Leading Ladies: Uganda’s Top 10 Exceptional Actresses Making Waves in Film

In this exclusive showcase, we spotlight the top 10 best-performing actresses in Uganda’s dynamic film and movie industry. These talented women have carved out remarkable careers, standing out among their peers.

1. **Dianah Nabatanzi:**
– A versatile Ugandan entertainer, radio personality, TV presenter, and filmmaker.
– Started her journey in acting with local dramas and skits, later joining Aromatic Films.
– Showcased her acting prowess in notable dramas like “Batenda,” “Sikola,” and “The Maker.”


2. **Ray P (Precious Remmie Nakitto):**
– Born on November 30, 1992, Ray P is a versatile media personality and actress.
– Gained attention for her role as “Kyler” in “THE CLIMAX” by Aromatic Films.
– Recently directed and launched a well-received movie, “From Hurt to Healing.”

3. **Natasha Sinayobye:**
– An accomplished Ugandan actress, model, singer, and dancer.
– Debuted as a lead actress in “Bala Bala Sese” and “Beneath The Lies – The Series.”
– Currently stars as “Siyama” in the JDC TV series airing on Pearl Magic Prime.

4. **Hellen Lukoma:**
– Born on April 23, 1989, Hellen is a multi-talented actress, model, fashion designer, and singer.
– Recognized for her roles in popular series like “The Hostel,” “Beneath The Lies,” and “Kyaddala.”

5. **Eleanor Nabwiiso:**
– A Ugandan actress, producer, director, and TV personality.
– Notable works include “The Hostel,” “Rain,” and “Bed of Thorns.”
– Winner of the Best Actress in TV Drama at the Uganda Film Festival Awards 2019.

6. **Sarah Kisawuzi:**
– A 75-year-old Ugandan actress acclaimed for her role in the NTV drama series “Deception.”
– Received the Best Actress award at the 2015 Uganda Entertainment Awards.
– Featured in notable films like “Queen of Katwe” and “Second Chance.”

7. **Nana Kagga:**
– A Ugandan filmmaker, scriptwriter, screen producer, and actress.
– Director of Savannah MOON Productions and known for works like “The Life” and “Beneath The Lies.”

8. **Cleopatra Koheirwe:**
– A Ugandan actress, writer, singer, and media personality.
– Gained international recognition for her role in Netflix’s “Sense 8” in season 2.
– Currently serves as the Public Relations Manager at StarTimes Uganda.

9. **Mariam Ndagire:**
– A respected figure born on May 16, 1971, known for hit songs and a legendary career in film.
– Starred in films like “Strength of a Stranger” and “Dear Mum.”
– Established the Mariam Ndagire Film and Performing Arts Centre, contributing to filmmaker training.

10. **Fifi Da Queen (Fiona Nabitengero):**
– A Ugandan radio and TV presenter, actress, and media personality.
– Made a mark with her work at Bukedde TV and starring roles in films like “Best Friends” and “Kalema.”

These remarkable actresses have not only showcased their talent but have also contributed significantly to the growth and vibrancy of Uganda’s film industry.


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