Leleti Khumalo was born on March 30th, 1970 in KwaMashu, Kwa-Zulu Natal. She is a South African radio personality, musician and actress best known for her starring role as the title character in the play and film of Sarafina!.
She also had a role on Generation as Busisiwe Dlomo, the siter of Sibusiso Dlomo portrayed by Menzi Ngubane. Leleti had a role as Flo Rapholo in the SABC2 drama series, Hopeville and in 2011 starred in SABC1 drama series SoulCity as Grace.
In 1998, she was featured in Voices of Sarafina, an American documentary film. She starred in film such as Faith’s Corner (2005) and Yesterday (2004). She also had a supporting role as Fedens in Hotel Rwanda film, as Sister Ndebele Africa United (2010) and as Mary on Invictus (2009).
In 1993, Leleti released her first album, Leleti and Sarafina.
In 1987, she received the NAACP Image Award for best Stage Actress.