BIRTH NAME: Sophie Lichaba (nee Mphasane)
DATE OF BIRTH: 1972
PLACE OF BIRTH: Soweto, Gauteng
OCCUPATION: Actress and Event Organizer
HUSBAND: Max Lichaba
EX-HUSBAND: Themba Ndaba and Bishop Keith Harrington
CHILDREN: Rudo Ndaba and Lwandle Ndaba
Sophie Lichaba formerly Sophie Ndaba is a South African actress and businesswoman best known for acting as Queen Moroka for about 20 years in the soap Generations.
Early Life , Background And Childhood
Sophie Ndaba Lichaba was born in 1972 in Soweto, Gauteng. After coming back to South Africa from Zimbabwe where she did her O levels, Sophie had made a decision to take her life to another level and was determined to make it a resounding success, which is when she became a photographic model and later moved on to Acting.
She attended high school in Zimbabwe.
Sophie Lichaba is married to businessman Max Lichaba. She has two children namely Rudo Ndaba and Lwandle Ndaba.
She was married to actor Themba Ndaba (1998–2007) and Bishop Keith Harrington (2011–2013).
Sophie Ndaba (Lichaba) has acted in a few television series such as: Class of 92, supporting roles in Thlaranthlope and Yizo Yizo 1. This was complemented by her cameo appearances in Egoli 1992 and later Soul City. Sophie made her big screen debut in the industry by featuring in hit movie called Gog Helen in 2013.
In 2016, she was guest judge in the final Miss South Africa 2016 beauty pageant, venue in the Carnival City´s Big Top Arena, Gauteng, South Africa.
In 2015/2016 Sophie played Harried on the SABC3 casino telenovela High Rollers and in May 2016 she was signed to Isidingo to play Nkadimeng, mother to the characters Lerato and Kamogelo.
She is the owner of event management company called Sophla Events.
In recognition of her excellence and popularity with her fans as the character Queen over the years Sophie has been nominated for various awards including:
- Nominee – People Magazine Crystal Awards in 2003,
- Nominee – Elle Sunday Times Style Awards in the category of Most Stylish Actress in a Soapie 2003, 2004 and 2005, 2008.
- Nominee – Safta Best Soap Actress in 2006,
- Nominee – Former Duku Duku Awards for Best Soap Actress 2002, 2003 and 2006.
- Nominee – People Magazine Crystal Award for Favorite actress and Most Popular Celebrity 2008
- Nominee – You Magazine spectacular Awards 2008, 2010, 2011 in the category Most Popular Female Celeb
- Nominee – You Magazine Spectacular Favorite Actress award 2010, 2011
- Nominee – Sunday Times Next Generation Brand Survey Awards 2012 – Category Coolest TV Female Star
- Latest Nomination – Sunday Times Next Generation Brand Survey Awards 2013 – Category Most Popular TV Female Star
- Drum magazine- favorite actress
- Won – Duku Duku Award Best Soap Actress Award 2003
- Won – Kellogs Star in You Kids Award for Favorite soap Actress 2006
- Won – Golden Horn Award for Best comic Actor in 2009
- Won – You Magazine Award for Favorite Actress 2010
- Won – Sunday Times Next Generation Brand Survey Awards 2012 as Coolest TV Female Star
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