Msomi, but that could just be speculation. 

Who are Dawn Thandeka King’s children? 

Thandeka Dawn King has five children (Jadazia, Jaedon, Jayda, Jaydeen, and Jaedon) whom she adores. Thandeka isn't hesitant to share photos of her children, and judging by her Instagram handle, the actress adores them. 

News and Controversy

What were Dawn Thandeka King’s allegations? 

Women in the entertainment industry face the biggest challenges. It is practically impossible for a female actress to play the part of a wife or girlfriend in a current TV drama series without raising eyebrows. 

Dawn Thandeka King regrettably finds herself on the receiving end of infidelity allegations just because she does her part impeccably. The chit chat about infidelity comes when her intimate friendship with Bongani (Dlamini) is revealed. Nonetheless, Thandeka clears the air by stating that her connection with the fellow actress is strictly professional, putting all false allegations to rest. 

House

Where is Dawn Thandeka King’s house? 

While she is now residing in Durban, the majority of her family resides in Johannesburg.  

Net Worth 

Dawn Thandeka King hasn't been making all the noise in an industry that seems to thrive on it, especially when it comes to her net worth. As a result, the statistics being bandied about are, at best, educated guesses. 

However, industry executives will tell you that she is one of the industry's millionaires. Not bad for someone so committed to her profession. Dawn Thandeka King’s net worth is estimated to be around $800,000.

Awards & Recognition

  • She was nominated and also won a SAFTA for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a TV Drama (Lockdown). 

  • At the 2020 Dstv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards, she was nominated for Favourite Actress. 

  • She was named Best Actress at the KZN Entertainment Awards in 2020. 

Social Media

Dawn King Thandeka’s Instagram: @DawnThandeka_King 

Dawn King Thandeka’s Twitter: @DawnTKing    

Dawn King Thandeka’s Facebook: Dawn Thandeka King     

Q&A

How old is Dawn Thandeka King? 

Dawn Thandeka King’s age is 44. She was born on October 1, 1977, in Eshowe, Kwazulu Natal. 

Who is Dawn Thandeka King? 

Thandeka Dawn King is one of South Africa's rare multi-talented actors with an inspirational backstory. 

What is Dawn Thandeka King’s net worth? 

Dawn Thandeka King’s net worth is estimated to be around $800,000. 

Where is Dawn Thandeka King’s house? 

While she is now residing in Durban, the majority of her family resides in Johannesburg.