Bheki Mkhwane is a renowned South African actor, film director, producer, and playwright, born in 1963[8]. He was born and raised in Durban, South Africa[6]. He is best known for his association with Ellis Pearson, with whom he has produced and performed in numerous stage plays including A Boy Called Rubbish, Kaboom!, Amazwi Omoya, Skadonk, and iLobola[3][6].

Mkhwane gained widespread recognition for his role as Samson in Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya telenovela, where he played the head of the Ndlovu clan and the brother of Mandla, a character portrayed by Bongani Gumede[1]. Apart from Isibaya, he is also well-known for his roles as Melusi Mdletshe on the show Uzalo[4][7].

Throughout his career, Mkhwane has received numerous accolades, including the Best Lead Actor, Best Production, and Best Script for a New South African Play for Solomon’s Pride (Vita Award 1997-1998, Durban) and a Durban Theatre Award in 2008 for Born thru the Nose[5].

In 2021, Mkhwane faced health challenges that interfered with his work, forcing him to withdraw from his role as Njandini in the new season of “Bopha!”, a State Theatre play he was involved in. The SA State Theatre reported that Mkhwane had been booked off sick for four weeks[2].

Further details about his personal life, such as his relationships, parents, and family, remain undisclosed[4].