Lerato Makhetha (born August 20, 1986), sometimes called Lerato Mofokeng, is a creative South African actor, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his recurring role as Ntando Sibeko on the SABC3 soapie Isidingo. He began his career as a musician, playing the saxophone in various jazz bands around Johannesburg.
He eventually transitioned to acting, landing his first role on Isidingo in 1998. Since then, Lerato Makhetha has appeared in a number of television shows and movies like The Legacy, Umlilo, and Baby Mamas, among others.
Lerato Makhetha is a versatile actor who can morph into any character he plays. He is known for his dedication to his craft and ability to disappear into a role. Whether playing a heroic figure or a villain, he always brings his unique intensity to the character.
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South African actor
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Lerato Makhetha|
|Stage Name:||Lerato Mofokeng|
|Born:||20 August 1986 (age 36 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Soweto, South Africa|
|Parents:||Jerry Mofokeng, Claudine Mofokeng|
|Siblings:||Tsakane Mofokeng, Palesa Mofokeng, Mpho Mofokeng, Mosa Mofokeng|
|Wife • Spouse:||Phetola Makhetha (m. 2014)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Children:||Lehakoe Makhetha, Leruo Makhetha|
|Occupation:||Actor • TV Personality|
Early Life & Education
Lerato Makhetha was born on August 20, 1986, in Soweto, South Africa, to a famous and veteran South African actor named Jerry Mofokeng.
His father is a very popular personality in the entertainment industry. His mother, on the other hand, is called Claudine Mofokeng. Although he was born in South Africa, he was raised in New York. His siblings are Tsakane Mofokeng, Palesa Mofokeng, Mpho Mofokeng, and Mosa Mofokeng.
Lerato Makhetha‘s family relocated to the United States when he was one year old. The relocation was because his father was awarded a scholarship to study at Columbia University.
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However, his parents relocated back to South Africa at age four. Regarding his education, he attended Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg. His theatrical ambitions began when he was 10 years old. He enrolled at the Drakenberg Boys Choir School, where he was trained as a pianist and vocalist.
After graduating from high school, Lerato Makhetha decided to further his musical studies at the National School of Arts (NSA), where he played lead roles in two musicals in 2001 and 2002. He received a National Senior Certificate in Popular, Jazz, and Contemporary Music.
In November 2014, South African celebrity and actor Lerato Makhetha married his longtime girlfriend, Phetola Makhetha, who he had been dating since 2006. In 2012, Phetola Makhetha gave birth to the couple’s first child – an adorable daughter they named Lehakoe Makhetha. Their second child, also a daughter, was called Leruo Makhetha.
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The couple’s wedding was held in November of 2014 in front of 100 guests at a luxury hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was considered one of the country’s most talked about weddings that year.
Lerato Makhetha is best known for taking over the role of Ntando Sibeko on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) 3 soap opera Isidingo, which had been played by Loyiso MacDonald before.
Lerato Makhetha was a guest one.tv’s Anthology Series eKasi: Our Stories in both the fourth and fifth seasons. After being on this show for a while, he was hired for Isidingo. Lerato Makhetha was one of the finalists on SABC 3’s reality show, The Final Cut, and he participated in the competition.
Lerato Makhetha‘s estimated net worth is $200,000. This includes earnings from his acting roles, as well as any other income sources he may have.
Lerato Makhetha has been working in the entertainment industry for many years and is likely to continue to do so for many years to come.
- Instagram handle: @Leratomakhetha_
- Twitter handle: @Leerahto