Dineo Ranaka Biography, Education, Career, Controversies, And Net Worth

Dineo Ranaka born on December 16, 1983, in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, is a prominent South African radio personality, television presenter, actress, DJ, and TV producer. She has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry through her diverse range of talents and her dynamic presence.

Dineo Ranaka Profile

Name Dineo Ranaka
Real Name Dineo Ranaka-Pesha
Date of Birth 16 December 1983
Age 40 years
City of Origin Johannesburg
Nationality South African
Religion Christianity
Occupation Radio personality, Television Presenter, actress, DJ, and TV producer
Marital Status Single
Net Worth $3 Million
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Educational Background

Dineo Ranaka pursued her education at Unisa (University of South Africa). Although specific details about her degree or field of study are not available, her academic background has contributed to her knowledge and expertise in the entertainment industry.


Dineo Ranaka’s career began in 2003 when she joined 5fm as a radio presenter, co-hosting The Fanta World Chart Show with Brown Sugar. She then moved on to work with Yfm, Highveld Stereo, Metro FM, and Cliff Central, showcasing her versatility as a radio personality. Her notable radio shows include the Yfm drive time show, “The Essential Rush,” and Metro FM’s mid-morning show, “The Bridge,” as well as the “Metro FM Top 40.”

Dineo Ranaka gained significant local attention with her successful show, “Dineo Live on Drive,” on Yfm, where she became the first female afternoon drive-time jock. She also made appearances and starred in various television series and shows, including “Club 808,” “Real Goboza,” “Scandal,” “Gaz’lam,” “Yim’lo,” “Dineo’s Diary,” “Gomora,” “All Access Mzansi,” and Moja Love’s “Ishushu.”

Dineo Ranaka also starred in the feature film “Baby Mamas.”In her career, Dineo Ranaka achieved success as a radio presenter, breaking barriers as the only female afternoon drive-time radio DJ in the country. Her talents and “can-do” attitude led her to become the main anchor of Kaya 959’s breakfast show.

Dineo Ranaka also garnered the favour of numerous clients for on-air campaigns, including Love Life, Sanlam, Samsung, Motorola, Vodacom, Cadbury, and Levis. In addition to her work in radio and television, Dineo Ranaka ventured into the music industry as a house and hip.


Dineo Ranaka has had her share of controversies throughout her career. In September 2010, she had a heated altercation with singer Kelly Khumalo during rehearsals for the YFM and Chevrolet Divas party. However, they later resolved their differences and became good friends. In February 2011, Dineo had a breakdown on air, leading to her temporary removal from the show.

It was reported that the breakdown was caused by conflicts with YFM management and her frustration about being denied the opportunity to attend the J&B Met event. She also faced health challenges, including hypothyroidism, brain shrinkage, and temporal lobe epilepsy, which she has since become an advocate for.

Dineo Ranaka Social Media Handles

Dineo Ranaka is an active presence on social media platforms. Her official social media handles include:Twitter: @dineoranakaInstagram: @dineoranaka Facebook: @dineoranaka

Personal Life

Dineo Ranaka was married to Klaas Phesha who she had a child with before divorce. Dineo Ranaka is also a mother of three children. She has a 10-year-old son named Kgosi and a 7-year-old daughter named Kopano. The youngest of her children is a one-year-old baby.

Dineo Ranaka is the sister of South African actress Manaka Ranaka. Dineo has been open about her struggles with mental health and has become an advocate for raising awareness about mental health issues.

Dineo Ranaka Net Worth

Dineo Ranaka is estimated to be worth approximately $3 Million.