Meet Uzalo’s Fikile In Real Life. Get To Know Nelisa Mchunu.Nelisa Mchunu aged 28 years was born on the 2nd of February 1992 in Inanda, Durban KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Nelisa is a South African actress, model, MC, motivational speker, and writer. she gained popularity for her portrayal of Fikile in the SABC1 telenovela Uzalo. Nelisa attended Alma mater: the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg to further her studies after which she then proceeded to work as an actress and a model.
Nelisa Mchunu was raised by her single mother in Kwazulu Natal her dad passed away when Nelisa was only four years but has fond memories of visiting him on holidays in Clermont where he resided in with her other siblings from his side. At 8yrs Nelisa and her two brothers moved to Inanda township to stay with her grandmother because Nelisas mom was facing financial challenges.Meet Uzalo’s Fikile In Real Life. Get To Know Nelisa Mchunu
Nelisa Mchunu made her television debut in a cameo role on SABC 3 soap opera, Isidingo, in 2014. In June 2016 was cast in a supporting role on Uzalo as Fikile, after the infamous funeral episode – the most-watched episode in Uzalo ’s history – Fikile has become the main character. Nelisa Mchunu has also starred in Heads of Tails, which was a 48-hour film project.
“It was a very difficult situation to adjust to. I had to wake up at 4.30 am in the morning just so I can get to school on time. I also had to use public transport when I was used to my mom dropping me off and picking me up. I had to stop my sports activities because I’d get home late when using the bus,” Nelisa says.
The best thing about that time was her seamstress granny making all her clothes. “I used to enjoy that a lot, it was so much fun. She passed away when I was in Grade 11 and it is a pity she hadn’t taught me how to make my own clothes.”I went to study media studies because it wasn’t too far from what I wanted to study.” But when Nelisa was in her third year, she had to make some tough decisions.”I had to drop out of school because my mom could no longer afford the fees,” Nelisa explains.
Nelisa Mchunu’s younger sister Londeka Mchunu is award-winning actress shes 25 years. She plays the role of Snegugu on Mzansi Magic’s Isithembiso. Nelisa says she and her younger sister are very close.“When I joined Uzalo in 2016 my family was quite excited. When Londeka joined Isithembiso a year later it became a very big thing for our family,” Nelisa Mnchunu says proudly.“It feels good to have someone who understands you and with whom you can share the challenges you face.”