Ronnie Nyakale is a two-time South African actor award winner who regularly plays as a tough gangster. He is popularly known for his appearances on Blood Diamond (2006), Machine Gun Preacher (2011) and Generations: The Legacy since 2016.
Full name: Ronnie Nyakale
Date of birth: 1973
Age: 50 years old
Place of birth: Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
Wife: Lebegang Mashilo
Children: 2 (two)
Net worth: R900 000
Ronnie Nyakale’s age, early life
Coming out of Soweto, South Africa, the veteran actor is now 50 years old as of 2023. With a different style from many stars in the industry, Ronnie managed to channel his poor background into a flair that fans love to watch on television.
Ronnie Nyakale’s children, wife
The serial award winner made sure not to disclose his personal life that much. However, we can confirm that Ronnie is married to his longtime wife, Lebegang Mashilo. The couple is blessed with two daughters that Ronnie said he is fond of.
Ronnie Nyakale’s family, mother, siblings
Speaking to TVSA, Ronnie revealed that his mother is one of the people who really know about his personal life. This confirmed that Ronnie’s mother is still alive, but there is no information about his father.
Also, when he spoke of his protective role on Generations: The Legacy, he revealed that he once did the same when growing up. He said that he once got involved with his cousin’s boyfriend when he disrespected his home and family. This also tells us that Ronnie is a family man.
Is Ronnie Nyakale a bad boy in real life?
Scandals are never away from the 50 year old actor who is a bad boy onscreen. Allegations are coming in many forms that Ronnie is actually a bad boy in real life. He denied the accusations but fellow celebs like Amanda Dupont confirmed to his use of muti among other things to be strong. Amanda spoke of this when she openned up about her rape by Jub Jub and Ronnie was one of the guys he spotted on the case. Miraculously, the dockets of the case disappeared and this is exactly what Ronnie can do on the television. He also trended and went to court for abducting a journalist and the case vanished with him free. He denies all the stories around him as fake but it has left many fans with so many questions.
Ronnie Nyakale’s academic qualifications, education
After finishing his matric in Soweto, Ronnie enrolled to study acting and drama but he never disclosed the institution.
Ronnie Nyakale’s career and awards
In 1999, he made his film debut with a short film titled Portrait of a Young Man Drowning. In the same year, he acted in the SABC1 television drama series Yizo yizo with the role “gangster Papa Action”, where he later won the Best Supporting Actor Award in the Drama Series category at the NTVA Avanti Awards.
As Gangster Papa Action, he showed Mzansi what they havent seen before. There havent been any actor who can portray a gangster character like he did. He went on to find many other shows, movies and drama roles as a gangster. Below is a list of his appearances on Television.
1999 – Portrait of a Young Man Drowning as Shadow (Short film)
1999 – Yizo Yizo Ben “Papa Action” Mokoena (TV Series)
2001 – Dr Lucille: The Lucille Teasdale Story (TV Movie)
2001 – Transit Cafe as Vuyo (TV Movie)
2002 – In Desert and Wilderness (Film)
2006 – Blood Diamond as Digger 1 (Film)
2006 – A Place Called Home as Sylvester (TV Series)
2008 – Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema as Zakes Mbolelo (Film)
2008 – Silent Witness as Mizinga (TV Series)
2010 – Jozi as Feather duster salesman (Film)
2010 – State of Violence as Strike (Film)
2011 – Machine Gun Preacher as AJ (Film)
2011 – Lucky as Moli (Film)
2013 – Zaziwa as Himself (TV Series)
2013 – Durban Poison as Black man (Film)
2013 – Avenged Captain Stone (Film)
2015 – Kingmakers (TV Series)
2015 – The Call as Customer (Short film)
2016 – Dora’s Peace as Vusi (Film )
2017 – Generations: The Legacy as Cosmo (TV Series)
2017 – Number Number as Capt. Stone (TV Series)
Ronnie Nyakale’s net worth
With a number of drama series under his belt, Ronnie has managed to take home much. He is also an entrepreneur, even though his business is not yet prominent. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at R900 000.