Kea Leburu Biography
Kea Leburu is a South African television actress best known for acting as Bontle on SABC1 soapie drama Skeem Saam.
Early Life and Background
Keamogetswe Trudy Leburu whose stage name is Kea Leburu was born on
the 10th February 1995 in Kagiso township near Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Kea was raised by her grandparents following the loss of both her
parents – her father in 2004 and her mother a year later in 2005.
Kea attended Bosele Primary School, where she discovered her interest
in and love for netball. She went on to matriculate from Mosupatsela
In 2013, she was discovered by mentor Peter Se-Puma in Soweto and
landed a cameo role on the e.tv soapie Rhythm City, which marked her
screen acting debut. She was a dancer for the award-winning pop group
Mafikizolo, from 2013 to 2014.
Kea was an extra on the SABC1 soapie Generations and the Mzansi Magic
soapie Zabalaza. She also had a small role on a “Lokshin Bioskop” film
on Mzansi Magic.
Kea is also notable for her guest-star role as Busi in the second
season of the television programme Ngempela, and for appearing in the
sitcom Ga Re Dumele as Magauta.
In 2017 Kea played the recurring role of Lily on the SABC2 telenovela
Keeping Score, replacing Lecian Macpherson in the role. In 2018 she had
a guest starring role in the season finale of the 1Magic drama series