Thabo Rametsi

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Thabo Rametsi
Thabo Andrew Rametsi II

(1988-07-17) 17 July 1988 (age 35)
Umlazi, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Years active2004–present

Thabo Andrew Rametsi II (born 17 July 1988) is a South African actor and producer. He is best known for his roles in The Giver, The Gamechangers and Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was born on 17 July 1988 in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.[1] He later moved to Kempton Park and studied at Norkem Park Primary School and later attended to Norkem Park High School. During school times, he developed his skills of acting, and acted in several television commercials and plays.[2] He later graduated with a degree in law at UNISA.[3]

In January 2019, he was allegedly brutalised by a group of Johannesburg's Community Policing Forum (CPF) members.[4]


In 2010, he made acting debut with the SABC1 acting competition series Class Act. Then in 2011, he played the role 'David' in the television series Wild at Heart. In 2012, he made cinema debut with Fanie Fourie's Lobola and played the role 'Motlatsi. He also appeared on television serials such as High Rollers as orphan 'Muzi Khuzwayo' in 2013.[2][1]

In 2014, he made a guest role in an episode of the popular international television series Homeland. Then he acted in the television movie The Gamechangers and played the role of serial killer 'Devin Moore' alongside renowned international actors Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton.[1] In 2016, he became famous with the feature film Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu, which was based on a true story.[5] In the film, he played the lead role 'Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu', who was executed by the apartheid government at the age of 23.[2] In September 2016, he won the Best Actor Award for this role at the inaugural BRICS Film Festival in India.[3]

In 2017, he played the role investigative reporter 'Tebogo Ramolang' in the fourth season of the television series Hard Copy.[1]


Year Film Role Genre Ref.
2011 Wild at Heart David TV series
2013 Fanie Fourie's Lobola Motlatsi Film
2014 The Giver Robbie Film
2014 Homeland Private Bryce TV series
2015 The Gamechangers Devin Moore TV movie
2016 Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu Solomon Film
2017 Madiba Justice - Teen TV mini-series
2014 Hard Copy Tebogo Ramolang TV series
2018 The Looming Tower Officer Mburu TV mini-series
2018 Emoyeni Bonga TV mini-series
2019 Shadow Colin TV series
2019 2064 Film
2020 The Flat Tires Thabo TV series
2022 Amandla Nkosana Film
2022 Silverton Siege Calvin Khumalo Film


  1. ^ a b c d e "Thabo Rametsi bio". tvsa. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Thabo Rametsi talks about life as an actor". Kempton Express. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Thabo Andrew Rametsi". Afternoon Express. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Kalushi actor Thabo Rametsi beaten up in Joburg CBD". sowetanlive. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Mahlangu's life through the eyes of Rametsi". vukuzenzele. Retrieved 19 November 2020.

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