She was born in Katlehong on the East Rand and matriculated at the St Andrews Girls’ School in Bedforview, Johannesburg.
Nthati studied drama at the Natal Technikon in Durban. She considers the actor Patrick Shai as her role model.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Her first paid role on stage was in Nanti's Miracle presented by the University of Natal.
Film roles were in, among others, Pride of Africa, Kini and Adams, Deafening Silence, all in 1997 and in The Long Run (2001)
She is a winner of a SAFTA Award.
The Citizen, 15 June 2000.
Business Day, 27 May 2008.
Die Taalgenoot, 69(5), May 2000, p.7.
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