Khanyi Mbau

Khanyi Mbau- Wiki, Age, Height, Net worth, Husband, Ethnicity

Khanyisile Mbau is a South African actress, television personality, and artist best known for her performances as Doobsie in the classic South African soap opera Muvhango and Mbali in Mzansi Season Two.

Khanyi Mbau’s Age, Bio

Khanyi Mbau was born in South Africa on October 15, 1985. She will be 38 years old in 2023. Lynette Sisi Mbau, her mother, worked in the financial department of the pension fund at Barclays Bank. Menzi Mcunu, her father, and her mother were not married because they were simply dating. Despite the fact that Mcunu had no legal rights to the kid, he named her Khanyisile, which means “one who produces light.”

Khanyi took her mother’s maiden name, Mbau. Lynette returned to work after giving birth to Khanyi and left her with her parents in Mofolo, Soweto, where she was mostly reared by her grandmother. Khanyi is of South African origin.

Khanyi Mbau’s Height And Weight

Khanyi Mbau stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 55 kg. She has a slim and fit body and is well-known for her attractive beauty, which includes long brown hair and dark eyes.

Khanyi Mbau
Khanyi Mbau

Khanyi Mbau’s Career

Khanyi Mbau was born in Soweto and rose to prominence as Doobsie in the SABC 2 soap opera Muvhango (2004-2005) and Mbali in the SABC 1 soap opera Mzansi and the mini-series After Nine. After the former actress, Lindiwe Chibi, was shot by her partner in 2004, she took over the character of Doobsie on Muvhango. Mbau was later booted from the show for excessive partying and making headlines. In 2006, she was cast as Mbali in the second season of the SABC 1 drama series Mzansi, but the show was not renewed for a third season.

Mbau portrayed Zee in the SABC 1 miniseries After Nine in 2007. Bitch Please!, her biography, was also released in August 2012. Mbau began her own chat show, Katch It With Khanyi, on the OpenView HD channel eKasi+ in 2013 after appearing in the docu-reality show Reality Check on In 2014, the show was renewed for a second season.

Khanyi appeared on Strictly Come Dancing’s seventh season. In April 2015, she was cast as “Pinky” in the melodrama Ashes to Ashes, and in March 2016, she was cast as Palesa Simelane in the popular television drama series Umlilo. In March 2018, Mbau joined the cast of South Africa’s most-watched TV show, Uzalo, on SABC, playing Dinekile, popularly known as Lady Die, a shoplifter who desires to enjoy the life of her cousin MaNgcobo.

Mbau co-hosted the Metro FM radio show Whose Show Is It Anyway with Somizi Mhlongo and Ntombi Ngcobo in 2016, but the show was canceled after one year owing to station restructuring.

Khanyi Mbau’s Net worth

Khanyi Mbau’s net worth is estimated to be at $10 million. The South African actress, television personality, and artist is known to own a number of pricey items, including luxury cars and high-end designer clothing. She has built a reputation for herself in the entertainment business, having appeared in popular TV shows and movies as well as hosting her own talk show. Mbau’s great career has likely contributed to her large net worth, making her one of South Africa’s wealthiest celebrities.

Khanyi Mbau
Khanyi Mbau

Khanyi Mbau’s Husband, Marriage & Relationship

The relationship of Khanyi Mbau and Kudzai Mushonga has been surrounded by controversy and suspicion in the media, mainly due to Kudzai’s lavish demonstrations of affection and presents to Khanyi. Kudzai made news in December 2020 after allegedly buying Khanyi a Lamborghini Urus for over R5 million as a Christmas present, raising suspicions about the source of his riches. Kudzai was also arrested in February 2021 for allegedly defrauding a business partner of R1.1 million. Khanyi has not made any public comments on the topic.

Quick Facts

Real Name Khanyi Mbau
Nick Name Khanyi
Date Of Birth October 15, 1985
Age (As of 2023) 38 years old
Birthplace South Africa
Nationality South African
Profession Actress, Tv Personality, Artist
Height 5 feet 2 inches
Weight 55 kg
Hair Color Brown
Eye color Dark Brown
Net Worth $10 million