Based: Cape Town
Bonnie Mbuli (formerly credited as Bonnie Henna) is a South African actress best known for her role as Ntombi on the first season of the SABC1 drama series Home Affairs, in 2005.
She was a celebrity contestant on the M-Net reality competition Survivor South Africa: Maldives, in 2011.
Born in Soweto, Bonnie was discovered at a bus stop at the age of 13, on her way home from school, by an agent who soon got her a job on the television series Viva Families.
She attended school at Belgravia Convent and Greenside High School in Johannesburg.
Bonnie has appeared in international films such as Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning Invictus, Drum and Catch a Fire.
She also acted on television in series like Hillside, Soul City, Charlie Jade, Gaz’lam and The Philanthropist.
In 2014 she had a starring role as Detective Lungi Mlaba, who – in the course of a murder investigation – finds her own integrity is severely put to the test, in the eKasi+ and e.tv detective drama series Traffic!.
She married fellow actor Sisanda Henna in December 2005 and revealed they were getting divorced in 2012. During her marriage she was credited as Bonnie Henna, but reverted to her maiden name after becoming estranged. They share the same birthday (18 March).