Dumisani Dlamini Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Aug, 2021
Facts of Dumisani Dlamini
Date of Birth: 1963 , October-23
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: South Africa
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Dumisani Dlamini
Nationality South African
Birth Place/City Durban
Ethnicity Zulu
Profession Actor, Producer
Working For Movies and Television series
Net Worth $800 thousand
Married to Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer
Children Two
Movies Sarafina!, Project MorningStar
TV Show Entabeni, 21th Street, iNumber Number
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Dumisani Dlamini is a South Africa-born actor and producer who played Crocodile in the drama-musical film Sarafina!. He also worked as a producer for the thriller film Drum. Besides his career, Dlamini is a father of renowned singer-songwriter and rapper Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, aka Doja Cat.

Where Was Dumisani Dlamini Born? Age And Height

Dumisani Dlamini was born on October 23, 1963, in Durban, South Africa. He belongs to a Zulu ethnic background and holds South African nationality.

As per his age, he is 57 years old as of 2021. He has a height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.72 meters. 

Professional Life

Dlamini began his career in 1992 when he appeared as Crocodile in the drama-musical film Sarafina!. He worked as an assistant in the action-crime film Stander in 2003.

The following year, he went on to produce the thriller film Drum and TV miniseries Homecoming. In 2008, he appeared as Zorro in the miniseries Entabeni.

Dumisani Dlamini is the father of popular singer-songwriter and rapper Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, aka Doja Cat SOURCE: TimesLIVE

The same year, he acted in the family film The Seven of Daran: The Battle of Pareo Rock. He worked as Priest in the short film Project MorningStar in 2009.

He starred as Passerby in the short film 21th Street in 2010. He made an appearance as Kong in the television series iNumber Number in 2017.

Net Worth Of $800 Thousand. 

Dumisani Dlamini is believed to have an approximated net worth of $800 thousand as of April 2021. He earned his considerable amount of riches from his professional life.

On the other hand, his daughter Doja Cat has an enormous net worth of $4 million in 2021. She is a famous singer-songwriter and rapper who earned her wealth throughout her career.

Married Life And Wife: Complicated Relationship With Daughter Doja Cat

Dumisani Dlamini was previously married to a Jewish-American painter Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer. He met her during the drama-musical film Sarafina! Tour. After the first meeting, the duo began dating each other and later exchanged wedding vows. 

From their relationship, the pair welcomed a daughter-the popular singer-songwriter Doja Cat, born Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini on October 21, 1995, in Los Angeles, California, USA. As of now, she is 25 years old. She also has few siblings which according to Cat are "scattered across various cities".

Dumisani and Deborah broke up shortly after the birth of their child and Doja and her mother moved to New York City. Cat in an interview claimed that she never met her father growing up, however, Dumisani denied the claim stating they always have a healthy relationship. He further said though he always reaches for his kid, the management company she was working with has always blocked all his efforts.

“I have been looking for my daughter as well. You mustn't forget these Americans. Americans will always want to have something to cause a stir so that she stays in the media and is talked about around the world.”

“I have tried to search for my baby and the company that runs her entertainment has been blocking me. They know that if I could get hold of her, maybe she will disappear from the picture ... I know my daughter, wherever she is, is looking for me.”

Doja Cat: Albums And Singles

Dumisani Dlamini's daughter, Doja Cat, is a popular singer-songwriter and rapper who signed a record deal with Kemosabe and RCA Records at 17. 

Singer-Songwriter Doja Cat SOURCE: Hollywood Life

She published her EP Purrr! in the year 2014. Similarly, she let off her debut studio album titled Amala in 2018, which after she gained international fame with the single "Mooo!".

Her second studio album, titled Hot Pink, released in 2019 listed in the top 10 of the US Billboard 200. She published her third studio album was Planet Her, in 2021.