Sophie Ndaba biography, age, profile, husband, illness, recognition

Sophie Lichaba (formerly Sophie Ndaba; born on 15 July 1972; née Mphasane) is an award-winning South African actress. She is one of the South African female celebrities who were able to conquer challenges on their way and make a name for themselves.

She is also confident in what she can offer and her life skills which have been an edge for her over competitions. She captured the mind of television viewers after she was cast on the popular series in the country Generations.


Sophie Ndaba biography
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NameSophie Lichaba
Other namesSophie Ndaba
Born15 July 1972 (age 49 years)
Soweto, Johannesburg
NationalitySouth African
HusbandThemba Ndaba
ChildrenRudo, Shallon, Lwadle Ndaba
BirthdayJuly 15
ProfessionActress, Model, voice-over artist, MC
Years active1992-date


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Her date of birth is on 15 July 1972 and the place of birth is in Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Sophie Ndaba is 49 years old. Yea! Someone could think she is in her mid-twenties because of her stunning looks.

Little wonder she played the role of a twenty-year-old Queen Moraka in the popular drama series Generations. She has also landed other notable roles in several movies including She is King and Gog’ Hellen.

She had her high school education in Zimbabwe after which she became a model.

Many people have fallen in love with her personality, not because of her stunning looks alone and acting skills alone. In 2016, she was one of the judges presiding over the Miss South Africa beauty pageant finals. Sophie is also good in other professions including event organizing, motivational speaking, and MCing.


After burning extra fats, she was able to draw more attraction to her. With the engaging post she shared on her new look after losing weight, fans and followers couldn’t keep mute.

Especially viewers of the show Generation were shocked at the actor behind Queen Moraka in a new look. She decided to share how it all happened in an interview session with Metro FM with the Fresh Breakfast team. Sophie said that her loss of weight was a product of hard work.


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She was married to Themba Ndaba in 1998 and together the couple had two (2) children; Rudo and Lwandle. Unfortunately, their marriage was called a quit in 2007 after lasting for nine years. In 2017, she got married to Max Lichaba, a businessperson. 


Apart from being an actress, she is a proud mother of two (2) big girls and a young man. Yea! You read right, the actress has given birth to three children; RudoShallon, and Lwadle Ndaba.

Shallon is her niece who she adopted after the demise of her sister Tiny Mphasane


Though the much-loved actress in the country has diabetes, she doesn’t allow it to come between her and her career. Rather, she made a vow to combat it with all she’s got in an IG post, and trust me she is.

She also says in writing that she is a self-proclaimed ambassador to everyone that is fighting a terminal illness.


The actress has gained popularity and presence for being a cast on Generation. On the SABC1 soap opera, she plays the role of Queen Moroka.

Her first television appearance was with the series Class of ’92. After which other acting opportunities followed, she landed acting roles in Thlaranthlophe, and Yizo Yizo 1

Both viewers and producers started to fall in love with her acting style. The next role in acting was in Egoli and Soul City.

She then recorded her big break in the entertainment industry after she cast in the popular Mzansi series Generations. The actress’s talent has been her guide in the industry since she did not undergo formal training in acting.

In 2015, she landed a role on High Rollers and was cast as Harried on the SABC3 casino telenovela. In the year that followed, 2016, she landed another acting role on another popular TV series. On the show Isidingo, she was cast as Nkadimeng.


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Her amazing performance has started to gain recognition. She received a nomination in the Duku Duku Awards in 2002 for the Best Soap Actress. 

In the next year, she took home the award and also received a nomination for the Most Stylish Actress in the Elle/Sunday Times Style Awards (2003).

Another nomination came with the following year, 2004) for the Best Soap Actress at the Children’s M-Net Awards. She is also a voice-over artist and has done for several cartoon characters on TV commercials.

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  1. I suggest Sophy must consider to reconcile with estranged Mr Lichaba,as a pastor he s going to need support and a pillar to balance him…ministry can be rocky ,he might have been an influencer, but Sophy is a crowd puler

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