Shashi Naidoo Biography, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Movies, Awards, Banned from Israel


Shashi Naidoo Biography

Shashi Naidoo Bio

Shashi Naidoo is a South African actress, model, fashion blogger and media personality born on 4th November 1980 in  Port Elizabeth, South Africa.She is the owner of Alushi Management, which is a modelling agency. In 2009 she won the second season celebrity winner of Tropika Island of Treasure.

Shashi Naidoo Age 37 years as at 2017 (born on 4th November 1980)
Shashi Naidoo Education  She matriculated from Alexander Road High School in 1997

In 2007 she graduated from the University of Johannesburg  where she studied chiropractic medicine.

Shashi Naidoo Brother Anthosh Naidoo
Shashi Naidoo Awards
  • Glamour Model of the year
  • Feather Awards Hot Chick
  • Take Control Youth Adult achiever of the year
  • Gsport Style Star of the year
Shashi Naidoo Awards Carla; who died in 2014 and Wendy
Shashi Naidoo Awards

2018: Best Actress TV Drama in the 12th South African Film and Television Awards for her role in Is’Thunzi.

Shashi Naidoo Movies  

  • All About Love (2017)
  • Tell Me Sweet Something (2015)
  • The Jakes Are Missing (2015)
  • Isibaya as Thandeka Zungu
  • Lockdown as Palesa
  • Umililo as Khwezi Mbatha.
  • Shuga as Ipeleng


She won the coveted January 2009 cover of FHM (and February 2010), which showcases the calendar for 2009, where she also presented the Calendar Television show for Mnet.

She is one of the founding members of Fashion with Feeling, a non profit organization in the Fashion industry which inspires and empowers teenagers and young adults.

She has worked as a model and brand ambassador for: Sun International (With Charlize Theron) Woolworths (With Alek Wek), Coke Zero International, MTN, Nivea, Brutal Fruit, Jet, Edgars, Rama, Discovery, IEC SA, Samsung, Malaysian Airways, SA Tourism, Satisskin Body Wash, Skull Candy, DSTV India, Blow the Whistle Campaign, Dermalogica Skin Care, Jose Cuervo, SPAR Gsport Awards Ambassador

Shashi Naidoo Husband

In December 2009 Shashi married Married Mark Sandler, a businessman, but they divorced in 2011. Shashi revealed that her ambition and strong work ethic caused a strain in their relationship as she had little leisure time.

Naidoo said that the public focus on her divorce made it hard for her to cope.

“Since the news broke, there has been a lot of pressure, I am still exceptionally good friends with Marc, though. It is tough on anyone – male or female – to be married to someone who has a high public profile and is forced to be away from home on work so often. My husband is not a traditionalist, though, so the breakdown had nothing to do with perceptions of a wife’s role.”

Decade Ban from Israel

In June 2018 Shashi defended Israel on her Instagram on its actions against the Hamas terror group in Gaza. Naidoo argued that Israel was not solely to blame for the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. She pointed out that Israel withdrew from the coastal enclave in 2005 and therefore was not “occupying” the territory. She also wrote that Palestinians had rejected several peace proposals, and that Hamas, the terror group that rules the Strip, refused to recognized Israel’s right to exist.

Naidoo withdrew her comment and apologised after she received death threats and blacklash from advocates for an anti-Israel boycott. She agreed to visit to visit Israel to learn the “reality” of the situation.

Naidoo was to have joined a program sponsored by South African Council of Churches (SACC), a South African Israel boycott organizations, and South African Jews for a Free Palestine (SAJP) to show her the error of her Instagram post.

On 25th June 2018 she was denied entry to Israel with Israel embassy saying that they were entitled to deny entry to anyone seeking to harm their country.

“I personally invite Ms. Naidoo to visit Israel on her own accord and experience the reality on the ground. However, given that she arrived on a BDS-sponsored ‘re-education’ trip following violent anti-Israel threats, we cannot allow her entry.” Said Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan.

Aryeh Deri, the Interior Minister, instructed his ministry to deny Naidoo a visa.

“The boycott organizations against Israel are at the stage of threatening people to act against Israel, this is a particularly serious case, and therefore I exercised my authority and acted to prevent her from entering Israel.” Aryeh Deri said.

BDS SA released a statement saying that Israeli authorities “blocked her on the orders of Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and the recommendation of Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan”.

Naidoo told South African Jewish Report that she did not want to become a political tool despite Israel’s concern that she would become a figurehead for the boycott movement in South Africa.

“After my meeting at the Israeli Embassy, I have been declined access! I believe that flagging an individual, whose only intention was to push an agenda of love and light, is dubious. I have said numerous times that I have no desire to be a political tool. My only hope was to meet the people, experience the land and give aid to those in need. It was never a BDS itinerary. I really am devastated.I was moving to Israel to do my Orthodox conversion. And now, nine months later, I am not allowed entry.”

Shashi Naidoo Instagram

I think a story that needs to be shared is that of the upwards of 6 million people living in Refugee camps… These refugee camps came about as a result of conflicts during 1946-1948, resultant with Palestinians who lost both their homes and means of livelihood, and again, in the aftermath of the hostilities of 1967 and the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Camps were set up to “temporarily” accommodate those displaced. Despite how long they have been living as refugees outside of Palestine, the thing that SHOCKED me the most is that people are not given local identity numbers, meaning that they are unable to seek gainful employment; the majority of which, are forced to rely on funding from organizations such as UNRWA (The United Nations Relief & Works Fund) Due to recent drastic funding cuts from America, UNRWA now more than ever needs our help. One of the things I witnessed myself, along with the lack of basic services in general, as a result of these budget cuts, is that refuse removal has been severely affected. This has the potential for serious health implications by the very real chance of the spread of disease considering the confined spaces, within which refugees are forced to live. The dignity of people can largely be effected by the surroundings they find themselves in. And WE NEED TO HELP. The Alushi foundation has made a contribution to UNRWA in this plight, of you would like to help or donate please visit

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