Khanya Mkangisa was born in Peddie in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. She is the only Child and was raised by her single-parent mother in the Eastern Cape. Khanya Mkangisa first came into public attention over 10 years ago when she was a YOTV presenter, she remained on YOTV for approximately 3 years.
Also in 2014 she joined the cast of SABC 3’s soap opera Isidingo as Aphiwe Nzimande – the sister of Skhumbuzo “Ace” Nzimande. In 2015 Khanya Mkangisa joined the cast of Shona and Connie Ferguson created Mzansi Magic’s Rockville as Nolitha.
Until recently, Khanya Mkangisa has been one of the most admired icons in the entertainment industry. She nurtured her career at such a young age, one major thing that played an important role in the many roles that she ended up earning. It also was beneficial as it earned her fame.
Career as a host and presenter
Khanya nurtured her career as media personnel at such a young age. At fourteen, she landed a gig on YOTV as a presenter for a youth show. Her expertise in the show made her the host for the three years that followed. She stopped working as a host when she was going to pursue her undergraduate certificate. She is an alumnus of Johannesburg’s AFDA where she pursued Bachelor of Arts in motion picture and television. The three-year experience that Khanya gained through hosting the youth show on YOTV were vital in preparing her for other roles in the same industry. She landed presenting roles for shows like Hectic Nine-9 and Knock Knock. She also served as a presenter for a reality show competition called Shield Teen No Sweat Dance Challenge that used to be aired on e.tv.
Career as an actress
Khanya went ahead to curve her career as an actress. She featured in TV series and shows like Zone 14; The Lab; uGugu no Andile and Mtunzini.com. In 2012, she landed the role of Nonhle Minola who was the starring in Forced Love, a mini-series that used to be aired on SABC1. This role played an important role in making her land another starring role in another show that used to be aired on SABC1: Intersexions. Playing this role, she appeared in five episodes of the show. That same year, she landed another starring role in Zabalaza, a show that used to be aired on SABC1. Here, she played the role of Mpilo Cele, the daughter of a Jazzman. On November 16th, she broke the waves when she landed the role of Aphiwe Nzimande, the sister of Skhumbuzo Nzimande in SABC3’s Isindigo. In 2015, she pulled the role of Nolitha in Rockville, a South African drama series, and in that same year, she took the role of being a presenter from Zizo Beda and joined Selimathunzi. Apart from these roles, Khanyi has featured in the following shows: The second season of 10 over 10 where she was a commentator; The first season of Doubt where she pulled the role of Lindiwe ;The first and second seasons of Forced Love where she pulled the role of Nonhle Minola; The first season of Harvest where she featured as Tshepiso The second season of High Rollers where she pulled the role of Bonnie; The first season of Noah’s Ark where she appeared as Katlego; The first and second seasons of The Lab where she pulled the role of Teenager and Refilwe respectively ;The third season of The Queen where she pulled the role of Akhina Jola Besides her accomplished career as an actress and presenter, the latter is also a DJ.