Sibongiseni Shezi (born March 17, 1993) is a fast-rising South African actress. She is best known for playing Hleziphi on the SABC 1 drama series Uzalo.
Though she is new in the industry, she is exceptional and has built a decent fanbase from her roles on screen. Many love her for her confident personality, hairstyle, and more.
|March 17, 1993 (age 30 years)
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|Hleziphi in Uzalo
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Sibongiseni Shezi was born on March 17, 1993, in the coastal city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. She had her primary and high school education in South Africa.
After matric, Shezi enrolled for a Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance Cum Laude at AFDA.
In 2019, the actress joined the South African most-watched soap opera Uzalo. She appeared among other hopefuls at the audition for the lead role.
Later, the producers of the show gave her the role of Hleziphi. She has also appeared in other television shows and feature films. Sibongiseni played the lead role in the 2020 film Tokoloshe – The Calling.
Other television shows she has featured include Inkunzi, KwaGhebhezi, Missing, Ordinary People, Reincarnation, Run, and The Last Dance.
In April 2022, she has featured on the front page of TV Plus with the headline: Hleziphi and Nonka: Best friends fight over Mr. Right.
Sibongiseni Shezi is in a romantic relationship. Although she posted a picture of the lucky man in her life on Instagram, she withheld her boyfriend’s name.
Many Uzalo viewers would expect her to be a love bird as she is on screen. She loves her lover in real life more than her onscreen lover Clyde.
Although many viewers love the actress for her mind-blowing acting skills, her body is another center of attraction. She strictly follows her workout routine and is happy to share her progress on social media.
Her hairstyle is another reason many viewers and fans love her. Sibongiseni appears in many roles with many beautiful styles.
While many know her for the dreadlock she kept, she has also done braids and other local hairstyles.
Shezi is also a talented ballet dancer. In June 2013, she shared a throwback photo of her working on her ballet fingers in room 17 with other kid dancers.
As a dancer, she has also displayed her dance skills in her pictures on social media. At eight years, she had her first ballet examination.
Sibongiseni has profiles across popular social media platforms. She first shared a post on Instagram on August 26, 2012. Since then, she has continued to gain a huge fan base. She is also on other platforms like TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter.
Shezi has boosted her reputation with many awards, recognitions, and mentions by top brands. She was the recipient of the Best Actress at the Simon Sabela Awards for her groundbreaking performance in the 2018 film titled Run.
Although many prominent actresses competed in the category, Shezi bagged the award. She is a remarkable personality in the entertainment industry.
Uzalo is one of the most-watched soap operas in South Africa that features many prominent actors. Shezi, who plays Hleziphi on the show, reportedly earns a monthly salary of R25 000 to R35 000.
Sibongiseni Shezi is currently living the life she dreamed. She has a net worth of US$80 000, which is 1.3 million in Rand, as of June 2022.
Although she started as a graduate, she has built a decent fanbase and financial source.