Fumani Shilubana (born 22 March 1980) is a South African actor. His role on the soap opera Isidingo, where he played Detective Dabula, rose him to prominence.
The actor is also popular for playing the role of Detective Nataniel in Hillside. He appeared in the drama series broadcast on SABC2 titled Hillside in 2006. He remained in the show for two years and left in 2008.
Still, in 2008, he was cast as Dr. Mokhethi in the South African soap opera broadcast on SABC1 Generations. He appeared in the soap opera for a year until 2009.
|Born:||22 March 1980 (41 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Shiluvana Village, Tzaneen, Limpopo|
|Education:||Speech and Drama|
|Alma mater:||Tshwana Modern Arts Company (TMAC)|
|Spouse • Girlfriend:||Not Disclosed|
|Occupation:||Actor, director, producer|
Fumani Nkateko Shilubana was born on 22 March 1980 in Shiluvana Village in Tzaneen, Limpopo.
He almost chose to do modeling but after going to the SA Theatre to ask about drama, Fumani Shilubana had a change of heart. At the South African State Theatre, he met Irene Mathe.
Anyone who listens to him speak would agree that he underwent formal education. Sure, he did, starting from both primary and completing his high school education.
Fumani N Shilubana attended Tshwane Modern Arts Company (TMAC). In 2001, he graduated with a Certificate in Speech and Drama.
In 2002, Fumani joined the Development Program of The South African State Theatre. There met Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom, who became his friend and mentor. The playwright taught Fumani most of the things he knows.
A year later, in 2003, he performed in his debut professional play. Since then, he has appeared in many productions with the State Theatre.
Some of the productions recorded huge success and toured other countries outside the shores of South Africa. He appeared in other countries like Austria, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, and Holland.
Among others, he appeared in the SABC2 broadcast series Hillside and the SABC1 broadcast Soul City. He was also cast in the miniseries Death of a Queen and Generations both broadcast in SABC1.
In the SABC2 broadcast production, Muvhango was cast as Advocate Molale. He has also done commercials for big names and brands including Sun International and Hollard Insurance. He has also done commercials for Hyundai and was cast in many other TV productions where he played the starring role.
He made an appearance as Emmanuel in the drama series titled eKasi: Our Stories in 2010. In 2012, he was cast in the film Zama Zama, which is credited as his first film role.
He starred as Mountain in the SABC3 sitcom Let Heaven Wait, in 2013. The year 2013 also saw him land a starring role on the miniseries title Naledi. In the SABC2 thriller series Thola, he was cast as Rudzani Makwarela.
Fumani has also been cast in other films including Regrets in 2014, Cursed in 2015. Still, in 2015, he played a role in the film Specialist and he was also cast in Battle of The House.
The same year, he was the producer and the director of the film Khomelela. The film is credited as his first and the language dominantly spoken is Tsonga.
He also made another appearance in seasons 3 and 4 of the Mzansi Magic soap opera Zabalaza. He was cast as a guest star. He also appeared in the comedy series The Mayor which was broadcast on Mzansi Magic.
As a director and producer, he has worked on many other productions. He is the brain behind Mafanato which streamed on Ritevac TV and Showmax.
Fumani Shilubana also co-owns the production company Xiculu Multimedia. The celebrated actor is also a creative director and shareholder of the production company Shiluva Film Studios.
He is the director, creator, and producer of the docu-reality series Timbita Ta Le Vuxeni. Being Tsonga in SA is a podcast he co-hosts. Fumani Shilubana founded the production company Xitengile Media House
Fumani Shilubana is a proud father and always takes moments with his children online. He has a son Vulani P Shilubana and Nganakati-Nsuku Shilubana is the name of his daughter. The actor enjoys boxing and shares pictures of him in his kit and in a ring.
He is active on social media where he drops updates on work and family. He shares updates and banners of his acting work and shows. Fumani Shilubana has over 26.1k followers.
Fumani Shilubana has made attained greater heights in the entertainment industry. Net worth Post estimated him to work $9,000,000.
- Bone of My Bones as Detective Maswanganyi
- Death of a Queen as Tsaroga
- eKasi: Our Stories as Emmanuel
- Ga Re Dumele as The Mayor
- Generations as Dr. Mokhethi
- Giyani – Land of Blood as Vukosi Moyo
- Guilt as Ezekiel Mokgopa
- Hillside as Det. Nataniel Seboko
- Isibaya as Doctor
- Isidingo as Detective Dabula
- Isithembiso as Mr Mboweni
- Let Heaven Wait as Mountain
- Muvhango as Advocate Molale
- Mzansi Love as Chief
- Naledi as Lebohang
- Saints and Sinners as Zwelethu
- Sokhulu & Partners as Ndumiso Mthunzi
- Soul City as Dumisani
- The Mayor as Lead Investor
- Thola as Rudzani Makwarela
- Zabalaza (2013) as D.O.P. / Official
- Z’bondiwe as Vinnie
Fumani Shilubana was a nominee for the Best Supporting Role at the 2006 Naledi Awards for the play Relativity “township stories”.
He received the 2009 Mama Beka Community Award. He was recognized for his impact in his province through his achievement.
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