In the early 2012, Sharlto was spotted with Tanit Phoenix. Tanit Phoenix is a hot and sexy model and an actress from South Africa. She is also known for her appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2003. They dated each other for several years and then in the early 2015 while they were on the island of Hawaii, he proposed to marry her. She accepted this proposal and they finally got married on 15th of February 2016. His nationality is South African and he is of white ethnicity.
At the age of 22, Sharlto met director Neill Blomkamp. He began assisting Neill at his company using his computers. In 2006, he starred in the short movie Yellow where he played the role of a Soldier. That year he also appeared in the short movie Alive in Joburg. He was also the producer of this short movie. Three years later, he starred in a 2009 science fiction thriller film District 9 portraying the role of Wikus van der Merwe. In 2010, he worked on the short movie Wikus and Charlize as its writer, director, producer and editor. He is also well known for playing the role of Capt. H. M. "Howling Mad" Murdock in an American action-comedy film The A-Team. These days he has been playing the role of Christian Walker in the TV series Powers. Till date he has appeared in several movies. For this role in an American science fiction film Chappie, he earned the salary of $216,450 and his net worth is $15 million dollars.