Pretty Ncayiyane (born 12 October 1994), also addressed as Pretty Ncayiyana, is a popular South Africa actress. Television viewers are familiar with her face for appearing in several popular television series.

One of the acting roles that walked her into the limelight is Phindile in the fan-favorite series Scandal! She hails from Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal and has appeared on several theatre productions.


Pretty Ncayiyana biography
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NameNozuko “Pretty” Ncayiyane
Other namesPretty Ncayiyana Nozuko Ntshangase
Born12 October 1994 (age 26 years)
NationalitySouth African
OriginPort Shepstone, KZN
Popular rolePhindile on the e.tv soapie Scandal!
BirthdayOctober 12


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Her date of birth is on 12 October 1994 and the popular television actress hails from Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). According to Youth Village, the actress grew up under the care of a single parent. Her parent did not force her to do anything.

The actress chose to do acting because she wanted to touch people and also tell South African stories. Though she is a calm and collected person, she amazingly plays her role.


She is popular with television viewers for being the actress behind the role of Phindile on Scandal! Apart from appearing on the popular E.tv series, Pretty has featured in several theatres.

In 2013, she acted in Talking Spirits at The Playhouse in Durban. Ncayiyane also acted in AntiChrist at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town in the same year.

In 2014, she landed a leading role in Sugary Spice at Olive Tree and Stable Theatre.

Her unique style of acting coupled with her talent earned her a role on television. Pretty appeared first on television after she was cast as lovable Ayanda on Skeem Saam.

The actress appeared first on the SABC1 youth soapie in the fourth season in 2015 and then continued to play the role in the fifth season.

She walked into the limelight in the year that followed, 2016, after she was cast as Phindile in Scandal! Nozuko made her debut on the show on an episode aired in August 2016.

She also landed the recurring role of Lumka in Abomama and Nozuko made her debut on the Mzansi drama series on 8 April 2018. 

In an episode of #Karektas, an SABC2 variety comedy series, she appeared as a celebrity guest with Lunathi Mampofu in July 2020. 

The year 2021 came with her first starring role on TV after she was cast in the Mzansi Magic telenovela DiepCity

She played the role of Nokuthula ‘Nox’ Jele, the show explores the struggle four young women face as they try to make their way in the world.

In the telenovela, Nokuthula, the role she plays, tries to make earn a living and cater to her family as a burglar.

Personal life

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Nozuko is also a social and loving person judging from her presence on social media. She seems to be a friend of Natasha Thahane, a popular actress. She has shared several pictures of them having a moment. Though we are yet to confirm if they are friends or working together.


Pretty Ncayiyana hairstyle
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People also love Pretty for her way of styling her hair, most times Pretty appear on a low-cut hairstyle. Many fans and followers know her for her bald haircut, however, she also has appeared with her hair plait. She appears stunning on both hairstyles.