Gauteng, South Africa
|Other names||Samu, Samurai|
Fairways Primary School|
Sandringham High School
|Years active||2009 - to date|
Samkelo Ndlovu (born 1989) is a South African actress. She briefly acted on the SABC 1 soap opera Generations where she played the role of DJ Lulu and had a supporting role on the SABC 1 football drama series Zone 14 where she portrayed the character of Sonia. Samkelo Ndlovu made her debut on the e.tv soap opera Rhythm City in July 2013 as Lerato. On Rhythm City she worked alongside reputable actors in the industry including Jamie Bartlett.
Samkelo Ndlovu has been cited as saying she is more concerned about perfecting her craft than getting endorsements or amassing a social media following. She hold a view that method acting is dangerous.
In February 2018 Samkelo Ndlovu gave birth to a baby. "She's only three days old and already showing so much personality. Go figure. I haven't stopped starring at her. Her dad is worse, he holds her even while she's asleep. They had her in the nursery for a mere 20 minutes so I could get some rest. I woke up 10 minutes later and asked the nurse to bring her back I missed her already.
"Came home to the AMC pots out with a seven colours Sunday meal and dessert and my old room prepared for me and baby. It's all pink and cute. It's a celebration, there's a new membaaaaa", Samkelo Ndlovu shared on Twitter.
During an interview on the SABC 3's Afternoon Express Samkelo Ndlovu revealed that she had been a victim of sexual harrasment at the hands of a director during an audition. "It really only happened to me once and it’s not something that I have shed light on or wanted the spotlight to be on me about. You know this whole casting couch thing where ‘if you want this role, wink, wink’. I must have been 21… back during Generations, Zone 14 times. He is a well-known director right now. I was in danger because we were alone in the room, but my reflexes were better than his,” she said.
- TVSA, Samkelo Ndlovu, 25 November 2018
- Zalebs, Samkelo Ndlovu opens up about her new born baby girl, 25 November 2018
- People, Samkelo Ndlovu opens up about her new born baby girl, 25 November 2018
- My Bio Hub, Samkelo Ndlovu Biography – Profile, Age, 25 November 2018
- Times LIVE, Samkelo Ndlovu on her baby girl: 'I haven't stopped staring at her', 25 November 2018
- All4Women, Samkelo Ndlovu has opened up about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, 25 November 2018