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Thuli Phongolo's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth

About

There is no denying her star appeal because Thuli is a natural in front of the camera. When she is not on set, Thuli is busy on the decks as a DJ. Her travels often leave us green with envy. Let's now learn more from this Thulisile Phongolo's biography.

Personal life

Born in the township of Soweto in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 22 January 1994, Thuli Phongolo’s age, as of 2022, is 28. She was a confident child who loved to dance for her family.

Thuli Phongolo’s Parents

Thuli Phongolo likes to keep her personal life private, and thus, not much is known about her parents. According to sources, the actress hails from a well-to-do family. 

In 2019, Thuli Phongolo posted a picture of her mother on her Instagram page to celebrate Mother’s Day. 

Thuli is not the only child as she has a younger sister and brother.

Thuli Phongolo's Schooling

Working as an actress did not divert Thuli’s attention from her studies. After she completed her studies at Allen Glen High School, Thuli joined the University of Johannesburg, where she graduated with a degree in strategic marketing from the University of Johannesburg. 

Thuli Phongolo's Career

Thuli Phongolo on the ran way | Source: Instagram

Thulisile, who is fondly known as, 'Thuli', started acting at a young age and soon established herself as a household name. 

In 2017, Thuli announced her intentions of becoming a DJ and proved to sceptics that she has what it takes to make it big in this industry.

How Did Thuli Phongolo Get Into Acting?

Thuli Phongolo | Source: Instagram

Thuli Phongolo, less commonly known as Thulisile Phongolo, knew she wanted to be an actress from a young age.

She began her acting exploits when she was in high school after she took up a drama class. Thuli loved it so much that she immediately signed up with an agency.Thuli Phongolo | Source: Instagram

Thuli Phongolo's big break came when she was 17. She played the role of Zama in Tshisa, a drama series broadcasted on SABC 1, after which she got a role as a TV presenter on Craz-e, a show on e.tv.  

Since then, she has been seen in The Republic and Makoti. Even though she already had an impressive resume at a tender age, her most prominent role came in 2014, in one of the biggest South African Soaps, Generations: The Legacy, a role, as Namhla.  

Thuli Phongolo on set | Source: Instagram

Speaking about the role on Tonight with Tim Modise, Thuli Phongolo revealed that she auditioned for the role five times and almost gave up. She wondered why they called her to audition many times even though they saw her potential. 

However, her patience and perseverance paid off as she played the role of Namhla for four years, and left the show after her character was retired from the storyline.

Is Thuli Phongolo In Any Other Business?

Thuli Phongolo on the decks | Source: Instagram

In 2017, Thuli Phongolo announced that she planned on becoming a DJ. While this came as an unexpected turn in the actress’ life, many doubted this endeavour would go far.  

Nonetheless, Thuli Phongolo has shown that she has all the skills required to become big as a DJ. She announced that she worked as a DJ at one of the local stations while also working with a footwear brand, “Footwork.” 

Thuli Phongolo deejaying | Source: Instagram

Not wanting to be just a pretty face on the television, Thuli uses her spare time to focus on her business ventures.

What Has Thuli Phongolo Been Working On Recently?

Thuli Phongolo | Source: Instagram

She is best known for her role, Namhla, on one of South Africa’s most popular soapie Generations: The Legacy, but she is keen on building her name beyond that. 

In 2021, Thuli was said to be the co-star of the show 'I Am Sofia'. Besides her acting, her DJ career has blossomed as she has a lineup of gigs in her diary. 

Did Thuli Phongolo’s Surgery Change Her Face?

Thuli Phongolo | Source: Instagram

Thuli Phongolo allegedly underwent plastic surgery to enhance her looks. She looks different now than before. Recent pictures indicate that she might have had her nose done. But then, the camera can make us look different from reality.

Thuli Phongolo's Relationships

Who Is Thuli Phongolo Dating?

