Katlego Danke Biography
Katlego Danke is a South African radio DJ and actress famous for her role as Dineo Mashaba in the soapie ‘Generations’. She has a BA degree in Theatre and Performance from University of Cape Town. She has done commercials for Vanish, Clover, Klipdrift Brandy, Honda and she was also the face of the campaign for The Pond’s Passport to Success (2007).
Katlego Danke Age
She was born on 7th November 1978 in North West in South Africa. She is 39 years old as of 2018.
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She likes to keep her love life very private hence her husband still remains a mystery. She has only married Phenyo in Generations.
Katlego Danke Baby Daddy
Her baby daddy is not known. However, many think he is a well know person in South Africa or even a celebrity.
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In 2017 she gave birth to a baby boy.
Katlego Danke Career
Katlego’s passion to perform and be on stage started when she was at a young age and it came as no surprise when she chose to take up a theatre performance degree in 1998.
She is renowned for stage performances in theatre productions such as Beyond The Veil, The House of Kalumba, Based on ‘Under Milkwood’, The Town that was Mad, Crimes of the Heart, King Lear, The Suit, Miss Tertiary Feel among others.
Some of her television and film experience includes a cameo role in the sitcom SOS (2001), the film Eine Liebe in Afrika (2002), roles in daily dramas Sewende Laan (2003) and Backstage (2002- 2006).
She has graced the cover of many a magazine including Real, Drum, Soul, Bona, and True Love. She has also worked with other prestigious publications such as Destiny Magazine and The Oprah Magazine.
In 2006 and 2011, she was voted as one of FHM’s 100 sexiest women in the world. In 2008, she was voted one of Sowetan’s 12 Sexiest Women in South Africa. She provides vocal expression to many advertisements and can be heard on SABC1 as a voice artist.
In 2015, she landed the lucrative contract of brand ambassador to the international baby products brand Philips Avent. Katlego has also given her spare time to many charities including the Johannesburg Children’s Home and The Abraham Kriel Children’s Home.
Katlego has given motivational talks to the youth on behalf of numerous organizations such as the Sonke Gender Justice Network, the ANC Women’s League, The National Department of Health, and The World Bank.
Katlego Danke Television Roles and Films
- What’s Bothering Marc Lottering on SABC3
- SABC2’s Afrikaans soapie 7de Laan
- Backstage as Keketso
- Elna Liebe in Afrika as Sophia.
- Generations as Dineo Mashaba
- Isidingo as Kgothalo.
- Beyond The Veil.
- The House of Kalumba.
- The Town that was Mad (ased on Under Milkwood)
- King Lear.
- The Suit.
- Miss Tertiary Feel.
- The opera performance of Macbeth.
Katlego Danke Awards
She has won various awards throughout her acting career. She was nominated Best Screen Villain in the Duku-Duku 2004 Awards, and Best Dressed Actress in 2009 at the South African Film and TV Awards. In 2010 she was nominated for a YOU Spectacular award for Favourite Actress.
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Today I’m reminded to love myself. I #flashback to a time I didn’t even want to see or take a single photograph of myself. I have a gap in my childhood of no pictures because I didn’t like seeing my image. #flashback to moving into a house without a single mirror in it because I didn’t want to see my own image even when getting dressed in the morning. Thank God for giving me the career I have because through it I’ve had to learn to embrace myself. And really scrutinize myself. And eventually love all of what I come with- good and bad. And today I’m a firm believer in travelling the journey to ultimate fulfillment in life through self-love. 🙏🏽 Happy Self-Love Journey everyone and Happy Friday. #justhuman #selflove #embraceyourself #loveyourself #KatlegoDanke
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Katlego says she’s not in the business of ‘looking like she’s slaying’
With the rise of slay queens and the constant need to appear successful on these social media streets, actress Katlego has made a conscious decision to rather focus on the pixels instead of the bigger picture and she explains why.
In an interview with TshisaLIVE, Katlego shared some pearls of wisdom.
“In this day and age, with social media, we are very concerned with the look of things. You know, overly concerned about the bigger picture but some of these things don’t need you to fret over them. You must take car of the smaller details, the bigger picture will put itself together.”
The Isidingo actress got her preach on as she explained why paying attention to the smaller details was important for her.
“For me, legacy is not something I think about consciously. I’ll always say this, it is more about giving 100% every single day. One must think about knocking the ball out of the park. It is more about the daily exercise, getting your body healthy and fit, eating right then when that dedication shows you will hit the ‘ball out of the park’. It’s about the smaller actions that lead up to the bigger picture.”
After Katlego left us drowning in wisdom, we thought it wouldn’t be fair to let her go without picking her brain about life.