Michelle Mosalakae profile

Michelle landed the role of Zakith, a young traditional healer on TV drama Isibaya in 2017.

Michelle Mosalakae (born September 14, 1994) is a South African actress, writer, and theatre director. She is best known for playing Zakhithi on Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya.

The actress has appeared in other productions. She played a starring in the series The Queen as Kamina. She takes up her roles and plays them well as a villain or heroine.

Michelle is the owner and chair lady of Armor Football Club, established in 2018. She founded the Michelle Mosalakae Foundation. 

Michelle Mosalakae
Michelle Mosalakae biography
Michelle Mosalakae is an actress, writer and theatre director from Pretoria.
Short Profile
Full Name:Michelle Mosalakae
Born:September 14, 1994 (age 28 years old)
Place of Birth:Mabopane
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:Rhodes University
Occupation:Actress, writer, theatre director
Years Active:2017-date
Parents:Sarah (mother)
Height:1.57 m

Early Life

Michelle Mosalakae was born on September 14, 1994, in Mabopane, north of Pretoria. Michelle grew up in a home where they taught her that she wasn’t different from other children. She is the only child of her parents.

Her father and mother, Sarah, are Tswana. Her love for acting dates back to her younger days. She would perform in front of her family and friends. Her success is all thanks to the love and support she received as a child.


Mosalakae studied at St. Mary’s Diocesan School in Pretoria. She started acting in school productions as a student.

After her matric, she enrolled at Rhodes University. She graduated cum laude with a degree in English and achieved honors in acting, directing, and applied drama.


Mosalakae played a young traditional healer Zakithi in the Mzansi Magic drama series Isibaya. The acting talent she exhibited in portraying the role gained her wider recognition. It became her breakthrough role and thrust her into the limelight.

Playing Zakithi earned her a nomination for Rising Star at the 2017 DStv Mzanzi Viewers’ Choice Awards. She, Kim Jayde, Bontle Modiselle, and Loot Love became Revlon ambassadors in March 2018. She became the first person with albinism to be an ambassador for the international cosmetic giant.

Apart from onscreen acting, she is a director and actress in theatre. She played Kamina, a Congolese villainess, on the Mzansi Magic television series The Queen.

In March 2019, she was a nominee for a Naledi Theatre Award for Best Lead Performance in a Play. Her work in Shoes & Coups, directed and written by Palesa Mazamisa, earned her recognition.

Mosalakae played Rachel Paige in the Netflix action-thriller Silverton Siege in April 2022. She is the Brand Ambassador of Savanna.

Personal Life

Michelle Mosalakae albinism
Michelle was a nominee for Rising star in the 2017 DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards due to her performance in Isibaya.

Mosalakae is close to her family and friends, who have shown her support. She has albinism, a rare genetic disorder where a person is without the usual amount of melanin pigment. She is proud of her personality.

Michelle Mosalakae is single and has never been in a serious relationship. Her ideal husband is someone who is God-fearing, kind, and independent with a healthy dose of confidence and self-drive.

“Maybe in the near future. I’ve never been in a serious relationship. I hope once that happens, it will be someone who’ll give me love, where I’ll be able to find myself. He must be a patient and loving person.”

Michelle Mosalakae tells Drum.

Social Profile

Michelle Mosalakae tells more about her work, personal life, and space on social media. She regularly updates followers with pictures and videos of her lifestyle. The actress loves flowers and shows appreciation when she gets them.

In her posts, Michelle flaunts her silky skin at every chance. As an ambassador, she promotes the brands she represents.


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