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

khan islambau is a South African actress, television personality and artist. She gained notoriety for her roles as Doobsie on the legendary South African soap Muvhango and later Mbali in the second season of Mzansi.

Quick Facts

real name Khanyi Mbaou
Nick name Khan Yi
date of birth October 15, 1985
Age (by 2023) 37 years old
place of birth South Africa
Country of Citizenship south african
Profession Actress, TV personality, artist
high 5 feet 2 inches
weight 55 kg
hair color Brown
eye color dark brown
net worth $10 million

Khanyi Mbau Age and Early Life

Khan Yi Born in South Africa on October 15, 1985, she will be 38 years old in 2023. Her mother, Lynette Sisi Mbau, worked in the finance department of Barclays Bank’s pension fund. Her father, Menzi Mcunu, was not married to her mother at the time, as they were only dating. Although Mcunu didn’t name the baby, he named her Khanyisile, which means “the one who gives birth to light.”

Mbau took her mother’s surname. Lynette returned to work immediately after leaving Khanyi and her parents in Mofolo, Soweto, and letting her grandmother largely raise her. Speaking of her nationality, she is South African.

Khanyi Mbau Height and Weight

Khanyi is 5ft 2in tall and weighs approximately 55kg. Her figure is round and toned. Likewise, she is stunning with her long brown hair and dark eyes.

Khanyi Mbaou

Khanyi Mbau Net Worth

What is the Net Worth of Khanyi Mbau? Khanyi’s exact income and net worth have not been disclosed. However, according to reports, her net worth is believed to be $10 million and she owns several expensive items.


Born in Soweto, Mbau rose to fame playing the second Doobsie in the SABC 2 soap Muvhango (2004-2005) and Mbali in the SABC 1 soap Mzansi and the mini-series After Nine. Mbau played the role of Doobsie in Muvhango in 2004 when actress Lindiwe Chibi was shot dead by her partner Dan Mokoena. She was fired a year later, reportedly for excessive partying and Sunday tabloid appearances. Mbau was hired as Mbali in the second season of the SABC 1 blockbuster series Mzansi in 2006.

SABC 1 was not renewed for a third season. Mbau went on to play Zee 9.Bitch, Please! in the 2007 SABC 1 miniseries, Mbau’s biography, which was published in August 2012. I am Lesley Mofokeng’s Khanyi Mbau is a novel about a journalist named Khanyi Mbau. Mbau appeared on E.tv’s documentary reality show Reality Check-in 2013. That same year, Mbau launched her own talk show, Katch It With Khanyi, on the OpenView HD channel eKasi+. The show was renewed for a second season in late 2014.

In 2014, Khanyi participated in the seventh season of Strictly Come Dancing. Mbau played “Pinky” on E.tv’s debut drama Ashes to Ashes in April 2015. In March 2016, she played Palesa Simelane in the hit TV series Umlilo. The protagonist is a lesbian state attorney who is married with the express purpose of having children. Mbau joined the cast of SABC’s South Africa’s most-watched TV show, Uzalo, in March 2018 as the enterprising Dinekile, nicknamed Lady Die, a professional pickpocket looking 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 started broadcasting on July 18, 2016, and ended one year later 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 business partner Kudzai Mushonga in Zimbabwe has received a lot of attention. While it is not known when Khanyi and Kudzai first met or started dating, they have only been in a relationship for six months. Khanyi is married to Mthembu Mandla. He met Khanyi when she was 19, suggesting a significant age difference between them.

The couple married in 2007. Although they had one child, their marriage only lasted two years. Khanyi was later married to Tebogo Lerole for over ten years. The duo, who have been together for almost 10 years, are considered Hollywood’s most beloved couple. In 2020, Khanyi announced her divorce from Tebogo on her Instagram page.

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