The Artistic Gift That Keeps On Giving
Award-winning actress, Didintle Khunou, is formally trained and holds experience as a screen actor, theatre performer, voice actor and as a session vocalist. Best known for her portrayal of one of the most coveted roles in musical theatre, Celie, in the Grammy, Tony and Naledi Award winning musical, The Color Purple Musical directed by award winning director Janice Honeyman at the Joburg Theatre. Didintle was honoured with the Naledi award as well as the Broadway World Online Award for 'Best Lead Actress In a Musical - Female' for her performance as Celie. She played Yerma in an adaptation of Yerma, directed by award winning director, playwrite and actor Rajesh Gopie. Khunou was also in Joburg Theatre's Bertolt Brecht's epic play, The Caucassian Chalk Circle. Khunou has had numerous television appearances, such as Mamello Season 2 & 3 on SABC2, directed by SAFTA award-winning director Zuko Nodada. Single Galz Season 2 on SABC 1, directed by award-winning actor and director Rea Rangaka. The Throne, telenovela on Mzansi Magic, produced by Ferguson Films. Catch Didintle this festive season as Janet, a lead role, in the upcoming blockbuster Musical, The Rocky Horror Show at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.
Didintle is a Wits School of Arts graduate, having obtained a BA Honours Degree in Dramatic Arts. She's trained at ActorWize, a professional acting course for film and TV facilitated by respected teacher, actor and director, Rajesh Gopie. She has also trained at Indigo View Advanced Actors Academy, founded and driven by one of South Africa's best directors and acting coaches, Steven Feinstein, facilitated by award winning veteran actors, directors, casting directors such as Sylvaine Strike, Pamela Nomvete, Fiona Ramsey, Greg Homman, Craig Morris, Louise Saint Claire, Craig Friemond and Christa Schamberger. Didintle has trained at the Duma Ndlovu Academy which is facilitated by the highly established producer and director of Word Of Mouth Productions, Duma Ndlovu. She is currently training with Indigo View's Actors Summer Programme. Didintle strives for excellence and is committed to her growth as a performer. She is constantly finding new ways and platforms to expand her skill set.
Talented, determined and industrious, Didintle looks forward to feature in successful South African productions in film, TV and theatre. Her main mission is to use her artistic agency to collaborate with artists from all over the world to produce art that is educational, spiritually uplifting, displays honest representations of the human condition and inspires mankind to move toward a place of healing and spiritual progression.
It's common knowledge that being a disciplined and trained actor is vital to your growth and success. However, the real magical moments happen when I resign into my imperfections and inject my flaws and fears into my performances. I had to get real comfortable with exploring and revealing the deeply hidden parts of myself - both the noble and the ugly. That level of vulnerability and honesty requires a lot of courage, but the reward is that I'm always left deeply transformed after every role I embody. For me, that is fulfilling.”
- DIDINTLE KHUNOU
When you understand your nobility you also realize that there simply is no space for fear.
Embrace Your Magnitude.
- Didintle Khunou