Celebrity - Katlego Danke
(19 Jul 2011)

Katlego Danke

Katlego Danke

Katlego Danke hails from the province of the North West having stayed throughout her childhood in places like Mafikeng, Mabopane, Garankuwa and Potchefstroom.  She has however also spent some of her up-bringing in Pretoria and Johannesburg and therefore prefers to call herself a South African when asked where she comes from. This 31 year old’s passion to perform and be on stage has been kindled from a young age and it came as no surprise when she chose to take up a performance degree in 1998.

Katlego obtained her BA degree in Theatre and Performance from UCT in 2001 and is renowned for stage performances in theatre productions such as Beyond The Veil, The House of Kalumba, The Town that was Mad, Based on ‘Under Milkwood’, Crimes of the Heart (wherein she was the Stage Manager), Occupational Therapy Project, King Lear, The Suit, Miss Tertiary Feel, and the opera performance of Macbeth. 

Her television and film experience includes a cameo role in the sitcom SOS (2001), roles in daily dramas Sewende Laan (2003) and Backstage (2002- 2006) and the film Eine Liebe in Afrika (2002). You might have also caught a glimpse of Katlego in commercials for Vanish, Clover, Klipdrift Brandy, Honda and she was also the face of the campaign for The Pond’s Passport to Success (2007). She has graced the cover of many a magazine some of which include Real, Bona, Drum, Soul and True Love and TV Plus. She has also worked with many other prestigious publications such as Destiny Magazine and The Oprah Magazine. She was also voted as one of FHM’s 100 sexiest women in the world in 2006 and voted one of Sowetan’s 12 Sexiest Women in South Africa in 2008. Katlego is also very busy providing vocal expression to many advertisements and can be heard on SABC1 a voice artist

She was nominated for Best Dressed Actress in 2009 at the South African Film and TV Awards. In 2010 this hard working actress was nominated for a YOU Spectacular award for Favourite Actress. She can currently be seen in the daily soap Generations as the beautiful, sassy magazine editor Dineo Mashaba. This very role of Dineo Mashaba is also the reason she walked away with the coveted Best Actress Award at the 2010 South African Film and TV Awards.

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