Zolisa Xaluva is a South African actor and businessman dubbed one of his generation’s finest actors. He is popularly known for his roles in the Drama series Generations as Jason and Gomora as Melusi Dlamini.
Full name: Zolisa Xaluva
Date of birth: 13 June 1981
Age: 42 years old
Place of birth: New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Wife: not married (single)
Early life, age
Born on 13 June 1981, Zolisa is 42 years old on his birthday in 2023. The veteran actor was born in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
At 11, his family moved to Johannesburg, where he spent some of his childhood.
They later moved to Pretoria, where he stayed with most of his extended family and enjoyed part of his growing up.
Zolisa Xaluva’s wife, family, children, parents, and girlfriend
The veteran actor was born to Thando and Nombuyiselo Xaluva, mother and father, respectively. He is the third child out of four children.
Currently, Zolisa is not married, and he said he doesn’t feel ready to have another person. In doing so, he does not have any known children. Zolisa does not have a girlfriend as, well.
Zolisa Xaluva’s business empire and net worth
Indeed, Zolisa boasts of his success in entrepreneurship. He even left Gomora on a mutual agreement to give more attention to his growing business empire despite being one of the most paid stars of the show.
Zolisa owns Lakey Media, a talent agency based in Sandton. The company employs over 50 employees, and it deals with voice-over artists, rising actors, professional athletes, dancers, singers, musicians, and news anchors.
However, the rumour mill has it that he is into real estate and has several properties across Mzansi listed under Airbnb.
As of 2023, Zolisa’s net worth is estimated at R30 million.
Zolisa Xaluva’s education and academic qualifications
The veteran actor completed his Matric in Pretoria with flying grades.
He furthered his education and studied Media Studies and Communication Science at Technikon Witwatersrand, a course he did not finish due o financial constraints.
Zolisa tried many means to raise school fees before leaving campus but was denied by the school authorities.
He returned to Port Elizabeth, where he joined an arts and culture group which toured schools, performing plays for schoolchildren. He later returned to Pretoria and studied drama at Technikon Pretoria, graduating in 2003.
Zolisa Xaluva’s legendary career
The veteran actor went through the theatres where he was natured into a professional actor. He later found his breakthrough when he joined SABC 1’s drama series Tsha Tsha as Lwazi Mboweni.
This role opened even more doors as he signed a dream contract with the country’s best and most-watched drama series of that time, Generations, in 2005, playing the role of Jason Malinga.
Whilst with Generations, he landed minor roles on Rhythm City HHP’s Manager and SABC 1’s miniseries Gugu no Andile and SABC 1′ drama series Tshisa season 2.
After Generations, he joined Gomora playing the role of Gomora High Principal and husband to Gladys (Thembi Seete) before he left the show to focus on a mutual agreement to focus on his businesses in 2022.
Zolisa Xaluva TV roles
- Generations – Season 1 as Jason
- Gomora – Season 1 as Melusi
- Hustle (2016) – Season 1 as Bra X
- Igazi – Season 2 as Uncle Luvo
- Rhythm City – Season 1 as HHP’s Manager
- The Queen – Season 2 & 3 as Diamond Mabuza
- The South African Music Awards – Season 19 as Presenter
- The Throne – Season 1 as Sello
- Tsha Tsha – Season 3 & 4 as Lwazi Mboweni
- Tshisa – Season 2 as Fashion Photographer
- uGugu no Andile – Season 1 as Khutso
- Zabalaza (2013) – Season 2 & 3 as Sydney Lwana