Gugu started by studying acting and drama in American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, where she had planned to live all her life. Upon coming back to South Africa in 2013, she landed a role in Generations where she starred as Mandisa. However, she is best known for her role in the popular show Uzalo, which is the most watched telenovela in South Africa currently.
Get to know who the young woman truly is by understanding her acting career. The character she plays is the total opposite of who she truly is. She may have some similarities with the character in the sense that she loves God too in real life and may sometimes get loud in circles and environments she is comfortable in, but that is far as the similarities go.
The biggest question would be when was Gugu Gumede born? This gives out her current age, which is something that most fans love to keep up with especially when it comes to their favourite celebrity. Gugu was born in 1992 which means that she is currently 27 years old. Her birthplace is Kwazulu Natal, and she was born to prominent parents, her dad being the late Simon Hulumeni Gumede and her mama is the celebrated freedom fighter, Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi.
As earlier mentioned, Gugu was born to prominent parents. She was, however, raised in a single parent home, with her mother, but her parents had a respectable relationship with each other. Gugu Gumede father passed on in 2017 in a car accident. At the time of his life, he served as a member of the KZN legislature and was a member of IFP. Gugu acknowledges that she is her mother’s daughter. She can be very stubborn and could not take nonsense from anyone, just like her mother. Her family, she says is an overly loving one but also extremely sensitive.
She’s undoubtedly one of the breakout stars of the year,and Gugu Gumede radiates the glow that has surrounded her in 2018. At just 27 years old, Gumede is one of the most-watched actresses on South African television as part of the hit show, Uzalo. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts alumnus credits her success to God, stating“when He is for you, no man can be against you.t was seeing my faith bear fruit. Last year was challenging on all fronts, and I came into 2018 not just hopeful, but very sure that God was going to show up for me — and He did. I saw my career take proper shape as my character grew, and we had an amazing story line that led to a wedding, which then led to that particular episode breaking records in South African television. I finally learnt that it is okay to put myself first,and I did (this is why I dubbed 2018 “The Year of “Me”).I travelled. I laughed. I cried, then laughed again. I grew.Needless to say, it has been a good year.
I used to be the queen of feeling sorry for myself whenever bad things happened, but I recently learnt to count my blessings. It sounds clichéd, but it really has been working for me. I also learnt that not everyone is rooting for you — and they do not need to.As long as you have God and your family, you’re good. So I stopped waiting for the approval of people who didn’t matter, and I did what I had to do.