Who exactly is Didintle Khunou, bio, age, height, salary, relationships and career

Didintle Khunou is a South African actress, singer, voice artist, presenter and MC. She is best known for her starring role as Celie in the Janice Honeyman production of The Color Purple Musical at the Joburg Theatre. And more recently she is known as Esther in the BET Africa’s Isono which airs on etv.

Full biography: Didintle Khunou

A picture of Actress Didintle Khunou
A picture of Actress Didintle Khunou

Full name: Didintle Khunou
Date of birth: 14 November 1992
Place of birth: Klerksdorp, North West
Education: University of Witwatersrand (Dramatic Arts)
Height: 1.61m (verified)
Occupation: Actress, singer, voice artist, producer, presenter, businesswoman and MC
Owner and founder: Galalela Mosadi Productions
Known for: Esther on Isono
Net worth: $150 000-$250 000
Instagram: didintle_khunou
Nationality: South African

Early Life

Didintle Khunou was born in Klerksdorp, North West on the 14th of November 1992. And, she wasn’t born alone, according to Briefly.co.za she has a twin named Boipelo Khunou. Khunou was born a peculiarly beautiful woman, she has blonde eyes which not many black people have. Her father is a general practitioner, while her mother is a medical technologist and businessperson.

Didintle Khunou protesting for women's rights on her Instagram
Didintle Khunou protesting for women’s rights on her Instagram

Sources say that her parents also run the Kwa-Mothakga Lodge located in Klerksdorp. So, she comes from a very well off family. Which allowed her to easily pursue her dream without too much fear of the usual backlashes. However, the actress has not revealed how much of a role her parents or siblings played in her career. But, it is suggested that they were very supportive of her.

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She attended her elementary and high school education in Klerksdorp before enrolling at the University of Witwatersrand. Where she graduated with a BA in Dramatic Arts. She further received acting lessons at ActorWize. Then, to enhance her acting skills.

A picture of Esther from Isono
A picture of Esther from Isono

Moreover, she enrolled in a professional acting course for film and TV by Rajesh Gopie. So, when she went on to auditions, she had quite enough training. Moreover, Didintle, trained at the Indigo View Advanced Actors Academy. Which was founded and driven by director and acting coach Steven Feinstein.

Personal life

Her personal life is a bit cryptic. So, not much is known of her love life or if she has any children whatsoever. But, she does show off her fashion sense on her Instagram page. So, that’s something she enjoys doing when not on television. Moreover, she’s also a producer and the founder and CEO of Galalela Mosadi Productions. A company we believe specializes in film production. So, while you may not be seeing her on screen, she could be behind the scenes of some films.

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According to her agency, Didintle Khunou stands at a height of 1.61m according to her resume. Which is approximately 5 foot 3 or 5 foot 2 and a half. This is her un billed height without shoes on, so when she’s wearing heels she can add an additional 4 to 5cm on top. Giving her a billed height of up to 1.65m to 1.66m.

Net worth

According to briefly.co.za, the actress has a net worth of $150 000 to $250 000. So, no actual conclusive figure is available on her salary, only a Range of possible figures. Of which for perspective sake, when converted to Rands would be between R2.3 million to R3.3 million.

Career beginning

Didintle made her television acting debut in the recurring role of Modiehi in the SABC2 drama series Mamello, making her first appearance in the role in the Season 2 premiere on 31 August, 2016.

She returned to the role for Season 3 in 2017. She next landed a guest starring role in an episode of the SABC1 sitcom Single Galz, appearing in Season 2, Episode 12 (which aired on 23 April, 2018).

Moreover, in the same year, Didintle played the recurring role of Mapula. In the Mzansi Magic telenovela The Throne. Making her first appearance in Season 1, Episode 61 (which aired on 12 November, 2018).

The actress' career doesn't span more than a decade
The actress’ career doesn’t span more than a decade

Furthermore, in 2020, she and Stella Dlangalala were the featured guests in an episode of the SABC2 variety comedy series #Karektas. Which was hosted by Desmond Dube, in an episode which aired on 24 April (Season 2, Episode 11).

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Furthermore, in 2020 year she landed the starring role of Esther Ndlovu in BET Africa’s first original telenovela, Isono: The Sin. In the show, her musically talented character is the daughter of a powerful matriarch who will stop at nothing to serve her own needs. Isono premiered on BET on Monday 27 July, 2020.


Didintle is also an award winning actress. She won the Naledi award and the Broadway World Online Award for ‘Best Lead Actress In a Musical – Female’ for her performance as Celie.

Social media

Didintle is mostly on Instagram but not very active. She has a following of only 23 thousand followers and she only posts once or twice a month on avarage. So, her following isn’t that huge. But when she does post, she mostly posts about body positivity. Moreover, the actress is also a producer and artist. She is the owner of Galalela Mosadi Productions.