Luyanda Zwane (born 7 February 2004) is a South African actress, model, and social media influencer. She starred as the title character in the telenovela Sibongile & The Dlaminis.
Making her debut as a teenager in eTV’s medical telenovela Durban Gen, Luyanda has appeared in many television shows. In the BET telenovela Redemption, she portrays Nomonde, the daughter of Yvonne Zikode.
Zwane breathed life into the character Vundlazi in a TV drama, Shaka ILembe. She has shared the screen with many celebrated local actors.
|7 February 2004 (age 19 years old)
|Place of birth:
|Durban, KwaZulu Natal
|Kingsway High School
|Actress, model, influencer
Sibongile & The Dlaminis
|Zenzelisphesihle Xulu aka Sparky Zulu
Luyanda Zwane was born on 7 February 2004 in Durban, a coastal city in eastern KwaZulu Natal. She comes from a Christian family that disregarded Amadlozi. She was part of high school musicals and drama competitions in her hometown.
The actress did not have a good relationship with her father and has been trying. She reached out to him to try to fix their relationship. She opened up to him, he apologized, and they reconciled.
Luyanda has a twin sister. Trying to know if her twin thinks and feels like her and how it feels to live another person’s life inspired her. She participated in musical and drama competitions in high school, introducing her to the arts.
Zwane attended Kingsway High School. She studied drama and had five distinctions in her matric. She couldn’t get the opportunity to enroll at the tertiary level, so she attended short courses.
The actress applied for a scholarship to the university. Her attempts did not come out fruitful. Her coach has helped her to hone her acting skills. She undergoes lessons at Actors Spaces Academy.
Luyanda relocated to the city of Johannesburg following the disapproval of her scholarship application. She attended auditions, got some gigs in modeling, and did commercial work.
With luck, things worked out. Zwane started a professional acting career playing Lelo, a guest starring role, in an episode of the soap opera Durban Gen.
Following the first gig was Nomonde Gumede – a recurring role – in the BET telenovela Redemption. She played a charming teenager who causes havoc on people around her. She appeared in the Mzansi Magic drama series Shaka iLembe as Vundlazi in 2023.
Luyanda bagged her first starring role on television with the title role in the telenovela Sibongile & The Dlaminis. She confirmed the character of Sibongile a week after submitting a self-tape. The casting director, Nolwazi Shange, contacted her directly.
Her agent called her on 3 August 2022, confirming that she booked the role of Aphiwe Ndima in Miseducation on Netflix. She played Phumzile on Outlaws for Tshedza Pictures on Showmax. She has collaborated and worked with polished and great artists.
Her first international series, Classified, is now streaming on Netflix South Africa.
Luyanda Zwane and her boyfriend, Zenzelisphesihle Xulu aka Sparky Xulu, serve couple goals. The duo cruised on a boat and drank wine over a serene view. She was driving back home with her boyfriend when they saw the first billboard of Sibongile & The Dlaminis in August 2023. She is a Christian.
Zwane posts great content on her social media pages. She promotes her roles and upcoming gigs to her followers. She also posts beautiful pictures about her capturing moments of her life. The actress also uses the medium to influence other brands.
For the next five years, she will be working with Steers. The brand will pay her to post on social media and appear in television commercials. Mr Price scouted her on Instagram because of the type of pictures she posted when she was in Grade Eleven.
- Durban Gen as Lelo
- Redemption as Nomonde
- Shaka iLembe as Vundlazi
- Sibongile & The Dlaminis as Sibongile
- Outlaws as Phumzile
- Classified as Amina