DJ Maphorisa and Thuli Phongolo | Source: Ubetoo

Like she is with her family, Thuli Phongolo is also very secretive about the men in her life. However, that has not prevented any speculation about her love life. Most recently, she's been linked with DJ Maphorisa, Jerusalema maker Master KG and Mr JazziQ. On all occasions, she refuted the rumours. 

This is not the first time that her name has been linked with several men as previously, Thuli was rumoured to be dating Ntokozo Dlamini from “Uzalo,” Raphael Griffiths from “Muvhango,” the son of the former president of South Africa Duduzane Zuma and Robert’ DJ Murdah’ Mohosana from Black Motion.

DJ Maphorisa and Thuli | Source: Times Live

We may not know who Thuli Phongolo’s boyfriend is but she has made it clear that she does not want a basic guy anymore. She is looking for someone with the standards of a Travis Scott or a Kanye West.  

On her Twitter handle, she recently posted: “Kanye & Travis are the kind of guys my future guy should learn from. Done with these basics, Asoze This Wam!”. 

Is Thuli Phongolo A Mother?

Thuli Phongolo herself sparked rumours of her having a child when she posted a picture of her holding her stomach on Instagram and later posted a photo of her designer bag with the caption “Taking my baby out for the first time.” However, there are no signs of her ever being pregnant or having a child.

Thuli Phongolo's Controversy

Thuli and Her Househelp

Thuli Phongolo was called to order by Twitter users after she posted that her maid stayed up late to help her undress. 

Some users castigated her for making her house help work long hours while others defended her. They commented that the maid was being paid and is not under duress to wait for her.

The Curious Case Of Thuli Phongolo's Love Life

Thuli Phongolo wearing a pink, gay pride T-shirt | Source: Instagram

Thuli has found herself having to shut down rumours about dating several people. Former South Africa's president's son Duduzane Zuma, award-winning DJ and producer Master KG as well as DJ Maphorisa.

She has constantly battled the rumours and the more she does it, the more they emerge.

In a plot twist, Thuli shared a photo of herself in a t-shirt written, Gay Pride and left her fans wondering whether she was part of the LGBT community. 

It must be tiring for the former Generation: The Legacy actress, as Mzansi are all up in her business, as far as her love life is concerned.  

Thuli Phongolo'Car

Thuli Phongolo with her mum standing beside her Mercedez Benz | Source: Instagram

In 2016, Thuli Phongolo showed off her brand-new Mercedes-Benz AMG on her Instagram Page. Although some fans tried to suggest that her previous car, the Mercedes-Benz CLA, was a gift from her blesser, none of these claims was proven, and it has become clear that Thuli has worked hard to fuel her love for wheels.

Thuli Phongolo's Net Worth

While Thuli Phongolo’s salary is unknown, she has multiple ventures that take up her time. She is a household name in the television industry, a DJ, and runs successful businesses in her free time. Thuli Phongolo’s net worth is estimated to be around R7 Million or $438, 998.32.

Social Media

Thuli Phongolo’s Twitter: @Thuli_P   

Thuli Phongolo’s Instagram: @ThuliPhongolo   

Thuli Phongolo’s Facebook: Thulusile Phongolo 

Q&A

What does Thuli Phongolo do for a living? 

Thulisile, or as most people know her, “Thuli,” is an actress, television presenter and DJ. She is best known for her role in the soap opera, Generations: The Legacy.

How old is Thuli Phongolo? 

Born on 22 January 1994, Thuli Phongolo's age is 28.  

Who is Thuli Phongolo dating? 

Although she has previously been linked with many stars like Ntokozo Dlamini, Raphael Griffiths, and Robert ‘DJ Murdah’ Mohosana, it is unclear who Thuli is currently dating as she prefers to keep that knowledge a secret.  

