Katlego Danke (born 7 November 1978 in North West, South Africa) is an award-winning actress, TV presenter, and radio Disk Jockey. The actress gained popularity for appearing on the popular television series Generations. She was cast as Dineo on the South African soap opera.

The actress who is of Tswana descent is also popular with television viewers for appearing on Isidingo. In the South African soap opera which premiered on SABC 3, she played the role of Kgothalo.

Katlego Danke
Katlego Danke biography
Katlego Danke is a renowned actress, radio Disk Jockey and television presenter.
Background Information
Name:Katlego Danke
Born:7 November 1978 (age 43 years)
Place of birth:North West,
Nationality:South African
Education:Theatre and Performance (BA)
Management Studies (Diploma)
Alma mater:University of Cape Town
Wits Business School
Profession:Actress TV presenter Radio DJ
Boyfriend:Andile Ncube (ex.)
Net Worth:$1 million

Early Life

Katlego Danke was born on 7 November in 1978 in North West, South Africa. She has been active in the entertainment industry since 2002, boasting almost two decades of experience. She has remain relevant in the competitive industry and thereby making a name for herself.


Merge beauty with brains then you get a personality like hers. She is a graduate and studied for a certification from a University in the country.

Katlego studied for a BA degree in Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She graduated from the higher institution in 2003.

She holds a diploma in Management Studies from Wits Business School. She completed the studies in 2010.


In 2002, she was cast on the popular E.tv show Backstage and in 2006, she made it as one of the cast on the soap opera Generations. Her style of acting has gained her recognition after she bagged the Best Actress Award at the annual South African award ceremony SAFTAs.

She was also in commercials for several big brands including Clover, Honda, and Vanish. In 2015, she became the brand ambassador to Philips Avent, an international baby product.

She was voted twice on the “FHM’s 100 sexiest women in the world” appearing on the list in 2006 and 2011. In 2010, she received a nomination for Favourite Actress, YOU spectacular award.

In 2004, she was also nominated Best Screen Villain for Duku-Duku Awards. In 2009, Katlego was nominated for the Best Dressed Actress, South African Film and TV Awards.

In 2016, she landed a recurring role in Isidingo, this role followed after she left the soapie Generations. Before the show was concluded, Danke was announce to appear in the telenovela Gomora and would play a starring role. The show will air on Mzansi Magic, an entertainment channel on DStv.


According to reports, the First National Bank (FNB) nearly kicked the actress out of her home in Ferndale, Randburg. This was after she was unable to keep up with her payment every month.

Personal Life

Zalebs reported that the actress was dating Andile Ncube, a successful media personality in South Africa. Unfortunately, their relationship did not work out. Ever since she has successfully kept her love life out of the public eye.

Viewers of the show, Generations saw the actress in an episode of the show getting married to Phenyo. Viewers might wonder if Katlego Danke is married in real life?

Katlego Danke son
Image: Instagram.com, @katlegodankeofficial.
Source: IG. Edited by Author.

Katlego Danke is a proud mother to a boy, though the actress has been successful with keeping the “lil guy” out of the public eye. She gave birth to her son in October 2014. Her son is 7 years old.

Upon spending time with some of her ex-colleagues in 2015, one of them shared pictures of the fun outing on social media. The picture contained her son, no reports on her baby daddy yet. In one of the pictures, she could be seen holding her Lil guy.

Theatre Performance

She was into theatre performance before getting into TV. Even though many know her for playing roles in popular television soapies. She is famous for stage performances in several theatre productions including;

  • Beyond the Veil
  • The House of Kalumba
  • The Town that was Mad
  • Crimes of the Heart
  • King Lear
  • Miss Tertiary Feel
  • Occupational Therapy Project
  • Macbeth. 

Awards and Recognitions

FHM Named Katlego Danke among the “100 Sexiest Women” list in 2006 and 2011. She is a nominee for the YOU amazing award for Favourite Actress in 2010.

In 2004, the actress was a nominee for a Duku-Duku Award for Best Screen Villain. She is also a nominee for a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best Dressed Actress in 2009.

Social Media

Apart from the television screen, another place you could see more of Katlego is on social media. She is active on several social media platforms. On Instagram, the actress shares pictures and updates about her work and life.

Among other of her post that would grab your attention is her fashion sense. She appears in varieties of styles and posses in a way that would make you hunger for the dress. The actress went sky diving on 5 January 2021.

Net Worth

The television sensation has been in the media industry for a while. She has gathered a lot of wealth. According to The Nation, Katlego Danke is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million.