Name: Mondli Makhoba
Born: 15 May in the 1980s
Education: KwaMathanda High School and University of South Australia
Mondli Makhoba, born 15 May probably in the 1980(s), is a South African actor and motivational speaker. He is well known for playing roles such as Captain on Generations, Shukela on Imbewu the seed, Isithembiso on Ganda and Pastor Nkosi on Uzalo season 1 and 2. Mondli was born in Umlazi and grew up in Gingindlovu.
He attended KwaMathanda High School in Durban KwaZulu Natal and went to University of South Australia.
When did he begin his career?
The former Uzalo actor, Mondli began his acting career in 1999, in a theatre play called SHAKA’s INAUGURATION. He believes that acting is his passion and destiny. This first acting step made Mondli to develop a desire to pursue acting.
Things he used to do before joining acting:
Mr Makhoba also known as Shukela on Imbewu used to do Information Technology before he would join acting.
His favourate local and international actors:
Mondli’s favourate local actors are; Siyabonga Thwala and Xolile TshabalalaTshabalala, and in USA it’s Denzil Washington.
His character on his former role on Uzalo:
The Uzalo actor believes his role on Uzalo was awkward since it did not correspond to his real person. In reality he is a very gentle man who would never take advantage of women but on Uzalo he would.
His role model:
Duma kaNdlovu and Denzel WashingtonWashington.
Other films where Mondli played a role:
Back in 2010, Mondli played in his first film in Australia and he played Mthobisi in Malokazane on Mzansi Magic. In 2015 he acted in Australia in Casualty film, he played an African warrior. Mondli also acted in Paper Planes (2011), and HG’s the Cobra.
His best moments on the screen:
Mondli’s best moments is when he played his role of Shukela where he appeared on the same screen with Leleti Khumalo. “I grew up watching Leleti Khumalo, so to share a scene with her was the most awesome thing ever and BEST OF ALL to work with Duma ka Ndlovu, a man I respect a lot and I honour with his work was so incredible.” Said Mondli.
The challenges in acting career:
The major challenge in his career is when his family was not believing in his career and passion for acting.