A look into the life of Award winning actress Didintle Khunou

Didintle Khunou is an actress, singer, voice artist, presenter, and MC from South Africa. She is well recognized for playing the lead character of Celie in the Johannesburg Theatre’s Janice Honeyman production of The Color Purple Musical. And more recently, she plays Esther in the e-TV series Isono from BET Africa.

Biography of Didintle Khunou

A picture of Didintle Khunou
A picture of Didintle Khunou

Full name: Didintle Khunou
Date of birth: 14 November 1992
Place of birth: Klerksdorp, North West
Education: University of Witwatersrand (Dramatic Arts)
Height: 1.61m (verified)
Occupation: Actress, singer, voice artist, producer, presenter, businesswoman and MC
Owner and founder: Galalela Mosadi Productions
Known for: Esther on Isono
Net worth: $150 000-$250 000
Instagram: didintle_khunou
Nationality: South African

Early Life

Didintle Khunou was born on November 14, 1992, in Klerksdorp, North West. She also has a twin named Boipelo Khunou, according to Briefly.co.za, proving that she wasn’t born alone. Khunou, a woman with blonde eyes that not many black people possess, was born a peculiarly attractive woman. Her mother is a medical technician and entrepreneur, while her father is a general practitioner.

She played Esther on BET Isono
She played Esther on BET Isono

According to sources, her parents also manage the Kwa-Mothakga Lodge in Klerksdorp. She therefore hails from an extremely wealthy family. which gave her the freedom to follow her dreams without having to worry too much about the normal consequences. The actress has not stated how big of a contribution her parents or siblings made to her career, though. Nonetheless, it seems like they were really encouraging of her.


She graduated from Klerksdorp’s elementary and high schools before enrolling at the University of Witwatersrand. where she received a BA in Theatrical Arts as her degree. ActorWize provided her with additional acting training. then to improve her acting abilities.

She also enrolled in Rajesh Gopie’s professional acting for film and television training. She had sufficient preparation when she went on to the auditions. Didintle received training at the Indigo Vision Advanced Actors Academy as well. which Steven Feinstein, a director and acting coach, established and led.

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Personal life

Her private life is a little mysterious. So, little is known about her romantic history or her ability to have children. She does, however, flaunt her sense of style on her Instagram profile. So when she’s not watching television, she likes to do that. In addition, she founded Galalela Mosadi Productions and serves as its CEO in addition to being a producer. a business that we feel specializes in making movies. Hence, even though you might not see her on screen, she might be working behind the scenes on some movies.


She owns a company named Galalela Mosadi
She owns a company named Galalela Mosadi

According to her agency, Didintle Khunou stands at a height of 1.61m according to her resume. Which is approximately 5 foot 3 or 5 foot 2 and a half. This is her un billed height without shoes on, so when she’s wearing heels she can add an additional 4 to 5cm on top. Giving her a billed height of up to 1.65m to 1.66m.

Net worth

According to briefly.co.za, the actress has a net worth of $150 000 to $250 000. So, no actual conclusive figure is available on her salary, only a Range of possible figures. Of which for perspective sake, when converted to Rands would be between R2.3 million to R3.3 million.

Career beginning

Didintle made her television acting debut in the recurring role of Modiehi in the SABC2 drama series Mamello, making her first appearance in the role in the Season 2 premiere on 31 August, 2016.

She returned to the role for Season 3 in 2017. She next landed a guest starring role in an episode of the SABC1 sitcom Single Galz, appearing in Season 2, Episode 12 (which aired on 23 April, 2018).

Didintle performed the part of Mapula repeatedly. The Throne is a telenovela on Mzansi Magic.
Didintle performed the part of Mapula repeatedly. The Throne is a telenovela on Mzansi Magic.

Moreover, in the same year, Didintle played the recurring role of Mapula. In the Mzansi Magic telenovela The Throne. Making her first appearance in Season 1, Episode 61 (which aired on 12 November, 2018).

Furthermore, in 2020, she and Stella Dlangalala were the featured guests in an episode of the SABC2 variety comedy series #Karektas. Which was hosted by Desmond Dube, in an episode which aired on 24 April (Season 2, Episode 11).

Furthermore, in 2020 year she landed the starring role of Esther Ndlovu in BET Africa’s first original telenovela, Isono: The Sin. In the show, her musically talented character is the daughter of a powerful matriarch who will stop at nothing to serve her own needs. Isono premiered on BET on Monday 27 July, 2020.



Didintle is also an award winning actress. She won the Naledi award and the Broadway World Online Award for ‘Best Lead Actress In a Musical – Female’ for her performance as Celie.

Social media

Didintle is mostly on Instagram but not very active. She has a following of only 23 thousand followers and she only posts once or twice a month on avarage. So, her following isn’t that huge. But when she does post, she mostly posts about body positivity. Moreover, the actress is also a producer and artist. She is the owner of Galalela Mosadi Productions.

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