Khotso Nkhatho is a South African author, actor, and playwright. He was born 1953, age 69 years old. The actor is best known for playing the lead part as MOPHEME on Tv series Mopheme.
Biography profile of Mopheme
Name: Khotso Nkhatho
Age: 69 years old (2022)
Date of birth: 1953
From: Ventersburg in the Free State
Occupation: Actor, Author, Scriptwriter, Producer and Director
Nationality: South African
Tv shows: Rhythm City
Known as: Mopheme
Personal life history
Khotso Nkhatho is South African Actor, Author, Scriptwriter, Producer and Director. He was born and raised in Ventersburg in the Free State, 19953. His age is 69 years old as of 2022. Information regards his wife and children is unknown. According to his age he might have children who are adults. It’s just speculation but if the information is available we will update.
In 1973, he matriculated from Tshiya College of Education in QwaQwa . He then pursued a Junior Secondary Teachers’ Certificate at Tshiya College of Education in QwaQwa in 1975 and thereafter, obtained diplomas in Senior Education and Higher Education at the then Vista University.
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He began acting at the age of 15 years old doing school dramas commonly known as sketches. His passion for acting continued until at college in QwaQwa where he was trained as a teacher. In QwaQwa, he established a reputation amongst students as a popular actor, playing lead roles in most of the stage productions in which he was cast.
His career in teaching started in 1976 at Phiritona High School in Heilbron, Free State. At the age of 24-year-old he wrote his first radio drama serial in 1977. During that time he was still teaching in Heilbron. His drama was aired on Radio Sesotho which is now known as Lesedi FM. He won the first prize of R200 during a drama competition. R200 was a lot of money that time. The same year 1977, he left his job as a teacher and become a radio announcer, newsreader and producer at the South African Broadcasting Commission (SABC) and has been there ever since.
He became part of Tv2 when Black television was created. On the channel Sesotho was included and he was an actor, language adviser, screenwriter, and script evaluator. His first television dramas include Pholoso, Mafahla a Lahlaneng, and Thabure, named after a famous racehorse.
He got a lead roles in dramas such as Mopheme (1989) and Mmalonya (1992) confirmed his reputation as the finest Sesotho-speaking actor on local television. His passion for acting in front of camera was first recognized by Star Media House which ‘The Star Tonight Awards for Best Actor’ in a Television Drama in 1990, for his role in Mopheme. In the autumn of his illustrious career, he was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award by the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), bestowed on him on 2 March 2019.
In 2018 he got a role to act on Rhythm City before it came to an end. He acted as a gangster. This was his last appearance Television. In the interview with Sowetan he opened up about the struggle of getting gigs. He desired to be on TV but felt that the producer doesn’t need old people. As old as he is, he still wants to act.