Real name:
Thulisile Phongolo
Occupation:
Actress and DJ
Birthday:
22 January 1994
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Aquarius
Birth place:
Soweto, South Africa
Height:
N/A
Children:
N/A
Net Worth:
R7 Million or $438, 998.32

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Thuli Phongolo's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth
Real name:
Thulisile Phongolo
Occupation:
Actress and DJ
Birthday:
22 January 1994
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Aquarius
Birth place:
Soweto, South Africa
Height:
N/A
Children:
N/A
Net Worth:
R7 Million or $438, 998.32

About

There is no denying her star appeal because Thuli is a natural in front of the camera. When she is not on set, Thuli is busy on the decks as a DJ. Her travels often leave us green with envy. Let's now learn more from this Thulisile Phongolo's biography.

Personal life

Born in the township of Soweto in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 22 January 1994, Thuli Phongolo’s age, as of 2022, is 28. She was a confident child who loved to dance for her family.

Thuli Phongolo’s Parents

Thuli Phongolo likes to keep her personal life private, and thus, not much is known about her parents. According to sources, the actress hails from a well-to-do family. 

In 2019, Thuli Phongolo posted a picture of her mother on her Instagram page to celebrate Mother’s Day. 

Thuli is not the only child as she has a younger sister and brother.

Thuli Phongolo's Schooling

Working as an actress did not divert Thuli’s attention from her studies. After she completed her studies at Allen Glen High School, Thuli joined the University of Johannesburg, where she graduated with a degree in strategic marketing from the University of Johannesburg. 

Thuli Phongolo's Career

Thuli Phongolo on the ran way | Source: Instagram

Thulisile, who is fondly known as, 'Thuli', started acting at a young age and soon established herself as a household name. 

In 2017, Thuli announced her intentions of becoming a DJ and proved to sceptics that she has what it takes to make it big in this industry.

How Did Thuli Phongolo Get Into Acting?

Thuli Phongolo | Source: Instagram

Thuli Phongolo, less commonly known as Thulisile Phongolo, knew she wanted to be an actress from a young age.

She began her acting exploits when she was in high school after she took up a drama class. Thuli loved it so much that she immediately signed up with an agency.Thuli Phongolo | Source: Instagram

Thuli Phongolo's big break came when she was 17. She played the role of Zama in Tshisa, a drama series broadcasted on SABC 1, after which she got a role as a TV presenter on Craz-e, a show on e.tv.  

Since then, she has been seen in The Republic and Makoti. Even though she already had an impressive resume at a tender age, her most prominent role came in 2014, in one of the biggest South African Soaps, Generations: The Legacy, a role, as Namhla.  

Thuli Phongolo on set | Source: Instagram

Speaking about the role on Tonight with Tim Modise, Thuli Phongolo revealed that she auditioned for the role five times and almost gave up. She wondered why they called her to audition many times even though they saw her potential. 

However, her patience and perseverance paid off as she played the role of Namhla for four years, and left the show after her character was retired from the storyline.

Is Thuli Phongolo In Any Other Business?

Thuli Phongolo on the decks | Source: Instagram

In 2017, Thuli Phongolo announced that she planned on becoming a DJ. While this came as an unexpected turn in the actress’ life, many doubted this endeavour would go far.  

Nonetheless, Thuli Phongolo has shown that she has all the skills required to become big as a DJ. She announced that she worked as a DJ at one of the local stations while also working with a footwear brand, “Footwork.” 

Thuli Phongolo deejaying | Source: Instagram

Not wanting to be just a pretty face on the television, Thuli uses her spare time to focus on her business ventures.

What Has Thuli Phongolo Been Working On Recently?

Thuli Phongolo | Source: Instagram

She is best known for her role, Namhla, on one of South Africa’s most popular soapie Generations: The Legacy, but she is keen on building her name beyond that. 

In 2021, Thuli was said to be the co-star of the show 'I Am Sofia'. Besides her acting, her DJ career has blossomed as she has a lineup of gigs in her diary. 

Did Thuli Phongolo’s Surgery Change Her Face?

Thuli Phongolo | Source: Instagram

Thuli Phongolo allegedly underwent plastic surgery to enhance her looks. She looks different now than before. Recent pictures indicate that she might have had her nose done. But then, the camera can make us look different from reality.

