Abdul Khoza Biography: Early Life | Education | Acting Career | Awards And Nominations | Personal Life
Abdul Khoza is a South African actor and musician who rose to fame after winning the second season of the SABC1 reality competition Class Act in 2011. He has since starred in several popular television shows, such as Isibaya, Kings of Jo’burg, and The Wife.
Abdul Khoza Early Life and Education
Abdul Khoza was born on 14 August 1987 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He is the younger brother of Sthembiso Khoza, who is also a well-known actor, musician, radio presenter, and TV host. Their father is the National President of the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union.
Abdul Khoza completed his schooling in KwaZulu-Natal and then joined the South African army, where he served for four years. He later worked as a fireman for three years before pursuing his passion for acting.
Abdul Khoza Acting Career
Abdul Khoza entered the Class Act reality show in 2011 and emerged as the winner. This gave him the opportunity to showcase his talent and land his first acting role as Two Step, a rising soccer star, in the second season of the SABC1 drama series Intersexions in 2013.
He then went on to play various roles in other television shows, such as Qaphela, a ruthless son of a taxi boss, in Isibaya; Lester, a gangster, in Kings of Jo’burg; Khutjo, a boxer, in Ring of Lies; Detective, in Tempy Pushas; Bheki Buthelezi, a drug dealer, in The Road; Doctor, in Uzalo, Nqoba, in The Wife and Cija in Shaka Ilembe.
Apart from acting, Abdul Khoza is also a musician who goes by the stage name Shemeni.
Awards And Nominations
Abdul Khoza has received several accolades for his acting skills. He won the Favourite Actor award at the DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards (DMVCA) in 2022 for his role as Nqoba Zulu in The Wife. This was his first award ever and his first nomination in his career.
Abdul Khoza also won the SAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Soap/Telenovela in 2022. In 2018, he was nominated for the SAFTA Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Soap/Telenovela for his role as Qaphela in Isibaya.
Abdul Khoza is married to Baatile Themane, whom he met at a mall in 2018. He helped her find a parking spot, and they exchanged contacts. They got married in a traditional ceremony on 27 April 2019. They have a daughter together and announced they were expecting in March 2023.
Abdul Khoza is a fitness and wellness fanatic who loves sharing images of his toned physique. He also posts pictures of himself meditating and doing yoga.