Sthandile Nkosi is a Hardworking, bubbly, focused 29 year old qualified performer and actress from Pretoria, Soshanguve who considers herself as a malleable artist. She studied Dramatic Arts at Pro Arte Alphen Park High school (2011) and graduated from Tshwane University of Technology obtaining both a Diploma and B-Tech Drama Degree in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Majoring in Directing and Scriptwriting in the final year.
As a theatre trained practitioner, she has partaken is multiple school productions namely: A Woman in Waiting as Young Thembi Mtshali (2014), Alcohol DTI Educational theatre roadshow as Xoli (2014), Dipolelo Gotswa Borwa (2015), Adaptation of Medea – Ovation Award winner (2015), Ubulution as Moloi (2016), My Dog don’t like Black people (2017), Reen Bloed Nasie (2018). Eventually, writing and directing her own play titled Ninah (2018). She began performing professionally in theatre where she played various characters on the production Saving Azania (2019).
She made her first television debut on a series Mtvbase Shuga Down South S2 (2018) as Cute girl and Manicurist. She also featured on the Netflix thriller series Dead Places (2019) undertaking the role of Mary a young maid. Sthandile appeared on Pretty’s Daughter as Amy in the NFVF Female Film slate (2019). She went on to play the supporting role of Amahle on the thriller Mzansi Magic movie: Mamodibe (2019). Sthandile has performed in the Children’s theatre piece The Revealers (2020) where she starred as the antagonist Bethany Mazibuko, which has toured around Johanesburg South Schools. Sthandile went onto tackle more serious roles on the big screen with her role as Koketso on Mzansi Magic’s Nnake (Leburugraphy picture). She can be seen on the first season of Vula Vala (2020 – Black brain Pictures), where she plays the trustworthy, streetwise yet sweet shop manager Teaspoon.
In the year 2022, she starred in the Netflix original Supernatural African based six part series The Brave Ones where she played the lead role, Ntsiki a teenage girl who is a reincarnated goddess who comes to save the township where ancestral ground is found from being gentrified. Portraying this role, helped her acquire special skills like swimming in order to fully submerge herself for the first episode and voice over work where she learnt the importance of matching the emotions of the scenes shot with the voice qualities. In the same year, she was casted as the lead character Mbali on Evod’s production uMbali, where she played a former township beauty queen who would do anything to make money in order to maintain a life of luxury and to feed her daughter. She later joined the cast of The Queen portraying the sexy, evil, money-loving character Londiwe who plays a rival of Harriet Khoza with the hope of taking over the Drug business.
This year in 2023, Sthandile shot an advert for Benny stock cubes as the lead for the stockvel ladies and has also done a voice over for the product. She has done voice work for Netherlands animation called Panda Bear as Kabora who is an evil baboon who wants to steal Panda from China to South Africa by shipping him. She has also shot a movie Becoming Mrs Nkosi portraying the role of Kgomotso Sithole who is a conflicted young lady who stalks her half-sister in order to have her life which she so desires.
Sthandile’s believes that the art of storytelling is the best way to influence social transformation. “It is like holding up a mirror for those who care to search deep for what lies beneath, in order to find the best versions of themselves, within themselves for the betterment of society.”
For bookings or more information on Sthandile, please get in contact with an agent at OSM Talent.