Khanyisile Mbau is a South African actress, TV personality and artist. She rose to prominence after starring as Doobsie in the legendary South African soap opera Muvhango, and later as Mbali in season two of Mzansi.
|Real name||Khanyi Mbau|
|Date of birth||October 15, 1985|
|Age (from 2023)||37 years old|
|Profession||Actress, TV Personality, Artist|
|Height||5 feet 2 inches|
|Eye color||Dark brown|
|Net value||$10 million|
Khanyi Mbau Age and Early Life
Khanyi was born in South Africa on October 15, 1985. She will be 38 years old in 2023. Her mother, Lynette Sisi Mbau, worked at Barclays Bank in the finance department of the pension fund. Her father, Menzi Mcunu, was not married to her mother at the time as they were just dating. Despite the fact that Mcunu had no title for the child, he named her Khanyisile, meaning “one who produces light.”
Mbau took her mother’s surname. Lynette immediately went back to work after leaving Khanyi with her parents in Mofolo, Soweto and essentially letting her grandmother raise her. When it comes to her nationality, she is South African.
Khanyi Mbau Height and weight
Khanyi is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 55 kilograms. Her figure is slim and fit. Likewise, she is stunning with her long brown hair and dark eyes.
Khanyi Mbau net worth
How much is Khanyi Mbau’s net worth worth? Khanyi’s exact income and net worth are yet to be revealed. However, according to reports, her net worth is estimated at $10 million, and she has several precious assets.
Born in Soweto, Mbau rose to fame as the second Doobsie in the SABC 2 soap opera Muvhango (2004-2005) and as Mbali in the SABC 1 soap opera Mzansi and the mini-series After Nine. Mbau took on the role of Doobsie on Muvhango when actress Lindiwe Chibi was shot by her partner Dan Mokoena in 2004. She was fired a year later, allegedly for excessive partying and appearing in Sunday tabloids. Mbau was hired as Mbali in the second season of the SABC 1 blockbuster drama series Mzansi in 2006.
SABC 1 did not renew the program for a third season. Mbau next played Zee in the 2007 SABC 1 miniseries After 9. Bitch, Please!, Mbau’s biography, was published in August 2012. I Am Khanyi Mbau by Lesley Mofokeng is a novel about a journalist named Khanyi Mbau. Mbau appeared in E.tv’s docu-reality show Reality Check-in in 2013. In the same year, Mbau debuted her own talk show, Katch It With Khanyi, on the OpenView HD channel eKasi+. The program was renewed for a second season in late 2014.
In 2014, Khanyi took part in the seventh season of Strictly Come Dancing. Mbau was cast as “Pinky” in Ashes to Ashes, E.tv’s debut telenovela, in April 2015. In March 2016, she was cast as Palesa Simelane in the hit television drama series Umlilo. The protagonist was a lesbian prosecutor who married for the express purpose of having children. Mbau joined the cast of South Africa’s most watched TV show, Uzalo, on SABC in March 2018, as go-getter Dinekile nicknamed Lady Die, a shoplifter by trade who wants to live the life of her cousin MaNgcobo. In 2016, Radio Khanyi co-hosted Whose Show Is It Anyway on Metro FM with artists Somizi Mhlongo and Ntombi Ngcobo. The program debuted on July 18, 2016 and ran for a year before being terminated due to station restructuring.
Khanyi Mbau Husband and Marriage
Who is Khanyi Mbau’s husband? In 2021, the relationship between media personality Khanyi Mbau and her Zimbabwean business partner Kudzai Mushonga received a lot of attention. While it is unknown when Khanyi and Kudzai first met or started dating, they have only been romantically linked for six months. Khanyi was married to Mthembu Mandla. He met Khanyi when she was only 19, indicating a significant age difference between them.
The couple got married in 2007. Despite having a child together, their marriage barely lasted two years. Khanyi was later married to Tebogo Lerole for more than ten years. The duo, who had been together for nearly 10 years, were considered Hollywood’s most beloved couple. Khanyi announced her divorce from Tebogo on her Instagram page in 2020.