Samkelo Ndlovu is a South African actress best known for her role as Sonia on the SABC1 soccer drama series Zone 14, since 2010.
She is also known for her role as Nkosazana in the eleventh season of the SABC1 AIDS drama television series Soul City, in 2011.
She also starred as wild child Lira Khumalo in the Mzansi Magic telenovela Inkaba, from 2012-2013.
Born and bred in Alexandra Township, Samkelo attended primary school at Fairways Primary and completed her high school education at Sandringham High School in 2007.
She attended AFDA - the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance - and a month out of college landed her first major role as Lerato in the soccer comedy feature film Taka Taka, starring comedians Trevor Noah and Kagiso Lediga.
Roles in the SABC1 dramas Zone 14, Intersexions and Sokhulu & Partners followed, as well as a supporting role in the SABC1 soapie Generations.
In 2011 she landed the role of Esther in the Thapelo Moekoena-produced feature Skyf - The Movie.
In July 2013 she made her debut on Rhythm City in the role of Lerato, Fats' vain and flirtatious cousin. She also had a starring role in an episode of the e.tv anthology series Mzansi Love: Kasi Style ("Lawless", Season 2, Episode 6) as a young attorney at a top law firm who is part of a team that is working on a high profile divorce case.
Samkelo is multilingual, speaking Xhosa, Zulu, English, Sotho and Tswana.