Manaka Ranaka is an award-winning actress who is best known for her role as Lucy Diale on Generations: The Legacy.
Besides having a thriving life onscreen, Manaka Ranaka also has a full and thriving life offscreen and she has a wonderful family.
Here is a look at Manaka Ranaka’s husband, children and grandchildren, as well as her parents and siblings who make her life so full.
Who is Manaka Ranaka’s husband and baby daddy?
According to sources, Manaka Ranaka is currently not married and records show that she has never been married, which only means that the vacancy of Manaka Ranaka’s husband has not been filled yet.
Even though she has not been married, the talented award-winning actress has been in several relationships over the years- some that even resulted in the birth of her children.
The actress once dated Thabo Monareng. While their relationship looked quite solid, tweeps were not easy on the pair given their age difference- Ranaka is nine younger than Thabo Monareng. The ex-couple used to serve hot couple goals on social media and they dated for a while before parting ways.
Manaka Ranaka has also been involved with a Durban-born actor called Ntuthuko Mdlethse who is also allegedly her third baby daddy. Like her relationship with Thabo, some tweeps found a way to castigate Manaka Ranaka’s relationship with Ntuthuko as they claimed that she had snatched him from another woman.
To support their claim against the actress, social media police uncovered a screenshot of an old screenshot photo of Ntuthuko Mdlethse with his ex-wife who was identified as Bronwyn Zungu where Manaka had commented with “my favourite couple.”
Tweeps further claimed that Ntuthuko Mdlethse later left his wife to pursue a relationship with Manaka. All the parties involved of course chose to ignore naysayers and we think that’s the way to go.
The identity of the fathers of Manaka Ranaka's other children has not been revealed. It's also unclear whether or not Manaka Ranaka and her third baby daddy are still together.
Manaka Ranaka’s children and grandchild
Along with having a successful career in front of the cameras, away from the limelight, Manaka Ranaka also has another very important role which she is nailing with precision. She is a mum and a grandmother.
She has two daughters- Katlego and Naledi and a son- Seni who was born in January 2021. She welcomed her eldest daughter when she was only 20 years old and her career as an actress was just kicking off. She revealed that she was fired from the set of Isindigo after she refused to abort her pregnancy.
Luckily for her, after giving birth to her eldest daughter, more opportunities opened up and she landed the role of Portia on SABC 1's ‘Gaz’lam’ in 2002 and more roles on television followed thereafter including Rhythm City and Generations: The Legacy.
In 2020, ahead of becoming a mom for the third time, Manaka Ranaka became a grandmother, after her firstborn daughter- Katlego welcomed her first son.
Katlego who has followed in her mother’s footsteps in the acting industry was 18 years old at the time, and her mother has been nothing but supportive of her.
Manaka Ranaka’s family
Manaka Ranaka was born on 6 April 1979 in Soweto to her father- Kgotlasele Ranaka and mother- Nonceba Ranaka.
She comes from a family of famous entertainers and has four siblings- Dineo Ranaka who is a famous radio host, actress and DJ, Mpumi Ranaka who is a businesswoman, writer and motivational speaker, Ranaka Ranaka who is an events host and actor, and Mzingisi ‘Ziggy’ Ranaka who is a businessman.
The family stars in their reality show called The Ranakas which airs on Showmax.