Dawn Thandeka King Biography: Age, Net Worth, Husband, Children, Parents, Siblings, Height, Instagram, Awards, Songs, Wiki

Posted By Gift Nworie February 24, 2024

Dawn Thandeka King is a multi-talented individual from South Africa, with skills ranging from acting to music, motivational speaking, and even influencing others through social media. 

One of her most notable accomplishments is her portrayal of Lindiwe Xulu, also known as MaNgcobo, on the popular SABC1 soap opera Uzalo. 


  • Full name: Dawn Thandeka King
  • Stage Name: King
  • Born: October 1, 1977
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Birthplace: Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Nationality: South African
  • Occupation: Actress, Musician, Motivational Speaker
  • Height: 1.68m
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Thandeka King
  • Siblings: Nompumelelo, Bongani, and Mthokozisi.
  • Spouse: Jabulani Msomi,
  • Children: Jadazia, Jaedon, Jayda, Jaydeen, and Jaedon. 
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net worth: $1 million.

Early life and education

Dawn Thandeka King, a renowned South African actress, was born in the picturesque town of Eshowe, located in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. This talented individual entered the world on October 1, 1977.  

She was raised by her mother, whose name is unknown to the media. Still, you can refer to them as Mr. and Mrs. Thandeka King, marking the beginning of a remarkable journey that would lead her to become a beloved figure in the entertainment industry. Dawn has three siblings named Nompumelelo, Bongani, and Mthokozisi.

After completing high school, she pursued her passion for drama by enrolling at Technikon Natal, now recognized as Durban University of Technology. During her time there, she dedicated herself to studying drama and successfully obtained a National Diploma in Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts upon graduation.


In 2012, King entered the acting world with her debut in the popular Mzansi Magic telenovela Inkaba. This marked the beginning of her journey in the entertainment industry. Soon after, she showcased her talent in two short films, Mandela’s Children and Eclipsed, further solidifying her presence in the acting world.

 However, it was in 2015 when King truly made a breakthrough with her portrayal of MaNgcobo on the hit show Uzalo. This role made her a familiar face in households nationwide and brought her immense recognition and appreciation from critics and audiences alike. The immense talent displayed by King in this role led to her receiving numerous accolades, including the prestigious.

In 2017, there was a notable project in which King was involved. She took on the role of Mazet, a tough and ruthless inmate, in the Mzansi Magic prison drama series titled Lockdown. Her portrayal of this character received high acclaim from critics and audiences, highlighting her exceptional talent and skill as an actress. 

In addition to her successful acting career, King has ventured into the music industry as a singer and has released two albums titled “I Believe” and “The Journey.” Apart from her talents in entertainment, she is also highly regarded as a motivational speaker and frequently shares her inspiring messages at various schools and corporate events. 

With her remarkable skills in performing and motivating others, King has established herself as a multi-talented individual in the industry.

Awards and nominations

  • South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA)
  • Best Actress in a TV Soap (Uzalo) 
  • DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards
  • Nominated: Favorite Actress 
  • KZN Entertainment Awards
  • Best Actress 

Social Media

  • Instagram: @dawnthandeka_king
  • Twitter: @dawnthandeka_k
  • Facebook: @dawnthandeka.king

Personal Life

The King, whose name is not mentioned, has ended her marriage with Jabulani Msomi, a businessman residing in Durban. The couple has five children named Jadazia, Jaedon, Jayda, Jaydeen, and Jaedon

In addition to her professional life, King actively promotes women’s empowerment and education in her personal life. 


  •  Shaka iLembe (TV series) – Mkabayi
  •  DiepCity (TV series) – Thandiwe
  •  Shaka Inkosi YamaKhosi (short film) – Mkabayi
  •  Slay (feature film) – Lungi
  • Isehlukaniso (TV series)
  •  Uzalo (TV series) – Lindiwe Xulu (MaNgcobo)

Net Worth

Dawn Thandeka King, a talented actress and musician from South Africa, has accumulated an impressive net worth of approximately $1 million.

 Her multifaceted career has allowed her to showcase her skills and talents on the big screen and in the music industry.

 With her remarkable success, King has secured herself a prominent position within the entertainment industry and continues to captivate audiences with her performances.

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