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Khanyi Mbau

Actress & Television Personality

Panellist: Seducing Audiences: Understanding the Craft and Politics Behind the Male Gaze in Cinema

Khanyi Mbau is a South African television personality, actress and socialite. She rose to prominence and became a household name playing Dobsie in the SABC2 Soap Opera Muvhango (2004 – 2005) and continued to feature prominently in memorable series such as Mzansi on SABC 1, the mini-series After 9, ETV’s anthology series Ekasi: Our Stories, and many others. She proceeded continued to grace South African Television screens in Etv’s Umlilo, Uzalo on SABC1, Abomama and Unmarried on Mzansi magic, as well as The Wife on Showmax.  Her feature film credits include a starring role in the 2016 box office hit Happiness is a Four-Letter Word, the musical film She is King; Leon Schuster’s Frank “N Fearless, as well as a lead role in the thriller Red Room. As of 2021, she starred in Happiness Ever After, the sequel to Happiness is a Four-Letter Word as well as the global hit reality show Young, Famous and African, currently streaming on Netflix.