Rapulana Seiphemo is proud of all of those accomplishments he made before turning fifty-three years old

Rapulana Seiphemo is proud of all of those accomplishments he made before turning fifty-three years old

Today, November 04, 2020, marks the 53rd birthday of award-winning South African actor Rapulana Seiphemo.

Rapulana Seiphemo is proud of all of those accomplishments he made before turning fifty-three years old

Despite all the drama that has surrounded his name in recent weeks, today we celebrate his talent and contribution to the South African television and movie industry.

Rapulana was born and raised within the township of Meadowlands in South Africa. He completed his high school studies and headed to us to finish his BA in Theatre Arts. After completing his studies he returned back range in South Africa and began teaching at Fuba Academy, before joining the Sibikwa Community Theatre Group in 1996 and Wits University as a teacher in 1997.

In the early 90s, Rapulana featured in several theatre productions including, The Merchant of Venice (1991), Saturday Night at the Palace written by Paul Slabolepszy (1993), the music lesson written by August Wilson (1996), and lots of more.


His first notable role was that of Gottlieb Mofokeng in SABC 3’s popular drama Isidingo. He featured on the soap drama between 1998 to 2001. His other notable role is that of Tau Mogale on Generations and Generations: The Legacy for nearly 20 years. Back in 2006, he was also cast as Pheko on SABC 2’s long-running drama Muvhango.

Films that he has featured on include, Rhythm, and Rights, a TV docu-drama directed by Oliver Schmidt (1995); Deafening Silence, Jump the Gun, a feature directed by Les Blair (1996); Tarzan and Jane, directed by Carl Schenkel (1997); and Highjack Stories (2000). The actor also landed a lead role in Akin Omotoso’s God is African film and also played the role of John Dube within the award-winning Tsotsi. In 2007 he appeared in the critically-acclaimed South African film Jerusalem.

TV Mzansi also wished the star a cheerful birthday on their Instagram account.