Happy birthday to actor and Safta-winning TV host Thembisa Mdoda Nxumalo
Name: Thembisa Liyema Mdoda-Nxumalo
Date of Birth: 6th November 1982
Place of Birth: Mthatha, Eastern Cape
Education: Graphic Design Studies, Pretoria Technikon
Occupation: Actress, Presenter
Spouse: Atandwa Kani (m.2012-2015), Mr Nxumalo (m. 2019 till present)
Net Worth: USD$100 000 – 1 000 000
Age, Education and Upbringing
Thembisa Mdoda was born on the 6th of November 1982 in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. She grew up in family with four girls one of which is none other than Anele Mdoda. Unfortunately their mother passed away in 2009 and Thembisa says that that time was one of the hardest in her life. She still misses her mother and emulates her daily in remembrance. She describes her mother, Yolisa Mdoda, as organised and a well-mannered lady. Her mother was a Transet publicist and SABC continuity presenter which shows that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Mdoda has a great relationship with her father and sisters and values family especially since she now has one of her own.
After matriculating Thembisa studied Graphic Design Studies at Pretoria Technikon. She worked for a while after completing her studies but decided to apply to study drama at the University of Witwatersrand.
Thembisa Mdoda is best known for being the presenter of Mzansi Magic’s “Our Perfect Wedding” season 6 and 7. The viewers loved her so much she managed to bag The Golden Horn for Best Presenter in the 2017 SAFTAS. In the same year she won Best Presenter and The Ultimate Viewers’ Choice Award in the inaugural Mzansi Magic Choice Awards.