Nomvelo Makhanya

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Nomvelo Makhanya
Born Nomvelo Makhanya
(1996-04-23) April 23, 1996 (age 23)
Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Residence Johannesburg
Education National School of the Arts
  • Actress
Years active 2013 - to date
Known for Scandal!
  • Phindile Makhanya (mother)

Nomvelo Makhanya (born 23 April 1996) is a South African actress best known for her starring role on E.TV soap opera Scandal! as Lindiwe Ngema, alongside Jerry Mofokeng, Patrick Mofokeng, Lusanda Mbane, Sive Mabuya and Natasha Sutherland.

Life and Career

Nomvelo Makhanya was on 23 April 1996 in Greytown in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Her parents are from Nkandla. Nomvelo grew up in Johannesburg in the Gauteng province. She attended National School of the Arts in Braamfontein.

In 2013 she was as Lindiwe Ngema on E.TV's soap opera Scandal! alongside Sandy Mokwena, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, Masasa Mbangeni, Thuso Mbedu and Joyce Skefu. She has appeared in theatre productions such as Maybe This Time, African Reflections, The Bald Prima Donna, and on Isihlahla Sempilo on Mzansi Bioskop alongside Fezeka Mkhabela and Sibusisiwe Jili.


In 2016 she was diagnosed with bipolar, anxiety and depression. She was in a psychiatric hospital for three weeks.

"When I visited my psychiatrist he told me that he wanted me to book myself into hospital the next day. I was hesitant. I kept thinking, 'Dr, I need to get back to work tomorrow'. I was also scared that people wouldn’t understand and that I would be away with no support."

"I felt like I was drowning and felt like with every breath I was waging a war against myself," Nomvelo said in a  TshisaLIVE interview.


  1. youthvillage, 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nomvelo Makhanya, 18 March 2019
  2. mybiohub, Nomvelo Makhanya, 18 March 2019
  3. famousbirthdays, Nomvelo Makhanya, 18 March 2019
  4. dailysun, FACE TO FACE WITH NOMVELO , 18 March 2019
  5. okmzansi, Pics Mvelo Makhanya celebrates 21st birthday style, 18 March 2019
  6. timeslive, Nomvelo Makhanya on fighting depression: I stay true to myself now, 18 March 2019
  7. okmzansi, Scandals Mvelo Makhanya opens struggling depression, 18 March 2019
  8. instagram, _mvelomakhanya, 18 March 2019
  9. twitter, @_MveloMakhanya, 18 March 2019


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