Kgaogelo Monama is a South African actress, singer and dancer best known for her starring role as Dee in the SABC1 sitcom Thandeka's Diary. It was her first starring role in television.
She received a B-Tech degree in Drama and Film Production from Tshwane University of Technology. While there she landed her first role in television, as Sarafina - a young, ambitious and outgoing waitress at Cole's bar - in the e.tv soapie Scandal!.
In the same year (2014) she guest starred in the first episode of Soul City 12. The following year she guest starred in the e.tv action drama series Z'bondiwe and landed her role on Thandeka's Diary, a sitcom which follows the (mis)adventures of 16-year-old Thandeka Zulu.
Theatre performances include Tselane and The Giant, Malibongwe Igama Lamakhosikaz, Exile, In Our Blood, Have You Seen Zandile?, She Bellows and Sophiatown.
With an alto voice range, she is a professional cabaret dancer who has performed at Morula Sun and Meropa Casino; and is a dancer in the group Diva Strides.
In 2016 she became a co-presenter on the SABC2 daytime talk show Talk SA, joining the show for its seventh season.
Kgaogelo is multilingual, speaking English, Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa and Tswana.