Latest biography: Reshoketswe Kekana talks GBV, Rhythm city and how she survived depression

Reshoketswe Kekana (born 16 January 1999) is a South African actress known for playing Dikeledi on the out phased etv Soap opera Rhythm City. You may also recognize her from Sekoloto as Lethabo. In this article we will look into her biographical information.

Biography: Reshoketswe Kekana

A picture of Reshoketswe Kekana
A picture of Reshoketswe Kekana

Full name: Reshoketswe Kekana
Date of birth: 16 January 1999 (23 years old as of 2022)
Place of birth: Zebediela, Limpopo, South Africa
Education: Hill High School (class of 2016), City Varsity (Diploma in Acting on camera)
Height: 1.54cm tall
Occupation: Actress
Known for: Dikeledi on Rhythm city, Lethabo on Sekoloto
Nationality: South African

Early life and Education

Reshoketswe Kekana was born in the small village of Zebediela in Limpopo in 1999 on the 16th of January. She is 23 years old as of 2022. You may know her from Rhythm city as Dikeledi, who was the girl friend of the abusive Hammer. But, it doesn’t all start there on the big screens.

Reshoketswe Kekana was always into acting but coming from Limpopo it only seemed like a wild dream
Reshoketswe Kekana was always into acting but coming from Limpopo it only seemed like a wild dream

Reshoketswe Kekana the Hill High school in Zebediela. She finished her matric at the school in 2016. It’s not quite clear how she ventured or started acting. But acting was always her desire from an early age and she would take any chance she had to act. Including at play house, and other school opportunities.

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Even though Reshoketswe received her Rhythm city role prior to graduating. When she was only about 19. She went on to finish her degree. However, it wasn’t at all easy and she had to repeat a year after failing some modules. But she did prevail in the end.

Acting career

Reshoketswe appeared in the 2019 student production Mo(hlako) Wa Africa, which premiered at the National School of the Arts and was directed collaboratively by Nomvuyo Hlophe and Gifter Ngobeni. Ms Kekana has also appeared in the Africa Arts Festival at the Wits Main Theatre, where she played a coloured woman in the play Abomama be Stokvel Matla Sona.

The latest picture of Reshoketswe Kekana on her official Instagram account
The latest picture of Reshoketswe Kekana on her official Instagram account

Ms Kekana’s versatility has also led to her appearance at the Joburg Theatre as a grandmother in Blankspace Productions’ Madimabe-The Curse (2021). Reshoketswe’s most recent television appearances were in the Mzansi Magic film Leburugrapy, in which she played the role of a high school girl named Lebo.

And yet another Mzansi Magic film. A Mzansi Magic movie under Leburugrapy, playing the character of a High School girl Lebo. And, another Mzansi Magic movie under Milton Empire Productions playing the character of Lethabo.

Reshoketswe was once diagnosed with clinical depression

While most of us get depressed, spend a day or two in bed? Reshoketswe was one of the few to be diagnosed with clinical depression which led her to the hospital. It was one bad experience for her but she managed to survive it. However, the depression was so severe she actually had to be medicated and stabilized. But, she survived it and today she is one of the fasted growing actors in the industry.

Reshoketswe Kekana believes she wouldn’t tolerate abuse

Referring to her Rhythm city role of Dikeledi, a 19 year old girl in an abusive relationship. Kekana said that she wouldn’t have stood for that and would’ve immediately left the relationship. The interviewer then pointed out that it wasn’t as easy as it seemed. To which Kekana answered saying the tolerance was a result of women coming from broken homes.

She used to play Dikeledi on Rhythm City and claims in real life she wouldn't tolerate such behavior.
She used to play Dikeledi on Rhythm City and claims in real life she wouldn’t tolerate such behavior.

She believes that women need to know their worth and coming from homes where they are told they are enough is much more of a contributor to them knowing their worth. Reshoketswe holds the stance that, it is in how these young girls are raised to feel about themselves that impacts how they react to such relationships. Despite these, Reshoketswe still believes she can and will leave such an abusive relationship.