Sonia Mbele biography, age, husband, son, net worth, background

Sonia Mbele (born on 11 December 1976 in Alberton) is a famous South African actress. She is also a producer and entrepreneur.

She has also motivated many listeners with her speech and quotes. The popular face on screen is a divorcee. She is the ex-wife of Leslie Sedibe. 

Their marriage hit a rocky end leaving her in a condition that made her suffer a stroke. The strong woman however came out strong and has left all the sad occurrences with the past.


Sonia Mbele biography
NameSonia Mbele
Born11 December 1976 (age 44 years)
NationalitySouth African
SpouseLeslie Sedibe (m. 2006-2014)
ChildrenDonelle Sedibe, Khomo Sedibe, Mosa
ProfessionActress, producer, entrepreneur
Marital statusDivorced
Estimated net worthUS$1m – US5m


The celebrated television actress was born in Alberton on 11 December 1976. The actress is fluent in five languages including Xhosa, English, Zulu, Sotho, and Tswana.

She is cagey about her early life and academic background but we know that she entered the entertainment industry at an early age. She performed as an actress during her days in high school. Then, she was a member of a theatre group.


The entertainment industry is known for being very competitive. Still, she has grown to be a household name and remains relevant. She has appeared in several television serials and films.

In 2003, she landed the role of Ntombi Khumalo in the first season of Generations. Playing the role of Thuli in the first season of Gold Diggers followed.

The actress was seen on screen again as Thlabi in Greed & Desire (season 1). The television serial Imposter cast her as Big Daddy.

She landed the starring role in season one of iNumber Number playing the role of Philane.

Sonia made it as a cast member on season one of Keeping Score as Mmamosa Letsie.

At the Season 56 of Miss South Africa, she was present as one of the judges. 

She was also a presenter at SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards (season 6).

She also made it as a cast member of Soap on a Rope. In the first season of the television serial, she appeared as Tuki Ramphele.

Appearing in season 2 of Soul Buddyz was another notable role she played. Sonia was cast as Ayanda.

She then made it as a cast on Soul City as Dr. Ayanda Nguban (Season 5 and 6).

In the first season of Alliance, she was cast as Lydia and Zakes’ Girlfriend in Yizo Yizo (season one).

She made it as a cast member of Zero Tolerance playing Rosie. Sonia is the executive producer on the reality television show Real Housewives of Johannesburg (RHOJ).

She has also done and featured on several television commercials. Some of her clients include Shield, Vodacom, and Sunsilk.

In the television drama show on SABC2 Phamokate, she played the lead role. She was also a cast member of the soap opera Muvhango.

Sonia also appears in several films including Mr. Bones and God Is African.


Sonia’s efforts, contributions, and impact in the movie industry have not gone unrecognized. She has appeared as the winner or a nominee on several awards.

In 1998/99, she was awarded the Most Promising New Actress Award by FNB Vita.

At the Golden Horn Award, she took home Best Actress in a TV Soap Award.


She exchanged marital vows with Leslie Sedibe in 2006. The couple said their “I dos” after being together in a romantic relationship for a while.

Their wedding ceremony was colorful and fantastic. About a hundred guests were present to witness the couple join in holy matrimony.

Though the union did not get a till death do us part, it lasted for eight years (2006-2014). 


She is a proud mother of three children including two sons and a daughter – Donelle Sedibe, Khomo Sedibe, and Mosa.

Mosa is the youngest and the only daughter of her parents. Recently, Donelle was recognized with student leadership honors.


Sonia is on social media and is active on several platforms. Her Instagram account holds about while her Twitter account.

Her content on social media tells a lot about her and followers could agree is loves music. These platforms also gain her coverage on her career progress, fashion options, and more.

Images: @thee_sonia

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