The life of Andile of Sithole AKA Ndumiso from Scandal- From a herdsboy to Acting

Andile Sithole, 36, is a South African actor best known for his role as Ndumiso on Scandal. He is an award-winning actor, having received two nominations for best supporting actor in 2015 and 2020. Sithole is also the CEO and director of Jobert Productions SA. The now-famous actor also has a starring role in one of South Africa’s most popular shows, The Queen.

Biography Profile

A picture of Andile Sithole who plays Ndumiso on Scandal
A picture of Andile Sithole who plays Ndumiso on Scandal

Full name: Andile Sithole
Date of birth:  3 December 1988
Age: 36 years old
Place of birth/origin: Kwa-Zulu Natal
Famous for: Ndumiso from Scandal etv
Occupation: Actor, Singer
Education: Unisa (Bsc. Education)
Children: two Daughters
Spouse(s): MaThabethe Nokwanda Sithole
Net-worth: $150,000
Height: 1.68m
Nationality: South African

Early life of Andile Sithole

Andile Sithole, also known as Jobe, was born in the South African city of Durban, KwaZulu Natal. On December 3, 1988, he was born. At the age of 14, Andile moved from the countryside to pursue his passion. He had a life-changing epiphany while performing in a school play.

Furthermore, he had an epiphany that led him to his destiny; he realized at that moment that acting was for him. He then formed the Youth Dreams Team with his classmates, where he pursues his passion by performing in schools and hospices.

Andile Sithole had it tough growing up

Andile Sithole is living the life that many people wish for. However, things were not always this way from the start. Sithole grew up in the country, and his father died when he was a child. This left his mother with the responsibility of caring for him.

Andile Sithole is also a singer and poet
Andile Sithole is also a singer and poet

Andile recalls being kicked out of school after his father’s death for failing to pay his school fees. The rurals were tough, but he was tougher; after being kicked out of school for it, he took his story to the media, where he eventually found a sponsor to pay his school fees.

Struggles with Tertiary funding

But this was only the beginning. Tertiary funding was an even more difficult barrier to overcome after completing his matriculation. Sithole was forced to work odd jobs to pay for his tertiary education due to financial constraints.

He applied for and paid for a degree in education at Unisa. This was prior to the introduction of NSFAS. Andile, on the other hand, knew he wanted to be an actor from a young age.

Acting career of Andile Sithole

Andile wrote plays and performed them with his friends for hospices and other charitable organizations. “Crime does not pay,” one of his early plays, was a play about crime. He continued on this path until light shone on him.

A picture of Ndumiso from Scandal on etv
A picture of Ndumiso from Scandal on etv

After numerous theatrical performances, a door opens and he lands his big break, a role on Scandal. This was a dream come true, and one of the odd jobs he did was herding cows. So, how did you get from being a herdboy to being in the magic box? This meant a lot to him. And when one door opens, many more do as well.

Andile went on to play major roles in shows such as The Queen and others. Furthermore, he was able to experiment with his second love, music. He collaborated with DJ Naves on the Gqom track Khawuleza.

Net-worth and personal life

Ndumiso from Scandal and his real life wife and kids
Ndumiso from Scandal and his real life wife and kids

Apart from that, Andile Sithole is a married man with two daughters. So, if you go through his social media, you will find a lot of his pictures with his wife and kids. His net worth is estimated to be U$150 000, proving that if you wait long enough, your dreams will come true. Andile is a multilingual speaker who is fluent in IsiZulu, Sesotho, English, and IsiXhosa.

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While his unknown to its exact accuracy. We estimate the actor to be at least 1.67m to 1.68m. These are our estimates based on comparative analysis. However, we will update this section when we find more conclusive results.

Social media

To find Andile Sithole, you would have to look for his agency. Which we currently don’t have. However, you can find him on Instagram as @andile_sithole.

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