Profile / Biography
BIRTH NAME: Keamogetswe Trudy Leburu
STAGE NAME: Kea Leburu
DATE OF BIRTH: 10 February 1995
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kagiso, Gauteng
OCCUPATION: Actor and Dancer
Kea Leburu is a South African television actress best known for acting as Bontle on SABC1 soapie drama Skeem Saam.
Early Life and Background
Keamogetswe Trudy Leburu whose stage name is Kea Leburu was born on the 10th February 1995 in Kagiso township near Johannesburg, Gauteng. Kea was raised by her grandparents following the loss of both her parents – her father in 2004 and her mother a year later in 2005.
Kea attended Bosele Primary School, where she discovered her interest in and love for netball. She went on to matriculate from Mosupatsela High School.
In 2013, she was discovered by mentor Peter Se-Puma in Soweto and landed a cameo role on the e.tv soapie Rhythm City, which marked her screen acting debut. She was a dancer for the award-winning pop group Mafikizolo, from 2013 to 2014.
Kea was an extra on the SABC1 soapie Generations and the Mzansi Magic soapie Zabalaza. She also had a small role on a “Lokshin Bioskop” film on Mzansi Magic.
Kea is also notable for her guest-star role as Busi in the second season of the television programme Ngempela, and for appearing in the sitcom Ga Re Dumele as Magauta.
In 2017 Kea played the recurring role of Lily on the SABC2 telenovela Keeping Score, replacing Lecian Macpherson in the role. In 2018 she had a guest starring role in the season finale of the 1Magic drama series Unmarried.