Charlene Chiedza Kudzai Mhende is a Zimbabwean born actress well known for her male role as Wandile Radebe in the South African soapie, Generations.

Chiedza Mhende
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Residence South Africa
Nationality Zimbabwean
Occupation Actress
Known for Generations Soapie:Wandile Radebe
Height 5' 9¼" (1.76 m)


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Background

Mhende was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She attended an all girls catholic school.

Career

She was part of the drama school club when she was 7 years old. Mende wanted to be a doctor but discovered when she was 11 that she liked the theatre more. In 2006, Mhende moved to Capetown, South Africa to study at AFDA, the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance. She entered Cape Town’s theatre when she played a role as Lady Capulet in a 2010 Artscape production of “Romeo and Juliet”. Her theatre training then extended to Drama Therapy. She has worked with organisations such as the Bonfire Improv Theatre Company and the Zakheni Arts Therapy Foundation.

Other theatre credits include K. Sello Duiker’s “The Quiet Violence of Dreams”, JM Coetzee’s “Waiting for the Barbarians”, Titania in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (performed at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in July 2012), “Taming of the Shrew”, “The Comedy of Errors”, and “Richard III”.

Mende is also a voice artist, she is the voice of “Siyaya” and Al Jazeera’s global health series “Lifelines”. Her Film and Television credits include “Evil in Our Midst”, “The Tunnel”, “Stokvel 6”, “Mad Dogs 3”, and “Love the One You Love” which made its debut at the 2014 Durban International Film Festival.[1]

Awards

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Pictures

Videos

ZAZIWA SEASON 4 CHI MHENDE


Chi Mhende – first woman to play a man on Generations


Chi Mhende - Generations Legacy


References

  1. Zim actress twists it on ‘Generations’, The Herald, Published: 10 December 2016 , Retrieved: 23 March 2018
  2. The Real Chi Mende, Facebook, Published: , Retrieved: 23 March 2018