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Patrick Shai

Full / Real Name: Patrick Molefe Shai
Gender: Male

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Patrick Shai is a celebrated South African actor who has appeared in numerous stage plays, television productions and feature films.

Shai started his career at Safari Ranch as a dancer with Mzumba African Drama and Ballet. He went on to scoop many awards on both television and stage.

Patrick is also one of the founder member of Free Film Makers – an alternative to then-mainstream television in South Africa.

He has appeared in numerous television series including Mission Top Secret, Behind the Badge, Zero Tolerance, Hillside, Soul City, Life is Wild and Yizo Yizo. He also played the role of Christmas in the 1996 BBC mini-series Rhodes.

Shai has acted in many made-for-TV movies, including The Land of Dreams (1990), Inside (1996), La Ferme du crocodile (1996), The Place of Lions (1997) and The Gates of Cleveland Road (2000).

He also has an extensice feature film resume, which includes the following films:

Place of Weeping (1986)
Red Scorpion (1988)
Blind Justice (1988)
Schweitzer (1990)
Taxi to Soweto (1993)
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Hearts and Minds (1996)
Danger Zone (1997)
Fools (1997)
The Bone Snatcher (2003)
Critical Assignment (2004)

He played the lead role of Moses Mokoena - a Xhosa doctor who has to choose between his wife and a white woman he once loved 30 years ago - in the SABC2 mini-series Noah's Ark, from July to August, 2008.

From September to December, 2008, he played the lead role of Kgosi Matlakala, a former magistrate who opens a guest house and wedding chapel, in the SABC2 sitcom Moferefere Lenyalong.

In 2010 he starred as Bra Sporo in the SABC2 drama series Hola Mpinji.

He took over from Owen Sejake as Tiger Sibiya for the third season of the SABC1 drama series Zone 14, from the third season on, in 2010.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Jacob

Selogilwe "Selo" Namane

Selogilwe "Selo" Namane

Paddido

Patrick Thlaole

Dr. Kagiso Montshiwa

Dr. Kagiso Montshiwa

Bra Sporo

Contestant - Himself

Sizwe

Mr Dube

Umkhulu

Kgosi Matlakala

Kgosi Matlakala

Moses Mokoena

Presenter - Himself

Lucas Seakamela

Thabang

Edwin Thapelo

Enoch Sithole

Enoch Sithole

Enoch Sithole

Tiger Sibiya

Tiger Sibiya


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