Five interesting facts about Skeem Saam's Charles Maja

A veteran actor with so much to still teach in the industry.

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:45 PM  | Top of The


His character - Big Boy may not be a favourite with Skeem Saam viewers, but Mr. Maja is a well-respected actor in the industry who still has a lot to offer.

Besides being seen as an alcoholic and terrible father, Charles is actually a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Here are a few facts we've come to learn about Charles:

  • Charles is 61-years-old and is a grandfather of two of his grandkids.
  • In an interview with Drum magazine, he revealed that he designs his own clothes and that he actually thought that he would be a fully fledged fashion designer. He only buys shoes and a few other items of clothing but the rest of his clothes he makes for himself and his family.
  • He's been married to his wife of 30-years.


  • Besides being on television, Charles has had extensive roles on radio dramas at Thobela FM.
  • Charles and his on-screen son Thabo Mkhabela actually have a very good relationship off-screen. The actors are known to get along like a house on fire and look to each other for advice and any opinion that could improve their craft as actors.

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