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Thabo Rametsi

Full / Real Name: Thabo Andrew Rametsi II
Born: 17 July 1988 (32 years old)
Gender: Male

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Thabo Rametsi is a South African actor best known for playing the lead role of Solomon Mahlangu in the 2016 feature film Kalushi, based on the life of Solomon "Kalushi" Mahlangu, who was executed by the apartheid government at the age of 23.

He won the Best Actor award for this role at the inaugural BRICS Film Festival in India in September, 2016.

Thabo is also known for his recurring role on the second season of the SABC3 soapie High Rollers as orphan Muzi Khuzwayo, who had a score to settle with TT.

Born in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, he later moved to Kempton Park. At school he acted in several television commercials and plays and had drama coaching from Bonnie Lee Bouman and Dorothy Ann Gould.

Whilst studying law at UNISA in 2010, he auditioned for the SABC1 acting competition series Class Act, making it to the Top 10.

The following year he landed a cameo role in an episode of the British drama series Wild at Heart and in 2012 he landed a job as presenter of the teen magazine show Gloss It Up, which aired on SABC3.

He later appeared in the films Fanie Fourie's Lobola and The Giver and had a small guest role in an episode of the Showtime drama series Homeland, in 2014.

In 2015, Thabo landed the recurring role of Muzi on the second season of the SABC3 soapie High Rollers. The character is a player and assumes the Casanova role, but finds love very close to home.

In the same year Thabo appeared in the TV movie The Gamechangers, a true life drama about a legal battle over the morality of the video game Grand Theft Auto. The movie stars Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton.

In 2016 he had a breakout role in the feature film Kalushi; and landed his first starring role in television: as investigative reporter Tebogo Ramolang in the fourth season of the SABC3 drama series Hard Copy.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Finalist - Himself

Bonga

Tebogo Ramolang

Muzi (as Thabo Andrew Rametsi II)

Private Bryce

Simon Banda

Justice - Teen

Colin

Presenter - Himself


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