Samela Tyelbooi is a South African actress. She is well known for her role as Ayanda Majola on the SABC 1 Weekly soap, Generations: The Legacy.
She is also known for her role as Lois Gumede in Society on the SABC 1 drama series Society from 2007-2010.
She is also notable for her role in the movies; “Little One”, Losing Lerato and “Rage of a lioness”.
Samela Tyelbooi Profile
- Also known as: Samantha Tyelbooi
- Date of Birth: May 4, 1981
- Place of Birth: Grahamstown
- Nationality: South Africa
- Occupation: Actress
- Net Worth: Not Estimated
Early Life & Background
Samela Tyelbooi was born and raised in Newtown, Grahamstown.
She has an elder brother and considers her parents as the backbone to her success.
She attended George Dickerson Primary School and Victoria Girls High School for her primary and higher education respectively.
She also studied Information Technology at Port Elizabeth Technikon (now Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University).
Samela had passion for acting at a very tender age and got her first role on Genrations in 2006.
She rose to fame for her role as Lois Gumede in Society.
She also starred in several tv series such as; Ntosh on the SABC1 series Intsika, Shado Shilongo on Rhythm City in 2012, a guest role on the SABC 1 Science fiction series, Room 9 in 2013.
The beautiful actress joined the SABC1 soapie, Generations: The Legacy in 2018 where she played the role of Ayanda Majola.
Aside acting, she also became the cover star for Mamas & Papas magazine.
Samela is a mother to three beautiful girls.
Awards & Nominations
Tyelbooi was nominated for Best Actress at the Idyll Wild international festival
Samela Tyelbooi Filmography
- It’s Complicated – Season 1
- Loxion Lyric – Season 1
- Room 9 – Season 1
- Society – Season 2
- Intsika – Season 1
- Losing Lerato
- Little One
Samela Tyelbooi is a talented South African actress just like Boity Thulo.