April 17, 2024

Buhle Samuels (born May 25, 1990) is a celebrated South African actress, singer, dancer, model, and television personality renowned for her exceptional talent and captivating beauty. Her remarkable acting skills have propelled her to prominence both locally and internationally.

She captured widespread acclaim for her portrayals of Matshidiso Mofokeng in “Muvhango” and Zandile in “IMBEWU: The Seed,” two highly popular soap operas broadcasted on SABC2 and e.tv, respectively. Her performances in these roles have solidified her status as a distinguished South African entertainment industry figure.

Facts & Wiki

  • Full name: Buhle Samuels
  • Date of birth: May 25, 1990
  • Age: 33 years
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini
  • Place Of Birth: Soweto, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Career: Actress, musician, dancer, and model
  • Parent: Mr & Mrs Samuel
  • Sister: Mbali Samuels
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Thando Sonqishe
  • Children: 1
  • Height: 178 cm
  • Net worth: US$1-5 million

Early Life

Buhle was born and raised in Soweto, South Africa, where her upbringing unfolded alongside her sister, Mbali Samuel. Their mother, reportedly a nurse in Saudi Arabia, maintained communication primarily through phone due to the distance. However, details regarding her father remain elusive.

Buhle attended a community school in her hometown in the Pretoria, Gauteng region of South Africa, during her upbringing. Following her education, she pursued higher studies and earned a degree in Somatology from a distinguished South African university. 

However, she discovered her true passion in modeling, quickly gaining recognition and praise for her exceptional beauty and presence.


Buhle embarked on her professional journey as a model, captivating audiences with her remarkable beauty. Transitioning into the world of acting, Buhle initially found herself drawn to television hosting. She secured a prominent role as the host of the early morning breakfast show on the Africa Magic channel, showcasing her charisma and on-screen presence.

Her breakthrough came when she was cast in the popular South African soap opera, “Muvhango,” where she portrayed the character of Matshidiso Mofokeng. The series, which aired from 2014 to 2018, served as a platform that propelled Buhle into the spotlight of the film industry, earning her widespread recognition and acclaim.

In 2019, Buhle continued to expand her acting repertoire by portraying the character Zandile in the ETV show “Imbewu.” Additionally, she secured a role in the Netflix series “Kings Of Jo’burg,” further solidifying her presence in the global entertainment landscape.

In 2024, She featured alongside prominent Nigerian actors in the film All’s Fair In Love by Deyemi Okanlawonand acting alongside Timini Egbuson, Lateef Adedimeji, Ireti Doyle, Juliet Ibrahim, Beauty Tukura, Venita Akpofure, Kunle Bamtefa, Gbubemi Ejeye, Kenzy Udonsenm, Oprah Okereke, and Timilehin Ojeola.

Beyond her accomplishments in acting, Buhle Samuel is a multifaceted artist renowned for her musical talents across South Africa. She has cultivated a strong following as a singer, with her soulful voice captivating audiences nationwide. Currently, Buhle collaborates with the esteemed. Mafokate’s 999 group/recordsBuhle continues to enthrall audiences with her musical prowess, solidifying her status as a versatile and revered entertainer.

Personal Life

Buhle Samuel entered a new chapter of her personal life when she exchanged vows with Thando Sonqishe in an intimate ceremony held in May 2022. Despite their popularity in the public eye, the couple has maintained a low profile, opting to keep their personal lives shielded from public scrutiny.

Their commitment to privacy was further emphasized when, in December 2022, they joyfully welcomed their first child, InanaBuhle took to her Instagram account to share the heartwarming news, accompanied by a precious snapshot of their newborn, delighting her followers with a glimpse into their growing family. 

Social Media

  • Instagram: @buhlesamuels
  • Twitter: @BuhleSamuels_
  • Facebook: @BuhleSamuelsPage

Net Worth

Buhle is a highly regarded South African actress who has made significant strides in the entertainment industry. Her estimated net worth ranges from US$1 to 5 million, a testament to her success and influence in acting.

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