Didintle Khunou

Born: 14 November 1992 (31 years old)
Gender: Female



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Didintle Khunou is a South African actress, singer, voice artist, presenter and MC who starred as Celie in the Janice Honeyman production of The Color Purple Musical at the Joburg Theatre.

She won the Naledi award and the Broadway World Online Award for Best Lead Actress In a Musical - Female for her performance as Celie.

Born in Klerksdorp, Didintle realised her passion for performing at the age of 16 after performing in a school production and went on to obtain a BA Honours Degree in Dramatic Arts from the Wits School of Arts.

She furthered her training at ActorWize, a professional acting course for film and TV facilitated by teacher, actor and director Rajesh Gopie.

She also trained at the Indigo View Advanced Actors Academy, founded and driven by director and acting coach Steven Feinstein.

Didintle made her television acting debut in the recurring role of Modiehi in the SABC2 drama series Mamello, making her first appearance in the role in the Season 2 premiere on 31 August, 2016.

She returned to the role for Season 3 in 2017.

She next landed a guest starring role in an episode of the SABC1 sitcom Single Galz, appearing in Season 2, Episode 12 (which aired on 23 April, 2018).

In the same year, Didintle played the recurring role of Mapula in the Mzansi Magic telenovela The Throne, making her first appearance in Season 1, Episode 61 (which aired on 12 November, 2018).

In 2020, she and Stella Dlangalala were the featured guests in an episode of the SABC2 variety comedy series #Karektas, hosted by Desmond Dube, in an episode which aired on 24 April (Season 2, Episode 11).

Later that year Didintle landed the starring role of Esther Ndlovu in BET Africa's first original telenovela, Isono: The Sin.

In the show, her musically talented character is the daughter of a powerful matriarch who will stop at nothing to serve her own needs.

Isono premiered on BET on Monday 27 July, 2020.

In May 2022 she played the guest role of Vee in the Netflix drama series Savage Beauty and later that year she starred as ambitious journalist Lerato who goes head-to-head with Nkuli (Kea Zawadi) for a junior editor position in the Netflix comedy-drama 13 Weeks to Find Mr Right.

In 2023 she starred as relic hunter and antiquities dealer Dineo on the supernatural Prime Video series In Your Dreams, the streamer's first scripted South African series. In the series Dineo meets up with two best friends who've unwittingly unleashed a demon that leads them on an adventure of self discovery.

In early 2024 she starred as Thato Sekoati on the Netflix drama series Soon Comes Night about a former freedom fighter who orchestrates a series of heists. Didintle's character Thatho is a 'Born Free' police officer haunted by the loss of her father.

On Thursday 13 June 2024 she debuted as Tumelo Gcabashe on the SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy. Tumelo is a legitimate CFO for a major legal company and also a criminal money person associated with the Russians and working for Jack Mabaso aka "The Shadowman".

Television Roles



Celebrity Guest (as Didintle Khonou)


Tumelo Gcabashe (as Didi Khunou)


Esther Ndlovu



Vee (as Didntle Khunou)


Thato Sekoati



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