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Hamilton Dlamini aka Banzi from Isithembiso in action: Pictures

Hamilton Dlamini aka Banzi from Isithembiso in action: Pictures He is one of the most talked about actors in Mzansi when it comes to playing villain characters. Hamilton plays the role of Banzi on Mzansi Magic’s hit telenovela Isithebiso which made him scoop a Safta award this year. Because of the role he also bagged a movie role too.

Hamilton Dlamini

He is in one of Mzansi’s most-watched movies of 2018, the movie’s name is Five Fingers For Marseilles. He also rubbed shoulders with some big names in Mzansi entertainment industry during. The likes of Generations: The Legacy’s Gadaffi real name Vuyo Dabula, Rhythm City’s Suffocate real name Mdudusi Mabaso to mention only a few. He also opens up about his childhood how he became an actor and he has got some life-changing moments and inspiring words for all aspiring actors.


Hamilton DlaminiThe Sebokeng-born actor is not a stranger to poverty or lack of belief from people around him and he told Drum how he had to sell peanuts, sweets, and cigarettes on trains to fund his acting lessons.

Even though actor Hamilton Dlamini realised he was not “clever” enough to be the doctor his father wanted him to be, he wasn’t willing to be a failure and threw everything he had into becoming a successful actor.

Hamilton Dlamini

Hamilton said he was “forever dodging the cops and the warring gangs.” He explained that although he never resorted to crime, he learnt a great deal about criminals on those trains.

“Most real-life bad guys come from broken homes. When I research my villainous characters, I look at all these broken people,” he said. The Isithembiso actor proudly said he knew he would win a Safta this year. Pompous much?

Hamilton Dlamini

 No fam, these are the words of a man who’s been grinding hard and he knew that it was his time.  The actor has been in the industry for over a decade and has played so many award-worthy roles. He also does theatre acting too.
Hamilton Dlamini
Hope his life story will inspire someone out there and people have to know that life doesn’t start as rosy as they think. You have to work hard in order to achieve what you want in life.
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