Mondli Makhoba (born May 15, 1978) is a 44-year-old actor, poet, businessman, and motivational speaker who is easily recognized for playing Nkosana (the oldest brother of eight brothers) in The Wife, the Showmax thriller crime telenovela.
The actor has a wife in the telenovela, and the name of his partner in real life is Nokuphila Sibiya. He is currently one of the most sought-after actors in the industry and one of the best actors when it comes to superman and villain roles.
Mondli Makhoba Was Born On May 1978
Mondli Makhoba is currently 44 years old. He was born on May 15 1978 in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal. He is of Zulu descent. However, there is no information about his family history and background.
Mondli has a humble beginning; his father (who has since passed away) was a security guard with an unfathomable fashion style. His mother’s occupation is not publicly known. However, she currently lives in his hometown in KwaZulu-Natal province.
Makhoba received both his elementary and high school education in his region. He matriculated from KwaMathanda High School in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, after which he enrolled at the University of South Australia for further studies.
It is said that he couldn’t continue his education as an Information Technology student due to financial constraints. However, today, he has done well for himself and surpassed some of his peers.
The Actor Began His Acting Career In The 90s
Before delving into acting professionally, Makhoba took up the role of Shaka in the theatrical productions Shaka inaugurated in his hometown after someone recommended him for the role. He won the role as a member of a choir group he was part of.
Following his impressive performance, he was added to the list of actors to perform the play in several cities worldwide, including in big theatres in the United Kingdom. He reportedly spent six years living and touring with the production crew to perform the play abroad.
He eventually fell in love with the craft after receiving positive feedback and review from the audience about his performance. As a professional actor, he has starred in local and international productions such as Imbewu, Generations The Legacy, Easy Money, Isithwmbiao, uZalo, eHostela, and Roots.
The actor has also featured in some films such as uMahamba Yedwa, lPaper planes, Casualty, Lindwni, iZulu, and Grey Matter.
He Plays A Superman Role In The Wife
The Showmax telenovela The Wife is one of the actor’s most prominent projects in his career. The work has not only earned huge recognition both in the country and beyond but also fortune and admiration from viewers of the program, especially the female gender.
The actor portrayed the character Nkosana, who is the eldest of eight Zulu brothers whose parents were murdered tragically by a community vigilante in Mbuba KwaZulu- Natal. The Zulu family, in the series, has several rivals, including the Majola brothers, that have taken more away than they can bear while disguised as ‘frenemies.’
Mondli also lost his son Mvelo in The Wife and has to live with the burden of looking after his children and his other brothers. The Wife is inspired by a novel by Dudu Busani-Dube.
Makhoba’s performance in the telenovela is top-notch, even though his role is tough. As a man of few words who think well before taking an action, the actor’s character compelled Mondli to step up his game on the set.
Although they do not have many things in common, Makhoba has managed to bring his character to life on every appearance. His stellar performance on the show has also earned him multiple new offers in the industry, which is proof that he played his role very well.
Mondli Makhoba’s Movies and TV shows
- The Wife
- Generation: The Legacy
- Easy Money
- lPaper planes
- Grey Matter
- uMahamba Yedwa.
Mondli Makhoba Is The Writer Of A Zulu Poem Collection
The actor, who is also a poet, announced in late 2020 that he was publishing a collection of isiZulu poems – 77 poems in one book. The publication of the book was triggered by his love for the Zulu language and his desire to see the language preserved from one generation to another. The title of his book is Imizwa Nemicabango.
Is Mondli Makhoba Married in Real Life?
Yes. The Wife actor is a married man and a father of five kids. He is said to have previously married a South African woman called Bongiwe Ndlovukazi, and they were blessed with a daughter and son. Unfortunately, he lost his on in 2015.
The name of his partner is Nokuphila Sibiya. She is a motivational speaker and Life Coach who teaches younger people valuable things about life. Further information about her family members, background, educational qualifications, and early life is not open to public scrutiny.
Sibiya is also her husband’s manager and the manager of a couple of brands in the country. Besides managing his career, she is also the manager of his fedora hats fashion line Bhut Omdala, which he launched in May 2022 in collaboration with a Zulu clothing brand, Eyomi. Both brands are inspired by Zulu clothing and beadwork like their hats and clothes.
Talking about the actor’s children, they are being raised away from the spotlight. Their identities, birth details, ages, current whereabouts, and whatnot are under the radar. The actor hardly shares photos of his family members on his social media accounts.
However, it is believed that they live in the same apartment with their parents and are still in school. The actor once admitted that he is a great father to his kids and that being a responsible father helped him to ‘nail’ his role in The Wife.