Miranda is back with a bang
We catch up Miranda Mokhele Ntshangase on her new role on Isidingo and her hot new single Lendoda.
Miranda is best known for her roles on SABC's Tshisa and Sokhulu & Partners. She is now back on our screens on one of SA's most loves soapies Isidingo. The talented starlet is also making a buzz in the music scene with the release of her single "Lendoda."
Her love for the arts
I knew from when I was five what I wanted to do. When my father asked me I said I wanted to be a painter, but I didn’t know what that involved. My father took me to an art school and there I studied music, drama, painting and graphic design. Then, I went to AFDA to further my acting and music – I’ve always been drawn to it.
What she loves most about acting
What I love about acting is the not being yourself exploring another person, bringing another person to life. I love that you can observe different people and you can create a totally new world and new person that’s really fun for me. Sometimes, it falls flat on its face and sometimes it becomes amazing.
Her role on Isidingo
I play the new resident doctor for the Deep, I think it’s a vital role to take to show young kids of colour that you can be empowered as a young person be a successful doctor. So I’m really excited about this.
On the industry
I’ve figured this industry as I’ve gone, when I got into it I was deer eyed now I’m aware that it isn’t all glamorous. It’s been like 10 years now, I’m still growing and I also have my own company Star Quality Management, which is an agency and acting school I started when things slowed down.
I love what I do, it’s hard to sustain, so normalcy and reality is very important. This is why I’ll never sell my soul to get a role.
Launching her music career
It’s been a longtime coming; I’m doing it independently so it’s going slower than going through a label. But, the misconception is I’m an actress and I’m taking advantage of my screen time and doing music. No, I have always been a singer, in varsity music was my major actually, and I knew I have a message and story to tell.
I’ve been working on the correct sound get to know myself in music, I don’t want to be a fly by night artist so I’m working on it and hoping it will be received well. I have found my groove in afro soul jazz and working on my EP to introduce myself as an artist then I hope to release my album after that.
Balancing family and the busy schedule
I’m trying my best. Sometimes I forget things, as a mother of two and wife. I have an amazing husband and nanny who help keep things together on the home front. With my company I have my partner so I think all round I have been blessed with great people and support around me.