Hans Strydom – Biography, Age, Wife, Partner, and Net Worth

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Johannes ‘Hans’ Strydom (born 14 May 1947) is a legendary South African actor and writer who helped the South African black race in fighting Apartheid.

The South African entertainment industry is popular in producing various men and women who have excelled with names like Hans Strydom among the list of notable ones to be mentioned. 

Hans Strydom

Hans Strydom Biography

Johannes Strydom who is professionally known as Hans Strydom was born in Durban, South Africa. As at the time, he was born, the country was battling  Apartheid which was rampant at the time but he helped in defending South African blacks after studying Law. Strydom started and finished his primary and secondary school education in his hometown of Durban, South Africa. He further went to the Northwest University in Potchefstroom, South Africa where he acquired a law degree (LLB).

Johannes Strydom who is professionally known as Hans is a south African veteran in the entertainment industry who has received diverse awards for his outstanding performance as an actor as well as a tv director. Hans Strydom who is famously known for starring in the award-winning movie “The Gods Must Be Crazy” in 1989 was born on the 14th of May 1947.


Hans graduated from Northwest University in Potchefstroom with a law degree and started working at the Department of Justice in Durban’s Magistrate in 1964. Between the period of 1972 to 1976, he worked as a public prosecutor in Lady Smith and a Magistrate at the head office of the Department of Justice. He later quit his job as a law prosecutor in 1976 to pursue a career in acting.

Hans was one of the two persons to communicate via TV in 1976 when South Africa had its first National Broadcast. He starred in many movies including Generations, The Res, Someone Like You, The Emissary, and further in the popular “The Gods Must Be Crazy” which is famously known.

He won the ATKV award for the best actor in his role in the movie Binnelanders. Also, Hans won a case against SABC, a TV company that did not fully settle actors and actresses for their broadcast and ever since he has been helping them to get the right payment from the broadcasting TV. 

Is Hans Strydom a guy?

Yes, he is.

Where was Hans Strydom born?


Age: What is the Age of Hans Strydom?

The movie veteran is currently 75 years of age.

Wife and Partner

Hans Strydom is married to Catharina Ras and currently enjoys his retirement with occasional roles in some movies.

Social Media

You can connect with the legend via the following channels,



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Net Worth

Hans Strydom has an estimated net worth of R15,858,810 to R317,176,200 which he realized during his 40 years of acting.

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