Movies transport us to new realms, and the magic lies in the skilled actors and actresses who transform those worlds into tangible experiences. Among these talented individuals is Natasha Tahane, a youthful yet immensely gifted South African actress. Natasha has left an indelible mark with her compelling performances in various film projects, including "It’s Okay We’re Family," "Skeem Sam," "Blood and Water," and "The Queen."

In each cinematic endeavor, Natasha injects not just vitality but also a breath of fresh air, effortlessly breathing life into every character she portrays on the grand screen. Also recognized by the name Nokuthula Tutu, Natasha Thahane is more than an actress—she embodies versatility as a model and media personality. Her notable contributions extend to popular television series such as "Blood & Water," "Skeem Saam," "The Queen," and "It's OK We're Family." Notably, Natasha recently graced the BET drama "Isono," playing the character of Millicent.

What may come as a surprise to many is Natasha's distinguished lineage; she is the great-granddaughter of the renowned Desmond Tutu. Beyond her acting prowess, Natasha shines as a role model and a vibrant presence on social media platforms. In essence, Natasha Thahane encapsulates the essence of a multifaceted talent, leaving an indomitable mark in the entertainment industry.

Early Life and Education

Nokuthula Thahane, recognized by her screen name Natasha Thahane, was born on September 25, 1995, in Orlando East, situated in the village of Soweto, South Africa. As of now, Natasha is 28 years old, bringing her vibrant energy and talent to the entertainment scene.

Her parents, Trevor Thamsanqa Tutu and Nomaswazi Mamakoko, play significant roles in shaping Natasha's background. Trevor, her father, is the son of the late Desmond Tutu. Natasha shares her formative years with three siblings: an older sister named Ziyanda Palesa Tutu, a younger sister named Molemo Thahane, and a brother known as Sthembiso Khoza.

Education holds a crucial place in Natasha's journey. She laid the foundation for her academic pursuits at Milnerton High School in South Africa. Demonstrating her commitment to learning, Natasha furthered her education at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, earning a degree. Following her passion for acting, she expanded her horizons by enrolling at the New York Film Academy.

Despite her youth, Natasha Thahane has already marked a path of success in the film industry. Her achievements reflect not only her talent but also a dedication to continuous learning and growth, making her a noteworthy figure in South African entertainment.


Natasha Thahane's journey into the limelight commenced with a 2013 appearance in an Edgars commercial, marking her initial foray onto the screen. The subsequent year marked her television series debut in the anthology "eKasi: Our Stories" with the episode titled "Drama King," where she took on the role of Claire. Within the same year, she showcased her versatility as Thuli in "Single Galz" and returned for another installment titled "uManqoba."

In 2015 and 2016, Natasha gained widespread recognition for her portrayal of Enhle Tango in the SABC1 soap opera "Skeem Saam." Following this success, she joined the cast of the Mzansi Magic telenovela "The Queen" as Amogelang Maake, initially as a series regular for the first two seasons and later in a recurring capacity for the subsequent two seasons.

Her on-screen presence continued to captivate audiences as she took on the role of Leshae K in the SABC3 series "It's OK We're Family." In 2019, Natasha portrayed Katlego Jali in seasons 4 and 5 of the series "Lockdown."

The year 2020 proved to be pivotal for Natasha as she ventured into the international scene, playing Wendy Dlamini in the Netflix teen crime drama "Blood & Water." Simultaneously, she graced the BET Africa series "Isono" and assumed the role of the brand ambassador for "Garnier Even & Matte." This dynamic year also saw her make an appearance on the reality show "Top Billing."

Undoubtedly, Natasha Thahane's impact on the movie industry remains formidable, and she continues to make significant contributions, captivating audiences with her talent and versatility.

Personal Life

Natasha Thahane, the acclaimed actress, has found herself at the center of relationship speculations over the years, with some of these alleged connections turning out to be mere rumors. In 2019, there was buzz about her being romantically involved with A-Reece, a highly popular South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer. The speculations emerged after Thahane appeared in A-Reece's music video. Despite the swirling rumors, neither Thahane nor A-Reece officially confirmed their relationship, and the actress later refuted the claims.

Early in 2021, whispers surfaced about Natasha dating an unnamed American man. While the actress acknowledged the reports, she chose to keep the identity of her romantic partner private. Later that year, social media was rife with speculation about her relationship with Thembinkosi Lorch, a winger for the Orlando Pirates. The rumors gained momentum when Thahane and Lorch went on vacation together, fueling suspicions of romantic involvement. Although the alleged relationship and rumors of Lorch being the father of Thahane's child were never officially confirmed, there were reports of a breakup, supposedly triggered by Lorch's infidelity with someone named Thandi Make, which allegedly occurred during Thahane's pregnancy.

Despite the speculated challenges, Thahane surprised many by publicly wishing Lorch well on his birthday, well after the alleged cheating incident. Lorch, too, shared a photo on social media, captioned with a heart emoji and the words 'beke le beke,' loosely translated to 'week after week.'

Early in 2022, Natasha Thahane posted several photos revealing her baby bump. By May 2022, she shared a photo with the caption "iMama," sparking speculations about the arrival of her baby. Since then, the actress has maintained a discreet silence regarding details about her new addition, leaving fans and the public intrigued about this new chapter in her life.



Kedibone 2020

Television Series

Mama stole my hunk 2013

Single Galz 2014

Saints Sinners 2014

eKasi: Our Stories 2014 - 2015

Skeem Saam 2015 - 2016

Ses'Top La 2016 

The Queen 2016 - 2020

It's OK We're Family 2017–2018

Imbewu: The Seed 2019

Lockdown 2019

Blood and Water 2020-present

Isono 2020-present