Mzansi Profiles! People Khanya Mkangisa Biography: Age, Early Life, Career and Boyfriend

Khanya Mkangisa Biography: Age, Early Life, Career and Boyfriend

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Khanya Mkangisa Biography: Age, Early Life, Career and Boyfriend

Khanya Mkangisa is one of the icons who made it in the entertainment industry at a young age. She is a television presenter, host, and actress who has won the hearts of many South Africans. Khanya started her career at the age of 14, and since then, she has been working on her growth as an entertainer, host, and television presenter.

Age, Early Life and Education

Khanya Mkangisa was born on the 13th of March in 1988 in Peddie in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. She was raised by a single parent, her mother Vuyokazi Mkangisa, and spent most of her childhood living in a boarding school.

Actress Khanay Mkangisa

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Khanya learnt how to fend for herself at an early stage in life, as she was the only child. Mkangisa, however, did not have a good relationship with her father, as her parents divorced when she was quite young. She attended a boarding school at the age of six, where she was among the top achievers and was known for her excellent netball skills. After completing her secondary education, Khanya enrolled in Johannesburg’s AFDA: The School for the Creative Economy, where she graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in motion picture and television.


Khanya landed her first role on television at the age of 14 as a presenter on YoTV, a popular South African show. She remained with the program for three years until she was 17. She also landed presenting jobs with Hectic Nine-9 and Knock Knock. Khanya landed yet another job with Sweat Dance Challenge, a television show that aired on e.TV.

As she got comfortable behind the camera, she went ahead and ventured into acting. In 2005, she was featured in the television series Zone 14. In 2012, she saw herself starring in Forced Love as Nonhlanhla Minolta, which was a short series that aired on SABC 1. Through this series, Khanya Mkangisa eventually started landing roles on more TV shows such as Intersexions and Zabalaza.

Khanya Mkangisa

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She became more famous when she landed the role of Aphiwe Nzimande, the sister of Skhumbuzo Nzimande in SABC3’s popular television series, Isindigo. In 2015, Khanya Mkangisa won the role of Nolitha in Rockville, and in that same year, she took the role of a presenter from Zizo Beda and joined Selimathunzi.

In 2019, Khanya Mkangisa landed a huge role of Akhona on one of Mzansi’s popular television series, The Queen, under the production of Ferguson Films.


Khanya Mkangisa's boyfriend

Khanya and her boyfriend Desmond-Image Source(Instagram)

Khanya was in a long-term relationship with Matli Mohapeloa, an actor. The couple was said to have ended their relationship in 2016. In 2019, Khanya was trending on social media when she posted photos where she was posing with 21-year-old J Molley on the day she celebrated her 31st birthday. Currently she is dating

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