Sonja Herholdt Biography: Husband, Age, Net Worth, Son, Husband, Wikipedia, Songs, Pictures

Sonja Herholdt Biography: Husband, Age, Net Worth, Son, Husband, Wikipedia, Songs, Pictures

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Sonja Herholdt (born 1 December 1952) is a talented South African actress, songwriter, and singer from Nigel, Gauteng.

She triumphed against the adversity that has befallen her.

She has suffered from being involved in an accident to having an unfaithful husband.

Sonja Herholdt
Sonja Herholdt: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Sonja Herholdt
Stage Name: Sonja Hamman
Born: 1 December 1952 (age 71 years old)
Place of Birth: Gauteng, South Africa
Children: Claudia Hamman, Simeon Hamman, Jesse Hamman, Timothy Hamman
Nationality: South African
Parents: N/A
Height: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Boyfriend • Husband: FC Hamman
Occupation: Singer • Actress
Net Worth: $5,000,000-$7,500,000

Early Life

Sonja Herholdt‘s birthday is December 1, 1952, and her hometown is Nigel, a mining community in Gauteng, South Africa.

Sonja Herholdt is a 68-year-old musician.

Sonja Herholdt completed her Primary School education at Tini – Vorster Basic School. Then, she went to John Vorster High School to further her education. She was the head girl in both primary and secondary school during her school years.

Her work ethic as a student garnered her honorary colors accolades both for scholastic and drama accomplishments.

Sonja Herholdt went to the Johannesburg (Goudstad) College of Education after finishing secondary school.

He received a Diploma cum laude in Teaching from the institution after three (3) years of study.


Sonja Herholdt worked as a teacher after graduating from a higher education institution. She was doing well in her teaching profession until she decided to leave.

She resigned from her teaching job to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. Sonja Herholdt founded her record label Son Music in 2002. She sang a nostalgic rendition of her first song, Sonjare.

Sonja Herholdt‘s singing career began when she was three years old.

She recorded her first singing performance at that age, after performing in the village recreation center. She sang an Afrikaans lullaby called “Slaap, My Kindjie” during her performance.

Sonja Herholdt is one of the celebrities who has gathered a considerable fan base and gone international due to her immense talent. After appearing on Gwyneth Ashley Robin‘s show, the actress became well-known.

Sonja Herholdt recorded the song Ek Verlang Na Jou after being requested. The song was certified gold in the United States after selling over 25,000 copies.

Awards and Recognitions

In 1975, Sonja Herholdt won the South African Recording Industry (SARIE) Award for Best Singer.

Sonja Herholdt won eight SARIE Awards throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and she was also the best-selling female artist at the time.

Her songs were so popular that the Netherlands had to invite her to perform on national television.

Oberammergau, one of her hit songs, was recorded in Dutch, and the singer has performed the song in Belgium. The song was a hit in Belgium, reaching number five in the country’s charts.


  • n Ster Vanaand (1994)
  • Tuiskoms (1995)
  • More sal die son weer skyn (1996)
  • Ritsel in die Rietbos (1998)
  • Reconstructing Alice (2000)
  • Die mense wat ek liefhet*Gunsteling treffers (1992)

Personal Life

FC Hamman was Sonja Herholdt‘s husband. Both met while she was studying, and he was lecturing at a nearby art school.

They became acquainted and began dating. Sonja Herholdt and FC Hamman married in 1976. However, after he was caught cheating on his wife, the couple called it quit in June 1996.

The couple had four (4) children over their approximately twenty-year marriage. After five years of marriage, they welcomed their first child, Claudia Hamman, in 1982.

Simeon Hamman was born three years later, in 1985, and Jesse Hamman was born in 1987. Timothy Hamman was their last child, born in 1991.

In 1993, two years after the birth of their last child, a tragic tragedy occurred. Timothy Hamman became unwell, and as a result, he lost his hearing.

As a result, Sonja Herholdt founded a particular education school. It was a school for Afrikaans children with hearing and linguistic impairments. She worked at the institution for five years as a teacher.

Net Worth

The multi-talented South African actress, Sonja Herholdt has accumulated an estimated net worth of $5,000,000-$7,500,000.

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