How old is Amanda Manku? Bio, Husband, Age, Baby Father, Parents, Car, Salary, Family

May 13, 2024 0 Posted By Princess Tshegofatso


Amanda Manku (born 9 August 1991) is a multifaceted South African actress and performer who charms audiences with her acting prowess and hosting charm. 

Renowned for her role as Elizabeth, the principal’s daughter, in the beloved TV series Skeem SaamAmanda Manku has etched herself into viewers’ hearts nationwide. Her journey to stardom is a testament to her natural talent and unwavering dedication, inspiring many.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Amanda Manku
Born: 9 August 1991 (age 32 years old)
Place of Birth: Limpopo, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: Hoerskool Die Burger
Height: 1.58 m
Parents: William Manku
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Mr. Tau
Boyfriend • Partner: Hendrick Pule Ekstein (ex.)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: $200,000 (USD)

Early Life & Education

Amanda Manku, a South African actress, was born on 9 August 1991 in Limpopo, South Africa. Raised by her parents, Mr and Mrs Manku, she grew up alongside four younger siblings. 

Tragically, on May 4, 2021, her mother, aged 45, and grandmother, aged 70, were fatally shot in Makgophong village, Zebediela. Allegedly, William Manku, father of the Skeem Saam star, orchestrated the killings by hiring hitmen. 

Amanda Manku pursued her education at Hoerskool Die Burger in Roodepoort before pursuing her passion for acting. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Motion Picture from AFDA.


Amanda Manku boasts a thriving television presenter and actress career, gracing screens across various shows. One of her standout roles includes portraying Elizabeth “Lizzy” Thobakgale, the principal’s daughter, in the beloved SABC1 drama series, Skeem Saam. Since joining the cast in 2013, she has emerged as a familiar face in South African households.

Beyond her role on Skeem SaamManku has left her mark on television, presenting the SABC Education youth series, Matrics Uploaded, and overseeing the child programming block on YOTV. Her journey in television commenced at sixteen when she hosted a talk show for Soweto TV. 

With her wealth of experience and undeniable talent, Amanda Manku has become a sought-after host and presenter in the industry. Known for her infectious personality and charm, she continues to captivate audiences and inspire young individuals.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle:@amascent
  • Facebook handle: Amanda Manku
  • Twitter handle: Amanda Manku (@AmandaManku)

Personal Life

Amanda Manku, aged 32, is married and has a child. However, she revealed that she became a mother when she welcomed a baby boy in 2017, before her marriage. Amanda participated in traditional wedding ceremonies in December 2021. Amanda Manku is married to Mr. Tau.

She acknowledges that marriage wasn’t initially planned when she met her husband. In the past, Amanda Manku was in a long-term relationship with Hendrick Pule Ekstein, a professional football player known for his time with Kaizer Chiefs. 

Although the father of her child has not been publicly identified, reports suggest that Amanda was romantically involved with Hendrick ‘Pule’ Ekstein during her pregnancy.

Net Worth

Amanda Manku is a successful actress and presenter with a net worth of $200,000. She is known for her talent and hard work, allowing her to earn a decent income from her career. 

In addition to her successful career, she also owns a car, although she has not revealed much about it, leaving the interior of the vehicle a mystery.

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