Lemogang Tsipa biography: career, childhood, Shaka iLembe and more

Lemogang Tsipa (born 6 May 1991) is a South African actor who has broken records. He is well-known for playing Shaka in Shaka iLembe, Impi in Amandla (2022) and Duma in Beyond the River.

Additionally, the actor is well-liked by many due to his role in the e.tv detective drama series Traffic!

Through a number of projects that feature his dramatic roles, the young actor has consistently demonstrated his natural flair for the business. You may learn everything about him right here.

Biography of Lemogang Tsipa

A picture of Lemogang Tsipa who plays Shaka on Shaka Ilembe and Impi on Amandla
A picture of Lemogang Tsipa who plays Shaka on Shaka Ilembe and Impi on Amandla

Full name: Lemogang Tsipa
Date of birth: 6th of May, 1991 (32 years old)
Place of birth: Cape Town, South Africa
Education: Richards Bay’s Grantleigh College.
Height: 1.76m
Occupation: Actor and Musician
Known for: Eye in the sky, Dark Tower (2017), etc,
Net worth: $250,000
Nationality: South African

Early life

Actor Lemogang was born in KwaZulu-Natal on the 6th of May 1991. Making him at least 32 years old as of 2023. He was raised there before becoming a well-known international figure.

Lemogang Tsipa who plays Shaka on Shka iLembe
Lemogang Tsipa who plays Shaka on Shka iLembe

The parents of Lemogang are Alfred and Sally Tsipa. He has two brothers and sisters. Although Lemogang Tsipa father passed away in 2017, his legacy as a respected Christian author and speaker is still vivid in people’s minds.

The actor is a native Zulu speaker and is also proficient in English. He has developed outstanding Xhosa conversational abilities over time, and he also speaks a basic level of Sesotho and Afrikaans.

Childhood background

Lemogang was an active kid who was also known for talking a lot. He was given the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder at the age of nine.

Which explains why he found solace in sports like chess, swimming, athletics, hockey, and soccer. It turns out that the actor decided to pursue acting as a career while he was in Grade 10. Lemogang received his education at Richards Bay’s Grantleigh College.

Education of Lemogang Tsipa

Lemogang struggled to persuade his parents that he wanted to pursue acting after matriculation. He enrolled in the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance with their approval and graduated from there in 2012 from there.

Since then, he has been in a number of movies alongside notable actors and actresses. Lemogang is a talented camera operator with a wealth of experience in film directing in addition to performing.

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Personal life

It is unknown whether Tsipa has a girlfriend/wife or kids. As he does not reveal this side of himself to the public.

However, we do like to imagine that he has had his fair share of love and romance. But as soon conclusive details on this part of his life are available. We will update ths section.

Career of Lemogang Tsipa

Lemogang Tsipa debuted on local television in “Forced love” and in the 2013 local film “Felix” (2012-2016).

His first significant international supporting role was as “Matt Laver,” the Mission Intel Coordinator, in the 2015 British thriller “Eye in the sky.”

Moreover, the same year, he was cast in another prominent international supporting role opposite Sir Kenneth Branagh in the 2015 film “Wallander,” in which he gave a moving performance.

More Career information

In terms of his body of work, he is known for the films “Alien Outpost,” “Homeland,” “Traffic,” “The Golden Rule,” “Cape Town,” “The Book of Negroes,” “Lazy Suzan,” “Jamillah and Aladdin,” “Black Sails,” “Jab,” “Roots,” “Oasi’s,” “Amandla,” “The Number,” and “The Dark Tower” (2017).

Furthermore, 2022, alongside Thabo Rametsi, he starred in Amandla, where he played Impi and thereafterin 2023, he played Shaka Zulu in Shaka iLembe. He also played Duma in Beyond The River.

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Net worth

While previous records estimated him to be around, $100,000. More recent records estimate that the actor is now worth around, $250,000 as of 2023.

Social media

He is represented by MLSA. So, you can book him via that agency. Furthermore, he is on Instagram, Facebook and presumably twitter also. On Instagram he uses his name as it is for his username @lemogangtsipa.


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