Thapelo Mokoena

Thapelo Mokoena

South African actor Thapelo Mokoena's career has grown in leaps and bounds since his early days on Generations where he played Gabriel, Karabo Moroka's bodyguard.

Born in Ladysmith, KwaZulu Natal, Mokoena moved to Johannesburg post matric to study accounting but quickly changed his mind and took an interest in filmmaking.

Generations opened up doors for him as he landed a role on Mzansi and was selected to present the first season of Fear Factor South Africa in 2006. Many roles followed thereafter including British series Wild at Heart, Mtunzini.com, The Lab, Society and Skyf.

Mokoena has also carved a niche for himself as a presenter and his popularity has soared with his starring role in the Hunter's Dry adverts.

The voice over artist and producer is currently one of the celebrities selected to compete in the sixth season of the SABC3 reality competition Strictly Come Dancing, in 2013. Mokoena features in Episode 22 of Intersexions.