Sindi Dlathu

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Sindi Dlathu
Sindiswa Dlathu

(1974-01-09) January 9, 1974 (age 48)
Other namesKalashnirkov
  • Actress
  • Singer • Co-executive producer
Years active1988-Present
Known forMuvhango, Sarafina!, Soul City, Khululeka, The River
Spouse(s)Okielant Nkosi

Sindiswa Dlathu (born January 9, 1974)[1] is a South African actress and musician. She is well known for portraying Thandaza[2] Mokoena on Muvhango, a role she played from the show's inception in 1997 until her departure in 2018.[3][4]

Dlathu left Muvhango to play a leading role in the telenovela The River, where she plays the role of Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikana, a fierce woman, who would do anything to protect her wealth and maintain her lavish lifestyle.[5]


Dlathu was cast as the lead role's understudy in the stage version of Sarafina!. In the screen version, she worked alongside Whoopi Goldberg and was commissioned as an assistant choreographer to Michael Peters. In 1988, with the second cast led by Seipati Sothoane whom Sindi understudied. When the play went on tour, she stayed behind and did Township fever in 1989–1990 touring the US with the play for a year.[citation needed]

Dlathu then returned to school after four years of being with Mbongeni Ngema's committed artists. She completed her matric in 1996, and then went back to performing arts, stage plays in 1997 she was in the FNB Vita Award-winning Game, where she performed with Mary Twala, Abigail Kubeka, and the late Nomhle Nkonyeni.

She won the award for favourite actress at the 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards.

In 2021, she won SAFTA award in Best Actress category for her role of Lindiwe in The River. [6]


Year Film Role
(1997–2007) Sarafina
1999 Escape from Angola
2004 Married
2015 Ngempela
1997-2017 Muvhango Nomthandazo Buthelezi
Soul City Nomfundo
2018-present The River Lindiwe Dlamini - Dikana
2019 The Queen Lindiwe Dlamini - Dikana


  1. ^ Evelyne Kioko. "Sindi Dlathu biography: age, HIV status, family, husband, wedding, daughter and twin".
  2. ^ "10 South African Celebrities With Twins". NewsBreakers. 2022-01-03. Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  3. ^ "Full details sindi dlathu leaves muvhango". 2017-10-06. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  4. ^ Joseph Nkosi (13 May 2020). "Sindi Dlathu biography, age, twin sister, husband & pictures".
  5. ^ "The river is brimming with potential to be a really great telenovela". Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  6. ^ Keshia Africa (22 May 2021). "All the 2021 Safta winners". Independent Online.

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