Ama Qamata (born 2 September 1998) whose full name is Amamkele Lithemba Qamata is a South African actress most known for playing Puleng Khumalo, the series’ lead character, in the country’s Netflix adolescent drama Blood & Water.
Due to her talent and hard work, Qamata has accomplished a lot in her acting career. She first gained attention for her role as Buhle Buhle in the telenovela Gomora on Mzansi Magic. She appeared on Muvhango as well.
Ama Qamata Age
She was born on the 2nd of September 1998 in Cala, Sakhisizwe Local Municipality, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. As of 2022, she is 24 years old and celebrates her birthday on September 2nd every year.
Ama Qamata Education
Qamata was born in the Sakhisizwe Local Municipality in the town of Cala in the Eastern Cape. At the age of three, she and her family relocated to Johannesburg.
Qamata originally made an appearance on television in commercials before learning how to act through school plays. She graduated from Reddam House Bedfordview in 2016, and she had a gap year following that. In order to pursue a degree in theatre and performance, she enrolled at the University of Cape Town, but she left the school halfway through her second year.
Ama Qamata Career
When the young actress Ama Qamata was still a child, she first developed an interest in acting. She even performed as Snow White in the school’s drama production while in primary school, where she won accolades for her theater prowess.
Taking up the recurring role of Naledi in October 2016, she made her debut on television in the second episode of the SABC1 sitcom My Perfect Family’s fourth season. Along with her co-stars Gugu Nkosi, Maumela Muhuwa, and Digaan Khumalo, she had a cameo in Muvango, a South African soap opera that was shown on SABC2.
In 2018, she was cast in the ETV soap opera Rhythm City as Thandi. She plays Buhle, a 15-year-old outspoken girl thrown into poverty in the Gomora television series after her father lost everything, in the show. She was chosen especially for this position by Kutlwano Ditsele, the show’s executive producer. The Muvhango actress claimed in one interview that she can relate to her television role since they both had the similar personality. In Commandos: The Mission, she also portrays Amina.
The South African actress plays Puleng Khumalo in the Blood and Water Netflix series, which is also a part of the cast. The second Netflix original series from Africa is helmed in Cape Town by Nosipho Dumisa, one of the best black female directors in the continent. Even the series poster features a photograph by Ama Qamata. An clever but impulsive 16-year-old girl named Puleng investigates the case of her older sister’s kidnapping, who was taken away at birth, in the show. Khosi Ngema as Fikile, Thabang Molaba as Karabo, Dillon Windvogel as Wade, and Natasha Thahane are some of the other series co-stars.
The casting director for Blood & Water, Kutlwano Ditsele, was also an executive producer on Gomora and invited Qamata to audition, which she did successfully. Ama Qamata
Ama Qamata Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $70,000 which she has earned as an actress.
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