Thuso Mbedu

Thuso Mbedu is South African actress best known for her portrayal of Kitso Medupe on’s soap opera, Scandal!, she also portrays of Boni Khumalo on Mzansi Magic’s Saints and Sinners.

Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu
Born Thuso Nokwanda
South Africa
Education Wits University
Occupation Actress
Since 2014 – to date
Agent Unknown
Website Unknown

Thuso Mbedu was Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu in Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

She has an older sister; it is unclear if she has any other siblings.

It is understood that Thuso Mbedu attended school in Pietermaritzburg in her home province of KwaZulu-Natal.

According to her LinkeIn page Thuso Mbedu earned a University Entrance Scholarship to attend the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University).

In 2010 she enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand  to study a Dramatic Arts.

Thuso Mbedu majored in Physical Theatre and Performing Arts Management.

According to her LinkedIn page she earned numerous honours while at University of the Witwatersrand including the E J A Loerincz Scholarship (2011), Golden Key International Honours Society Membership (2012), University Council Merit Scholarship (2012) and New York University Summer Programme Scholarship also in 2012.

During her university years she took part in a number of productions at the Wits Theatre fulfilling various roles including; Stage Crew member, Stage Manager, Performer, Assistant Director and Choreographer.

In 2012 Thuso Mbedu attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, New York in the United States of America; the school’s notable alumni include Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Benicio del Toro, Harvey Keitel, Martin Sheen and Salma Hayek among many others.


Early Career and Scandal!, 2014 – to date

In May 2014 Thuso Mbedu made her television debut in a Mzansi Magic original drama series, Saints and Sinners, where she portrayed the character of Boni Khumalo.

In October 2014 she appeared on Mzansi Magic’s telenovela turned soap opera, IsiBaya, as Nosisa.

In November 2014 Thuso Mbedu began portraying the character of Kitso Medupe on’s soap opera, Scandal!.

Her portrayal of Kitso Medupe arguably brought to a far greater audience and dramatically raised her public profile as her previous roles have all been on pay TV.

In March 2015 she portrayed the character of Khethi on SABC 2’s youth drama series, Snake Park 2.


Year Title Role Notes
2014 – to date
Saints and Sinners Boni Khumalo Drama Series
2014 IsiBaya Nosisa Soap Opera
2014 – 2015 Scandal! Kitso Medupe Soap Opera
2015 Snake Park 2 Khethi Youth Drama Series

Other Work

Thuso Mbedu has been a technical official for Basketball South Africa since 2006, her duties there as a table official  include keeping the record of the score, time and the match’s statistics.