Jailoshini Naidoo bio, age, husband, children, Net worth, height and career

Jailoshini Naidoo (born 16 April 1977) is a South African television and radio presenter and actress. Best known for hosting the SABC2 lifestyle and entertainment show Eastern Mosaic. In 2018 she landed her first starring dramatic role in television. When she was cast as Nerupa Rampersad in the e.tv soapie Imbewu: The Seed.

Full biography: Jailoshini Naidoo

A picture of Jailoshini Naidoo who plays Nirupa on Imbewu the seed
A picture of Jailoshini Naidoo who plays Nirupa on Imbewu the seed

Full name: Jailoshini Naidoo
Date of birth: 16 April 1977 (45 years old)
Place of birth: Chatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Education: Southland Secondary school
Alma mater: University of KwaZulu-Natal, UNISA and Damelin
Height: 1.58m to 1.6m
Occupation: Actress, MC, Businesswoman, Teacher, TV and radio Presenter
Known for: Nirupa on Imbewu: The seed
Net worth: $1.5 million
Siblings: 3 (including Sorisha Naidoo and Projeni Panther)
Relationship status: Unknown
Nationality: South African

Early Life of Jailoshini Naidoo

Jailoshini Naidoo was born on 16th April 1977, making her current age 44 years. She was raised in Chatsworth, Durban, and she adores the Chatsworth culture. However, she relocated to the Musgrave area in KwaZulu-Natal.

She attended the Southland Secondary school according to her official Facebook account. Her parents are unknown. However, some sources seem to suggest there could be a relationship between her and Koobeshen Naidoo. But, research shows that they come from very different places. While Koobeshen is from Port, Shepstone, Jailoshini is from Chatsworth.

Jailoshini Naidoo and her father (source: Instagram @jailoshini)
Jailoshini Naidoo and her father (source: Instagram @jailoshini)

Naidoo has two known sisters and a brother. They live in Johannesburg, South Africa. Moreover, Jailoshini Naidoo’s sister Sorisha Naidoo congratulated her after she won an award on Facebook. Her other sister is Projeni Panther.

Sorisha, her sister, won Miss India South Africa. And, was one of the top finalists in Miss India Worldwide in 2002. Jailoshini’s family tried to get her into an arranged marriage, but she was certain it was not what she wanted. Moreover, her family never valued acting like a decent job. But, as time they then changed their perception as she succeeded.

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While most thinks she’s just an actress. Jailoshini has proven to be far exceedingly more educated than the rest of us. She graduated with a B.Paed Degree in Drama, English, and Education from the University of Durban, Westville. Note that other sources claim she attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Nirupa from Imbewu is a very educated woman in real life
Nirupa from Imbewu is a very educated woman in real life

Later on, she studied communications at UNISA and Public Relations at Damelin. Moreover, she also dabbled as an English and Drama teacher after school. This was before she pivoted into the entertainment industry. Moreover, it’s worth noting that she studied alongside Koobeshen Naidoo at varsity.

Personal life

They play Nerupa and Pranav Rampersad in Imbewu: The Seed. But they have not tied the knot in real life. At best, we believe the pair are just friends. However, it’s important to note that the pair studied drama together at university.

Nirupa and Menzi from Imbewu, the two are friends in real life
Nirupa and Menzi from Imbewu, the two are friends in real life

But, Koobesen, later on, got married and had three children with Kumseela Naidoo. Note that his Koobeshen and his brothers all got married to women with the Naidoo surname, but aren’t related to Jailoshini. You know? Maybe the surname is just too popular. Moreover, Jailoshini’s husband is unknown but she coincidentally also has three children.


According to our estimations. Jailoshini Naidoo has a height avarage of 1.6m. With a possible range of 1.57m to 1.62m. This height excludes heels. So, she might be way taller than this when wearing heels. Moreover, it’s important to note that this is just our estimate based on our calculations. So, when we get a conclusive value either from her or her agency. We will update this section.

Net worth

According to briefly SA, Jailoshini’s net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million. This figure is only an estimate of the total value of her assets. Which she has accrued throughout her entire career. However, this figure keeps flactuating every few years. So, we will keep on updating this page often. To make sure it’s up to date. So, do visit often to check updates your favorite¬† celebrities.

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Theatre and perfoming career

According to briefly.co.za Jailoshini performed in various theatre comedy productions and festivals as Aunty Rumba. Some of the theatres that she has worked in included the Playhouse and Johannesburg Civic Theater among others. In addition, she also performed at the Hilton Arts Festival. Moreover, the talented actress has had her own show, At the Edge. Which was performed at a Theater Festival in India. Stalwart Ronnie Govender wrote this award-winning solo play.

Jailoshini Naidoo changed careers to follow her passion. From a humble beginning as Aunty Rumba in the theatre productions, she is now a household name. Despite her parents being skeptical of her career choice, she pursued it with all her heart and has finally changed their minds. She is a prime example that following your heart is the right move.

Television career

For an entire decade, she hosted Eastern Mosaic on SABC2, a lifestyle and entertainment show. The show was replaced by Mela. In 2015, Jailoshini quit hosting Mela and pivoted to work for Lotus FM. While she was a presenter at MNet, she got another opportunity. In 2017, a part in what was to be an iconic show, Keeping Up with the Kandasamys.

In 2018, she got her first television role as Nerupa Rampersad in an eTV drama series, Imbewu: The Seed Season 1 and 2. She also performed in Strike Back Season 1 and 2, a British-American action television series, as an Indian news reporter.

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She acted in the 2019 South African film 3 Days To Go, as Melissa Isaac. Her most recent film is Trippin’ with the Kandasamys, which was released in 2021. The 2nd movie Kandasamys: The Wedding, did exceptionally well.