Some things to know about Jazz legend and veteran Actress Charmaine Mtinta (Biography)

Charmaine Mtinta, born on July 20, 1972, is a South African actress best known for playing Nomeva on Smoke and Mirrors.

Moreover, she is also best known for playing the lead character Nomsa in the drama series Yizo Yizo on SABC1.

Mtinta is also known for her role as Zungasi in The River. Furthermore, she received the Avanti Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

Biography Profile of Charmaine Mtinta

A picture of Charmaine Mtinta Keswa, who plays Nomeva on Smoke and Mirrors
A picture of Charmaine Mtinta Keswa, who plays Nomeva on Smoke and Mirrors

Full name: Charmaine Mtinta Keswa
Date of birth: July 20, 1972
Place of birth: Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa
Education: East Side College (Music) and Indigo View Actors (Acting)
Height: 1.6m (Estimate)
Occupation: Actress
Known for: Zunga from The River, Nomeva from Smoke and Mirrors
Net worth: N/A
Nationality: South African

Early life

Charmaine Mtinta was born on July 20, 1972. Making her 51 years old as of 2023. She was born in Gugulethu,Cape Town, South Africa.

Moreover, the veteran actor is a big fan of classical music. And she grew up loving jazz, and even later in life, she still revealed that she was still in love with smooth jazz.

Education of Charmaine Mtinta

Mtinta was more into classical music at first. As a result, she opted to study music at East Side College. With a major in jazz music.

However, after some years, she went on to study acting at the Indigo View Actors Academy.

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Personal life

Charmaine Mtinta has two daughters. However, not much is known about them except the pictures Mtinta shares of them. She also has an additional last Keswa. Meaning she could be married or it could just be a family name.

So, not much information is disclosed about them or their father. As a result, her romantic and personal lives remain undisclosed to the public.

Mtinta and her family
Mtinta and her family

However, some aspects of her life are known. The actress has confessed to loving yoga and experimenting with oils and herbs for health. Moreover, the actress is a big lover of jazz music. In fact, she has a major in jazz.

Career Summary of Charmaine Mtinta

In the 2011 SABC1 sitcom Gauteng Maboneng, Charmaine portrayed the lead character of Lebo’s uncle Pearl’s gold-digging widow. In the 2012 and 2013 Mzansi Magic soap Inkaba, Charmaine played Aunt Lizzie.

Charmaine Mtinta (in red)and her Smoke and Mirrors fellow actors
Charmaine Mtinta (in red) and her Smoke and Mirrors fellow actors

Mtinta has acted on Isibaya, My Perfect Family, Tempy Pushas, Zibondiwe, Hope, and Igazi, among others. Furthermore, she plays Nomeva in the drama soap opera Smokes and Mirrors.

She had prayed for a theater role for a while and appeared in the show Xova, which recently won five awards at the Naledi Theatre Awards.

Moreover, she played Bongi in the soap opera Generations and appeared in the SABC1 soap opera Missing Link. She landed a recurring role in Zungazi in the 1Magic soap opera The River.

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She has been around for quite a while. We still don’t know her exact net worth. However, her salary is estimated to be around R40,000 upwards due to her experience.

But it would be foolish to think acting is her only source of income, as she could have other means of making money.


According to our estimates, the veteran actress Charmaine Mtinta stands at a height of about 1.6m.

However, as with all estimates,. We will update this figure if we get more reliable information.

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Social Media

Mtinta is on social media. She mostly uses Instagram, where she uses the username @charmaine.mtinta.

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