Leleti Khumalo is a South African movie actor. Globally, she is renowned for her role in the movies Sarafina, Hotel Rwanda, Invictus, and Yesterday. Besides acting, Khumalo is also a radio show host and an accomplished musician. Despite having a career spanning several decades. Leleti continues to enthrall audiences worldwide.
She was born on the 30th March, 1970.
The actress married Skhuthazo Winston Khanyile in 2012. During her pregnancy, Leleti Khumalo babies were triplets, and a miscarriage resulted in the loss of one baby. However, Leleti Khumalo twins were born on the 24th of May 2013, and they survived.
She is a victim of the rare skin disease vitiligo. What is more, she has had it for serval years now, affecting Leleti Khumalo skin condition, especially her hands. But she has learned how to live with this condition by researching more about it. Throughout, she has remained committed to her responsibilities. Besides that, she takes part in publicizing this illness. Currently, Leleti Khumalo house is in KwaMashu.
She began her career in music and acting when she joined a youth dance group, Amajika. During this time, Tu Nokwe mentored the budding actor. When she was 15 years old, her journey from obscurity to stardom began.
Notable movies she featured in include Hotel Rwanda (2004), a historical drama documenting the Rwandan genocide of 1994. In the same year, she starred in Yesterday, a film about the struggles of a young HIV positive mother. Her role in the movie was instrumental, as it received rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival and won an award in the Pune International Film Festival. Also, she starred include:
- Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
- Faiths Corner (2005)
- Imbewu: The Seed (2015)
- Invictus (2009)
- Voices of Sarafina (1988)
- Winnie Mandela (2011)
Leleti has won several awards, and they are: NAACP Image Awards for Best Stage Actress (1987) .Tony Awards nominations for Best Actress in a Musical (1988). Following the release of the film adaptation of Sarafina, she attained global recognition.