Bheki Mkhwane Biography

Bheki Mkhwane Biography

Bheki Mkhwane is a veteran South African actor, film director, producer, and playwright. He has made a significant impact on the South African entertainment industry with his diverse talents and captivating performances. Fans have particularly loved watching him play the role of Samson in Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya telenovela. The character of Samson was the head of the Ndlovu clan and the brother of Mandla, played by Bongani Gumede.

Early Life and Personal Details

Full Name and Birth Details

The full name of this accomplished individual is Thespian Bheki Mkhwane. He was born around 1963 or 1964, which makes him around 57 or 58 years old as of 2022.

Birthplace and Nationality

Bheki Mkhwane was born and raised in KwaMashu, Durban, South Africa. He holds South African nationality.


While much about Bheki’s family remains private, it is known that he has a son named Menzi, who is also an actor. Bheki and Menzi shared the stage for the first time in 2011 in a theatre production titled “Belly of the Beast” at the Playhouse Theater in Durban. In December 2021, the father-son duo presented an acting masterclass titled “The Actor’s Shrine” at Siwela Sonke Dance Theater in Durban.

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Career Highlights

Stage Plays

Bheki Mkhwane, in collaboration with Ellis Pearson, has produced and featured in numerous stage plays, including “Ilobola”, “A Boy Called Rubbish”, “Kaboom”, and “Skadonk”. These theatre plays have received massive positive responses from South Africans.

Television and Film Roles

Bheki Mkhwane made his debut on television in 2013 as Samson Ndlovu in the Isibaya series. He has also played roles in other TV shows and films such as “The River” (Season 5) as Bukhosi, “Uzalo” (Season 1) as Melusi Mdletshe, “Hole in the Wall” (2017) as Toni, and “The Angel, the Bicycle and the Chinaman’s Finger” (1992) as Jerry.

Net Worth

As of 2024, various online sources estimate Bheki Mkhwane’s net worth to be approximately $100,000. This wealth has been accumulated through his successful career as an actor, film director, producer, and playwright.

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Death Rumours

Bheki Mkhwane is alive and in good health. In May 2021, he took a four-week break from the Bopha stage play due to an illness, which he revealed to the public. Any news about his death in 2021 was a false alarm.

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By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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