Cindy Swanepoel is a South African actress best known for her role as Annelize Roux in the kykNET soapie Binnelanders, joining the cast in 2015. She was promoted to starring cast for Season 12, in 2016.
She is also known for her role as Buula Botha, the troublemaker sister of Boeps, in the fourth season of the kykNET drama series Getroud Met Rugby, in 2015.
Born in Krugersdorp, Cindy grew up in Pretoria. She spent her high school years in Cape Town, where she matriculated from Durbanville High School.
Having graduated with a BA Drama (Hons.) from the University of Stellenbosch in 2003, Cindy made her professional acting debut in the theatre production of Kringe in 'n Bos, directed by Marinda Engelbrecht for Artscape (and later the KKNK festival) in 2004.
She has subsequently acted in numerous theatre productions including the musical Houtkruis twice (directed by Elzette Maarschalk in 2008 and by Stephen van Niekerk in 2011). She also appeared in The Crucible (directed by Alby Michaels) and a 2013 production of Curl Up and Dye, directed by the show's playwright Sue Pam-Grant.
Having moved from Cape Town to Johannesburg to further her career, she made her television debut in the M-Net soapie Egoli in 2005, playing the role of a phantom hallucination called Julie.
She has subsequently appeared in numerous television series including the SABC2 drama series The Mating Game, 90 Plein Street and Geraamtes in die Kas; the soapies 7de Laan, Villa Rosa and Generations; the improvisational comedy series Laugh Out Loud and Proesstraat; the kykNET drama series Sterlopers and Pandjieswinkelstories; and the BET Africa superhero action series Jongo, among others.
Cindy originally played the role of Chrystal in the 2010 feature film Getroud Met Rugby, upon which the subsequent drama-turned-soapie was based. Other films she has acted in include Natie's Garage, Die Staat se Bul, Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling and Eenrigting.
In 2011 she and two partners started Pôkô Events and Productions, initially specialising in shadow and children's theatre. She has worked on numerous corporate theatre and films for clients including Shoprite, Firebrand, Eskom, Siyaphila and Mindset.
She has also acted in a number of television commercials for clients including RICA, DStv, Vodacom, Xpanda and Citrus Soda.
Cindy is fluent in Afrikaans and English.