Aubrey Mmakola is a South African actor, dialogue coach and director best known for his role as PI Ramashala on the SABC1 youth soapie Skeem Saam.
Hailing from Mohlalaotwane village in Limpopo, he studied for a National Diploma at The Market Theatre from 2001-2002, where he performed in stage productions including The Island and the Apple Box, Betha and Life is a Dream.
His first professional television acting role was as a rapist in the SABC2 police procedural series Justice for All, in 2003. He returned to play a different role in the fourth season, in 2007.
Aubrey went on to have a strong of roles in television, in productions including the M-Net drama Snitch, the SABC1 soapie Generations, the SABC1 drama series Home Affairs, the SABC2 soapie Muvhango, the kykNET soapie Binnelanders, the e.tv dramas 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls, the e.tv soapie Rhythm City, the SABC1 legal drama Sokhulu & Partners and the M-Net drama Jacob's Cross.
In 2013 he had a role in the comedy film Molly & Wors, based on the kykNET sitcom of the same name created by Willie Esterhuizen.
In mid-2014 he joined the SABC1 soapie Skeem Saam in the role of private investigator Ramashala, which he continued to play in all subsequent seasons.
In 2015 he had a guest role in the e.tv drama series Z'bondiwe and the following year landed the recurring role of Advocate Mthembu on the SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy.
Also in 2016, he played the guest role of Manfred on the e.tv soapie Scandal! and the next year guested as a prosecutor in an episode of the Mzansi Magic soapie Isibaya which aired on 11 September, 2017 (Season 5, Episode 131).
Aubrey landed his first starring role in television in 2018 when he was cast as Tokelo in the Mzansi Magic polygamy drama iKhaya, which premiered on 8 January, 2018, returning for a second season in 2019.
He next played the role of Mr Titus on the Mzansi Magic soapie Isithembiso, making his first appearance in Season 3, Episode 42, which aired on 28 May, 2019.
The following year he landed another recurring role, this time as Karabo in the second season of the Mzansi Magic drama series Housekeepers, first appearing in the Season 2 premiere on 15 Jun, 2020.
In 2021 he recurred as Dr Masuku in the 1Magic drama series Mzali Wami, which also aired on Mzansi Magic. His first appearance was in the series premiere on 2 January, 2021.
He also returned to Binnelanders, this time in a different role to the one he played in 2010. His charawcter, Akin, made his first appearance in Season 16, Episode 173, which first aired on 3 February, 2021.
Also in 2021, Aubrey landed another starring role, this time in the 1Magic drama series The Station.
In the show he plays Diliza, who threatens to take control of the station and run it to the ground - unless the others can stop him.
The Station premiered on 1Magic on 3 April and on Mzansi Magic on 5 April, 2021.