Hamilton Dhlamini

Hamilton Dhlamini (born 15 December 1969), sometimes as Hamilton Dlamini, is a South African actor, playwright and a filmmaker. He is best known for the roles in the films and teleserials Isithembiso, Faith like Potatoes and The King's Messenger .[1]

Hamilton Dhlamini
Hamilton Dhlamini

(1969-12-15) December 15, 1969 (age 51)
NationalitySouth African
OccupationActor, playwright, producer, director
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Martha Dlamini

Personal lifeEdit

He was born on 15 December 1969 in a rural village in Sebokeng, South Africa to a family with poor economy.[2]

He is married to a nutritionist, Martha, where they have three children. He first met Martha in a lift.[3]


He started acting career in early 1984 through stage plays. He also played as a businessman Korea in the SABC 1 sitcom Mzee Wa Two Six. In early 2008, he made a lead role in the short series on SABC1, adapted by William Shakespeare’s play King Lear.[4] Also, he played a lead character on the SABC 2 sitcom Stokvel with the role 'Mojo Khumalo'.[2] In 2008, he acted in the series Ten Bush directed by Mncedisi Shabangu. For his role, he later won the Naledi Theatre Awards for the best supporting actor. Then in 2009, he collaborated with William Kentridge and the Handspring Puppet Company on Woyzeck in the Highveld.[5]

In 2006, he acted in Regardt van den Bergh’s film Faith like Potatoes. This time, he won a South African Film and Television Awards (Safta) for best supporting actor for his role.[5] In 2007, he won the Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film. In 2018, he played the role 'Banzi Motaung' in the popular television series Isithembiso. In the same year, he again won the Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV soap opera 'Isithembiso'.[2][4]

He also founded his own production company, 'Ndlondlo Productions'.[5]


Year Film Role Genre Ref.
1990 The King's Messenger Poacher Film
2001 Scoop Schoombie Sparks TV Series
2004 Gums & Noses Street Dealer Film
2006 Faith like Potatoes Simeon Bhengu Film
2009 Izingane Zobaba Lucky TV Series
2010 Jozi Traffic cop Film
2011 Otelo Burning Skhumbuzo Film
2013 Nothing for Mahala Foreman Film
2016 Fluiters Bantu Ntenga TV Series
2016 Umlilo Mnqobi Simelane Film
2017 Lokoza Director Short film
2017 Five Fingers for Marseilles Sepoko Film
2018 Isithembiso Banzi TV Series

Other Television rolesEdit

  • Askies!, Season 1 as Homeless Man
  • Boo & TT, Season 1 as TT
  • City Ses'la, Season 1 as Uncle Mto eKasi
  • Our Stories, Season 5 as Mbangiseni
  • Fluiters, Season 1 as Bantu Ntenga
  • Home Affairs, Season 2 as Katleho's Father
  • Home Affairs, Season 3 & 4 as Senzo Mbatha
  • Izingane zoBaba, Season 1 as Lucky
  • Mutual Friends (2014), Season 1 as Pat
  • Mzansi, Season 1 & 2 as Prosper
  • Mzee wa Two Six, Season 1 as Korea
  • Saints and Sinners, Season 2 as Andries
  • Shooting Stars, Season 2 as Themba Zwane
  • Soul Buddyz, Season 1 as Melusi's Teacher
  • Stokvel, Season 6 as Mojo Khumalo
  • The Mayor, Season 1 as Mapula
  • Matlala Umlilo, Season 1, 2, 3 & 4 as Mnqobi Simelane
  • Zero Tolerance, Season 1 as Lefty
  • Zero Tolerance, Season 3 as President Tubman

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "'I go to shebeens and places that are considered dangerous to build my characters' – Hamilton Dlamini on his badboy characters". news24. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Hamilton Dlamini biography". briefly. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Hamilton Dlamini shares how he met his wife". zalebs. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Bio". tvsa. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "HAMILTON DLAMINI". theheadandtheload. Retrieved 27 October 2020.

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