Skeem Saam Actor Koloi Journey, From Panel Beater Boy To Our TV Screens
The actor real name is Tshepo Senatle, is a South African actor popular for his role as Koloi from Skeem Saam. The 23-year-old who grew up in Ottosdal, North West, almost gave up his dreams of becoming a popular actor and ended up being a panel beater in the hopes of making ends meet.
Koloi from Skeem Saam said it was during his panel beating days that he got the call that changed his life forever. The call led to his big break into the acting industry and now he’s known as Koloi on one of the biggest shows on TV Skeem Saam.
Repeating his story, Koloi from Skeem Saam said he grew up in a community that did not consider acting a career. “I was surrounded by people who would say ‘I am ridiculous’ when I dream big. It is then I realized my dream was really big for where I grew up.”
In 2016 with only a bag full of clothes, he took a taxi to Johannesburg. “At the time my grandmother, Ousisi, was working as a domestic worker in Northcliff. But I could not stay with her in the backroom she had at her workplace. I asked to stay with friends from back home who were in Johannesburg,” he said.
Since he started working on Skeem Saam, he feels really good about what the future holds. “I must be honest, I just love my job. I love what I do,” he says.
He is the breadwinner at home, his grandmother is back home in the North West and he has to support her, his mother and his three siblings, Tshepiso (17), Ali (13) and Anes (10). “It is fulfilling to do this and be able to support my family too” he says.