Actress, Voice Artist
Date of Birth: 30 December 1991
Height: 1.59m Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Drivers License: Yes
Languages: Tshivenda, English, Basic: IsiXhosa, Afrikaans, French
Skills: Singing (Alto/Soprano), Sports: (Netball, Basketball, Tennis, Hockey, Chess), Poetry, Songwriting Scriptwriting, Presenting, Voice Artist
A dynamic, versatile and devoted young South African actress with a passion for storytelling. Shonisani Masuta achieved an honours degree in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town, Shonisani has a strong background in both stage and film acting. Shonisani’s professional theatre debut was in a famous South African play called “Curl up & Dye” at The Rosebank Theatre in 2014, where she received outstanding reviews for her performance as Dudu. Her television debut was in 2015, on Mzansi Magic in a feature film called “On the ropes” where she played Nandi, the daughter of a troubled boxer. Simultaneously she featured in the final episode of a popular American television series called “Royal Pains”, playing a young African woman in distress. Shortly afterwards Shonisani was on SABC 2 in the hit South African soapie “Muvhango” in 2016, as Langanani, the chief’s potential 5 th wife. In 2017, Shonisani tackled the complex role of Lutendo in season 2 of the coveted Mzansi Magic telenovela “Ring Of Lies”. In the year 2018, Shonisani played the role of Norah in Zee World’s show “Mehek”, a pioneering effort of integrating Bollywood and African cinema. With experience in local and international film and having played integral roles in over 9 theatre productions, Shonisani is an exceptionally
versatile actor with experience in both theatre and film, with a very bright future ahead of her.