Bheki Mkhwane is a South African actor, mime, director, producer, composer and playwright best known for his association with Ellis Pearson, the pair of whom have produced and performed in numerous stage plays including A Boy Called Rubbish, Kaboom!, Amazwi Omoya, Skadonk, iLobola and more.
He is best known to television viewers for his starring role as Samson, the head of the Ndlovu clan who is aligned with his hot-headed brother, Mandla (played by Bongani Gumede), in the Mzansi Magic telenovela-turned-soap-opera isiBaya.
Mkhwane grew up in Kwa-Mashu township. Poor, street-wise and a formidable football player, he was inspired by the legendary Gibson Kente to become an actor.
From street-wise to worldly-wise, Bheki's range as an actor has enabled him to work with major theatre companies (encompassing a range of plays from Shakespeare to Athol Fugard), host television shows, work as a film actor, develop his superb talent as a story teller and so tour the world with his own work.
Bheki was born and raised in Durban.