Phaphama Sinxi was born in the Eastern Cape (former Transkei) and moved to Durban to study at the Durban University of Technology.
He took further acting classes at “Scene 5 Casting”. He later enrolled and studied at Co-Israel Acting Academy in Alexandra Township.
The Academy is run by Israel Makoe who is also a friend and mentor to Phaphama.
Productions he appeared in include Task Force, I’sthunzi, Liberty (Danish movie) and Rhythm City.
Phaphama is a versatile artist with a background in Isichathamiya music and poetry.