Kelly Khumalo Biography, Career, Husband, Age, Networth


  • Born:                         Kelly Nonhlanhla  Khumalo
  • Nationality:              South African
  • Date of Birth:           November 11, 1984
  • Age:                           38 years old
  • Occupation:             Singer. Songwriter. Actress.
  • Partner:                    Senzo Meyiwa (late)
  • Genres:                     Gospel. Afro Pop. R&B.
  • Children:                  Christian & Thingolenkosazana Khumalo
  • Origin:                       Johannesburg, Gauteng
  • Label:                        Universal Music South Africa

Who is Kelly Khumalo?

Kelly Nonhlanhla Khumalo is a famous South African Afro Pop and Gospel singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer.

Born on November 11, 1984, Kelly Khumalo was raised in Nquthu KwaZulu-Natal. However, she is originally from Johannesburg, Gauteng.

While performing at a gospel talent search, she was discovered and signed a record deal with Bomsai Entertainment.

In 2005, she released her debut studio album T.K.O. Following the success of her debut album, Kelly became famous.

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How Old is Kelly Khumalo

Born on November 11, 1985, Kelly Khumalo is 37 years old. However, she will be 38 years in two months.

Kelly Khumalo’s Place of Birth

Johannesburg, Gauteng. Later, her family moved to KwaZulu-Natal where she spent most of her childhood and teenage years. in 1997, Kelly relocated to Gauteng.


On August 19, 2005, Kelly’s debut solo album T.K.O was released in South Africa. The album earned her two nominations for Song of the Year and Best Afro Pop album at the 2006 South African Music Award.

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Following the huge success of her debut album, she released a second studio album Itshitshi on September 27, 2006.

Kelly Khumalo’s Music and Releases 

Later in November 5, 2012, she released The Past, The Present, The Future album. The project won her the Best Female Artist of the Year award at the 19th SAMA awards in 2013.

In October 2014, Kelly released a single  “Asine” which got her nominated for Song of The Year at the Metro FM Awards (2015).

Also, her album back to my Roots which was released alongside “Adobe” got nominated for Best African Pop Album and for Best African Adult Album at South African Music Awards XXXI (2015).

Kelly released her 7th studio album “My Truth” on October 28, 2016, after several months of recording. H the album won Best Female Album at the 2017 Metro FM Awards.

After two years, Kelly started working on her 7th album but released a lead single “Jehovah” in July.

Later, she announced a second single “Dance Comigo” in October 12th.

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On November 5, 2018, her album Unleashed produced by Mondli Ngcobo was released in South Africa.


Later, she features on House of Zwide, a television Sopie airs on Etv network. She was also a judge on Stand Up South Africa.

She was a guest judge on Idols South Africa season 17. Early April 2022, she announced she’s a competitor in the season 10 edition of Tropika Island of Treasure.


On 26 October 2014, Kelly Khumalo’s boyfriend and baby father, Senzo Meyiwa, a captain of the South Africa men’s National was shot dead.

The incident happened in her presence at her family’s home in Vosloorus. It is alleged that the killer is known to Khumalo and everyone present at the shooting.

However, since the tragic incident, Kelly has remained silent on who the killer is. Also, no evidence is found to lead to the culprit.

Who is Kelly Khumalo’s Boyfriend

Kelly dated Late Senzo Meyiwa before his tragic death. Also, she spoke about bringing in an abusive relationship.

Also, she dated singer Molo Maarohanye for two years however the couple broke up the cause of undisclosed reasons.

Kelly Khumalo’s Networth

She is estimated to be worth around $1m – $1.5m


Follow Kelly Khumola on her official Instagram page @kellykhumolaza


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