This is how Nkanyiso Makhanya made it to the top

Nkanyiso Makhanya is a South African actor and TV presenter famous for his role as Njeza on Uzalo. Makhanya Nkanyiso was born on the 23rd of May 1993.

Njeza from Uzalo is Nkanyiso Makhanya in real life
Njeza from Uzalo is Nkanyiso Makhanya in real life and this is how he walked his way to the top.

Full name: Nkanyiso Makhanya
Date of birth: 23 July 1993 (28 years as of 2021)
Place of birth: Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Occupation: Actor and TV presenter
Education: Degree in Communication Sciences at the University of Zululand (Unizulu)
Known for: Njeza on Uzalo
Net worth: est. $200K

Early Beginnings of Nkanyiso Makhanya

Nkanyiso Makhanya was born on the 23rd of May in 1993 in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Makhanya’s child was a bit different as he came from a poor background. So, as a child (around the age of 13) he had to get a job and help around at home. However, Nkanyiso started of as an intern TV presenter at 1KZN TV. His love for acting comes from an early age. As early as grade 9, Makhanya was already in some drama series and acting. He was a child star and this helped his family with some finances. However, all this was just preparing him for greatness in adulthood. After completing his matric, Nkanyiso went on to study communication sciences at Unizulu.

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Career beginnings

After his completion and earning a degree, he finds himself auditioning for TV roles. Well, before all that, Nkanyiso became an intern at 1KZN TV. So, he learnt a lot about voice-overs, directing, camera work and pre-production. He also worked at Craz-e on etv. These were essential tools for later on. So, in 2015, Nkanyiso goes to audition for Uzalo and gets rejected. He had taken a bus all the way from KZN as he didn’t know about the auditions in Durban. After a long journey he gets there at 6pm and auditions.

Nkanyiso Makhanya was a presenter at Craz-e
Nkanyiso Makhanya was a presenter at Craz-e

This rejection however did not kill his spirit but taught him patience. And later in 2018 he went on to audition for the role of Njeza which he succefully landed. This was his biggest TV role yet and people loved it. In fact in an interview with the Sowetan Live, Nkanyiso revealed that so many young men found his role relatable. And that it wasn’t far fetched but really relatable as they go through that on a daily. So these are one of the reasons his character garnered so much adoration and adulation.

Nkanyiso Makhanya and his personal life

Well, the person you see on the screens is a bit different to the person you’d meet in person. That should not come as a surprise. Nkanyiso Makhanya is a very chilled person in real life. In fact, he doesn’t like going out that much.

He much prefers to go clubbing and getting lunch sometimes with some friends. Moreover, Nkanyiso finds clubs more appealing than Shesanyamas. However, most times he is indoors, reading his script lines or catching up on soapies and series. Nkanyiso Makhanya is inspired by the likes of Denzel Washington, Dawn Thandeka King and the late Menzi Ngubane whom he sats inspired him on his role of Njeza.

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Extra facts about Nkanyiso Makhanya

Well, aside from being a bit anti-social; Nkanyiso dresses pretty well. He attributes this to his family which valued cleanliness. Regardless of the price of the clothes, wearing clean and rocking it with confidence counts.

Nkanyiso Makhanya
A picture Nkanyiso Makhanya

When asked on menswear must have, Nkanyiso said that all men must at least have a pair of clean sneakers, pair of formal shoes, a leather jacket and at least one blazer. Nkanyiso encouraged young men to work and focus. Saying that most young men were under social pressure and were failing to focus on their ambitions and goals in life. One of the things he values is patience and focus. Nkanyiso’s Networth is estimated at $200 000.

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