If we are to talk about child stars that have since grown into the most loved adults in entertainment, names like Hulisani Ravele, Musa Mthombeni , Karabo Ntshweng and many others always come to mind however, we cannot complete the cycle without mentioning THE Khanya Mkangisa.
The now 30-year-old actress and TV presenter made her debut at the young age of 15 where witness her presenting skills flourish on YOTV.
With a BA in Motion picture and Television, Khanya jumped into the entertainment industry as a presenter but has since expanded her territory into drama and series. With one of her most popular role being Nolitha on Mzansi Magic’s Rockville as well as other appearances on Isidingo, Zabalaza and many more shows.
The former child star is also a fan favourite for her anti ageing looks as many believe her looks are nowhere near her 30 years of age. However, as young as she may look, the star has actually blessed Mzansi with fifteen straight years of entertainment and viewers still relate and love the young girl they fell in love with a few years back.
Although Khanya always talks about the difficulties she faced while trying to break through the entertainment industry, years later she is a force to reckon with as she stands amongst some of the biggest names in film after landing roles in the country’s most popular soapies.
On the flip side of her celebrity lifestyle, Khanya enjoys a great working and personal relationship with Boity and the two have travelled on vacations together. Khanya also works closely with other celebrities as she participated in Thando Thabethe’s ‘Make It Stop’ campaign to support the drive against women abuse in the country.
The self-driven and ambitious actress says her presenting skills come naturally while acting is a passion and this has helped her in strategically balancing all facets of her successful career.
With presenting skills on point, acting and being the cover girl of some top magazines, Khanya continues to bag a lot of endorsement deals which include the Polo Game changers ambassadors where she along with other influencers got to design and drive their own special Polo.
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