Anathi Gobeni full biography, sexuality, Imbewu, age, height and salary

Anathi Gobeni who is best known as Lindo from Imbewu: the seed is a South African Actor, Dancer, Presenter, Voice over artist and Writer . He was born 20 July 1989 which means he is 33 years old as of 2022.

Biography: Anathi Gobeni

A picture of Anathi Gobeni who plays Lindo on Imbewu
A picture of Anathi Gobeni who plays Lindo on Imbewu

Name: Anathi Gobeni
Date of birth: 20 July 1989 (33 years old)
From: eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa
Place of birth: Eastern Cape, South Africa
Education: Durban University Of Technology (National Diploma in Drama)
Occupation: Actor, Dancer, Presenter, Voice over artist and Writer
Tv shows: Imbewu, the seed
Height: 1.75m
Net worth: $250 000– $500 000 (estimates)
Nationality: South African

Personal life history

Anathi Gobeni, who was born on July 20, 1989, and is 33 years old. According to a 2020 interview with Mthobisi Mkhwanazi, Anathi hinted that he was born in the Eastern Cape. The Gobeni family moved to eThekwini in 1995, when he was only 6 years old. Where and his family relocated permanently. It’s important to note, that Anathi and his family moved around a lot in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and the KwaZulu-Natal province. However, their relocation to eThekwini was the most long lived. They relocated eThekwini till he started college.

As a result of their numerous relocations, Anathi said it was difficult to establish stable relationships. Making it difficult for him to figure himself. He completed all 8 of the offered topics when he was in high school and did well academically.

Educational Background

As aforementioned Anathi did very well in school. While still in high school, he got a B in physical sciences during his senior year. He did not, however, enjoy accounting at all, and he still does not. Moreover, he took acting classes in high school since they had to pick another subject after the school’s sole history teacher retired. When Anathi made the decision to switch history for acting, he was entering grade 11. And said that he was very thrilled to be in acting classes.

Lindo from Imbewu the seed
Lindo from Imbewu the seed

When Anathi Gobeni graduated from high school. He faced a lot of family pressure regarding his choice of profession. Because he was intelligent, his mother wanted him to become a computer scientist. But even though he detested accounting, he applied for the position since his father wanted him to be an accountant. However, he personally wasn’t into that. So, when Universities took time to respond to her first two options. She jumped at the opportunity to study drama instead. A road the proved to difficult but worth it.

Since, DUT had already responded and the previous two options had taken some time to respond, he quickly turned to his dream. The next year, Gobeni enrolled at the Durban University of Technology to study drama, and in 2015, he earned a National Diploma in Drama. Majoring in acting, dancing and singing.


According to Anathi Gobeni’s official CV, he is 1.75m tall. A staggering height which has enabled him to not only be an actor but also a model. In fact on his instagram bio, he has revealed that he’s also a model.

Net worth

According to probably outlandish predictions. The actor has a net worth of between $250 000 to $500 000. Which she has amassed through her career journey. In fact, Anathi has started an initiative to fund the tuition fees of upcoming actors. And held an event in 2019 to raise funds for this initiative on her birthday the 18th of July.

Anathi Sexuality

The toughest hurdle, according to Anathi, was coming out, even though he wasn’t made fun of for it when he was younger. Due to the expectations of his family, he felt compelled to come out.

Anathi Gobeni was probably born in the Eastern Cape according to a recent interview
Anathi Gobeni was probably born in the Eastern Cape according to a recent interview

However, Anathi was aware that he preferred boys to girls at least since the age of nine. He clarified the myths and realities of homosexuality in a conversation with Kungenzeka Nakuwe. He emphasized that people misunderstood sexual orientations. Because they lack information and that, for him, there was no choice.

Challenges with his sexuality

When asked about the challenges he faced as a result of being gay. Anathi revealed that his cousin from his hometown in the Eastern Cape was actually homosexual and feminine. So, in one occasion, they had a very daunting experience with an old lady.

They were returning from the store wearing skirts and girly apparel when this old woman saw them. According to Anathi, she didn’t know this woman and had not seen her before. However, she lashed out at them the words “you will die” and went on a rant about homosexuality being bad. But, Anathi didn’t take that to heart but argued that education was important and that gay people were all round mostly good people.

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Is Lindo from Imbewu a woman?

Lindo from Imbewu whose real name is Anathi Gobeni is a man. He loves to dress like a woman and put on make up. His interest is in man not woman which means he is a gay male. Most people get confused due to his character on Imbewu because he potrayed a character as a gay male.

Career journey in acting

Anathi has performed in at least 20 theater productions before the end of his first year. At this point, he was beginning to communicate his sexuality in a more open and honest manner. The tale of how Anathi on Imbewu came to be known as Lindo is a very peculiar one. While doing her grocery shopping, she noticed an elderly man following her. She continued diverting him since the man kept following from a distance.

His parents wanted him to be a computer scientist or accountant
His parents wanted him to be a computer scientist or accountant

But after a protracted chase, she turned around and saw him—Duma Ndlovu in the flesh. Imbewu, Uzalo, Muvhango, and many other South African tales were written by Duma Ndlovu. He was drawn to Anathi, but his prominence at DUT presented a challenge. Duma then handed him his email and returned to Durban to conduct an imbewu cast audition with him and another Indian female.

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Social media

Anathi can be reached via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. However, there’s a high possibility that age might not respond to unsolicited massages. But, you can follow her and here are her handles Anathi_g1, Anathi1 and Anathi Gobeni respectively. Do note that the actor has no agency so you can’t call his agency to reach him.

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