Dawn Thandeka King biography, age, husband, children, family, education, career, net worth
Dawn Thandeka King is a South African musician, motivational speaker, and award-winning actress popularly known for her role on the South African drama series Uzalo as MaNgcobo.
She later moved to join Mzansi Magic telenovela DiepCity, where she starred as Mashenge.
Thanks to her outstanding skills, Dawn is now one of the most respected and most famous actresses in South Africa as of 2023.
Full name: Dawn Thandeka King
Age: 46 years old (1 0ctober 1977)
Place of birth: Eshowe, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Marital status: Married (Mlungisi Duncan)
Children: 5 (five)
Occupation: Actress, musician, Media personality, motivational speaker
Net worth: R4.5 million
Dawn Thandeka King’s age. Early life
Born on 1 October 1977, Dawn Thandeka King will be 46 years old in October 2023.
She was born and bred in Eshowe, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. She grew up with her mother and her grandmother.
Unfortunately, her grandmother passed away, but there is not much information about her mother.
Before her fame, Thandeka used to work in the Tourism industry before she decided to quit and follow her dreams in the acting industry.
Dawn Thandeka King’s husband, divorce, children, family
In 2002, Thandeka married his wealthy husband, Jabulani Msomi, and the couple stayed together for a long time.
Things went upside down in 2016 when rumours started coming out about their challenges. In 2017, the couple divorced after 15 years together.
Dawn and Jabulani had five adorable children who are now living with their mother.
After her divorce from Jabulani, Dawn moved on with fellow actor Mlungisi Duncan, who is playing the role of a corrupt police officer, Mthethwa, on the Mzansi Magic telenovela,
Gomora. As of 2023, Duncan and Dawn have no kids.
Dawn Thandeka King’s education and academic qualifications
The veteran actress did her matric in Eshowe, where she grew up with her grandmother.
After completing her secondary education, she went on to study Drama studies at Technikon Natal (now known as DUT).
Dawn Thandeka King’s career, Uzalo, DeipCity, music
After quitting her job as a service assistant in the Tourism industry, Dawn made her debut appearance in 2012 on INkaba, A Mzansi Magic drama series.
She starred as a housemaid, Anele, and her flirtatious character made her even more popular.
Her skills were clear for everyone to see, giving birth to the outstanding, award-winning career she has today.
A few years later, she signed for Mzansi’s most viewed drama series of the time (2015-2021), Uzalo as Lindiwe Xulu, a role that made her one of the best actresses in the country.
She won many awards to show for her outstanding work.
She later joined DiepCity as Mashenge, a completely different role from what Mzansi had been used to seeing her doing on the screen.
Mashenge is an old mother who doesn’t have any flirting characteristics.
It’s fair to say that Thandeka is embracing her growing age and doing that so well.
In her music career, Thandeka performed indigenous music at the Land Reform exhibition in NASREC in August 2013. She was invited to perform at The Plat4orm theatre in Bezuidenhoed in Johannesburg for Women’s Month 2013.
She also shot a short film called Black Silence in November 2013.
Dawn was recalled to perform her indigenous music at The Land Reform Exhibition in February 2014, this time held at the Event’s Exhibition Center in Pretoria.
She was also involved in two short films called Untitled and Hlezephi, which were directed by Rethabile Mathobi and Tony Miyambo.
These short films were part of the Youth Film Project called Mandela’s children.
Dawn Thandeka King’s net worth
Despite Uzalo having a track record of underpaying cast members, Dawn has a lot in her bank account.
The celebrated actress is good at her craft, and her bank balance is bagging a whopping $ 300,000.