November 20, 1946
Khululiwe Sithole was born in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal. Sithole began her career as a backing vocalist, in most of the sound recordings done by leading musicians in the country to critical acclaim.
Khululiwe later became an performer when she was picked by Mbongeni Ngema for the Broadway hit musical, Sarafina! and subsequently Township Fever, where she did solo performances before following music full-time as her chosen carer and profession. Sithole later appeared in the 1992 film adaptation starring Whoopi Goldberg.
In 1994, Sithole took part in composer Lebo M's South African choir providing vocals for the song, "Circle of Life" in the film, The Lion King. That same year, she provided backing vocals in the song, "He Lives in You" and sang as lead in the song, "Lea Halalela". Both songs were featured on the album, Rhythm of the Pride Lands, which was released in 1995.