Nkanyiso Mchunu, born on July 14, 1989, is a 34-year-old South African actor well known for his current role on Uzalo as Wizard. Before this, he was Nkululeko Bhengu on Imbewu.
In this article, we will look into the actor’s life and career, as well as how he got into the acting scene.
Biography profile of Nkanyiso Mchunu
Full name: Nkanyiso Mchunu
Date of birth: 14 July, 1989 (34 years old)
Place of birth: Imbali township, Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Known as: Nkululeko from Imbewu the Seed, Wizard from Uzalo, Mlungisi from Umkhokha
Net worth: $250,000
Nationality: South African
On July 14, 1989, Nkanyiso Mchunu was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, in the little township of Imbali. So, as of 2023, he is 34 years old.
After completing his high school education, he wanted to be a musician. In fact, he had moved to Pretoria to pursue music.
However, things took a turn at a stranger’s recommendation, and he found himself falling in love with acting.
How Nkanyiso Mchunu got his education
Nkanyiso Mchunu finished high school in 2006. Thereafter, he went to Pretoria in 2007 to pursue music.
So, after the actor had moved to Pretoria to study music, he wanted to join Damelin College to study music.
However, as he was working at a restaurant, a lady who claimed to be JR’s aunt suggested he attend a state theater event.
And after that theatrical performance, Nkanyiso immediatley quit music and pursued acting. So, that’s how he ended up attending Duma Ka Ndlovu’s acting school.
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Nkanyiso was always aspiring to be in front of a big audience. So, he attempted to follow this desire after graduation by relocating to Johannesburg, the “city of gold.”
Nkanyiso Mchunu, who weighed 103 kg at one point, was too big to turn down an acting role.
In order to avoid losing the chance to act in the future, he had to reduce his weight.
Aside from his professional life, little is known about his personal life. However, we do know that the actor has a child. And he even wanted to play softer roles to make his child proud.
Acting career of Nkanyiso Mchunu
Nkanyiso claims that it was challenging for him to break into the acting profession since casting directors typically choose actors with a large fan base.
One of Nkanyiso’s first television recurring roles was as Justice in the drama series Ingozi on SABC1. Additionally, he guest-starred as a policeman in the fourth season of the SABC2 sitcom Skwizas.
After that, Mchunu appeared in the serial opera Muvhango in a second recurring role as Sizwe. He made his debut in the first season of the 2019 television drama series Imbewu the Seed. Where he played the character of Nkululeko Bhengu.
He came in as an enigmatic stranger on the run, a former soldier who had become somewhat of a neurotic and was now trying to tame his aggressiveness and short fuse.
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According to online estimates, the actor is estimated to have a net worth of $250,000 as of 2023. So he is doing well for himself in the industry.
Nkanyiso Mchunu is on Facebook and on Instagram as we can verify as of this moment. On Instagram, he has over 45.9k followers.