Noxolo Bodlani was born in Boksburg, Johannesburg. She matriculated from Steynville High in 2006. After that she attended a one-year course at new Africa Theatre in 2008. She also performed in a production of The Suit by Can Themba, directed by Mbulelo Grootboom. She graduated from Dimensional Stunt School in 2009. In the same year she also did Costumes and Make-up on Ian Bruce’s Transit, which was directed by Claire Stopford for New Africa Theatre.