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About

This talented actress has had so many great roles, known most popularly for appearing on multiple South African soap operas such as Isidingo, Backstage and Generations. Before her career in television, she was performing on the theatre stage snatching up roles on many fantastic productions such as King Lear, Beyond the Veil, The Town that was Mad among so many others. Katlego Danke is yet another talented actress in the South African entertainment industry.

Personal Life

Katlego Danke was born on the 7th of November 1978. She is currently 43 years old. She spent her childhood and youth in various places like Ga-Rankuwa, Potchefstroom, Mabopane, and Mafikeng. Danke had shown an interest in acting since she was a kid, so it came as no surprise when she opted to study arts at university.

Schooling

Katlego Danke is a graduate who studied for certification at a major university. Katlego earned a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town (UCT). She graduated in 2001.

She also graduated from the Wits Business School with a certificate in Management Studies. She finished her studies in 2010.

Career 

Katlego Danke is a South African award-winning actress, TV host, and radio Disk Jockey. The actress rose to prominence after starring in the much-acclaimed television show Generations. She played the character of Dineo in the South African soap drama. The actress of Tswana ethnicity is also well-known among television audiences for her performance on Isidingo. She portrayed Kgothalo in the South African soap opera, which aired on SABC 3.

She has been engaged in the entertainment sector since 2002, that’s over two decades worth of experience. She has managed to stay relevant in a competitive field and has established a name for herself.

Katlego began her career in theatre before transitioning to television. She emerged into the limelight with renowned stage performances in theatre productions such as Beyond the Veil, The House of Kalumba, The Town that was Mad, Crimes of the Heart, King Lear, Miss Tertiary Feel, Occupational Therapy Project, and the Opera performance of Macbeth. She has been a regular on e.tv's Backstage since 2002. She first featured on Generations in 2006 and was awarded the South African Film and Television Award for Best Actress. She's also appeared in Vanish, Clover, and Honda advertisements. 

In 2015, she earned a lucrative deal as a brand ambassador for Philips Avent, an international baby products company.

Danke began playing a recurring character in the South African soap series Isidingo in 2016, following her departure from Generations. She portrays the role of Kgothalo in the show.

On March 12, 2020, Isidingo's 21-year stint came to an end. Before the completion of Isidingo, it was confirmed that Danke would feature in a starring role in Gomora, a new South African telenovela on Mzansi Magic's digital satellite and entertainment channel. 

Katlego Danke - Filmography

Television

  • What’s Bothering Marc Lottering on SABC 3

  • SABC2’s Afrikaans soapie 7de Laan

  • Backstage as Keketso

  • Elna Liebe in Afrika as Sophia

  • Gomora

  • Generations as Dineo Mashaba

  • Isidingo as Kgothalo

Drama

Katlego Danke used to be a stage artist before moving on to television. Although many people recognise her from her appearances in renowned television soap operas, she is well-known for her theatrical appearances in a variety of theatre plays, including;

Beyond the Veil

The Opera Performance of Macbeth

The House of Kalumba

The Town that was Mad

Crimes of the Heart

King Lear

The Suit

Miss Tertiary Feel

Occupational Therapy Project

Despite her guarded demeanour, she is a powerful woman, and there have been times when Katlego’s strong views shined through. The time Katlego deemed Mzansi men as sociopaths was one such instance. 

Family  

Katlego Danke’s Family

Katlego Danke has never disclosed anything about her father and other siblings anywhere. The only known information is that her mother’s name is Gracie Bonds Staples. However, this section is under review. We will update you when details about family and siblings are revealed.

Relationships

Katlego Danke’s boyfriend

Katlego Danke is a private individual, hence her husband or boy friend's name is unknown. Rumour has it that she formerly dated sports presenter, Andile Ncube.

Katlego Danke Husband

She is a private individual, and there is barely anything known about Katlego Danke’s husband or boyfriend. She is one of Mzansi's most low-key celebrities. Viewers of the show Generations witnessed the actress marrying Phenyo on an episode. They might be well curious whether Katlego Danke is married in real life or not.

Would you want to see Katlego Danke’s wedding? Unfortunately, you will have to keep waiting as no one even knows if Katlego is married.  

According to Zalebs, the actress was dating the prominent South African media figure, Andile Ncube. Sadly, their relationship did not work out. Since then, she has effectively kept her love life out of the limelight. 

Katlego Danke’s child

Katlego Danke is a proud mother of a son born in October 2014. During her pregnancy, some people alluded that she was difficult to work with. However, her Generations co-star defended her and appreciated her professionalism. Since then, the actress has done well to keep the "Lil guy" out of the spotlight.

In 2015, she went on a pleasant outing with several of her ex-colleagues, and one of them posted photographs of the trip on social media. She can be seen holding her Lil boy in one of the photos posted. That picture was widely picked. 

