Nkanyiso Mchunu biography


Nkanyiso Mchunu, born on 14 July 1989, is a 32-year-old South African actor well known for playing Nkululeko Bhengu on Imbewu the seed -season 1 to season 4.
He used to play Justice on Ingozi season 1 and 2.

Biography profile

Nkanyiso Mchunu who plays Nkululeko Bhengu on Imbewu the seed
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Full name: Nkanyiso Mchunu
Date of birth: 14 July 1989
Place of birth: Imbali township, Pietermaritzburg
Occupation: Actor
Known as: Nkululeko Bhengu on Imbewu the seed
Nationality: South African

Personal life

Nkanyiso Mchunu was born on 14 July 1989 in a small township called Imbali in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. He continuously pictured himself on stage singing to the masses. This is a dream that he tried to pursue after metric by moving to the city of gold, Johannesburg.

Nkanyiso’s acting education

Nkanyiso as Nkululeko Bhengu

Mchunu attended the acting school own by South African director and producer Duma ka Ndlovu. According to Nkanyiso, it was the best decision he ever made.

“This is the person that made the likes of Dingaan Mokebe and Tsholofelo Matshaba’s talent to be noticed and beginning in his presence was a blessing, ” he said!

Nkanyiso Mchunu’s acting career

Nkanyiso Mchunu as Nkululeko Bhengu with Futhi Bhengu
Nkanyiso Mchunu as Nkululeko Bhengu with Futhi Bhengu

According to Nkanyiso, it was difficult to set his foot on the door of the acting industry since the producers tend to prefer actors who has got a great number of followers already. Nkanyiso had one of his first television recurring roles, first on SABC1 drama series Ingozi as Justice. And had another recurring role as Sizwe on the SABC2 soapie Muvhango and guest starred as a policeman on the fourth season of the SABC2 sitcom Skwizas. ¹

In 2019 he joined Imbewu the seed, an etv drama series, as Nkululeko Bhengu and has played this character since season 1 until today. He joined as a mysterious stranger on the run, a former military guy who tried to work on his aggression and short temper and left the army a bit neurotic.

Nkanyiso used to be overweight

Nkanyiso Mchunu known as Nkululeko Bhengu on Imbewu the seed
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Nkanyiso Mchunu was once 103 kgs and lost an acting opportunity because of being overweight. He had to lose weight so that he misses not the future acting opportunity.²