Sandile Kamle

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Sandile Kamle (1975- ) is a South African actor, director and opera singer.


Sandile Kamle was born in Gugulethu, Cape town, he matriculated from ID Mkhize High School in Gugulethu, Cape Town in 1994, and then attended the UCT College of Music, gaduating with a Performers Diploma in Opera in 1999.

Appointed as one of the first members of Cape Town Opera, he made his debut as a soloist in Porgy and Bess in 1996 at the Pretoria State Theatre and in 1998 joined the Cape Town Opera vocal ensemble. He continued his involvement with Cape Town Opera as a studio member, and in 2000 joined Dimpho Di Kopane (DDK) DDK.

He is currently the Music Director for the newly formed Township Opera Company.

For more on his operatic career, see

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Besides his operatic career he has also worked on a number of theatre and film productions, as author, actor and director.

He made his debut as a director in 2009, with a stage show, The Raid and - in the same year - his first feature film: From Village to City. In 2011 he directed his first opera production, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.

He made his debut as a film actor in 2006, appearing in Anner House This was followed by appearances in films like Strike Back (2010), Half Good Killer (2012), Felix (2013), Johanna und der Buschpilot - Der Weg nach Afrika (2012) and the award-winning Poppie Nongena (2019).

TV roles include eKasi+ (as "Detective Captain Thando Sifile") and Traffic!.

He is currently the Music Director for the newly formed Township Opera Company and an Adjudicator/Quality Assurer for SASCE and WeCCMA.


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