August 22, 1992
|Education||Parktown Boys' High School|
|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.
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.
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 e.tv 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 e.tv 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.
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."
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.
|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)|
- Twitter, @PallanceD, 11 March 2019
- Instagram, pallancedladla, 11 March 2019
- Facebook, @PallanceD 11 March 2019
- Information Cradle, Pallance Dladla Biography, Age, Wife, Acting Career, Movies, Awards And Twitter, 20 December 2018
- TVSA, Pallance Dladla, 20 December 2018
- IMDb, Pallance Dladla Biography, 20 December 2018
- Youth Village, Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Pallance Dladla, 21 December 2018
- My TV News, Pallance Dladla: 5 things you didn’t know about the actor, 21 December 2018
- e.tv, Pallance Dladla Joins Rhythm City, 21 December 2018
- Pallance Dladla, My Story, 21 December 2018
- GQ, Pallance Dladla is worth bragging about, 21 December 2018
- Sowetan LIVE/ Sunday World, Isibaya star Pallance Dladla released on bail after 1am arrest, 21 December 2018
- Bona, Man Crush Monday – Pallance Dladla, 21 December 2018
- IOL, Man Crush Monday – Pallance Dladla, 11 March 2019
- eNCA, Pallance Dladla, Amanda Du Pont star in Netflix drama, 11 March 2019
- Channel24, Pallance Dladla and Amanda du-Pont step into the spotlight for new local Netflix series Shadow, 11 March 2019
- Sowetan LIVE, Akhumzi's mom breaks down during Pallance Dladla's emotional speech, 11 March 2019