Zenzelisphesihle Xulu age

Zenzelisphesihle Xulu (born 6 January 1990) is a South African actor and dancer. He is best known for starring in the drama series The Herd. He has been in the movie industry for almost a decade, and every year, he continues to improve his skills.

Xulu has worked alongside known South African directors and producers in showbiz. He has appeared in many films and television shows, including landing gigs on other projects.

Zenzelisphesihle Xulu
Zenzelisphesihle Xulu biography
Xulu is an award-winning actor who has played multiple roles in local television series.
Personal Information
Full name:Zenzelisphesihle Xulu
Born:6 January 1990 (age 33 years old)
Place of origin:Imbali, Pietermaritzburg
Nationality:South African
Education:Rhodes University
Occupation:Actor, dancer
Other names:Sparky Xulu
Net worth:$100,000

Early Life

Zenzelisphesihle Xulu was born 6 January 1990 in South Africa. He is from Imbali, Unit 18, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.

His parents were his “biggest support structure” and always believed in his dreams. He discovered his gift for acting in high school and started to appear in productions in grade 8. 

Xulu was never into sports and academics, so he found his love for acting during his quest to discover his true calling.


Xulu went to study theatre at Rhodes University. He began to get involved in school plays. He completed at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg. He got the nickname Sparky in high school.


When he completed his studies, Xulu got a job as a performer for a theatre company in Grahamstown. During his three years of work, he traveled across South Africa and visited neighboring countries.

Zenzeli­sphesihle relocated to Johannesburg to find greener pastures. He landed a lead role on SABC1’s Mfolozi Street after he landed an agent.

Since bagging his debut role, he has appeared on many other shows, including Isibaya, Isipho, and Isono. He plays Muzi in the television drama series The Herd. It airs on DStv’s Mzansi Magic (channel 161) on Sundays.

Zenzeli­sphesihle did some work with his non-profit organization, the Pietermaritzburg Arts Kollective, aka PAK. He started it for aspiring artists in his hometown. He is also known for playing Vukile Mbuli in the SABC1 drama series Mfolozi Street.

Sparky, his nickname, played Qobodo, a recurring role, in season two of the South African soap opera isiBaya in 2014. He played a guest starring role in the Mzansi Magic drama series It’s Complicated in 2015.

Xulu appeared in the BET African original daily drama series Redemption. It premiered on 26 September 2023 and airs from Monday to Thursday at 18:00. The repeat airs at 21:00 on BET Channel 129. In 2016, he played a role in Blasted at UKZN-Studio Theatre on May 18 and 21.

Xulu received an award for being the life of the party. He was also a nominee for the Royalty Soapie Awards. He played Detective Tuswa on the television series Isono.

Zenzeli­sphesihle played Locus Pocus (Bald Man with white Beard) on Supa Team 4 on Netflix. He won the Royalty Soapie Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Siya Phakathwayo in The Estate.

Xulu has done paid partnerships with top brands such as Bonaqua, Bacher and Co., and Dischem Beauty.

Net worth

Zenzeli­sphesihle Xulu has a net worth of $100,000, equivalent to R1,900,000. He earns from being an actor, producer, director, playwright, and dancer. Xulu has made a lot of achievements in showbiz.

Television Shows

  • #Karektas as Celebrity Guest
  • Good Men as Shaun
  • Isibaya as Qobodo
  • Isipho as Mpendulo
  • Isono as Detective Tuswa
  • It’s Complicated as Nhlanhla
  • Mfolozi Street as Vukile Mbuli
  • My Brother’s Keeper as Thuthuka
  • Redemption as Zwelakhe
  • Ring of Lies as Radio DJ
  • Scandal! as Producer
  • The Estate as Siya Phakathwayo
  • The Herd as Muzi
  • Z’bondiwe as Pastor Luzuko