Ivy Nkutha biography: age, date of birth, birthday, hair, education

Ivy Nkutha biography: age, date of birth, birthday, hair, education

May 4, 2021 0 By Nelson Mbeki

Ivy Nkutha (born in Alexandra) is a veteran South African actress. She is a familiar face on the screen for playing the role of Gog’ Flo in Generation the Legacy.

Though tragedy struck, she did not give it the chance to bully her from what lies ahead. She stood her ground in the entertainment industry and still leaving a mark in the industry.

Personal Data

Ivy Nkutha biography
BornIvy Nkutha
20 August, around 1940 (age 80)
NationalitySouth Africa
BirthdayAugust 20th
EducationIthute Community School
St Thomas Training Institution
ProfessionNurse, actress
Marital statusMarried
GranddaughterNoluthando Maleka


Ivy was born into a family of five children. She is the eldest child of her parents and grew up in Alexandra, where she was born. In 1953, she lost her father at the time she was thirteen. In 2008, her mother died. Ivy Nkutha’s date of birth is on August 20, around 1940.

It became a difficult time for her as she became responsible for her siblings and to cater for them.


After matriculating at Ithute Community School, Ivy attended St Thomas Training Institution. There she had her nursing training. As a nurse, at the Westrand Administration Board Ivy practiced corporate nursing.

After moving to a marketing organization, she stopped practicing as a nurse.

She became a dental education in a Dental Care School and traveled across South Africa.

She traveled with the aim of educating butchers to clean their meat for the good health of the teeth of their customers.

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Private Life

Ivy is married to the man she loves and together they celebrate over fifty-four years (five decades and four years) of marriage. According to the actress, she and her husband went through a lot.

The challenges they overcame made their love for each other grow stronger and still in love.

She gave birth to three children, a son, and two daughters. Sadly, she lost her son to pneumonia. It did not take long before the infection took his life.

Losing her ‘handsome boy’ to the infection was not an easy experience for her and her entire family.

Road to Fame

Ivy shares with Move! in an interview session that she entered the entertainment industry for Noluthando Maleka. Noluthando, her granddaughter, is also an actress and a popular face on Yizo Yizo as Dudu.

When Maleka attended her debut audition for a Stork margarine advert, Ivy accompanied her. At that time, her granddaughter was three years old. 

The acting was never in Ivy’s mind at that time and she knew nothing about it. Her granddaughter was successful in getting the advert job. Opening more opportunities for the young girl with many other gigs.

After accompanying her granddaughter to the set of Soul City, Ivy was asked by the director “if she could do a part for them”.

Without hesitation, she did it and it yielded successful results as they liked it. She then was cast on Soul City as the grandmother of a patient, which became the beginning of her career as an actress.


After appearing on Soul City, more opportunities followed and many productions wanted her to work with them. She then landed a role in Muvhango in 1997. She was cast as Edward Mukwevho’s advisor.

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To join the popular television serial Isidingo, she left Muvhango. Later, she was cast on City Ses’La and later Zabalaza.

At first, she appeared on Generations as a guest actress and later auditioned for Gog’ Flo. The role made her familiar with the viewers of the show.

She has many good things to say about the industry. Ivy says that the industry has been amazing since her debut.

According to her, she has been receiving love since she started to act. Ivy describes its overwhelming.

Car Theft

The popular actress has fallen victim to car theft. Sowetan reported that the actress’s car was stolen in front of SABC’s Henley Studios, Johannesburg.

This unfortunate incident occurred when she was shooting the popular soap opera Generations.

In an interview session, she explained that she arrived around 11:40 in the morning and finished around 4 in the evening.

After she got outside, she looked where she had parked her ride but it was no longer there. It left her shocked that she stood there in disbelief.