Thuli Phongolo's Relationships

Who Is Thuli Phongolo Dating?

DJ Maphorisa and Thuli Phongolo | Source: Ubetoo

Like she is with her family, Thuli Phongolo is also very secretive about the men in her life. However, that has not prevented any speculation about her love life. Most recently, she's been linked with DJ Maphorisa, Jerusalema maker Master KG and Mr JazziQ. On all occasions, she refuted the rumours. 

This is not the first time that her name has been linked with several men as previously, Thuli was rumoured to be dating Ntokozo Dlamini from “Uzalo,” Raphael Griffiths from “Muvhango,” the son of the former president of South Africa Duduzane Zuma and Robert’ DJ Murdah’ Mohosana from Black Motion.

DJ Maphorisa and Thuli | Source: Times Live

We may not know who Thuli Phongolo’s boyfriend is but she has made it clear that she does not want a basic guy anymore. She is looking for someone with the standards of a Travis Scott or a Kanye West.  

On her Twitter handle, she recently posted: “Kanye & Travis are the kind of guys my future guy should learn from. Done with these basics, Asoze This Wam!”. 

Is Thuli Phongolo A Mother?

Thuli Phongolo herself sparked rumours of her having a child when she posted a picture of her holding her stomach on Instagram and later posted a photo of her designer bag with the caption “Taking my baby out for the first time.” However, there are no signs of her ever being pregnant or having a child.

Thuli Phongolo's Controversy

Thuli and Her Househelp

Thuli Phongolo was called to order by Twitter users after she posted that her maid stayed up late to help her undress. 

Some users castigated her for making her house help work long hours while others defended her. They commented that the maid was being paid and is not under duress to wait for her.

The Curious Case Of Thuli Phongolo's Love Life

Thuli Phongolo wearing a pink, gay pride T-shirt | Source: Instagram

Thuli has found herself having to shut down rumours about dating several people. Former South Africa's president's son Duduzane Zuma, award-winning DJ and producer Master KG as well as DJ Maphorisa.

She has constantly battled the rumours and the more she does it, the more they emerge.

In a plot twist, Thuli shared a photo of herself in a t-shirt written, Gay Pride and left her fans wondering whether she was part of the LGBT community. 

It must be tiring for the former Generation: The Legacy actress, as Mzansi are all up in her business, as far as her love life is concerned.  

Thuli Phongolo'Car

Thuli Phongolo with her mum standing beside her Mercedez Benz | Source: Instagram

In 2016, Thuli Phongolo showed off her brand-new Mercedes-Benz AMG on her Instagram Page. Although some fans tried to suggest that her previous car, the Mercedes-Benz CLA, was a gift from her blesser, none of these claims was proven, and it has become clear that Thuli has worked hard to fuel her love for wheels.

Thuli Phongolo's Net Worth

While Thuli Phongolo’s salary is unknown, she has multiple ventures that take up her time. She is a household name in the television industry, a DJ, and runs successful businesses in her free time. Thuli Phongolo’s net worth is estimated to be around R7 Million or $438, 998.32.

Social Media

Thuli Phongolo’s Twitter: @Thuli_P   

Thuli Phongolo’s Instagram: @ThuliPhongolo   

Thuli Phongolo’s Facebook: Thulusile Phongolo 

Q&A

What does Thuli Phongolo do for a living? 

Thulisile, or as most people know her, “Thuli,” is an actress, television presenter and DJ. She is best known for her role in the soap opera, Generations: The Legacy.

How old is Thuli Phongolo? 

Born on 22 January 1994, Thuli Phongolo's age is 28.  

Who is Thuli Phongolo dating? 

Although she has previously been linked with many stars like Ntokozo Dlamini, Raphael Griffiths, and Robert ‘DJ Murdah’ Mohosana, it is unclear who Thuli is currently dating as she prefers to keep that knowledge a secret.