Nelisa Mchunu is a young talented actress and model who is best known for her role as Fikile on SABC1’s popular Soapie- Uzalo.

She has also had roles in other top television shows including Isindigo, Isifiso, Ses’Top La, and Generations: The Legacy.

Her depiction of Fikile on Uzalo boosted Nelisa Mchunu’s popularity, and as a public figure with hundreds of thousands of followers, questions about her background, and relationships are bound to come up.

Here is a look at who Nelisa Mchunu’s husband is, her husband on television, her family and background, and a few little secrets that you didn’t know about the gorgeous actress.


Mchunu was born on 2 February 1992 in Wartburg in KwaZulu-Natal, in a family with ten siblings. Her father died when she was four years old.

She later grew up in Clermont, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, when she moved with mother at the age of 6. Her mother is a teacher.

Nelisa Mchunu’s husband

As of 2022, the identity of Nelisa Mchunu’s husband is widely unknown and it even appears that the actress is not married in real life.

In a 2020 interview with The Afternoon Express, Nelisa revealed that she was not married at the time and that she was also not in a relationship.

She also revealed that she was really not actively looking for a husband but that if the right man came along, she would be open to giving it a try.

At least she assured us that we would definitely know when and if she ever got married and since she hasn’t confirmed that she is then there is a chance that the position of Nelisa Mchunu’s husband is still vacant.

Nelisa Mchunu’s husband on TV

On Uzalo, Nelisa Mchunu’s character Fikile was in a relationship with Sbu whose real name is Simphiwe Majozi.

The two had terrific chemistry on screen and they even had some fans fooled that they were a couple in real life too. When Fikile left Sbu on Uzalo and exited the show, fans were heartbroken.

In real life, Simphiwe Majozi is reportedly in a long-term relationship with a beautiful woman called Kekeletso Mahlelebe and he is not Nelisa Mchunu’s husband.

Nelisa Mchunu’s family

Nelisa Mchunu rose from humble beginnings but she managed to beat all odds to get to where she is now.

She was born in Wartburg in KwaZulu-Natal on the 2nd of February 1992 into a big family. She has three full siblings- two older brothers and a younger sister and ten half-siblings from her father’s side.

When she was only four years old, her father passed on leaving her and her siblings in the care of her single mother.

While not much is not known about Nelisa Mchunu’s mother and brothers, her little sister- Londeka Mchunu has been following in her footsteps and she has made a name for herself in Mzansi’s showbiz.

She plays the role of Snegugu on Mzansi Magic’s soapie Isithembiso for which she won the Best Newcomer award at the Simon Sabela Awards.

Nelisa Mchunu’s education

Nelisa Mchunu is much more than just a beautiful face with immense talent on set, she is also quite educated.

As a young girl, Nelisa Mchunu discovered her passion for drama and acting and she wanted to pursue a course in drama in college, unfortunately, her mother did not approve of it.

After high school, Nelisa Mchunu joined the University of Witwatersrand to study Media Studies. She, however, had to drop out when her mother could no longer afford to pay her school fees.

Nelisa Mchunu’s career

Before officially launching her career in the acting industry, Nelisa did other jobs to sustain herself. After leaving university, she got a job as a waitress before being an assistant at a PR company.

Her first job in the acting world was an extra role on Isidingo. Her breakout role was as Fikile on Uzalo and she has been soaring high ever since.

Net Worth and Salary

The South African actress, Nelisa Mchunu, is believed to have a Net Worth which is estimated to be around R5 Million.

She is also reportedly earning around R40 000 for her role.

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