Award winning South African actress, Linda Sokhulu was born on September 13, 1976 in Durban. She attended Cambridge College in 1994 then studied fashion at Technikon Natal. She also studied commerce at University of South Africa. She later went on to study for a BCOMM over four years through UNISA and worked for Repp Theatre for Life in 2003.
She began her acting career in 2004, Sokhulu played “Cleo Khuzwayo” in Generations. In 2013, Sokhulu starred in her first feature film, Felix, and played the role of the mother of an aspiring teenage saxophonist. She got nominated for best actress at SAFTA and Africa Movie Academy Awards. the film also won awards at Durban International Film Festival, where it was described as “a worthy contender with any Hollywood blockbuster”. In 2007, she played “Nomathemba” in local soap Ubizo: The Calling. In 2008, she played “Pamela” in Sokhulu & Partners.
Generations (2004 – 2007)
A Place Called Home (2006)
Ubizo: The Calling (2007)
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Sokhulu has also done work with independent companies focusing on children’s theatre, including The Sky is Red with Artists in a Container and A Doggy Tale with the Actors Co-op.
In 2014, she received best actress nomination at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards. The Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role in a TV drama in 2012, In 2016, she was presented a Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role in a TV drama and Best Supporting Actress in a TV soap. In 2017, she reclaimed the Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role in a TV drama.