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Khanyi Mbau
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Mbau in December 2017
Born
Khanyisile Mbau

15 October 1985 (1985-10-15) (age 35)
Nationality South African
Occupation
  • Actress
  • television personality
  • artist
  • businesswoman
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s)
Mandla Mthembu
(m. 2006; div. 2009)
Parent(s) Menzi Mcunu (father)
Lynette Sisi Mbau (mother)
Relatives
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels
  • Mabala Noise (former)
  • CCP Record Company

Khanyisile Mbau (born 15 October 1985), known professionally as Khanyi Mbau, is a South African actress, television host and artist. Raised in Soweto, Mbau rose to widespread prominence and became a household name as the second Doobsie in the SABC 2 soap opera Muvhango (2004-2005); as Mbali in the SABC 1 soap opera Mzansi and SABC 1's mini-series After Nine. As of 2018, she is the host of the SABC 3 entertainment show The Scoop, The Big Secret on BET Africa and plays Tshidi on Mzansi Magic's Abomama.

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