Leleti Khumalo
South African actor
Leleti Khumalo
Leleti Khumalo is a Zulu South African actress who played the leading role in the movie Sarafina! alongside Whoopi Goldberg and who starred in the films Hotel Rwanda and Yesterday.
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An interview with Studio 263 director Mawuru - Nehanda Radio
Google News - over 5 years
When we started with Neria the picture was not the best but Jesese Mungoshi, the lead actor, won an award ahead of the likes of Whoopi Goldberg and Leleti Khumalo who are all refined actresses. But all because of the originality and uniqueness of the
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - over 5 years
12: 50 (99) >>> Yesterday Leleti Khumalo. A woman with AIDS tries to secure her daughter's future. (1 hr.40 mins.) 1: 00 (39) >> The Black Book Robert Cummings. Opposing forces seek a diary during the French Revolution. (1 hr.30 mins
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Heady days recalled - Sowetan
Google News - over 5 years
Alfred Nokwe' s family discovered Sarafina' s leading lady Leleti Khumalo. The Nokwe daughters have followed their parents' musical and acting trail. Marylin is an actress and a backing singer and has worked with many groups, though her home remained
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - over 5 years
(99) >>> Yesterday Leleti Khumalo. A woman who has AIDS tries to secure her daughter's future. (1 hr.35 mins.) (39) >> This Could Be the Night Jean Simmons. A schoolteacher takes a part-time job at a racy nightclub. (2 hrs.) (100) >>> The Road Viggo
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - over 5 years
(99) >>> Yesterday Leleti Khumalo. A woman who has AIDS tries to secure her daughter's future. (1 hr.40 mins.) (101) >>> The Other Man Liam Neeson. A man discovers that his wife is unfaithful. (1 hr.30 mins.) 11: 05 (102) >> Love N' Dancing Amy Smart
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - over 5 years
(99) >>> Yesterday Leleti Khumalo. A woman who has AIDS tries to secure her daughter's future. (1 hr., 35 mins.) (100) > The Informers Billy Bob Thornton. Self-absorbed hedonists wander 1980s Los Angeles. (1 hr., 45 mins.) (165) >>> In Country Bruce
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Ngema To Marry His Fourth Wife - NewsTime
Google News - over 5 years
Ngema once had three wives at a time - Pretoria State Theatre chief executive Xoliswa Ngema, actress Cebisile Mpungose and Yesterday star and former Generations actress Leleti Khumalo. He is divorced from all of them.Buthelezi yesterday said she did
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Ngema prepares for a new life with fourth wife - Times LIVE
Google News - over 5 years
... married to three women at the same time: Pretoria State Theatre chief executive Xoliswa Ngema, actress Cebisile Mpungose, who was 16 years old when she married him in 1990, and Yesterday star and former Generations actress Leleti Khumalo
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Class Act reaches nail-biting top 10 - The New Age Online
Google News - almost 6 years
But the previous episodes have also not gone unnoticed, as the judges were joined by Donovan Marsh, Leleti Khumalo, Moshidi Motshegwa and James Ngcobo on the iconic Class Act golden couch at the national auditions in Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria and
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Class Act announces top ten finalists - Media Update
Google News - almost 6 years
Judges, Rapulana Seiphemo and Moonyeenn Lee, were joined by Donovan Marsh, Leleti Khumalo, Moshidi Motshegwa and James Ngcobo on the iconic Class Act golden couch at the national auditions in Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg respectively
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Sabela - O Globo (Blogue)
Google News - almost 6 years
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TELEVISION REVIEW; Brave Spirit Under the Unsheltering Sky
NYTimes - over 11 years
Trailers for the HBO film ''Yesterday'' are both true and totally misleading. Blurbs describing ''the transcendent power'' of one woman's ''courage and compassion'' conjure ''Oprah Winfrey Presents'' or worse, the movie ''Beaches.'' And while ''Yesterday'' is, in fact, a tribute to the transcendent power of one rural South African woman who
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HIGHLIGHTS; On the Cover
NYTimes - over 11 years
YESTERDAY Monday at 9 p.m. on HBO THE numbers generally used to describe the AIDS crisis in Africa are overwhelming --millions infected with H.I.V., thousands dying each day -- but for his film ''Yesterday,'' Darrell James Roodt decided to focus on what can be the most compelling number of all: one. The movie, which has its American television
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Home Video
NYTimes - almost 24 years
John Wayne Dust-Up John Wayne still kicks up a stir in the video business. In stores, he's a priority. "Of all the movies not yet out on video, three Waynes -- 'McLintock!,' 'Hondo' and 'The High and the Mighty' -- are the most asked for," said Ed Weiss, general manager of Movies Unlimited, a Philadelphia-based chain and one of the country's
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Review/Film; Torture And Hope In a Clash
NYTimes - over 24 years
