Uganda’s top talented actresses
There not able contributers on every growth of an entity. Just like Nollywood had Genevieve, Omotola, In Edo and the likes during the early days of Nollywood, Uganda too has got not only beautiful but talented actresses, writers and producer’s holding Uganda’s film flag high and making the country famous for the film industry.
Ugabuzz has listed the top talented actresses that you can not be un noticed when it comes to Ugandan Cinema.
Nanfuka is an award winning Actress, director, and writer. Her exceptional talents can both be seen on stage and on screen.
Her passion and efforts have seen her win best film director for Veronica’s wish among others. She has also featured in Niqabi Ninja as stage play and movies like Amani, Kafa Coh, Queen of Katwe, Imani, the pardon and many others.
Nana Hill Kagga
Nana started her acting career in the United States and during her early days of acting, she featured in series like cow boys and indians, a good day to be black and sexy among others.
Nana is also a film maker, script writer, and she is the brain behind movies like the life and beneath the lies series. Did you know she is an engineer too?
Claire is the CEO Red pictures production that not only produces film but also helps in molding aspiring script writers, acters and actresses.
She is the writer and producer of the famous movie “the Forbidden” that bagged many nominations and awards world wide.
Claire spent her early days of acting with the Alina talents.
Eleanor started her career on WBS television’s X-files and later found her way through the famous Ugandan serie “The hostel.”
She is not only an award winning actress but also a producer and director. Together with her husband Mathew Nabwiso, they founded Nabwiso films.
Among others, Eleanor has starred in the hostel, Rain, beaneth the lies and also directed Bed of thorns.
Natasha is a dancer, model, actress, musician and fashionista.
The beauty queen was miss Uganda second runner up in the 2001 Miss Uganda pageant. She is also one of the original members of the girls and boys group the obsessions.
Natasha has starred in bala bala movie sese and Beneath the lies series. During the lockdown, she is exposing her acting talents on tik tok
Nakabira too is an award winner and plays main character in Claire Nampala’s forbidden.
Leila is also a script writer and owns Lepa films.
The actress, fashionista and media personality won hearts after her supporting role in Veronica’s wish.
She is the leading actress in the award winning bed of thorns movie. Malaika has also starred in John Ssegawa’s television serie the honourables.
Hellen is a was also once part of the famous girls and boys dance group the obsessions.
After she left obsessions, Hellen teamed up with Brenda Nambi and they formed a singing dual HB toxic.
She is also a fashionista and model and has acted in movies like prickly roses, situka, yogera and series like the honourables, the hostel and beneath the lies.
Despite having a great voice and her relation to song bird Juliana Kanyomozi, Laura has stood firm and made her own name through acting.
She has showcased her talents both on screen and on stage in stories like love faces, dear mum, Uganda’s version on telemundo’s second chance, zansanze and the honourables.
Stella was Miss Uganda 2013/2014 and she is a beauty coach. She represented Uganda at the big brother Africa in 2014 after her reign as Miss Uganda.
She acted as Isabella Arroyo in Uganda’s version of second chance and also starred in Matt Bish’s Bella.
She has also won her self roles in West African movies.
Diana grew up with great passion for acting as she always mimicked her mother. She also grew up participating in drama from the schools she went to.
Besides stage plays, Diana has had roles in series like the hostel, the honourables and movies like she likes Prada, Kent and Kat, cross roads and bed of thorns a film that tells part of the ordeal she went through during her time of marriage.
Diana became popular after staring in different roles in television series that mostly ran on Bukedde television.
She also presents a program on one of Uganda’s local television.
Diana has featured in the local television series like the honourables, entununsi, movies like house arrest among others.