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Dr Khotso Nkhatho (Bloem)

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081 4159 364

Dr Khotso Nkhatho (Bloem)

Height:

1,7m

Hair:

Grey

Eyes:

Brown

Languages:

Sesotho, Afrikaans, English

Additional Talents:

Traditional Poetry

Awards

A Lifetime Achievement Award at SAFTAs 13 - 2019, A Lifetime Achievement Award at Free State Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Communication and Language Practice by The Central University of Technology

Bio:

Dr Khotso Nkhatho is a South African Award winning renowned Actor, Author, Scriptwriter, Producer and Director, known for his leading role, Mopheme, in TV 3 Series Mopheme. Dr Nkhatho started his acting career at the age of 15 years in the year 1968. He continued to pursue his passion for acting at college in QwaQwa, where he was trained as a teacher.

In 1976, Dr Nkhatho began teaching at Phiritona high school in Heilbron, Free State. In October 1977, Dr Nkhatho left the teaching profession to become a radio announcer, newsreader and producer at the South African Broadcasting Commission (SABC) and has been there ever since. When Black television was launched in 1982, he joined TV2 - the channel that included Sesotho - as an Actor, language adviser, screenwriter, and script evaluator. Some of the first television drama he acted in, include Pholoso, Mafahla a Lahlaneng, and Thabure, named after a famous racehorse.

The Industry recognised his efforts with a string of accolades, notably the Astera Awards, best owed for excellent work in radio presenting and television acting. Lead roles in memorable dramas such as Mopheme (1989) and Mmalonya (1992) confirmed his reputation as the finest Sesotho-speaking actor on local television. The Star Media House was the first media house to recognise his natural abilities in front of rolling cameras, when they awarded him The Star tonight Awards for Best Actor in a Television Drama in 1990, for his role in Mopheme. In the autumn of his illustrious career, he was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award by the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), bestowed on him on 2 March 2019 also by Free State Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation. The Central University of Technology has conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Communication and Language Practice to renowned author, actor, and playwright, Khotso Nkhatho.

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Bio:

Dr Khotso Nkhatho is a South African Award winning renowned Actor, Author, Scriptwriter, Producer and Director, known for his leading role, Mopheme, in TV 3 Series Mopheme. Dr Nkhatho started his acting career at the age of 15 years in the year 1968. He continued to pursue his passion for acting at college in QwaQwa, where he was trained as a teacher.

In 1976, Dr Nkhatho began teaching at Phiritona high school in Heilbron, Free State. In October 1977, Dr Nkhatho left the teaching profession to become a radio announcer, newsreader and producer at the South African Broadcasting Commission (SABC) and has been there ever since. When Black television was launched in 1982, he joined TV2 - the channel that included Sesotho - as an Actor, language adviser, screenwriter, and script evaluator. Some of the first television drama he acted in, include Pholoso, Mafahla a Lahlaneng, and Thabure, named after a famous racehorse.

The Industry recognised his efforts with a string of accolades, notably the Astera Awards, best owed for excellent work in radio presenting and television acting. Lead roles in memorable dramas such as Mopheme (1989) and Mmalonya (1992) confirmed his reputation as the finest Sesotho-speaking actor on local television. The Star Media House was the first media house to recognise his natural abilities in front of rolling cameras, when they awarded him The Star tonight Awards for Best Actor in a Television Drama in 1990, for his role in Mopheme. In the autumn of his illustrious career, he was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award by the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), bestowed on him on 2 March 2019 also by Free State Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation. The Central University of Technology has conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Communication and Language Practice to renowned author, actor, and playwright, Khotso Nkhatho.

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