Khanyi Mbau Biography
Khanyi Mbau (Khanyisile Mbau) is a South African media personality, actress and socialite. She rose to fame in 2005 when she replaced Lindiwe Chibi as Doobsie on SABC 2’s Muvhango.
Khanyi Mbau Acting Career
She rose to fame in 2005 when she replaced Lindiwe Chibi as Doobsie on SABC 2’s Muvhango, ( Lindiwe Chibi was shot and critically injured at the time). Her stay was short lived as she was fired on the show allegedly for partying too much and negative publicity. It is also alleged that she was fired for leaving while the show was filming for the Middle East.
In 2006 she was a cast member for the second season of SABC 1 drama series ‘Mzansi. She replaced Lerato Moloisane who played the character of ‘Mbali’ in the first season. Although the show was not renewed for the third season, she was fired allegedly for being absent without leave.
In 2006 she made a guest appearance on the TV drama ‘The Lab’. In 2008 she made an appearance during the third season of ‘The Lab’. In 2007, she was a cast member of SABC 1 drama ‘After 9’ as Zee.
In 2008 she was cast as led in the South African film, Kabelo’s Fortune, and was later fired for not showing up on set.
In 2011 she was a member of the third season of the reality show ‘Tropical Island’ which took place in Phuket, Thailand and was hosted by DJ Fresh and Lalla Hirayama. In 2012 she was the guest judge of the second season of ‘Turn It Ouut’ that aired on SABC 1.
In 2013 she starred in an episode of e.tv’s anthology drama series, Ekasi. She was featured on DStv’s Mzansi Magic mini-series Like Father Like Son as Sindisiwe Sibeko.She also starred on e.tv’s anthology drama series, Mzansi Love: Ekasi Style as Kgomotso.
She guest starred on SABC 2’s sitcom Skwizas, she starred in the Vuzu TV satirical comedy Check-Coast as Lerato Moloi ad starred as Lebo Kgosi in an episode of on e.tv’s anthology drama series, Mzansi Love: Big City Love.
In 2014,she was featured in the seventh season of Strictly Come Dancing South Africa.She was eliminated on week 7 when her with her partner, Quintus Jansen, failed to earn enough votes. In March 2015 she joined the cast of a e.tv telenovela, Ashes to Ashes as ‘Pinki’
Khanyi Mbau Career in Media
In 2013 she started to host her own talk show titled Katch it with Khanyi which airs on ekasi+. In 2014 she was one of the award presenters at the The South African Film and Television Awards 8.
She was part of the roasters in The Comedy Central Roast of Kenny Kunene alongside Rian van Heerden, Somizi Mhlongo, Tumi Morake, Jack Parow, PJ Powers, Dineo Ranaka and John Vlismas.
She is the host of The Weekend Edition on SABC 3 and ‘Whose Show Is It Anyway’ on Metro FM.
Khanyi Mbau Age | How Old Is Khanyi Mbau
She was born on 15th October 1985 in Soweto,Johannesburg, Gauteng province of South Africa. She is 33 years old as of 2018.
Khanyi Mbau Husband | Khanyi Mbau Wedding
She was married to Mandla Mthembu from 2006 to 2009. She got romantically involved with Mandla Mthembu (former obben Island Inmate who is a multi millionaire) in 2005 when he was 50 years old. They got married in July 2006. In 2007, they announced that they were living apart after the South African Music Awards incident at Sun City which involved Mandla Mthembu accusing Khanyi of infidelity and gold-digging. In 2007 the couple reconciled.
In 2008 the reports of financial turmoil begin to emerge in the wake of delayed payments of Lamborghinis, warrant of arrest for Mandla Mthembu after he allegedly failed to pay maintenance for his two daughters with his former wife Dolly Matshabe. In 2009 they seperated.
Khanyi Mbau Boyfriend
Khanyi Mbau and Theunis Crous
In October 2009 she was romantically involved with 51 years old construction mogul Theunis Crous who had just bought her a BMW Z4. In January 2010 Theunis ended the relationship and took back his BMW Z4.
Mbau and Tebogo Lerole.
She got together wit Tebogo Lerole in July 2014 and they are still together amidst rumors claiming that the pair is pretending to be together.
Khanyi Mbau’s Daughter
While she was married to Mandla Mthembu they were blessed with a daughter, Princess Mthembu.
Khanyi Mbau Net worth
Mbau has an estimated net worth of around $10 million which she has earned through her career.
