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Profile Summary

Real Name: Luyanda Shezi

Gender: Female

Date of Birth: 7 November 1996

Age: 25

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: South African

Occupation: Actress.

TV Shows: Diep City, R

Acting Names:  Lungile, Lu

Luyanda Shezi is a South African actress who is well known for playing the role Lungile on Diep City. Luyanda recently revealed her age to Mzansi and her fans were shocked after they found out that she is 25 years old even though she plays the role of a teenager on DiepCity. She is a rising star and her future in the acting industry is promising.


Luyanda was born on 7th of November 1996, she is 25 years old. The beautiful and talented actress was born and raised in Durban, Kwa-Zulu-Natal. As she was growing up, she has always been that child who would run around the house singing and dancing. ”I was always that child who would run around the house singing, dancing and acting out some imaginary circumstances, however as i grew up i wanted to be a lawyer.”


Luyanda Shezi studied Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Criminology and Law at the University of KwaZuluNatal in order to become an Attorney. However Luyanda ditched her forensic criminology and Law degree because Acting is her calling.

Career of Luyanda Shezi.

Luyanda Shezi is not new to the acting industry as she has appeared on Rhythm City as Gugu. The role Lungile on Diep City is her second acting gig. On Diep City she plays a teenager who was kidnapped and tortured, her mother is strict and her father is unemployed but tries to make ends meet.

Luyanda was also part of the theatre production who is Next as Khensani. The production was written by Zukhanye Sihlobo and directed by Variety Oageng. Who’s Next is a theatre production that reveals through different women’s experiences the micro aggressions that lead to the killing, rape and abuse of women in South Africa.