Lunathi Mampofu is a South African actress best known for her starring role as Zikhona in the SABC1 drama series Ingozi. It was her first starring role in television.
She received training first at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA), graduating in 2010. She later attended the New York Film Academy, graduating in 2013.
Lunathi has acted in several theatre productions including Almost Maine, Remember to Remember the Memorial and Look Before You Leap. She has also acted in student and professional films including Rising Light, Umthandazo and Little Blue Line at AFDA; the short film Shack Attack and the feature films The Good Man and Mercy.
She made her television acting debut in 2016, playing a spiritualist in an episode of the Mzansi Magic drama series Isikizi (Season 1, Episode 9), which first aired on 5 September.
She has also acted in commercials, for clients including Discovery Insure and Glen Tea.
Aside from acting, Lunathi has also been a casting director at Gersh Studios in Los Angeles and later at Scout's Honour in Seapoint, Cape Town.
Lunathi is the sister of actor Oros Mampofu.