Gugu Mbatha Raw was raised in Witney in Oxfordshire. As a child, she was enrolled at Henry Box School. When she was young, she was interested in music, acting, and dancing. To accomplish those dreams, her parents enrolled her in National Youth Theater. In 2001, she joined Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she received drama training. Three years later, she portrayed the role of Collette Hill in a British medical drama television series Holby City.
She also appeared in the TV series like Vital Signs, Doctor Who Confidential, Doctor Who and much more. She made her feature film debut in 2011 by portraying the role of Talia in an American romantic comedy film Larry Crowne. She rose to fame after she portrayed the role of Dido Elizabeth Belle in the drama movie Belle.
In the year 2017, Gugu Mbatha-Raw appeared in the Beauty and the fantasy/romance movie, Beauty and the Beast alongside Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. Made on a budget with a budget of $160 million, it grossed a total collection of $1.26 billion. In 2018, she will appear as Dr. Kate Murry in the action/adventure movie, A Wrinkle in Time which will hit the theatres on March 9, 2018. The budget for her upcoming is said to be $103 million.
With some of her notable works, the actress has maintained the net worth of $500 Thousand.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw has never been married in her life and she is still in search of her good husband. But she once had romantic affairs with the Game of Thornes star (since 2011) Harry Lloyd.Harry is also famous for his role of Will Scarlet in a British television program Robin Hood. She is of English and South African descent.