Nambitha Ben-Mazwi

Acting Profile
Voice Profile
Location: Johannesburg
PRIMARY Language/s:
English, Xhosa
SECONDARY Language/s:
American (Standard), British (RP), Various South African
Height: 160cm
Eyes: Brown
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Nambitha Ben-Mazwi affectionately known as 'Lady Nam' is a well-known award-winning international actress, an award-winning entrepreneur, Global Citizen Ambassador, Activist, and founder of a women’s empowerment movement, #SheSpeaksByLadyNam.

Graduating with an Honours degree in Business Science, from the University of Cape Town, Lady Nam utilizes the knowledge and experience she has gained through her degree, overseas broadcasting opportunities, working on Pan-African campaigns and acting in local and international productions to ensure her brand and business, reach maximum potential. With personal insight, she went on to open her own media and consultancy company called NambithaBM Media which won an Accenture Rising Star award.

Boasting an impressive resume starring in local and international productions as a leading lady, she has recently made history as the first South African to hold 6 Netflix International credits. Her most notable shows include Madiba; box office hit sequel - Happiness Ever After; Black Mirror; Diamond City; and her groundbreaking LGBTQ+ role on Savage Beauty.

One of her career highlights has been being handpicked by Beyonce to star in her revolutionary musical album, Black Is King. This project was particularly meaningful to her as a vocal advocate for ‘dark skin magic’, where she is vocal in the representation for marginalized and often bullied, dark skin girls.

2021 saw her return to her love of hosting and TV presenting, on Super Sport TV, as the BrightRock players choice awards 2021 rugby host. Locally, she has stolen the heart of South Africans on the small screen, through her trending roles on The Queen, The Estate, Scandal, Broken Vows, and Doubt.

Her heart and passion project has been around women’s empowerment, and she founded the now global movement, #SheSpeaksByLadyNam which seeks to help women find their voice and live with purpose in all areas of their lives. This movement she started in 2018, and it has garnered sold-out workshops around the country, and a support partner, Global Citizen. In addition to being a global Citizen Ambassador, she also serves as a UN Equal Education Ambassador, and Brand SA part as Ambassador.

Apart from her business award from Accenture, she has been nominated for Glamour Woman of the Year (2016); YOU Spec Best Actress (2016) nominee; Woman of Wonder award (2021); 14th annual Feather Award as Hot Chick Of The Year (2022); 26th annual SA Style Award as Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film/TV (2022) and recently awarded as “Actress of the Year” (2022) at the 2nd annual Global VN awards.

2022 ends off with her latest international role, joining CBS and Showtime for the remake of, King Shaka. She is currently shooting this production having traveled to LA to meet the network executives before joining the highly anticipated project, which is set to make global head-waves.


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