Sindi Dlathu who goes by the real name Sindiswa Dlathu is a South African actress. She was born on the 4th January 1974 in Meadowlands, Soweto Johannesburg (JHB) in the Gauteng province of South Africa. She is popularly known for her role as ‘Thandaza on Muvhango which airs on SABC 2.
Sindi Dlathu Age
She was born on the 4th of January 1974 in Meadowlands, Soweto Johannesburg (JHB) in the Gauteng province of South Africa. As of 2020, she is 46 years old.
Sindi Dlathu Family
Sindi Dlathu is married and has two kids. She keeps her family very private. Up to now, her children and husband have never been written about in the media.
Sindi Dlathu Husband
She is married to Bheki Shongwe and together they have two children.
Sindi Dlathu Movies
- Escape from Angola (1999)
- Muvhango (2003- Present)
- Married (2004)
- Sarafina (1997-2007)
- Generations (2010)
- Ngempela (2015)
Sindi Dlathu Salary
As revealed by the Tabloid, Sindi Dlathu, who plays Thandaza on SABC2’s Muvhango, is the highest-paid actor in the corporation, with a salary of about R85 000 a month.
Sindi Dlathu – ‘God planned my path’
Nevertheless, she is looking dashing and is aging gracefully. She ascribes this to her “good genes”.
“I never planned to be where I am today. God planned my path. The reason I’m still with the show is that I relate with the storyline.
“It’s the first show that accommodates all the African languages. It speaks to us black people,” she says.
She describes Thandaza as a woman who has been through it all. She lost her first love, a multimillionaire husband, forcing her to pull herself up by her bootstraps and start her own business.
“She loses her loved ones all the time. Her [new] husband betrays her by impregnated her niece.”
She says although people close to Thandaza say she’s a strong woman, she doesn’t look at herself as a strong person and feels vulnerable.
“The strong personality is what Sindi and Thandaza have in common.”
Two years ago, Dlathu had health scare while on set. She suffered from severe fatigue and was admitted in hospital.
“When you have three months of an emotional storyline, your employers need to give you a break to recover emotionally. It really takes a toll on you,” she says.
Asked if she ever felt she needed to leave Muvhango, Dlathu gives an emphatic no. She has rejected many offers before.
“I wouldn’t trade acting for anything. It is my first love and that’s why I’ve been doing it for this long.”