Lebogang Austin Mgidi (born 26 December 1995-1997) also known simply as Lebogang Mgidi is a South African actor, photographer and father.
He is best known for playing Linda on etv’s Scandal. A man who pretends to be a woman to get a job which was discriminatively opened for women only.
In this article we will detail all we know about the actor and his background.
Biography of Lebogang Mgidi
Full name: Lebogang Austin Mgidi
Date of birth: 26 December 1995-1997 (estimate year)
Place of birth: Midrand, Gauteng
Education: Tshwane University of Technology (Drama)
Occupation: Actor and Photographer
Known for: Linda on etv’s Scandal
Accolades: 2x International Award Winner
Nationality: South African
Lebogang Mgidi was born on the 26th of December in the mid to late 1995-1997. So, as of 2023, we believe he is around 26-29 years old.
The thespian was born in Midrand, in Gauteng. He was born in a Christian family devoted to God. So, Mgidi himself turned out to be God fearing and a strong believer.
According to our recent research, Mgidi was still in high school in 2015. Afterwards, he studied Drama at the Tshwane University of Technology. That’s where he got his theatrical training from.
He believes in the meisner technique of acting. So, instead of focusing on the character’s inner feelings, he focuses on the reactions of the other characters around him.
This method is contrasted from the method acting techniques. In which the character tries to understand the psychological and emotional aspects of the character they play.
Personal life of Lebogang Mgidi
After his role on Scandal as a cross dresser, some started questioning his sexuality. But, the truth is, Mgidi is at least attracted to women as he has a child. He hasn’t shown his child off to the world but acknowledged being a dad.
So, this eliminates all possibilities of him being gay, or a transgender female. While we don’t know who the baby mamma is, we do know that he has at least one child.
Career of Lebogang Mgidi
Before we get into the acting. Lebogang is actually a photographer, and according to his Instagram, he has won 2 international awards, most likely in photography.
Linda is a new character that has been presented on Scandal etv. He introduced himself as a professor in the Scandal drama when he first appeared on the show.
And, was looking for a job from Malume Mdu. Later, he worked for CJ as a social media marketer. He discovered while working for CJ that NFH is seeking a journalist who is youthful, dynamic, and full of fresh ideas. He went to try his luck, only to overhear that they were looking for a female employee.
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According to our estimates, Lebogang Mgidi is at least 1.72m tall. Meaning he’s about 172cm tall in more relatable measurements. However, such are only our estimates, we don’t actually know his actual height and his agency’s website is unreachable at the time of this publication.
If you’re trying to reach out to him. He is on Instagram as @austinlebo_m. Furthermore, he has up to 24 posts as of now. He shares his theatrical work and some pictures with friends and colleagues. Moreover, he is on Facebook as Lebogang Mgidi, you can see his picture to verify it’s his account as there are a lot of accounts with similar names.