Manaka Ranaka is a South African actress who currently stars on SABC 1’s long running soap opera, Generations, as Lucy Diale. She previously starred as Lerata Khumalo on SABC 2’s long running sitcom, Stokvel and as Portia in SABC 1’s hit drama, Gaz’lam.

Here are facts you didn’t know about Manaka Ranaka:
1. Manaka Ranaka was born April 06, 1979 in Soweto, Gauteng.

2. Manaka has two daughters, Katlego and Naledi.

3. Manaka was involved in an accident which has left a schoolgirl dead in December 2015.
4. She is a sister of well known television personality, Dineo Ranaka.

5. She is dating Thabo Monareng who is 9 years older than her.

6. Manaka started acting in theater and performed in productions such as Drumstruck, On My Birthday and Torong.

7. Manaka has played the lead role of Lerata in SABC2 comedy Stokvel.

8. She also played a role of Vinolia Ntuli in the SABC1 drama series Tshisa in 2006.

9. She won the Golden Horn for Best Actress in a TV Comedy at the SAFTAs 2007.

10. Manaka was featured on season 3 of Zaziwa – hosted by Pearl Modiadie.