Manaka Ranaka Bio, Wiki
Manaka Ranaka is a renowned South African actress, particularly recognized for her leading role in the long-running soap opera “Generations: The Legacy.”
In the year 2000, she portrayed the character of Nandipha Sithole in the soap opera “Isidingo,” which aired on SABC 3.
Her exceptional talent was acknowledged in 2007 when she received the South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best Actress in a Television Comedy.
Manaka Ranaka Age
Ranaka was born in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa on April 6, 1979. She will be 44 years old in 2023.
Manaka Ranaka Height
Ranaka’s height is 5 feet 4 inches, which is equivalent to 1.63 meters.
Manaka Ranaka Family
Ranaka was raised by her parents, Kgotlaesele Ranaka and Nonceba Ranaka, along with her sisters Mpumi Ranaka and Dineo Ranaka. Dineo is a well-known TV and radio presenter, who hosted the show ‘Dineo Live on Drive’ on Y-FM.
Manaka Ranaka Husband
Ranaka previously dated Thabo Monareng, who is nine years younger than her. During their relationship’s happier days, they frequently shared photos together on Manaka Ranaka’s Instagram. However, Manaka Ranaka is a mother of three children, each with different fathers. Her children include Kagiso, who is 16 years old, Lasedi, who is 7, and Sibongiseni.
She holds her children close to her heart and has been quoted as saying that she has no issue with raising them all on her own. Although she wishes the fathers of her children were more involved in their lives, she doesn’t let it bother her because she sees it as her God-given responsibility to raise them.
Manaka Ranaka Education
Ranaka enrolled at Dinwiddie High School from 1995 to 1998. Later, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Johannesburg.
Manaka Ranaka Career
In the year 2000, she joined the cast of the SABC3 soap opera “Isidingo,” portraying the character Nandipha Sithole. During this period, she became pregnant, and upon sharing the news, she was dismissed from the show.
In 2002, she took on the role of Portia in “Gaz’lam,” a series that ran for four seasons on SABC1.
The following year 2003, she appeared in all eight original sitcom seasons on SABC2, playing the character Lerata Khumalo.
In 2005, she featured in an episode of the documentary series “Sex TV,” specifically in the segment focusing on the media in South Africa.
Also in 2006, she starred as Nozuko in the SABC3 series “One Way.” That same year, she had a supporting role as Tshia in “Vinolia Ntuli” on SABC1.
In 2007, she played the character Neli in the fourth season of “Home Affairs.” Around the same time, she also appeared in an SABC1 drama series called “Society,” where she portrayed the character Ayanda.
Moving to 2012, she took on the role of Zanele Kgaditse in the e.tv soap opera “Rhythm City,” where she played the wife of the infamous Rocks Kgaditse.
In 2013, she had a starring role alongside Thami Africa, Baby Cele, and Seputla Sebogodi in “Zabalaza,” a soap opera on Mzanzi.
In 2007, she won the South African Film and Television Award for Best Actress in Television Comedy.
Manaka Ranaka Net Worth
Ranaka’s net worth, which continues to increase over time, is currently estimated at $5 million dollars.
Manaka Ranaka Opens Up About Her Love Life, Expresses No Interest in Serious Relationships
In a candid conversation, Ranaka shared insights into her romantic challenges and her firm decision to steer clear of marriage. The Generations: The Legacy actress delved into her current love life and relationship status, shedding light on her past experiences with unsuccessful relationships where her efforts went unappreciated.
During a chat on the Moments With Mantsoe YouTube podcast, Ranaka revealed that she is now prioritizing self-care and dedicating less time to relationships. She mentioned that she’s currently enjoying a lighthearted connection with someone, emphasizing her desire to focus on her individuality. Ranaka expressed her past frustrations, stating, “I’ve given my all to men who weren’t ready for it.”
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