|Born||1984 (age 34–35)|
Born in Whitechapel, London, Tshabalala was raised in Ilford. She is of Zimbabwean descent. Her father is a mechanical engineer and her mother is a health visitor. She has one sister and two brothers. She trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, where she attended weekend classes from the age of 14.
Tshabalala made her professional debut at the age of 18, in the CBBC sitcom Kerching!. She played waitress Kareesha Lopez, who did very little work and was a stereotypical teenage girl. She played several roles in all three series of the BBC Three sketch comedy Tittybangbang. She appeared as a prostitute in the 2004 short film Streets. In January 2008, she played a librarian in the ChuckleVision episode "Jumping Jackpot". She played Rosita in that year's Doctor Who Christmas special "The Next Doctor". She made her pantomime debut in the 2008 production of Dick Whittington's Cat at the Compass Theatre in Ickenham. In 2011, Tshabalala very briefly appeared in the penultimate episode of series three of the E4 series Misfits as the gangs' newest probation worker, Laura. However, she only lasted for a matter of seconds after arriving at the community centre, ultimately being killed after being bitten by a zombie. In July 2014 she completed filming on the feature film 'The Journey' starring Jason Flemyng and Dickon Tolson. 
|2008||ChuckleVision||Librarian||Episode: "Jumping Jackpot"|
|2008||Katy Brand's Big Ass Show||Various characters|
|2008||Doctor Who||Rosita||Episode: "The Next Doctor"|
|2009||The Legend of Dick and Dom||Cheryl||1 episode|
|2012||The Secret of Crickley Hall||Teacher||1 episode|
|2013||Call the Midwife||Monique Hyde||1 episode|
|2016-2017||Class Dismissed||Various||12 episodes|
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