Katlego Danke’s baby daddy

Katlego's baby daddy remains unknown, as is the boy's name, despite the fact that she gave birth to him in 2014. Although Patrice Motsepe was suggested in some reports, the child's paternity remains unclear. Nothing has been confirmed. It might be very difficult to do that anyway given that it is also unclear whether Katlego Danke is in a relationship.

Controversy

It’s reported that Katlego Danke was quite difficult to work with during her pregnancy. Even before then, owing to her star personality, she is said to have thought so highly of herself during her times in Generations, to the point that she only interacted with actors and actresses whom she thought were on her level.  

In 2019, Katlego Danke’s house was set to be auctioned by First National Bank (FNB) for failing to meet her monthly mortgage commitments. She was due to pay just under R4000 in monthly instalments. Her house in Ferndale, Randburg, had debts totalling more than R21,000.

Car

Katlego Danke is not big on flaunting her wealth on social media which is why we aren’t certain which car brand she drives. We’ve seen her posing beside a Mercedes, and it seems like she was sponsored by BMW. 

House

In 2019, Katlego Danke’s house was set to be auctioned by First National Bank (FNB) for failing to meet her monthly mortgage commitments. She was due to pay just under R4000 in monthly installments. Her house in Ferndale, Randburg, had debts totalling more than R21,000.

Net Worth

Katlego's net worth has not been disclosed. She is a humble lady who dislikes attracting public attention by flaunting her wealth. Katlego Danke's primary source of income is her career as a TV actress and media personality. Forbes and IMDB estimate her net worth to be between $1 million to $5 million. [Sources: Forbes and IMDB]

Awards & Recognition

2010: Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a TV Soap Generations

2010: Nominated for YOU Spectacular Awards for Favourite Awards

2009: Nominated for Best Dresses Actress at South African Film & TV Awards (SAFTA)

2004: Nominated for Best Screen Villain in Duku-Duku Awards

Social Media

Katlego Danke's Instagram - @KatlegoDankeOfficial 

Katlego Danke's Twitter: @KatlegoDanke 

Katlego Danke's Facebook: Katlego Danke 

Q&A

How old is Katlego Danke?

Born on the 7th of November 1978, Katlego Danke's age is 43.

Who is Katlego Danke’s husband?

Katlego Danke is a private individual, hence her husband or boy friend's name is unknown. Rumour has it that she formerly dated sports presenter Andile Ncube.

What is the Katlego Danke net worth?

Katlego's net worth has not been disclosed. Forbes and IMBD estimate it to be between $1 million to $5 million.

Birthday:
7 November 1978
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Scorpio
Birth place:
North West, South Africa

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Katlego Danke smiling, right hand at the back of the neck
Birthday:
7 November 1978
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Scorpio
Birth place:
North West, South Africa

About

This talented actress has had so many great roles, known most popularly for appearing on multiple South African soap operas such as Isidingo, Backstage and Generations. Before her career in television, she was performing on the theatre stage snatching up roles on many fantastic productions such as King Lear, Beyond the Veil, The Town that was Mad among so many others. Katlego Danke is yet another talented actress in the South African entertainment industry.

Personal Life

Katlego Danke was born on the 7th of November 1978. She is currently 43 years old. She spent her childhood and youth in various places like Ga-Rankuwa, Potchefstroom, Mabopane, and Mafikeng. Danke had shown an interest in acting since she was a kid, so it came as no surprise when she opted to study arts at university.

Schooling

Katlego Danke is a graduate who studied for certification at a major university. Katlego earned a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town (UCT). She graduated in 2001.

She also graduated from the Wits Business School with a certificate in Management Studies. She finished her studies in 2010.

Career 

Katlego Danke is a South African award-winning actress, TV host, and radio Disk Jockey. The actress rose to prominence after starring in the much-acclaimed television show Generations. She played the character of Dineo in the South African soap drama. The actress of Tswana ethnicity is also well-known among television audiences for her performance on Isidingo. She portrayed Kgothalo in the South African soap opera, which aired on SABC 3.

She has been engaged in the entertainment sector since 2002, that’s over two decades worth of experience. She has managed to stay relevant in a competitive field and has established a name for herself.

Katlego began her career in theatre before transitioning to television. She emerged into the limelight with renowned stage performances in theatre productions such as Beyond the Veil, The House of Kalumba, The Town that was Mad, Crimes of the Heart, King Lear, Miss Tertiary Feel, Occupational Therapy Project, and the Opera performance of Macbeth. She has been a regular on e.tv's Backstage since 2002. She first featured on Generations in 2006 and was awarded the South African Film and Television Award for Best Actress. She's also appeared in Vanish, Clover, and Honda advertisements. 

In 2015, she earned a lucrative deal as a brand ambassador for Philips Avent, an international baby products company.

Danke began playing a recurring character in the South African soap series Isidingo in 2016, following her departure from Generations. She portrays the role of Kgothalo in the show.

On March 12, 2020, Isidingo's 21-year stint came to an end. Before the completion of Isidingo, it was confirmed that Danke would feature in a starring role in Gomora, a new South African telenovela on Mzansi Magic's digital satellite and entertainment channel. 

