Bheki Mkhwane is a renowned South African actor, film director, producer, and playwright, born in 1963. He was born and raised in Durban, South Africa. 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.
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. Apart from Isibaya, he is also well-known for his roles as Melusi Mdletshe on the show Uzalo.
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.
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.
Further details about his personal life, such as his relationships, parents, and family, remain undisclosed.