Thulani Shange is a South African actor best known for playing Thulani on Uzalo SABC 1 and for playing Dr Mandla Ngcobo on Durban Gen on etv.

He has also appeared in one of the biggest drama series in South Africa, The Wife, which is broadcasted on Showmax.

Early life

Thulani Nkululeko Shange was born on 27 October 1993 in Pretoria in Gauteng Province, South Africa.

During childhood, Thulani’s family moved from one place to another, for this reason Thulani cannot pinpoint a specific place where he grew up.

The star grew up in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal then he moved back to Pretoria with his mother.

When his family had finally settled down another struggle began as he had no funds to go to school.

Thulani admits he has never spoken to his father for a long time because he was not really around in his childhood. He has never heard his mother appraising him but he knows she is proud.


After finishing high school, Thulani Shange struggled to get funds to further his education.

But luckily his family managed to join hands to pay for his first year at State Theatre for him to study Drama. He had to hustle in order to finish his studies.

Acting career

Thulani’s television roles that brought him to fame include one on Mzansi Magic drama iSthunzi.

In 2017 he landed the role of Israel Matseke’s on-screen son Tony on iNumber Number.

Then 2018 he played on Ikani, he later got the role of Thulani on Uzalo where he played alongside Godfather by Sizwe Khumbuza but was fired in 2020 for demanding a salary increase.

In 2021 Shange joined Durban Gen as Dr Mandla Ngcobo where he plays alongside Fanele Ntuli and Nelisiwa Sibiya.

Net Worth

Thulani Shange gained popularity when he played a role at Uzalo. His Net Worth has now risen and is believed to be around R600 000.

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