Abdul Khoza Biography: Who is the Talented Actor?

Abdul Khoza is a prominent South African actor and musician who became a sensation after winning the second season of the SABC1 reality competition, Class Act, in 2011. His exceptional acting skill makes him outstanding among his peers and a fan favorite. Khoza is always a delight to behold on the screen, and there is no limit to the height he can reach if he continues to prove to be an asset to the industry. Having been under the spotlight for the better part of his life, it comes as no surprise that people are always curious to know more about him behind the camera. One fact everyone agrees with is that the actor has a great personality, and his fans don’t see that changing.

Summary of Abdul Khoza’s Bio

  • Full name: Abdul Khoza
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 14th August 1987
  • Abdul Khoza’s Age: 35 years old
  • Place of Birth: KwaMashu, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  •  Education: Johannesburg University
  •  Marital Status: Married
  • Abdul Khoza’s Wife: Batile Khoza Themane
  • Abdul Khoza’s Children: Azamahle (daughter), Okuhlekwethu Morafe Khoza (daughter)
  • Abdul Khoza’s Parents: Stanley Khoza (father), Lindiwe Khoza (mother)
  •  Siblings: Sthembiso ‘SK’ Khoza (brother), Sanelisiwe Zuleika (sister)
  •  Occupation: Actor, Musician
  •  Abdul Khoza’s Net worth: $500,000 – $700,000
  • Famous for: Being an actor
  • Abdul Khoza’s Instagram: abdul_khoza
  • Twitter:@Abdul_Khoza
  • Facebook: Abdul Khoza

Abdul Khoza’s Life Began In The Year 1987

Abdul Khoza hails from a region in KwaZulu-Natal province called Ntuzuma, in South Africa. His parents gave birth to him there on 14th August 1987. Not much is known about his childhood, family background, and siblings. However, his father is a well-known Durban-based unionist and karate sensei. Mr. Stanley Khoza is also the national president of the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union. There is no information about his wife and her occupation. 

Abdul completed his primary and high school education in schools in his place of birth. Upon passing his matric with good grades, the actor went on to further his education at the University of Johannesburg. Although he has not mentioned it, it is believed that his course at the university somehow helped in molding his career and positioning him for greatness. 

The Actor Ventured Into Other Career Paths Before Acting

After graduating from the university, Khoza spent four years serving in the South African army as a paramedic. He left the job to work as a firefighter because he loves changing people’s lives and stories.

Khoza in the middle (Image Source)

He worked as a fireman for three years before switching to acting. Aside from the massive support Khoza received from his family, he also had a mentor that helped him in his career growth. The late veteran South African actor, Menzi Nugbane, was his mentor and role model who was instrumental in his journey to greatness as an actor. 

Abdul also has his brother Sthembiso ‘SK’ Khoza for his successful career. In so many ways, Sthembiso was there to lend a helping hand and also guide him through his path, right from day one. Both brothers credit the legendary actor Meshack Mavuso as a major acting influence while growing.

Today, the actor is a force to reckon with and can bring fascinating characters to life with so much creativity.

Though A Man Of Many Talents, Abdul Khoza Is Best Known As An Actor

Abdul Khoza wears many hats. He started as an actor, but he has other side hustles that put extra cash in his pocket today. In addition to acting, he is a musician, a writer, a voiceover artist, stunt coordinator, and MC.

Regardless of many talents, people easily recognize him as an actor, particularly for portraying the crude character Qaphela in the South African popular soap opera, Isibaya. Ever since Abdul Khoza broke into mainstream success, he has starred in several movies and TV shows. He is always an actor to watch out for in any movie or TV show he’s featured in. The actor has proved to be an asset to the South African entertainment industry, and he stands a chance of winning international recognition and roles as his career grows.

Some of Khoza’s television roles and the characters he played are;

  • Class act – Season 2; as himself
  • Durban Gen – Season 1; as Simiso
  • Intersexions – Season 2; as Two Step
  • Isibiya – Season 4-8; as Qaphela
  • Kings of Joburg; as Lester
  • Nqobile – Season 1; as Gugu
  • Ring of lies – Season 1; as Khutjo
  • Tempy Pushas – Season 2; as the Detective
  • The road – Season 1; as Bheki Buthelezi
  • Uzalo – Season 1; as Doctor 1

The Former Firefighter Has Won a Few Awards 

Abdul Khoza has never slowed down ever since he emerged as the winner of the SABC1 talent show Class Act in 2012. The actor is a fast-rising star with an unstoppable spirit. Presently, he has only won one notable award as an actor – the Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Soap.

Again, during the 13th Annual South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA), Khoza, alongside some other people, was recognized at the Sun City Superbowl in Rustenburg, South Africa. It is an annual event by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) to celebrate, inspire and promote talents and creativity in the South African Film and Television Industry.

Abdul Khoza’s awards and recognitions

  • Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Soap
  • Special recognition at 13th Annual South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA).

The KwaZulu-Natal Native Has Not Done Any Known Modelling Job In The Entertainment Industry

Abdul may have the looks and body and be a fitness enthusiast, but he is not a known model, nor has he done any modeling job for anyone. On his social media, he did not list modeling as part of his hustle.

Being a well-built actor with an incredible dressing sense, many often assume that he is into modeling too. To the best of our knowledge and from what we gathered from his bio across his social media pages, he is not a model; instead, he is a great musician and a member of the music group Audio Assassins alongside @tone_legend and @BlacktabletA. They recently released a single titled: Uthando, and it is a hit.

 Abdul Khoza and His Wife Are Parents to Two Children

Abdul shares two beautiful children with his wife, Baatile Khoza (nee Thamane). The lovebirds first met in 208 at a mall. For the actor, it was love at first sight. Baatile was trying to find a parking spot, and Khoza helped her out with that. From there, the two began seeing each other, and she subsequently fell in love with him. 

The actor kept his relationship with Baatile away from the media until they tied the knot. They gave birth to their first child, Okuhlekwethu Morafe Khoza, on 4th November 2019. 

Before Morafe’s arrival, Abdul Khoza had a daughter named Azamahle from a previous relationship. He has been a great dad to his daughters and a caring husband to Baatile. 

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