Born 18 June 1990 in Johannesburg township of Soweto in the Gauteng province of South Africa, Thando Thabethe is a South African radio DJ, actress, television host and motivational speaker. She stars as Thando Nkosi on SABC 1’s sitcom, My Perfect Family and as Nolwazi on SABC 1’s Generations. Her father committed suicide when she was just thirteen years old. Thando attended Mondeor High School in Johannesburg South and matriculated in 2007.
The radio DJ of 5fm started her radio career in 2008 at UJFM before moving to popular youth radio station YFM in 2011. Thando participated in the popular international format “lip Sync Battle” performing a reindintion of the late Amy Winehouse in 2016.
She starred in her first ever feature film Mrs Right Guy alongside Dineo Moeketsi, Thapelo Mokoena and Lehasa Moloi. In 2008 Thando Thabethe enrolled at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) to study a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm) Accounting. While studying at the University of Johannesburg she started working at UJFM as a news reader.