Brenda Mhlongo (born 14 August 1980) is a multifaceted South African actress, singer, and dancer. She is very popular for many roles she had landed in the entertainment industry. She is a reputable person in the entertainment circle.
The acting sensation is very remarkable for casting in the Mfundi Vundla produced soap opera Generations: The Legacy. Many viewers of the show love her for playing the wife of Jack Mabaso ‘Nandi’.
She left the soap opera after being in the show for years and acknowledges her outgoing nature for her success. After her exit from the show, rumors circulated that Brenda got a sack later. She denied these unconfirmed reports.
Brenda Mhlongo disclosed to Drum Magazine that her contract had not been extended.
|Full Name:||Brenda Mhlongo|
|Born:||14 August 1980 (age: 41 years)|
|Place of Birth:||KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa|
|Children:||Zama Mhlongo • Snikiwe Mhlongo • Nethezeko Mhlongo|
|Occupation:||Actress • Dancer • Presenter|
Brenda Mhlongo was born on 14 August 1980 in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She grew up in the township 12 km north of Durban.
She started to exhibit her interest in acting in her teenage days. At sixteen, she started exploring her potential in acting.
She is famous for being a cast member of the soap opera Generations. She has not disclosed anything about her family to the media including The Nation. She is yet to also reveal her educational background to the media.
Brenda Mhlongo is married to the theatrical director named Edmund Mhlongo. The duo lived together as husband and wife for over 20 years.
Some reports covered that Brenda Mhlongo got married to her husband at the age of 18. She was heartbroken to hear that Edmund is married to another woman, identified as Nkosi Mpanza.
With his new bride, they celebrated their umembeso at her home in Mandeni in KwaZulu-Natal on Good Friday. These events allegedly happened without her knowledge or approval.
According to New24, the wedding happened behind her back. She is a mother of three children; Zama Mhlongo, Snikiwe Mhlongo, and Nethezeko Mhlongo.
Birthday celebrations come with a lot of boxes housing several presents, right? But Brenda’s 2018 present couldn’t be boxed, she was gifted a brand new BMW 2 Series. The convertible ride had a slick black interior. She couldn’t be happier.
Brenda has made a name for herself in the competitive entertainment industry. She has managed to balance her profession with her family duties.
After the exit of the popular actress Fundiswa Zwane from the South African television drama series ‘Imbewu’, the production house appointed Brenda Mhlongo as her replacement. She then played the role of KaMadonsela.
She has appeared in stage performances in countries outside the African continent. Brenda has performed in Germany, North America, and Hong Kong.
Her exceptional performances have earned her several awards and recognitions. She has taken home two international awards from notable award sponsors.
For five years, Brenda toured North America while she played the role of Rafiki.
She played other several roles and appeared in many other shows. She made a remarkable first appearance playing Mam Ngwenya in the Anthology series dubbed eKasi: Our Stories.
Brenda Mhlongo was also cast in Ihawu as Ntswaki Mhlongo. She has also worked as a presenter. She was the guest presenter at the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s Crown Gospel Music Awards.
She was also a guest on the entertainment show Top Billing. In the soap opera Uzalo, Brenda Mhlongo was cast as Buhle.
She joins Muzi Mthabela, who replaced Tony Kgoroge as the lead, Zimele Bhengu. The show boasts over three million views daily.
Brenda is active on social media and is active on many social media handles. She shares pictures of her work, lifestyle, and other moments worth sharing.
- Instagram handle @BrendaMhlongo.
The multi-talented actress and presenter has established herself in the entertainment industry. She lives in a comfortable apartment, drives the car of her choice, and is living fine independently. Brenda Mhlongo has an estimated net worth of US$500,000.