Katlego Danke - Filmography

Television

  • What’s Bothering Marc Lottering on SABC 3

  • SABC2’s Afrikaans soapie 7de Laan

  • Backstage as Keketso

  • Elna Liebe in Afrika as Sophia

  • Gomora

  • Generations as Dineo Mashaba

  • Isidingo as Kgothalo

Drama

Katlego Danke used to be a stage artist before moving on to television. Although many people recognise her from her appearances in renowned television soap operas, she is well-known for her theatrical appearances in a variety of theatre plays, including;

Beyond the Veil

The Opera Performance of Macbeth

The House of Kalumba

The Town that was Mad

Crimes of the Heart

King Lear

The Suit

Miss Tertiary Feel

Occupational Therapy Project

Despite her guarded demeanour, she is a powerful woman, and there have been times when Katlego’s strong views shined through. The time Katlego deemed Mzansi men as sociopaths was one such instance. 

Family  

Katlego Danke’s Family

Katlego Danke has never disclosed anything about her father and other siblings anywhere. The only known information is that her mother’s name is Gracie Bonds Staples. However, this section is under review. We will update you when details about family and siblings are revealed.

Relationships

Katlego Danke’s boyfriend

Katlego Danke is a private individual, hence her husband or boy friend's name is unknown. Rumour has it that she formerly dated sports presenter, Andile Ncube.

Katlego Danke Husband

She is a private individual, and there is barely anything known about Katlego Danke’s husband or boyfriend. She is one of Mzansi's most low-key celebrities. Viewers of the show Generations witnessed the actress marrying Phenyo on an episode. They might be well curious whether Katlego Danke is married in real life or not.

Would you want to see Katlego Danke’s wedding? Unfortunately, you will have to keep waiting as no one even knows if Katlego is married.  

According to Zalebs, the actress was dating the prominent South African media figure, Andile Ncube. Sadly, their relationship did not work out. Since then, she has effectively kept her love life out of the limelight. 

Katlego Danke’s child

Katlego Danke is a proud mother of a son born in October 2014. During her pregnancy, some people alluded that she was difficult to work with. However, her Generations co-star defended her and appreciated her professionalism. Since then, the actress has done well to keep the "Lil guy" out of the spotlight.

In 2015, she went on a pleasant outing with several of her ex-colleagues, and one of them posted photographs of the trip on social media. She can be seen holding her Lil boy in one of the photos posted. That picture was widely picked. 

Katlego Danke’s baby daddy

Katlego's baby daddy remains unknown, as is the boy's name, despite the fact that she gave birth to him in 2014. Although Patrice Motsepe was suggested in some reports, the child's paternity remains unclear. Nothing has been confirmed. It might be very difficult to do that anyway given that it is also unclear whether Katlego Danke is in a relationship.

Controversy

It’s reported that Katlego Danke was quite difficult to work with during her pregnancy. Even before then, owing to her star personality, she is said to have thought so highly of herself during her times in Generations, to the point that she only interacted with actors and actresses whom she thought were on her level.  

In 2019, Katlego Danke’s house was set to be auctioned by First National Bank (FNB) for failing to meet her monthly mortgage commitments. She was due to pay just under R4000 in monthly instalments. Her house in Ferndale, Randburg, had debts totalling more than R21,000.

Car

Katlego Danke is not big on flaunting her wealth on social media which is why we aren’t certain which car brand she drives. We’ve seen her posing beside a Mercedes, and it seems like she was sponsored by BMW. 

House

In 2019, Katlego Danke’s house was set to be auctioned by First National Bank (FNB) for failing to meet her monthly mortgage commitments. She was due to pay just under R4000 in monthly installments. Her house in Ferndale, Randburg, had debts totalling more than R21,000.

Net Worth

Katlego's net worth has not been disclosed. She is a humble lady who dislikes attracting public attention by flaunting her wealth. Katlego Danke's primary source of income is her career as a TV actress and media personality. Forbes and IMDB estimate her net worth to be between $1 million to $5 million. [Sources: Forbes and IMDB]

Awards & Recognition

2010: Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a TV Soap Generations

2010: Nominated for YOU Spectacular Awards for Favourite Awards

2009: Nominated for Best Dresses Actress at South African Film & TV Awards (SAFTA)

2004: Nominated for Best Screen Villain in Duku-Duku Awards

Social Media

Katlego Danke's Instagram - @KatlegoDankeOfficial 

Katlego Danke's Twitter: @KatlegoDanke 

Katlego Danke's Facebook: Katlego Danke 

Q&A

How old is Katlego Danke?

Born on the 7th of November 1978, Katlego Danke's age is 43.

Who is Katlego Danke’s husband?

Katlego Danke is a private individual, hence her husband or boy friend's name is unknown. Rumour has it that she formerly dated sports presenter Andile Ncube.

What is the Katlego Danke net worth?

Katlego's net worth has not been disclosed. Forbes and IMBD estimate it to be between $1 million to $5 million.