|A.K.A.||King Cassie Kabwita, Sharon Kasweka Kabwita|
Film, TV, Stage & Radio
|Birth||13 October 1988, Ndola, Zambia|
King Cassie Kabwita (born Sharon Kasweka Kabwita on 13 October 1988), popularly known as King Cassie is a Zambian actor and film-makershe is also known for her time in the Zambian TV series Loves Games as Kanswa Chileshe and she is known for her roles in the 2015 film Sink or Swim: The Perilous Journey. Cassie is also the chief executive officer (CEO) of her own production company King Cassie Empire and is the current African film festival Ambassador. She is the first Zambian actor to feature in a Nollywood film and collaborate with Nigerians, Ghanaians, Tanzanians and Kenyans. She is one of the pioneers of the film era in Zambian cinema.
Early life and education
Cassie was born in Kabwe on 13 October 1988 in Ndola. She began acting, creative writing and poetry at the age of 7. In June 2009 Cassie moved to moved to Dar-Essalaam Tanzania where She started started acting as a hobby. In 2009 October She got minor roles in 2 movies, Roho Sita and Sweet Revenge. In 2010 she was cast in a movie Familia Yangu, where she plays two roles, one as a mother to 2 children and the second as an old lady looking for a job as a maid. She then joined the Zambia Film industry in 2012 under the Zambian TV series Love Games. Cassie attended her school at Buteko Basic School and also was the head girl at Luanshya Girls High School. She studied hospitality business at Speciss Collage.
Cassie Kabwita has been is one of the pioneers of the Zambian film industry, successfully becoming the most celebrated actress in Zambia. Her center stage traces back to 2009 when she entered the entertainment world. In 2013 she became a producer and produced her first movie in Zambia and Tanzania called Guilt in which she also played the lead role.
In 2015 the Mwape peer awards in New York United States of America honored her with the best uprising star award based on her contribution to Zambian cinemas making her the first actress to receive the award.
In 2017, she produced her second film a sexual and gender based violence awareness movie Kwacha which featured Tanzanian and Zambian actors.
Awards and nominations
|2014||ZAFTA Awards||Best Feature Film||Won|
|2015||ZAFTAR Award||Best Actress||Won|
|Mwape Pee Award||Best Uprising Star||Won|
|2016||Zee Music Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2017||Zambian Woman Awards||Zambian Woman of the Year in Film||Nominated|
|Multichoice ZAFTA Awards||Best Picture||Nominated|
|Zee Music Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2019||Shungu Namutitima International Film Festival||Best Zambian Picture||Won|