NYFA Acting for Film Alum Natasha Thahane Stars in Netflix Film


NYFA Acting for Film alum Natasha Thahane is a South African actress and model known for her work in Blood & Water, The Queen and many more prominent South African shows.

Last year, Thahane added another project to her filmography, Kedibone, now streaming on Netflix.

Kedibone follows a Sotho girl, Kedibone Manamela, who moves to Johannesburg to study acting with the help of her boyfriend’s financial support. Shortly after making the move, Kedibone falls in with a crowd of “cool kids” and becomes Johannesburg’s new “it” girl; but things take a turn for the worse when Kedibone’s new lifestyle reaches her boyfriend’s ears.

Thahane was nominated for best actress at the Netherland’s Septimius Awards for her work in Kedibone.



Prior to attending NYFA’s 1-Year Acting for Film program in New York City, Thahane studied accounting with hopes of becoming a Certified Accountant. However, Thahane’s passion for acting was still present and she would even miss class sometimes to go to auditions. After getting representation and booking roles like Wendy on Blood and Water and Amogelang Maake on The Queen, Thahane decided that she wanted to invest in her craft and made the move to New York to study at the New York Film Academy.



Since graduating, Thahane has continued to work on projects in and around South Africa and even has a partnership with Garnier Fructis and just last week, she began shooting for the third season of Blood & Water. But Thahane wants more, during an interview with MacG of Podcast & Chill she shared that she wants to be known internationally as a director and has even started her own production company Thahane Media. 

The New York Film Academy congratulates Natasha Thahane on all of her work. We look forward to seeing her performance on Kedibone and Blood & Water!


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Published on: May 26, 2022

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