Profile / Biography
BIRTH NAME: Nambitha Ben-Mazwi
DATE OF BIRTH: 01 December 1988
PLACE OF BIRTH: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
OCCUPATION: Actress and Television Personality
Nambitha Ben-Mazwi is a South African actor best known for acting as Shado on etv soapie drama Scandal and as Lulama on e.tv telenovela Broken Vows.
Early Life and Background
Nambitha Ben-Mazwi was born on the 01st December 1988 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.
Nambitha Ben-Mazwi Qualifications
Nambitha Ben-Mazwi attended Collegiate Girls High School. After matriculating from Collegiate Girls High School, she moved to Cape Town to complete her Honours Degree in Business Science at the University of Cape Town.
Nambitha Ben-Mazwi’s first starring role in television was as Unathi Mweli, the bitchy sister of a man who is arrested for the murder of a stripper, in the Mzansi Magic mystery drama series Doubt.
Whilst living in New York she played the character of Tamara in the drama series Black Mirror, based on the UK series of the same name.
In 2015 she was added as a wildcard entry to the Top 11 of the reality competition Presenter Search on 3, in which thousands of hopefuls auditioned to be one of three new presenters for three of SABC3’s flagship shows.
In 2016 she played a minor role in the second season of the eKasi+ police procedural series Traffic!, which also aired on e.tv.
In 2017 she starred as Lulama, an aspiring designer who manages the bridal couture department at Yours Truly Concepts, in the e.tv telenovela Broken Vows. The series aired from April 2017 to April 2018.
Also in 2017, she played the role of Nandi in the BET miniseries Madiba, which aired in South Africa on Discovery Channel.
In 2018 she starred as Benathi in the SABC1 drama series Diamond City.
In 2019 she landed a recurring role on the e.tv soapie Scandal! as Chardonay (better known as Shado).