Did you know that the young innocent-faced Tshiamo from Gomora is actually in her mid-twenties in real life? And did you also know that she holds a couple of degrees from prestigious universities in the country?
Here is everything else you didn’t know about Tshiamo from Gomora in real life. You’ll be impressed by this young lady’s journey to stardom.
Tshiamo from Gomora’s real name and age
The real name of the actress who plays the role of Tshiamo Molefe on Mzansi Magic’s hit show Gomora is Lerato Mokoka.
Although she plays a teenage high school student on television, in real life, the actress was born in 1996 and is currently 26 years old.
Lerato Mokoka’s background and education
Lerato Mokoka’s life began in Rustenburg, a town in North West Province. Not much is known about her parents and siblings, if she has any since she has not provided information about them. She however revealed in a past interview that her parents have been very supportive of her acting career.
Lerato completed her matric at Fields College in Rustenburg where she performed well. She joined the University of Pretoria to study financial accounting. During her second year, she realized that she wanted to be in the film industry and so after graduating she enrolled for film studies.
Although she had a dream of studying at the New York Film Academy and her application got accepted, she couldn’t afford the fees and she ended up studying at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performances (AFDA) where she gained skills in screenwriting and directing.
She is currently one of the most educated young actors in South Africa proving that young women can have it all.
Lerato Mokoka acting career
Lerato Mokoka launched her acting career in 2020 after landing her role as Tshiamo Molefe on the hit television show- Gomora.
During an interview with Sowetan Live, the talented actress revealed that she saw an open call for actors for a new television show on social media and decided to apply and although she didn’t think she wouldn’t get a callback, she gave her best during auditions.
While many actors play several small roles before finally getting their breakout roles, Lerato Mokoka’s first role as Tshiamo on Gomora has been a big one as the show is one of the most watched shows in the country. In addition to that, she has been able to work closely with some of the biggest names in the film industry like Connie Chiume, Katlego Danke and Thembi Seete.
Tshiamo from Gomora's character
On Gomora, Tshiamo Molefe is the daughter of Pretty Molefe and Sbonga. She is the youngest in the family and a high school student at the fictional Gomora High School.
She is bubbly and innocent-looking compared to her cousins Buhle and Mazet and she tries to reconcile the situation at her home where her father lives with his mother-in-law.
In one of the most recent episodes of Gomora, Tshiamo gets crowned Miss Gomora much to her surprise and her parents’ delight.
Lerato Mokoka’s life before fame
Before becoming Tshiamo from Gomora, Lerato Mokoka worked in a mining industry in Rustenburg for two years before she quit to pursue a career in acting.
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