Amanda Manku (born 9th August 1991) has this ability to exhibit some unique, powerful, and attractive temperament anytime she is on action on set. She is a young and boisterous actress who can pull up an excellent show for awing and entertaining people.
It is no doubt that Amanda Manku has carved her way into the entertainment industry, as well as the heart of her fans. Let’s take a sneak preview into the life of this young and prolific actress that is set to take over the South African movie industry by storm.
|Full Name:||Amanda Manku|
|Born:||9 August 1991 (age 31 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Newlands, Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Husband • Spouse:||Not Married|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||Hendrick Ekstein|
|Occupation:||Actress • TV Personality|
Amanda Manku was born in her hometown of Newlands, Johannesburg, on the 9th of August 1991. She was raised in the Gauteng province.
Amanda Manku was only five years old when she got remarried. The actress grew up alongside her five siblings, but there are no further details about her siblings.
Amanda Manku is known to be in a public relationship with a young man identified as Hendrick Ekstein, often known as ‘Pule.’ Hendrick Ekstein is a professional footballer that played with the Kaizer Chiefs as a midfielder until he became a free agent.
Amanda Manku gave birth to a child for Hendrick Ekstein.
The actress has been involved in a series of controversies. In 2018, multiple media publications rumored that Amanda Manku was in a romantic relationship with another footballer named Kabelo Mahlasela, who is believed to be a colleague of her boyfriend, while she was still in a relationship with Hendrick Ekstein.
Although these allegations laid on her by the media got her infuriated and threatened lawsuits against all the media platforms defaming her, other sources also revealed that her relationship with Hendrick Ekstein was jolty.
Amanda Manku came out to debunk the allegations, saying she has never met Kabelo Mahlasela and has never been in any romantic relationship with them. Amanda Manku claims she and Hendrick Ekstein are still.
In May 2021, Amanda Manku disclosed that she lost her mother, although she did not elaborate. She revealed on her Instagram handle that her mother had always encouraged her not to share her personal life on social media.
Amanda Manku completed her elementary school education at Dowling Avenue Primary School in Westbury. She received her first accomplishment certificate in fifth grade, which encouraged her to be a high achiever.
Amanda Manku then proceeded to Roodepoort’s Hoerskool Die Burger High School.
Amanda Manku was still in high school when she landed the role of Elizabeth in Skeem Saam; thereon after she graduated from AFDA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Motion Picture.
After several attempts and failures in school theatre groups, Amanda Manku made her first acting debut on Limpopo Community Television.
At the age of 16, Amanda Manku began her career as a presenter on community television for a teen show, and after a while, she was picked up by SABC1 and became a presenter on Yo TV. Since then, her leap of faith has propelled her forward.
Amanda Manku has an estimated net worth of US$200,000 which she has earned as an actress.
- Instagram handle: @Amanda_manku
- Skeem Saam