Shaleen Surtie Richards – Celebrity Actress MC

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Shaleen Surtie Richards - Celebrity Actress MC
Shaleen Surtie Richards - Celebrity Actress MC

Shaleen Surtie Richards – Celebrity Actress MC

Shaleen Surtie Richards – Celebrity Actress MC is best known for her title role in the 1988 feature film Fiela se Kind (Fiela’s Child), and as Ester (Nenna) Willemse in the MNet soap opera Egoli: Place Of Gold. Shaleen is now available through Speakers Inc.
Shaleen was born in Upington on 7 May 1955 and schooled both there and in Cape Town. Qualifying as a kindergarden teacher, she taught in both cities between 1974 and 1984. Shaleen took many roles in several amateur stage productions between 1974 and 1981 and was also active in productions of the Department of Education’s Theatre in Education from 1982 to 1984.
She has been a judge on the reality competition television series Supersterre since the show premiered, in 2006.
She became a professional actress in 1984 and has become very well known through her appearances on stage, television and films.

Shaleen Surtie Richards – Celebrity Actress MC

Her stage work over the last 30 years includes productions by some of the country’s leading directors. She has been seen on stage in all the main centres of the country, as well as London, and has participated in both the Grahamstown and Edinburgh Festivals.
Her many TV appearances include single dramas and series, as well as a program presenter.  She has had recurring roles on two other South African soapies, Generations (2001 to 2004) and 7de Laan (2002).
She also works on radio as narrator, actress and voice artist. She has appeared in the South African films Nag van die 19de (1992) and Leon Schuster’s Mama Jack (2005), in which she played the role of the Mayoress.
During 2011, Shaleen tackled her fourth soap star role when she returned to television, playing Francene Jacobs in Villa Rosa which is a recurring role.
Shaleen boasts fourty-nine awards, most recently the ABSA Kunste Onbeperk Toekenning vir Vertolking, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royalty Soapie Award. For Shirley Valentine she won three awards: Peoples’ Choice Awards KKNK, Peoples’ Choice Awards Aardklop and Fleur du Cap for best performance in a one woman show and for Bloemers & Roemers, the Peoples’ Choice Awards KKNK and Peoples’ Choice Awards Aardklop.
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Shaleen Surtie Richards – Celebrity Actress MC

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