Zazi Kunene biography: Career, Personal Life, Boyfriend, Smoke and Mirrors, Jiva! and more

Born on May 17, 1999, Zazi Kunene is a South African actress, dancer, and singer who gained recognition for her role as Nolwazi on Jiva and for her role as Sindi on Smoke and Mirrors (2023).

Biography of Zazi Kunene

A picture of Zazi Kunene who plays Sindi on SMoke and Mirrors
A picture of Zazi Kunene who plays Sindi on SMoke and Mirrors

Name: Zazi Kunene
Date of birth: May 17, 1999
Age: 23 years old
Place of birth: Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Education: Helen O’Grady Academy & Witwatersrand University
Occupation: Actress, Dancer and Singer
Known as: Nolwazi on Jiva and Sindi on Smoke and Mirrors
Height: 1.52m
Nationality: South African

Early life

In the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), Pietermaritzburg, Zazi Kunene was born on May 17, 1999. Moreover, due to her childhood-onset fluency issue, Zazi had to deal with bullying in school while growing up in Pietermaritzburg, KZN.

Zazi Kunene from Netflix's Jiva
Zazi Kunene from Netflix’s Jiva

Her mother was forced to enroll her in Helen O’Grady Drama Academy as a result. After enrolling at the drama school, she says her confidence improved. She started to fall in love with acting.

Furthermore, when she was doing grade 11 in high school, she realized that she had the talent of being a performer. Moreover, Zazi’s newfound confidence led her to win multiple roles throughout her high school years.

Including one in the re-enactment of the Mbongeni Ngema production Sarafina! done by the University of Kwazulu-Natal in 2016.

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Education of Zazi Kunene

Zazi Kunene attended a drama school, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, where she developed skills in art. So, in 2018, she enrolled at the University of Witwatersrand to study drama. However, she has not shared her graduation photos.

Personal Life

According to our research. It is not known who the actress is dating or if she is in a relationship. However, her Instagram shows her love for classy fashion. Furthermore, the actress also does some gigs.

So, her life is pretty much a dream from the outside. However, if she reveals more about her life, we will update this section.

Zazi Kunene career

In 2007 she performed her first role as King Duncan in Macbeth. And in 2016, she did the re-enactment of the Mbongeni Ngema production Sarafina!, done by the University of Kwazulu-Natal.

Moreover, in her first year of study at University of Witswaterstand, she landed a role at Wits School of the Arts Open Forum production titled Ukuvuna at the Soweto Theatre.

Sindi from Smoke and Mirrors
Sindi from Smoke and Mirrors

The Netflix star was also cast in a Joburg Theatre production called History, her first time on a stage of that magnitude. Zazi was also cast in Vuselela, a production that was showcased at the National Arts Festival in 2018.

Moreover, in 2019, she was cast in her first lead role in a short film titled Moya, which was awarded the “Best Student Film” award at the South African Film and Television Awards in 2020.

This was followed by a role in the made-for-TV film Emalangeni and her superb acting in the horror film Pinky Pinky.

Moreover, she played a role that set her apart from her peers, as she received rave reviews for playing twin characters Nomzamo and Nomava.

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According to her profile, she is 1.52m tall. This is her official height, according to her agency at Canvas Cam. However, as regards to her networth or salary, there currently is’nt an estimate.

Social Media

She is on Instagram, where she has 71.5k followers. Moreover, she shares her lifestyle and influencer gigs on Instagram. However, it is not known if she is on Facebook or not.

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