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Lihleli Tini

Born: 15 August 1994 (29 years old)
Gender: Male

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Lihleli Tini is a South African actor best known for his starring role as Asanda in the 1Magic drama series Grassroots.

He achieved a BA in Motion Picture Medium (Television) from AFDA, having done drama at school for eight years prior.

Lihleli first appeared on television as a guest star in an episode of the SABC1 sitcom My Perfect Family, playing the role of Tyson in Season 4, Episode 4 (which aired on 17 October, 2016).

The following year he had a role in the Mzansi Magic telemovie Ezibiweyo, about a young man who is kidnapped and taken to an illegal circumcision school from where he and fellow initiates have to escape.

The film first aired on the channel on Saturday 24 June, 2017.

A few months later he had a major role in the Mzansi Magic telemovie iLifa, which first aired as part of the channel's "Lokshin Bioskop" strand on Saturday 9 September, 2017.

In the film, two siblings fight for the riches of their late parents.

In 2018 he landed another guest starring role, this time in the Mzansi Magic soapie The Queen. His episode first aired on 22 May, 2018 (Season 2, Episode 212).

Lihleli landed his first starring role in television when he was cast as Asanda, a teenager who leaves rural Eastern Cape behind to take up a rugby scholarship at a prestigious private school in Johannesburg, in the 1Magic drama series Grassroots.

The series premiered on Friday 18 July, 2019.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Asanda Debeza

Brian

Tyson

Sean

Docta Motha (as Lihlele Tini)


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