Leleti Khumalo Biography: Age, Husband, Net Worth & Movies


Leleti Khumalo (born 30 March 1970) is a South African actress, musician, and radio presenter popularly known for her leading role in the movie Sarafina.

She is also popular for her roles in other films such as Hotel Rwanda, Yesterday and Invictus.

Leleti Khumalo

Leleti Khumalo Age

She was born on March 30th, 1970, in KwaMashu, South Africa. As of 2024, she is 54 years old and celebrates her birthday on March 30th every year.

Leleti Khumalo Husband

In 1992, she got married to Mbongeni Ngema but they divorced in 2005.

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She later got married to businessman Skhutazo Winston Khanyile in 2012. Skhuthazo is two years her junior and together they have twins

Leleti Khumalo Children

She gave birth to twins on 24th May 2013, Ulwenzile Khanyile and Yamukelani Khanyile.

She also had a child for her ex-husband Mbongeni totalling to three children

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Net Worth

She has a net worth which is estimated to be around $400,000 and $1 million.


  • Sarafina, 1985.
  • Mama, 1996.
  • Sarafina 2, 1997.
  • The Zulu, 1999.
  • Stimela SaseZola, 2003.


  • Sarafina!, 1991.
  • Cry, the Beloved Country, 1995.
  • Yesterday, 2004.
  • Hotel Rwanda, 2004.
  • African Skies, 1991.
  • Generations, 2005.


  • 1988: She received a Tony Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Sarafina!
  • 1987: She received a NAACP Image Award for Best Stage Actress.




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