She is a genius: Diep City actress Mashenge ‘Dawn Thandeka King’ academic qualifications get Mzansi talking
Dawn Thandeka King‘s charming way of keeping Mzansi glued to their screens with her formidable characters has made her a household name. Dawn is the epitome of dynamite that comes in oversized packages; her body is plus-sized and suits well with her evil character. She is a talented actress with several awards under her name. As of late, she is slaying her role on Diep City as Mashenge and Mzansi have fallen in love with her character.
Besides being an award-winning actress, Dawn Thandeka King is highly educated with a degree to show for it. Before she ventured into acting, the actress studied for a degree in drama to be a certified entertainer with educational qualifications.
A look at Dawn Thandeka King’s academic qualifications
Dawn was born on October 1 1977, in Eshowe Kwazulu Natal. After finishing her matric with good grades, the actress enrolled for tertiary education at Technikon Natal, now the Durban University of Technology, where she graduated with an honours degree in drama.
After graduating, Dawn worked in the tourism industry for ages and later abandoned her job to follow her passion for acting. Her debut comes in the telenovela Lockdown where she portrayed the character of Mazet. She killed her Mazet character resulting in her scoring other acting gigs. Years later, in the acting industry, another massive door flings open for Dawn, and she was hired to play Mangcobo on Uzalo. Her role on Uzalo thrust her into the limelight, becoming one of the most paid actors in Mzansi. Rumours are she left Uzalo after she bags an acting gig in Diep City, where she is the most paid cast member.
Actress Dawn Thandeka King on being a Sangoma
The celebrated actress is multitalented; she made headlines after she revealed that she was a sangoma in real life. Dawn uses her acting talent and music to heal people. She sees herself opening a sangoma practice channel where she will be helping people who are being tormented by evil spirits.
When you have a calling, you don’t have a choice. You have to attend to it; it is filled with energy and u have to be assisted by other healers to help you. I went through a lot but l was helped and l realised that the gift can be channelled in several ways.
Dawn is also an entrepreneur who runs a successful business empire where she is hefting thousands of rands.