Lusanda Mbane is a South African entrepreneur and actress best known for her role as Naomi Malotana on the SABC1 soapie Generations, from 2010-2011.
She landed the role after contacting a producer on the show and auditioning for him. It was her first major television role.
She previously played a cameo role as Advocate Macheke on the SABC2 soapie Muvhango, in 2009.
Born and raised in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape, Lusanda attended Clarendon Girls' High School in East London. She studied Marketing at Technikon Witwatersrand from 1998 to 2000, and completed the course with UNISA. She later studied towards a B.Com Marketing, also with UNISA.
After working for a leading recruitment agency she started her own recruitment company, Ellenina Professional Recruitment Services, of which she is currently Managing Director.
Raised by a single mother, Lusanda has one sister. She has been married to Luzuko Mbane, a business analyst, since 16 December, 2005. The couple have two children, a boy and a girl.
In 2011 she played the role of Joyce in the eleventh season of the SABC1 AIDS drama series Soul City.
In the same year she landed the starring role of Zodwa, a domestic worker who has come to terms with the fact that she'll never find the man of her dreams, in the SABC1 sitcom Abo Mzala.
She played the lead role on the following brands' TV advertising campaigns (all between May 2012 and February 2013): Knorrox, Kellogg's (Chocos), Brand Power (Ponds), Rama, Milo and Dettol.
In 2013 she played the role of Aliah on the SABC1 drama series Tempy Pushas and beginning in February 2013 she is the face and voice of the SAA in-flight safety video.