Lindani Nkosi is a South African actor, musical performer, dancer and voice artist best known for his role as Nelson Mandela in the 2004 film Drum; and for his role as Thulani in the SABC1 soapie Generations.
Other local television series he has acted in include the SABC3 drama series The Lab and the guest starring role of Mannie in the e.tv soapie Rhythm City.
Lindani has also made guest appearances in the international television series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008) and in the pilot episode of The Philanthropist, in 2009.
He won the 2006 Naledi award for Best Performance in a Musical (Male) for his role in Ain't Misbehavin'. Other theatre shows he has performed in include Marabi, West Side Story, Summer Holiday, Five Guys Named Moe and The Signs.
He is a founder member of The Whizz Dancers where he did African, Jazz, Ballet and Contremporary Dance; as well as the Forgotten Angle Company, specialising in Physical Theatre Movement.
In 2009 he joined the cast of the SABC2 parliamentary drama series 90 Plein Street as a regular for its second season, playing the role of S'fiso Ngema, an MP from a small breakaway Pan-Africanist Party with strong views on the land issue.