Khanyi Mbau Skin Lightening | Khanyi Mbau Bleaching | Khanyi Mbau Skin Products
Her cosmetic journey started in 2011 when she had breast implants, followed by an eyebrow lift and a procedure to push back her gums and whiten her teeth. She said that since when lightening the body the doctor uses your body tissue, the process helps boost your immune system.
Khanyi has also had liposuction (and invited the media into the surgery to witness fat being sucked from her bottom), removed hair follicles from the back of her head and implanted them on her eyebrows and on spots around her head where she lacked hair.
Speaking to fans on video-sharing site Voov, Khanyi explained what the difference between bleaching and lightening (as she understands it).
She said, “People that bleach their skin have brown spots. And their skin tends to go orange. People who (are) lightening their skins using gallons and overdose on (skin whitening products) glutathione, have skin like mine. It tends to go pinkish. Lightish. Close to an albino colour. It’s not supposed to go an albino colour, but mine does because I tend to overdo everything in life.”
Even though she “overdoes” it, she said she has experienced no negative effects. “There is no side effects. All it does is make me lighter and it is like having loads of vitamin C, so I don’t get the flu easily,” Khanyi said.
Khanyi Mbau Cars | Khanyi Mbau Lamborghini
In 2017, Khanyi and her ex Mandla Mthembu had matching yellow Lambos. She then bought herself not one but two swanky rides her 2012 Range Rover Vogue which might not be the latest version but the car is special. Khanyi has also been spotted around town in a BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Khanyi Mbau Cancer
In 2017, Social media was filled with reports that Khanyi is having skin cancer which is said to be the side effects for bleaching her skin to look lighter.
Khanyi Mbau Book
Her biography; Bitch, Please! I’m Khanyi Mbau’ was released in 2012. It was written by Leslie Mofokeng who is an entertainment journalist. She wrote a book as a source of healing and reflecting. This was after surviving abuse, and the many stigmas she had to bear – from controversial statements made by her and the media.
Khanyi Mbau Phone Number
Her private contacts are not disclosed to the public but you can reach her through her social media accounts or click HERE.
Khanyi Mbau Songs
- Igwinya – 2010
- Shake – 2016
- Ubobalela – 2010
- Izondo – 2010
- La ‘Weyi – 2010
- Sthandwa Sami – 2010
- Dunusa – 2010
- I Miss You – 2010
- Red Shoes – 2010
- Skheshekheshe – 2010
- Cina – 2010
- Do Me – 2010
- Crazy – 2010
- Intro – 2010
- Happiness – 2010
- Again – 2012
- Slay – 2016
- Shake – 2016
Khanyi Mbau Movies
- Hear Me Move (2015)
- Happiness is a Four-letter Word (2016)
- She is King (2017)
- The Red Room (2018)
- Frank and Fearless (2018)
- Uzalo – 2018
- The Big Secret – 2017 – 2018
- The Scoop – 2017 – 2018
- South African Music Awards – 2017
- Lip Sync Battle Africa – 2017
- The Weekend Edition – 2016 – 2017
- Umlilo – 2016
- Katch It With Khanyi – 2014 – 2016
- After 9 – 2007
- Ashes to Ashes – 2015
- aYeYe – 2015
- Check – Coast – 2014
- eKasi: Our Stories – 2013 – 2014
- I Am – 2013
- Like Father Like Son – 2013
- Muvhango – 2004 – 2005
- My perfect family – 2014 – 2015
- Mzansi – 2005 – 2006
- Mzansi Love – 2013 – 2014
- Mzansi Love – 2014
- Scandal – 2005
- Reality Check – 2013
- Skwizas – 2014 – 2015
- Strictly Come Dancing – 2014
- The close up eNCA – 2014
- Comedy Central Roast – 2014
- The Lab – 2006
- South African Film and Television Awards – 2014
- Tropika Island of Treasure – 2011
- Turn it Out – 2012
Khanyi Mbau Awards and Nominations
- 2015: Best Instagram Account during the Channel24 Online Awards.
- 2009: She won the Drama Queen of the Year during the Feather Award.
- 2017: Best Supporting Actrss ‘Happiness Is a Four- Letter Word’ during African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
- 2016: Media Personality during Oliver Empowerment
- 2015: Best Talk Show ‘ Katch It With Kanyi’ during South African Film and Television Awards.