Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Biography – Age, Net Worth, Wife, Children & Facts

FULL NAME : Sello Maake Ka-Ncube
STAGE NAME : Maake Ka-Ncube
NET WORTH : US $ 13 million
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born 12 March 1960 (age 58)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Orlando, Soweto
OCCUPATION : South African actor and voice actor
NATIONALITY : South Africa

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is one of the most popular and most celebrated South Africa actors, he was born Sello Maake and raised in his father’s land. The veteran actor later changed his name to Maake Ka-Ncube in honor of his stepfather who raised him. This handsome man is one of the most famous faces in South Africa who is widely known everywhere from the streets of Johannesburg down to the Cape, by the young and the old folks.

The fact that he is a very popular man doesn’t mean he is known by the entire world, perhaps you may know little or nothing about the gifted and prominent actor, that is the major reason we are creating his biography. When South Africa Movie Industry is being discussed anytime the first name that comes to mind is Sello Maake Ka-Ncube , we understand that several person from South Africa know this celebrity very well but people from other side of the world may not know much about the simple man. This profile is going to introduce him to the entire world proper by revealing facts about him that people didn’t know.

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube has performed in theatre, film and television both in his native land, as well as in the USA, Britain, Canada and Europe making him one of the most travelled South African celebrity. The SA movie star is well known in his native country for the leading role in the long running ETV soap opera Scandal! (South Africa soap) as Lucas “Daniel” Nyathi.

Early Life And Background

Ka-Ncube was born in Orlando, Soweto South Africa, in 1960, but his biological father didn’t raised him, he was raised in Atteridgeville, Pretoria by his kindhearted stepfather. While he was growing up, when he is home alone doing nothing , his escapes was watching movies and perhaps, that’s where the inspiration came from.

Personal Life: Wife And Children

He married a woman called Palesa Mboweni in 2013 but unfortunately they weren’t meant to be together as the union lasted for eight months only. He was previously involve in römance with some South African beauty, which include actress Nambitha Mpumlwana and jazz singer Gloria Bosman. For many years he has been very protective of his privacy especially when it comes to matters of his children. He doesn’t mention them in an interview and he has never failed in that aspect. He reveals that he love being called dad and that is one of his greatest achievement on earth. He lost the eldest of his kids in a fatal motor accident. They use to be six children but after the death of one, they are now reduced to five in numbers namely;

  • Neo Tsagae (30),
  • Lerato (28),
  • Lindo (16),
  • Onkgopotse (14) and
  • Akhona (11).

Career : Movie Acting & Television Show

It is no longer news that Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is one of the most sought after South African actor today, he is also one of the richest as well . He has starred in more than 100 movies , he over-performed during the 90s and was able to feature in several firms including; Todliche Gaschafte (1991), The Rutanga Tapes (1990), Wheels and Deals (1991),A South Africa Tale (2005) A Dry White Season (1989), The Good Fascist (1992), Bopha! (1993), Taxi to Soweto (1993), and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) to name a few. Aside that, he has played roles in several plays in South Africa, New York, London’s West End, and Royal Shakespeare Company.

Some of the play he has appeared include The King Lion, Titus Andronicus, The Good Woman of the Starkville, Smallholding, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Othello and The Suit which he played both in South Africa and at the London’s National Theatre.

He has also appeared in some Television show and one of them is “Generations” where he played a major role as a rich businessman named Archie Moroka, the TV show remains one of the longest running TV shows in the country. After that, he appeared in “Bophelo Ke Semphekgo” and “Scandal”. The circumstances he faced during this Television show necessitated him to leave the show, he had some payment wrangles with the management and he was forced to put an end to it.

He also had a brief stint in the soap and left that path in 2002 before he decided to pursue his career abroad.

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube : Theatre

  • Othello
  • The Suit
  • Smallholding
  • Raisin in the Sun
  • The Good Woman of Sharkville
  • Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner
  • Prophets in The Black Sky
  • The Lion King
  • Aaron
  • Titus Andronicus


  • 2005 Othello: A South African Tale
  • 1993 Djadje: Last Night I Fell Off a Horse
  • 1993 Taxi to Soweto
  • 1993 Bopha!
  • 1992 The Good Fascist
  • 1991 Wheels and Deals
  • 1990 Dark City
  • 1990 The Rutanga Tapes
  • 1989 A Dry White Season


  • 2002 FNB Vita Nomination for Best Ensemble Performance in Musical Theatre, Best Script of a
  • New South African Play, Best Director and for Best Production, for Komeng
  • 2001 FNB Vita Award for Best Performance in a Comedy by a Male for Call Us Crazy
  • 2000/2001 Pan African Heritage Broadcast Achievement Award for Drama
  • 1994 DALRO Award for Best Actor for The Suit


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