Lesego Marakalla Biography: Age, Generations, Boyfriend, TV Shows, Profiles

Lesego Marakalla profile
Lesego Marakalla plays Rachel Kunutu on Skeem Saam.


Lesego Marakalla (born May 16, 1993) is a South African actress. She is best known for playing Rachel Kunutu on the SABC1 youth soap opera Skeem Saam.

The Royalty Soapie Award nominee bagged a role in the SABC1 soap opera Generations: The Legacy.

Her first scene impressed many viewers when she placed flowers on Sphe Moroka’s car. She harshly criticized her for not being a woman for Winston.

Lesego Marakalla
Lesego Marakalla biography
Star Actress Lesego Marakalla was born in Mpumalanga.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Lesego Marakalla
Born:May 16, 1993 (age 29 years old)
Place of Birth:Mpumalanga
Nationality:South African
Education:Monis Arts House in Pretoria
Known for:Rachel Kunutu

Early Life

Lesego Marakalla was born on May 16, 1993, in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. From her younger days, she loved arts and wanted to act.

Marakalla started performing as an actress when she got to high school. She would like to try scriptwriting, but acting remains her first love. 


Fast-rising actress Lesego honed her acting skills at Monis Arts House in Pretoria.


The actress is best known for her role in the SABC1 soap opera Skeem Saam. She made her first appearance in season one in 2011. She plays a high-maintenance sugar baby Rachel Kunutu, one of her most significant since her TV debut.

Marakalla bagged another role in the Mzansi Magic broadcast short film Sifiso. She has bagged many at the Film, Arts, Music, and Entertainment Awards.

In 2018, she received the Outstanding Female Villain award at the Royalty Soapie Award. She has many other nominations and awards to her name.

Lesego works with a foundation in Mamelodi in east Pretoria. The establishment has donated school uniforms and shoes to pupils in primary schools.


Lesego Marakalla returned to television on Generations: The Legacy in 2022. She is best known for playing the troublesome Rachel Kunutu in Skeem Saam.

In 2020, she left the soap opera because she wanted a break from acting to return to school full-time. 

She joins the SABC1 soap opera Generations: The Legacy. Her first scene impressed many lovers of the show.

Personal Life

Her Skeem Saam character may be searching for a man, but Lesego Marakalla is single in reality. 

In September 2018, a fake report of her dating Robbie Malinga Jnr surfaced online. 

Lesego and Robbie were allegedly spotted going to the movies together. However, Robbie was quick to rubbish the claims on social media.

Social Profile

On Social Media, she addresses herself as a freckled queen. She posts pictures about herself and her work. She spends most of her free time with her family and close friends.

These platforms support her journey and provide her with a community of people that loves and values her. She is on;


  • Generations as Dr Cele’s Patient
  • Skeem Saam (Season 1-8) as Rachel Kunutu