Xolani Sanele Dlamini is an actor, writer, director and drama facilitator. He studied at drama at FUBA School of Dramatic and Visuals Arts and also did a short course at the University of Witwatersrand through Drama For Life where he obtained NQF LEVEL 5 in Applied Drama.
He joined African Tree Productions and did a show titled The System written by Kgosana Thekwane and directed by Alex Motswiri, which was performed at the Gauteng Ishashalazi Theatre Festival 2012 and for which he was nominated Best Supporting Actor. The show went to perform at local and international festivals like the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Wan Smolbag Arts Festival (Vanuatu), and the National Arts Festival where it obtained the 2015 Standard Bank Ovation Award.
He worked in a one-man show titled Be a Better Dog written and directed by Makhubalo Ikaneng, which he later performed at the Kokota Festival (UKZN) and Umphithi Theatre Festival (Winston Churchill Theatre). He was part of Woyzeck and The Head & The Load workshop with William Kentridge. Then he shared the stage with the legendary Vanessa Cooke and Hamilton Dhlamini in a show titled Catastrophe written by Samuel Beckett and directed by William Kentridge at the Center for the Less Good Idea Season 1. He is currently a Drama Facilitator at Soweto Theatre.