Nkanyiso Makhanya biography, age, girlfriend, family, education, career, net worth
Nkanyiso Makhanya is a South African actor who is popularly known for his role on the SABC 1 drama series Uzalo.
Makhanya, however, had been in the industry well before his role on Uzalo, and despite being a young actor, he is already so experienced.
Full name: Nkanyiso Makhanya
Date of birth: 23 May 1993
Age: 30 years old
Place of birth: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Girlfriend: Thando Duma
Net worth: R400 000.
Nkanyiso Makhanya’s early life, age
Coming out of KwaZulu Natal is a talented 30-year-old actor, Nkanyiso Makhanya.
Nkanyiso is popularly known for appearing as a young boy on television and radio.
The handsome actor ventured into acting at 13, and he has been taking all the notes since then.
Speaking of her early days, Nkanyiso said he owes his success to his poor parents.
He said that his family was a family of hygiene, and everyone was forced to wear clean clothes all the time and look good.
He believed that this is what gave him the starting point for a great career he is having.
Nkanyiso Makhanya’s girlfriend, children, gay marriage
Despite many rumours coming out through social media claiming that Nkanyiso was gay, he still has a girlfriend.
Nkanyiso is deeply in love with fellow star Thando Duma, and the two stars vibe together.
As of 2023, Nkanyiso has no children and is not married.
As well, the Uzalo star did not come out as gay, and there is no known man whom he dated, making all the rumours potentially lie.
Nkanyiso Makhanya’s academic qualifications and education
He was starting to work at 13, which delayed Nkanyiso’s progress with his education.
Despite many blocks in his road, his determination to succeed was too strong, and he finished his matric with good grades.
He went on to study for a degree in Communication Sciences at the University of Zululand.
Nkanyiso Makhanya’s career, Uzalo
Dating back to his early days, Mzansi knew him as a kid star, but don’t get it twisted, Nkanyiso is now 30 years old, but he is still a star to reckon with.
In seeking green pastures, Nkanyiso travelled to Johannesburg to audition for Uzalo for the first time, and he failed.
At this point, he didn’t know that there were also auditions in Durban, where he finally passed.
Speaking of his failure to get on Uzalo, he said:
“I auditioned in Johannesburg because I didn’t know about the Durban auditions. So I took a bus, got there at 6 am and only auditioned at 6 pm. It was my first acting audition. I didn’t know what to expect, but the experience taught me a lot about acting auditions and how to be confident and wear your character before you get on stage. The whole experience taught me to be patient,”
Before he joined Uzalo, Nkanyiso worked as an intern at 1KZN TV, where he learned a lot about television, from production and presenting to acting.
This is where he started believing that he could make it in the entertainment industry.
After 1KZN TV, he joined Craz-e as a presenter, and he was impressed until he passed his auditions in 2018.
He said that he was happy at Craz-e, but he promised himself that he would not stay there for over three years before he moved to a bigger job.
After joining Uzalo as Njeza, Nkanyiso was already experienced, and he hit the ground right the first time.
Nkanyiso Makanya’s net worth
Coming from a poor family meant that Nkanyiso had to care for most of his close family members.
This had been taking a lot from his bank, and so was his net worth.
As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at R400 000.