"Sarafina!" would seem to be a musical exceptionally well suited to the screen, where its subject can be depicted rather than merely imagined. It's clear from the opening number of this energetic, impassioned film version that Soweto -- presented ironically with its name spelled out across the landscape, as in the "Hollywood" sign -- is the essence
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Critic's Notebook; At Cannes, Tim Robbins Proves a Double Threat
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Tim Robbins is courtly and unassuming, and in spite of that he is suddenly at the red-hot center of this year's Cannes International Film Festival. Mr. Robbins would stand out here even if he were nothing more than a strong contender for the best-actor award, which he is for his performance as the smooth-talking Hollywood executive Griffin Mill in
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For 'Sarafina!' Cast, Life Without Apartheid
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: There was no doubt that the going-back worry would come up. During their 19 months in the United States, the cast members of ''Sarafina!'' have learned that the going-back worry always comes up. There was no doubt that the going-back worry would come up. During their 19 months in the United States, the cast members of ''Sarafina!'' have
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The Year of the Actor On and Off Broadway
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: DEPENDING on the extent of one's Anglophilia, this could be seen as the season that Andrew Lloyd Webber ruled Broadway as well as Britannia (with three simultaneous bonanzas, ''Cats,'' ''Starlight Express'' and ''The Phantom of the Opera'') or as the season that the British musical armada finally struck rocky shoals (with ''Chess'' and
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Three Musicals Share 30 Tony Nominations
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: ''Into the Woods,'' ''The Phantom of the Opera'' and ''Anything Goes'' received 10 Tony nominations each yesterday to lead the race for this year's awards. Among plays, ''M. Butterfly'' garnered seven nominations and ''Joe Turner's Come and Gone'' six. ''Into the Woods,'' ''The Phantom of the Opera'' and ''Anything Goes'' received 10 Tony
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leleti Khumalo
    THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 35
    Sarafina! was re-released in South Africa on 16 June 2006 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the youth uprisings in Soweto.
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  • 2005
    Age 34
    Khumalo joined the cast of one of South Africa's longest running soap operas, Generations in 2005 as Busiswe (Busi) Dlomo, a refined and altruistic no-nonsense woman who heads up her own publishing empire, based in Cape Town.
    More Details Hide Details Her character happens to be the younger sister to Sibusiso Dlomo and has none of the power-hungry, egotistical and callous characteristics he (Sibusiso) has. She has used her intellect and savvy to get where she is today, at the helm of South Africa's fictional top communications company, Ezweni, which she runs with her brother and founder Karabo Moroka.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 26
    In 1997, she also starred in Sarafina 2.
    More Details Hide Details Khumalo stars in 2004 movies Hotel Rwanda and Yesterday, for which the latter was nominated for a 2005 Academy Award in the category "Best Foreign Language Film". Yesterday also recently scooped the Best Film award at India's Pune International Film Festival and had fantastic reactions at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals.
  • 1993
    Age 22
    In 1993, Khumalo released her first album, Leleti and Sarafina.
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  • 1992
    Age 21
    In 1992, she starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba and John Kani in Darrell James Roodt’s film version of Sarafina!, which had a worldwide distribution, and became the biggest film production to be released on the African continent.
    More Details Hide Details Again Khumalo was nominated for an Image Award, together with Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg and Janet Jackson. Based on the 1976 Soweto youth uprisings, Sarafina! tells the story of a young school girl who is not afraid to fight for her rights and inspires her peers to rise up in protest, especially after her inspirational teacher, Mary Masembuko (Goldberg) is imprisoned.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 17
    Khumalo performed the role of Sarafina! on stages in South Africa and on Broadway, where she received a 1988 Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.
    More Details Hide Details Sarafina! had a Broadway run lasting two years, after which the production embarked on a worldwide tour. In 1987 Khumalo received a NAACP Image Award for Best Stage Actress.
  • 1985
    Age 14
    In 1985, she auditioned for Mbongeni Ngema’s musical, which later became the international blockbuster Sarafina!
    More Details Hide Details Ngema wrote the lead character of Sarafina especially for Khumalo. She was formerly married to Mbongeni Ngema. But there have been recent speculations that he has had several affairs with different women, including the late Brenda Fassie.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born in 1970.
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