Nikita Pearl Waligwa Wiki, Age (Queen of Katwe) Family & Biography

Nikita Pearl Waligwa

Nikita Pearl Waligwa (born in 2004 – died on February 15, 2020) was a Ugandan Actress from Uganda. She displayed her best skills as Gloria in the Queen of Katwe Disney movie. Moreover, the movie storyline showed the Uganda villages.


Death Cause: Cancer, Brain Tumor 

Nikita Pearl Waligwa Ugandan Actress died on February 15, 2020

It is about a child named Phiona Mutesi who left studies and took chess at the age of 9. Mutesi competed in the national and international chess tournaments. However, Nikita died due to a brain tumor in 2020.

She diagnosed with chronic disease in 2016. Soon, she consulted the doctor and went for the surgery. However, she battled with cancer disease.

Ms. Pearl continued her radiotherapy in July 2016. By February 2017, her doctors declared her cancer-free. She faced some tumor issues in 2019. Then, she continuously faced severe health problems.


Early Life, Parents, Siblings & Profile

Nikita Pearl Waligwa Biography
Queen of Katwe’s Actress, Nikita Pearl Waligwa in 2019.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa was born in 2004 in Uganda. She completed 15 years of age on her last birthday in 2020. However, her mom-dad names and other essential information are available on the internet.

She studied and finished her elementary education. Later on, she took acting as her profession. Before her death, she was in her senior year at the Gayaza High School.


Full NameNikita Pearl Waligwa.
In the News For Died due to tumor on February 15, 2020 in Uganda's hospital.
Age (As of 2020)15 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday2004.
Ethnicity Ugandan.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Straight.
Death DateFebruary 15, 2020.
PlaceHospital in Uganda.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)Not Available.
House In Uganda.
ParentsFather: Name Not Known.
Mother: Will Update Soon.
SiblingsNot Known.
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusUnmarried.
Highest QualificationHigh School Student.
SchoolGayaza High School.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Nikita Pearl Waligwa

Nikita Pearl Waligwa Shows & Movies

  • She shot to fame as Phiona’s friend in the Disney film.
  • In the movie, she told the basic chess rules to her close people.
  • Lupita Nyong’ o and David Oyelowo appeared in the movie as a chess teacher.
  • Nikita also did some short films and cameos in the television shows.
  • However, she did not resume acting due to her cancer and tumor treatments.
  • Queen of Katwe director Mira Nair arranged funds for her medical procedures.

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  • Nikita Pearl Waligwa was not active on her social media web platforms.
  • On the other hand, her fans admired her style and screen presence.
  • They want to see her more in films and TV shows.
  • Nikita learned the chess rules and also played chess on the sets.



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