Ronnie Nyakale Biography
Ronnie Nyakale was born in Soweto, Gauteng. He is a South African actor best known for his award-winning role as gangster Papa Action in the first season of the SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo, in 1999.
Ronnie Nyakale Career
He was a cast member of the e.tv soapie Rhythm City and played the role of gangster, Ding Dong.
In 2013 he had a starring role in the Mzansi Magic miniseries Naledi as Pheto, a man cheated of his life and wellbeing because of negligence at the mine he works for who puts on his gloves to take on the gigantic mine and earn back his life and dignity.
Ronnie Nyakale Age
His date of birth is being updated.
Ronnie Nyakale Married
He is married to Lebogang Mashilo.
- A Place Called Home Season 1& 2 as Sylvester
- eKasi: Our Stories Season 2 as Inno
- End Game Season 1 as Siya Bacqua
- Fallen Season 1 as Khaya Ncube
- Generations Season 1 as Cosmo
- Naledi Season 1 as Pheto
- Rhythm City Season 1 as Ding-Dong
- Silent Witness Season 12 as Mizinga
- Yizo Yizo Season 1 as Papa Action
Ronnie Nyakale Movies
- 2015: The Call as Customer
- 2013: Avenged as Captain Stone
- 2013: Durban Poison as Blackman
- 2011: Lucky as Moli
- 2011: Machine Gun Preacher as AJ
- 2010: State of Violence as Strike
- 2010: Jozi as Feather duster salesman
- 2008: Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema as Zakes Mbolelo
- 1999: Portrait of a Young Man Drowning as Shadow
Ronnie Nyakale Interview with Drum
Tell us about your character on the upcoming film, Conversation With My Brother?
Ronnie Nyakale: I play a typical kasi boy who impregnates a girl while still at high school. Now he has to be a responsible father to his child while he’s still a child himself. He ends up on the wrong side of the law and goes to jail. But there’s a big twist in the story.
Are you selective about the roles you play?
Ronnie Nyakale: I used to be, but not anymore. When I started being selective, I was out of a job for a while. Being selective doesn’t put food on the table, you have to work and use all the opportunities you have to get ahead in life.
Some fans actually believe you may be a thug in real life. True ?or not?
Ronnie Nyakale: People I grew up with would be able to give you an answer on that one.
How do people react when they see you on the streets or in malls, do they attack you?
Ronnie Nyakale: It was like that when I was in Yizo Yizo (SABC1 drama series), but I think things have changed and people realise I’m not actually like the person I play on TV – it’s just a role I’m portraying.
Are fans mostly well-behaved or do some of them get out of hand?
Ronnie Nyakale: Eish, don’t mention that. I love acting and love my fans, too, but sometimes they behave very badly, especially when they’re drunk. They squeeze my hand real hard when they greet me, sometimes it’s painful, because I guess they want to show how tough they are.
Playing Cosmo on Generations, do you think you would do the same thing to protect your sister in real life?
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Ronnie Nyakale: Actually, I’ve been there for a cousin. I once had to intervene when my cousin’s boyfriend came to the house to take her away. I was ?angry because it showed that he had little respect for our home and for me too. For us guys, it’s a disgrace if a guy just walks into your house and behaves like that. But eventually, you reach a point where you have to let go because you realise they’re big girls and they can look after themselves.
Do you have kids?
Ronnie Nyakale: I have a lovely daughter and I’m very fond and protective of her.