In 1999, Lerato Nxumalo was born on February 9th. She grew up in the KwaMashu district of Durban, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa. Lerato has eight siblings—seven girls and one boy—from her stepmother.
Even though her parents are Zulu, she only had a Sotho name because of her late grandmother, her father’s mother.
Nompumelelo’s mother gave Lerato’s younger sister the name she had wanted for Nompumelelo but was unable to do so.
Lerato’s education Nxumalo Lerato went to Durban’s Northland Girls High.
She studied dramatic arts from the eighth grade through the last year of high school before deciding to enroll at Witswaterstand University in Johannesburg to pursue a career in film and television.
Letato Nxumalo aspired to be an accountant when she grew up, but she didn’t know what an accountant worked because she was copying her friend.
She didn’t understand she wanted to be an actress until she was in seventh grade.
Lerato appeared on several television shows prior to relocating to Durban General. She had a supporting role on Isthembiso and Madume.
She also had a supporting part in the film Trapped, which was featured.
She also made appearances in television advertisements, playing the lead in both the 2017 Edgars Women’s Day and the 2019 Aero campaigns.
screened for the 2020 season of the Durban Gen television drama.
She obtained information about the Durban Gen auditions via her acting agency, Star Quality Management firm, which has offices in both Johannesburg and Durban.
She uploaded a self-tape to Durban Gen during the lockout, and shortly after, she received a call requesting her to attend an audition.