|Real Name||Zolisa Xaluva.|
|In Limelight||Kings of Jo'burg (2023).|
|Birth Date||June 13, 1981.|
|Birth Place||New Brighton, South Africa.|
|Lives in||Sandton, South Africa.|
Pounds: 160 lbs.
|Height||In feet: 5' 10".|
In centimeters: 178 cm.
In meters: 1.78 m.
|Television||uGugu no Andile (2008).|
Gugu and Andile (2009).
Kings of Jo'burg (2020-2023).
Blood Psalms (2022).
|Movies||Sew the Winter to My Skin (2018).|
Knuckle City (2019).
Meet Zolisa Xaluva, Who Played Mogomotsi ‘Mo’ Masire in “Kings of Jo’burg”
Zolisa Xaluva (born on June 13, 1981) is a 41-year-old South African actor who has been active in the acting industry for over a decade. He entered the entertainment industry with “Gugu no Andile” in 2008 and has since worked on four shows and two movies.
His most noteworthy performance was as Melusi Dlamini in Zeno Petersen-directed “Gomora,” which got telecasted in 2020.
In 2020 he played Mogomotsi Masire, aka Mo, in “Kings of Jo’burg.” The show aired on Netflix and received a good response from fans worldwide.
The story of this crime thriller revolves around the fictional Masire family, which rules the criminal world of Johannesburg. Following the success of the first season, the makers of the show came up with the second installment on January 27, 2023.
Xaluva is by far one of the most talented actors from African soil. If you want to know how he became a distinguished artist, keep reading this Celebsweek article.
How Old is Zolisa Xaluva?
Zolisa Xaluva (age 41) was born on June 13, 1981, in New Brighton, South Africa. During an interview with MacG, he revealed that, growing up, life was beautiful in New Brighton, but he spent only 11 years there before moving to Pretoria.
A few years later, his father, a manager at a tire manufacturing company, received a promotion, following which the whole family shifted to Johannesburg.
He felt tilted toward acting during high school and participated in numerous school plays. Following school, he attended various drama schools and polished his talent with a dream of being a successful actor one day.
As an aspiring actor, the first few years of his acting career were hard for Zolisa, but ultimately with the help of an excellent agent, he cracked an audition and landed the part of Khutso in “uGugu no Andile.” It was a Minky Schlesinger project packing an exciting storyline and an incredible cast, including Neil McCarthy, Daphney Hlomuka, and Motlatsi Mafatshe.
Zolisa Xaluva’s Career
As Xaluva’s career progressed, he kept getting more opportunities. He worked in numerous TV commercials but later stopped working for brand promotions because, in South Africa, actors do not receive a fixed royalty which he considers an unfair treatment towards artists.
Continuing work in the acting industry, Xaluva debuted in the film world in 2018 with a movie titled “Sew the Winter to My Skin.” It was a South African Film and Television Award-winning movie, the story of which revolves around the 1950s troubled rural South Africa; actors like Kandyse McClure, Peter Kurth, David James, and Robert Whitehead were part of this project.
His performance in “Knuckle City” was tremendous, and some consider it one of Zolisa’s best works. Xaluva’s fans eagerly wait for his movie/show, but he is very picky and takes his time to study the script; only then he signs the contract, which is why we rarely get to watch him. These days he is being talked about because of his “Kings of Jo’burg” and “Blood Psalms.”
Zolisa Xaluva’s Love Life
Living with an actor requires a lot of cooperation from his lover, which is why most of the actors have troubled relationships; Zolisa got to learn this while he when he was in a relationship with a scientist back in 2004.
They dated for a while, but scientist could not adjust herself, following which they got separated. The “Kings of Jo’burg” actor also dated a few actresses.
His relationship with Phoswa remained a lot in the news because the child he thought was his and Phoswa’s, turned out to be someone else’s.
Zolisa Xaluva Q&A
Ques: When was Zolisa Xaluva born?
Ans: June 13, 1981.
Ques: Where does Zolisa Xaluva live?
Ans: Sandton, South Africa.
Ques: Who is Zolisa Xaluva’s Ex-wife?
Ans: Zizipho Phoswa.
Ques: How much is Zolisa Xaluva’s height?
Ans: 5 feet 10 inches.