Phila Mandlingozi

"Entertainment runs in my veins," says Jozi-based Phila Mandlingozi who got his first professional acting gig on Intersexions ll after attending an open audition at Bassline in Newtown. The budding artist is certain it won't be his last as he got a lead role as Zolile in episodes 1, 2, 24 and 25 of the award winning TV drama series.

He plays handsome Zolile, a natural athlete, who is popular at school among both the boys and girls but can be a bit arrogant.

The multi-talented Mandlingozi, who also sings and writes, says although he has always been interested in acting and studied film and television production, the magic of acting came alive when he got a leading part in the series.

"I fell truly in love with acting on Intersexions and felt at home. In the beginning it was awkward because I had never acted a big part before but the very talented cast and crew made it easy for me to work," says Madlingozi.

Watch out for this young star who is currently in studio working on a music project.