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Lali Dangazele (UK)

Lali Dangazele (UK)

Artist Profile

Actress, Presenter, Producer

 

Date of Birth: 15 March 1985

Height: 1.55m  Hair: Black  Eyes: Black

 

Languages: IsiZulu, English, Afrikaans

Skills: Presenting, Producing, Directing, Dancing, Teaching, Applied Theatre, Singing

 

Biography:

Better known for her role as ‘Mangi’ in SABC1s award-winning When We Were Black in 2006, Lali  was born on 15 March 1985 in Dlamini, Soweto, where she was raised by her single mum. 

Lali has been awarded numerous scholarships, including the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship and various acting awards. She’s an accomplished theatre, television, film performer and entrepreneur. She even directs documentaries and is a skilled facilitator of personal, educational and social change through drama. Lali has also held student and Christian outreach leadership positions throughout her academic life. 

Her formal education has thus far culminated into a Masters Degree in Drama from the University of Witwatersrand. Here, she specialised in Drama in Education as well as Theatre for Development. As for acting, her break-out role was playing ‘Lulu’ in Sophiatown, directed by Malcolm Purkey at The Market Theatre. This role earned her a Naledi Award for Best Newcomer. She has also presented the youth television shows, Take 5 and Iketsetse

Lali then went on to play the roles of ‘Thuliswe’ in the SABC3 drama series Hard Copy III, ‘Yoli’ in the second and third seasons of the SABC1 drama series Home Affairs, and ‘Thuli’ in the SABC1 mini-series A Place Called Home. She is also known for her role as a drug dealer's daughter ‘Nkhensani Tshinawa’ in the e.tv soapie, Rhythm City, and the role of ‘Cynthia’ in a movie called The Bet, directed by Hlomla Dandala for Curious Pictures. She has even done voiceovers for loveLifes radio PSAs to show her support for the organisation and what they do. 

She now runs a company of her own.  Nobulali Productions is a business that makes use of practical, action oriented workshops. The company has developed ShakeXperience,  providing experiential learning for those in schools and the corporate settings.   

Lucky for her, she finds work fun, but still finds some time to play. Dont be fooled by her petite frame, as Lali likes to  indulge in adrenalin pumping activities like sky-diving, but also enjoys dance classes.

 

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Nobulali Dangazele - “Education is empowerment”

Nobulali Dangazele is a free-thinker; a passionate young woman who believes in creating her own opportunities. She’s not one for hand-outs, but believes in the power of prayer and hard work.

Better known for her role as Mangi in SABC1’s award-winning When We Were Black in 2006, the actress was born on 15 March 1985 in Dlamini, Soweto, where she was raised by her single mum.

Lali, as she’s also called, has been awarded numerous scholarships, including the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship and various acting awards. She’s an accomplished theatre, television, film performer and entrepreneur.

And If that wasn’t enough, she even directs documentaries and is a skilled facilitator of personal, educational and social change through drama. Lali has also held student and Christian outreach leadership positions throughout her academic life.

Despite this long list of accolades, Lali says education remains her greatest achievement: “Education is empowerment from within. I’m able to think outside the box and express my thoughts.”

Lali’s formal education has thus far culminated into a Masters Degree in Drama from the University of Witwatersrand. Here, she specialised in Drama in Education as well as Theatre for Development. As for acting, her break-out role was playing Lulu in Sophiatown, directed by Malcolm Purkey at The Market Theatre. This role earned her a Naledi Award for Best Newcomer. She has also presented the youth television shows, Take 5 and Iketsetse.

Lali then went on to play the roles of Thuliswe in the SABC3 drama series Hard Copy III, Yoli in the second and third seasons of the SABC1 drama series Home Affairs, and Thuli in the SABC1 mini-series A Place Called Home.

You will also remember her from her role as a drug dealer's daughter Nkhensani Tshinawa in the e.tv soapie, Rhythm City. This busy actress has also played the role of Cynthia in a movie called The Bet, directed by Hlomla Dandala for Curious Pictures. She has even done voiceovers for loveLife’s radio PSAs to show her support for the organisation and what they do.

Lali is definitely a mover… Not happy just to star in productions, she now runs a company of her own. Nobulali Productions is a business that makes use of practical, action oriented workshops to provide and promote meaningful participation through dialogue. Towards this end, the company has developed ShakeXperience™, a method aimed at shaking the paradigm of learning and knowledge acquisition by providing experiential learning for those in schools and the corporate settings.

With such versatility, Lali hasn’t had much time to hang with her family – something she says she is working on because family and friends are important to her. Lucky for her, she finds work fun, but still finds some time to play. Don’t be fooled by her petite frame… Lali likes to indulge in adrenalin pumping activities like sky-diving, but also enjoys dance

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