Pallance Dladla

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Pallance Dladla
Born Pallance Dladla
(1992-08-22) August 22, 1992 (age 26)
Johannesburg, Gauteng
South Africa
Education Parktown Boys' High School
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011 - to date

Pallance Dladla (born 22 August 1992) is a South African film, television and stage actor. He was the runner-up of the second season of Class Act which was won by Abdul Khoza and Tumie Ngumla with whom they later co-starred in the SABC 1 drama series, Tempy Pushas. Pallance Dladla's friend, Sdumo Mtshali, - with whom they starred on Tempy Pushas, IsiBaya, iNumber Number and Hard to Get - was the winner the winner of the inaugural season of Class Act. In 2019 Pallance Dladla starred in the Netflix original drama series, Shadow, as titled character Shadrach "Shadow" Khumalo.

Early Life

Pallance Dladla was born on 22 August 1992 in the city of Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa. He was raised in the Johannesburg township of Soweto. His grandfather named him "Pallance" after his favourite actor, Jack Palance.

Early Career

In 2018 Pallance Dladla stated through his website that he has been an actor for 14 years. While in high school he wrote in acted in stage plays and participated in school festivals. While in high school he won the Parktown Boys High Original Script Award and the Best Actor Award. Pallance Dladla went on went on to win the Most Prestigious Best Actor Award in the ACT/DALRO/Nedbank Scholarships Development.

Prominence: Class Act, IsiBaya, Tempy Pushas and Hard to Get; 2011 - to date

Pallance Dladla was a struggling actor auditioning to little success before Class Act went on air. While accompanying a friend to audition for Class Acthe made an impromptu decision to also audition. He later remarked, "I had been standing in a queue with my friend who wanted to audition and I decided that I should also audition. That decision changed the trajectory of my life. I am where I am now because of making that spur of the moment decision."

In 2012 Pallance Dladla gained further public attention when he joined the cast of the drama series, 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls, which was in its third and final season. Also in 2012 he had a minor role as Mohato in the British drama series, Wild at Heart. In 2013 he played the role of Sizwe on the SABC 1 drama series, InterSEXions.

Also in 2013 he appeared on the South African film, iNumber Number. In 2014 Pallance Dladla the soap opera Rhythm City, where he portrayed the character of Sbusiso Vilakazi - previously portrayed by Lungile Radu, and acted alongside Peter Sephuma and Mduduzi Mabaso. In 2015 he appeared on the made-for-television film, The Message.

Tempy Pushas: 2013 - 2015

In 2013 Pallance Dladla in the SABC 1 original drama series, Tempy Pushas, alongside his real life friend, Sdumo Mtshali, fellow former Class Act contestant, Tumie Ngumla, Camilla Waldman, Mothusi Magano, Khulu Skenjana and Marah Louw as well as the late Akhumzi Jezile.

On Tempy Pushas Pallance Dladla portrayed the character of "X" in the first and second season. However, he did not return for the third season and his character was taken over by Luzuko Nteleko.

IsiBaya: 2013 - to date

In 2013 Pallance Dladla was cast in the groundbreaking The Bomb Shelter/ Mzansi Magic telenovela, IsiBaya. He has been part of the principal cast since the show first went on air along with Siyabonga Thwala, Thembi Nyandeni, Mampho Brescia, Nomzamo Mbatha, Sdumo Mtshali, Bheki Mkhwane, Bongani Gumede, Samson Khumalo and Tumisho Masha. On IsiBaya Pallance Dladla portrays the character of Jabulani Zungu.

Hard to Get: 2014

In 2014 Pallance Dladla starred in the South African romantic drama film Hard to Get alongside Thishiwe Ziqubu, Israel Makoe and Jerry Mofokeng. Speaking of his leading role on the film, Pallance Dladla was quoted saying, "There was a time before Hard to Get when I thought, what’s next now? I’ve done Rhythm City, IsiBaya and InterSEXions but I still felt like I needed to grow."

Shadow: 2019

In 2019 Pallance Dladla starred in the Netflix original drama series, Shadow, as titled character Shadrach "Shadow" Khumalo alongside Amanda Du-Pont, Khathu Ramabulana and Tumie Ngumla as Zola. Shadow was Netflix's first South African original series and it premiered on 8 March 2019 and with the first season consisting of eight episodes.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Jozi H Clement Minor Role, Drama Series
2011 Class Act Himself Contestant, Acting Competition
2012 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls Jimmy Supporting Role, Drama Series
2012 Wild at Heart Mohato Minor Role, Drama Series
2013 iNumber Number Skroef (Mandla Senzangakhona) Supporting Role, Feature Film
2013 - to date IsiBaya Jabulani Zungu Lead Role, Soap Opera
2013 InterSEXions Sizwe Supporting Role, Drama Series
2013 - 2015 Tempy Pushas X Lead Role, Drama Series
2014 Hard to Get TK Lead Role, Feature Film
2014 Rhythm City Sbusiso Vilakazi Lead Role, Soap Opera
2015 Code Green Himself Contestant, Game Show
2016 - 2017 Is'thunzi Duke Supporting Role, Drama Series
2019 Shadow Shadrach "Shadow" Khumalo Lead Role, Drama Series (Netflix)

Social Media

  1. Twitter, @PallanceD, 11 March 2019
  2. Instagram, pallancedladla, 11 March 2019
  3. Facebook, @PallanceD 11 March 2019


  1. Information Cradle, Pallance Dladla Biography, Age, Wife, Acting Career, Movies, Awards And Twitter, 20 December 2018
  2. TVSA, Pallance Dladla, 20 December 2018
  3. IMDb, Pallance Dladla Biography, 20 December 2018
  4. Youth Village, Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Pallance Dladla, 21 December 2018
  5. My TV News, Pallance Dladla: 5 things you didn’t know about the actor, 21 December 2018
  6., Pallance Dladla Joins Rhythm City, 21 December 2018
  7. Pallance Dladla, My Story, 21 December 2018
  8. GQ, Pallance Dladla is worth bragging about, 21 December 2018
  9. Sowetan LIVE/ Sunday World, Isibaya star Pallance Dladla released on bail after 1am arrest, 21 December 2018
  10. Bona, Man Crush Monday – Pallance Dladla, 21 December 2018
  11. IOL, Man Crush Monday – Pallance Dladla, 11 March 2019
  12. eNCA, Pallance Dladla, Amanda Du Pont star in Netflix drama, 11 March 2019
  13. Channel24, Pallance Dladla and Amanda du-Pont step into the spotlight for new local Netflix series Shadow, 11 March 2019
  14. Sowetan LIVE, Akhumzi's mom breaks down during Pallance Dladla's emotional speech, 11 March 2019


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