10 Interesting Facts To Know About Uzalo Actor Njeza

10 Interesting Facts To Know About Uzalo Actor Njeza   

He is one of the most loved actors on TV at the moment. Nkanyiso Makhanya  portray a  role of Njeza on SABC1 drama Uzalo and he has won the heart of many South Africa with his acting skills.

  1. 26 year old Nkanyiso Makhanya grew up in Kwazulu Natal.
  2. Makhanya studied a Degree in Communication Sciences at the University of Zululand.
  3. He started off as an intern at 1KZN TV. There he got to do almost everything in production including camera work, voice overs, research, directing and pre-production.
  4. Working behind the scenes helped Makhanya to learn more about the entertainment industry before jumping on screen.
  5. Makhanya auditioned in the first season of Uzalo back in 2015 but sadly didn’t make it.



  1. In 2018 he managed to get a role in the popular drama Uzalo playing the role of Nkululeko a distressed orphan that also has to take care of his two siblings.
  2. Just like his onscreen character, Makhanya also looks out for his family. He had to get a job at the age of 13 just to help out where he could at home.
  3. Acting has always been his thing since primary where he appeared in plays up until grade 9.
  4. In future, Makhanya would like to dash into directing and producing. We pretty sure he will crack it.
  5. Thando Thabethe, Kat Sinivasin, Robert Marawa, Carol Tshabalala are just a few of the media personalities he looks up to.

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