Biography of khanyi Mbau (age, siblings & net-worth)
khanyi Mbau is an actress, artist and television host who was raised in Mofolo village, Soweto by her mother and grandmother who she credits her success in the entertainment industry. She has a younger half-sibling, Lasizwe Dambuza, who is also an entertainer in the capacity of an actor, radio and T.V. personality.
Khanyi Mbau profile
Full name: Khanyisile Mbau
Date of birth: October 15, 1985
Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa Khanyi Mbau
Age: 35 years old in 2020
Nationality: South African
Profession: Actress, television host, and artist Khanyi Mbau
Early childhood and education
Khanyi Mbau was born on the 15th of October, 1985 in the Florence Nightingale Hospital in Johannesburg and given the official name Khanyisile Mbau. Currently, Khanyi Mbau age is 34 years old and will be 35 in a few days. Khanyi’s mother Lynette Sisi Mbau, a finance officer responsible for the pension fund at the Barclays bank, birthed the actress while she was unmarried. While Menzi Mcunu, her dad, had no claim over his child, he was given a chance to provide her with the first name. Khanyisilemeans the bringer of light. As a young career woman, circumstances forced Lynette to leave her baby Khanyi under the care of the grandmother who raised her. According to Khanyi, her grandparents were modern and open-minded compared to other adults in Soweto. Her grandfather, Mr Babes Mbau, played the saxophone and taught her to appreciate art.
Khanyigrew up loving arts, so she joined the South African entertainment industry. She gained fame in 2004 after she was cast as the replacement of Lindiwe Chibi for the character Doobsie in Muvhango from 2004. The former actress left the show after she was shot by her boyfriend. Khanyi played the role until the following year when she was fired because her partying was interfering with work. She did not give up because she was later, in 2006, cast in the second season of Mzansi as Mbali on SABC 1. She also featured in the mini-series After Nine on SABC 1 as well. She played the character Zee on the mini-series After 9 on the same channel in 2007.
In 2005, Khanyimet and got in a relationship with the millionaire Mandla Mthembu who was formerly a journalist. The pair married in 2006 but got divorced only nine months later. Mthembu, who is much older, claimed that she was merely after his money. This union made Khanyi a mother. Khanyi Mbau’s daughter, Khanukani Mbau, is being groomed by her mother to be a queen. Khanyi Mbau and Tebogo Lerolewere dating for 10 years but went their separate ways in July 2020.
Khanyi Mbau net worth and lifestyle
Khanyi’snet worth is estimated to be $10 million. Her fortune is the result of hard work and dedication as an actress, businesswoman, and show host. One of her most prized assets is her house. Khanyi Mbau house is a big mansion that she shies from posting on social media. Although the public does not know its worth or the interior finishing, the house is fit for the queen she is. She is also a girl who loves vehicles and got her first luxury car at 18. Khanyi Mbau cars are luxury models including a navy blue Porsche whose worth is approximately R800,000. Khanyi Mbaubefore and after photos are not similar in colour. A close look at Khanyi Mbau before photos shows that her complexion was much darker. She admits to skin lightening and aspires to look like a doll. After the skin lightening procedures, Khanyi Mbau new look has notable doll-like features that she loves. In 2017, there were speculations that Khanyi Mbau cancer sickness was due to skin bleaching. She is yet to confirm whether or not she suffers from this chronic condition.