Motswana actress Lerato Motshwarakgole gained fame in 2012 for her lead performance as Mapule Nkosi in the second episode (“Something’s Cooking”) of the e.tv anthology series Mzansi Love: Kasi Style.
Biography profile of Lerato Motshwarakgole
Full name : Lerato Motshwarakgole
Gender : Female
Age : 36 years old(2023)
Date of birth : 1987
Place of birth : Unknown
Nationality : Botswana
Occupation : actress
Social media : Facebook
Early life of Lerato Motshwarakgole
There’s nothing much known about Lerato’s background and how she grew up. No information yet about her parents or other family members. We only known that she had a passion for acting since she was in high school.” Before then I wasn’t aware that acting was even a profession that one could study and make a living out of. I was previously conditioned to believe that it was just a hobby.”
Education of Lerato Motshwarakgole
At UCT, Lerato earned her honors degree in theater and performance. It made sense for her to continue studying what she(and many others) believed to be her calling based on her high school successes. When a child declares, “I want to become a performer,” every parent fears. The freedom to pursue her passion is the best gift a parent can offer their child, so she’ve always sworn to work hard and make them proud. Lerato continued to Harvard University in US to get her Master’s degree.
Career of Lerato Motshwarakgole
She praises Warren Nebe, an internationally famous actor and director, as her first mentor and one of the most important figures in her nascent career to date, for helping her realize that the stage and the screen were her true vocation. She got accepted into the famous and fiercely competitive Hiddingh School of Theatre at the University of Cape Town. In 2014 she was nominated for a Kanna Award (Best
Supporting Actress) for her role in Nicola Hanekom’s critically acclaimed Land
Many theatrical performances, such as Romeo and Juliet, Spring Awakening, Hamlet, Macbeki, and Lot, have been performed by Motshwarakgola. She has also appeared on television in the films Stokvel and Silent Witness. Also, she starred in an episode of the second season called “Colourblind” as a self-described nerd who loves to read and falls in love with a store owner who is of a different race.
Lerato landed a role on Generations, she became well known for playing Dineo’s sister, Zimbini.
Entrepreneurial businesses of Lerato Motshwarakgole
Lerato made the decision to enter the entrepreneurial sector in 2015 to fulfill the need and strain of developing Botswana’s creative industry, a challenge that only she can take on given her credentials. She was named as one of 1000 African entrepreneurs by the Tony Elumelu Foundation. She started Ora Communications in 2015. She presently serves as Ora Communications’ executive director.