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John Kani
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Kani in 2007
Born 30 August 1942 (1942-08-30) (age 79)
New Brighton, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Nationality South African
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Years active 1965–present
Children Atandwa Kani
Honours Order of Ikhamanga in Silver

Bonisile John Kani (born 30 August 1942) is a South African actor, director and playwright. He is known for his role as T'Chaka in the Marvel studios blockbusters Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther.

His left eye was lost in an incident with the South African police in 1975 and he now wears a prosthetic.

In August 2017, Kani was cast to perform the voice of Rafiki in the 2019 CGI remake of The Lion King directed by Jon Favreau.

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