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Khanyi Mbau


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Full/Real Name: Khanyisile Mbau
Known As: Khanyi Mbau
Birth Date: Tuesday, October 15, 1985
Gender: Female

Actor Biography

Khanyi Mbau is a South African actress best known for her roles as the second Doobsie in the SABC2 soapie Muvhango (2004-2005); and as Mbali in the SABC1 soapie Mzansi.

She was fired from both roles.

In 2007 she played the role of Zee in the SABC1 mini-series After 9.

Mbau was born and raised by a single mom in Mofolo, Soweto. Her father was in the taxi industry and never at home, according to Mbau.

In 2004 she replaced actress Lindiwe Chibi in the rle of Doobsie on Muvhango, after Chibi was shot in the face by her boyfriend. A year later she was fired from the role, reportedly for spending too much time partying and appearing in the Sunday tabloids.

In 2006 she landed the role of Mbali on Mzansi, but was fired from that show after one season.

She met journalist-turned millionaire Mandla Mthembu in 2005 and the couple were married in 2006, amidst claims that Mbau was a "gold-digger" after his money. Mthembu had made a fortune when he and a business partner sued Transnet for R80-million over a tender gone wrong - and won.

Mbau claimed she was in love with the older man, but nine months later they were engaged in a bitter divorce dispute, with Mthembu himself alleging that Mbau was after his fortune.

In 2013 she featured in the docu-reality television series Reality Check, on e.tv. She also began hosting her own talk show on the OpenView HD channel eKasi+, called Katch It With Khanyi.

In 2014 she had a starring role in the Vuzu sitcom Check Coast.

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The Fabulous Life Of Khanyisile: An Interview
Quick TV Q&A

Mbau as Zee in After Nine
Character Show
Zee After 9 - Season 1
Lerato Moloi Check-Coast - Season 1
Thabiso/Thandisiwe eKasi: Our Stories - Season 5
Herself I Am - Season 1
Host - Herself Katch It With Khanyi - Season 1
Sindisiwe Sibeko Like Father Like Son - Season 1
Doobsie Muvhango - Season 1
Mbali Mzansi - Season 2
Kgomotso Mzansi Love: Kasi Style - Season 2
Herself Reality Check - Season 1
Katlego Scandal! - Season 1
Kgomotso/Busi The Lab - Season 1
Kgomotso/Busi The Lab - Season 2
Presenter - Herself The South African Film and Television Awards - Season 8
Herself Tropika Island of Treasure - Season 3
Guest Judge - Herself Turn It Out - Season 2

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