Amos Ketlele biography AKA Abel from Scandal in real life

Amos Chalale Ketlele (born 1971) simply known as Amos Ketlele is an actor and singer who hails from South Africa. His most well-known performance was as Gatanga in the hit television series Isidingo. Furthermore, he has recently received the role of Abel on etv’s Scandal. And in this article we will look into his life and work.

Biography of Amos Ketlele

A picture of Amos Ketlele who plays Abel on Scandal etv
A picture of Amos Ketlele who plays Abel on Scandal etv

Full name: Amos Chalale Ketlele
Date of birth: 1971 (52 years old)
Place of birth: Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Education: Performing Arts Workshop
Height: 1.85m
Occupation: Actor and singer
Known for: Abel on etv’s Scandal, Gatanga from Isidingo
Net worth: Unknown
Nationality: South African

Early life of Amos Ketlele

According to sources, Amos Ketlele was born in Soweto, which is Johannesburg, a city in Gauteng. Moreover, according to our analysis, the actor was born between 1970 and 1971. However, according to his agency, he is 52 years old as of 2023.

Amos Ketlele, far left, who played Gatanga on Isidingo
Amos Ketlele, far left, who played Gatanga on Isidingo

So, Amos Ketlele must have surely been born in 1971. However, Ketlele himself has not fully disclosed his actual date of birth as yet. If and when he does, we will update the section.


He earned his dance diploma from the Performing Arts Workshop in 1987. Afterwards, for two years, he was employed by the Free Flight Dance Group.

A picture of the new Abel on Scandal
A picture of the new Abel on Scandal

However, it’s unknown how old he was at the time nor how long after high school he took to get his dance diploma. In his memoir, he mentions a teacher named Ellington as having taught him tap dance.

Personal life of Amos Ketlele

According to research, the actor is either married or has been married before. It is unknown if he has children nor how many it any. However, we do know that the actor can play guitar and sing. He’s very well experienced in the arts.


He made his stage debut in the musical “the vast worlds” in 1987. In plays such as West Side Story, The Merry Widow, Ipi Ntombi, Summer Vacation in 1998, Soweto Tale in 2007, and Tap Roots in 2010, he has performed as a lead actor. However, that was just the beginning. After this, he moved to television roles.

On the Estate, he played the role of Ntate Phasha
On the Estate, he played the role of Ntate Phasha

Initially, he made appearances in a number of television programs, including Like Father Like Son, Generations, Isidingo, Gaz’lam, and Isidingo. In the serial Isidingo, he played a highly well-liked character. His character on Isidingo was Gatanga. Furthermore, he appeared on Isono and Ashes to Ashes as Baba Nkomonde. He also appeared as Ntate Phasha on the Estate.

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Amos Ketlele Filmography:

  • Ashes to Ashes as Baba Nkomonde
  • Ga Re Dumele as Guest Appearance
  • Gaz’lam as Kholifelo
  • Isidingo as Gatanga
  • Jacob’s Cross as Andile’s Spy 2
  • Like Father Like Son as Zweli Nxasana
  • Maseko Ties as Dr John Maseko
  • Soul Buddyz as Guest Star
  • Zero Tolerance as Themba Morogo


According to our his agency at, Amos is 1.85m. Which in more easier measurements is around 185cm. He is 6 foot 1 in American measurements. So, he’s quite tall by modern standards.

Social media

While we couldn’t say if he has an Instagram account or not. We do know that he has at least one Facebook account in his name and with his image. So, if you want to follow up on him. Find him on facebook as Amos Ketlele.