Who exactly is Mothusi Magano AKA Phehello from Scandal Biography

Actor Mothusi Magano is from South Africa and was born on March 26, 1979. His most well-known parts are from the hit television series Tsotsi, Scandal!, and Intersexions.

Biography profile of Mothusi Magano

Mothusi Magano Biography
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Full name : Mothusi Magano
Gender : Male
Age : 44 years old
Date of birth : 26 March 1979
Place of birth : Phokeng, Rustenburg, North West province
Nationality : South African
Occupation : actor

Early life of Mothusi Magano

He was born on March 26, 1979 in the South African town of Phokeng, which is just outside of Rustenburg. When he was five years old, his family relocated to Mafikeng.

Education of Mothusi Magano

He was raised in Phokeng, Rustenburg, and when he was five years old, his family moved to Mafikeng. He attended Rustenburg’s elementary and secondary schools before continuing his education there at Wits University, where it’s thought he pursued a BA in Dramatic Arts. [1]

Career of Mothusi

He played Charles “Mingus” Khathi in the SABC3 drama series The Lab in 2006. He continued to perform the part on the hit television programme until 2009.

He made his acting debut in the pantomime A Dragon For Dinner at the Mmabana Cultural Centre. He began attending the Wits School of Dramatic Art in 1998. He tried out for every play at Wits during his first year of studies and was given the chance to perform in two of them, Death and the Maiden and Little Shop of Horrors. He received an invitation to perform the part of “Harry Lime” in one of his friends’ productions of The Third Man in 2003. He then made his debut in the movie Gums and Noses. Hotel Rwanda, a well-known movie, and Tsotsi, an Oscar winner, came next.

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The Third Man, Stones in His Pockets, Venus, Four, Lysistrata, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Bread and Butter, Maid in the New South Africa, American Buffalo, The Coloured Museum, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and Hamlet were among the plays he appeared in between those times. In the television series The Lab in 2006, he performed in his first lead role. He performed the part for three seasons. He played a recurring part in the fifth season of Wild at Heart in 2010.

He appeared in the television show Intersexions as a guest star in 2011, and in 90 Plein Street the following year. In the 2013 television season of Tempy Pushas, he performed his second lead role. He received an offer to play the mystery assassin ‘The Dustbin Man’ on the hit soap opera Scandal! that same year. He earned the SAFTAS Award for Best Actor in 2014 and the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the television series Of Good Report.

In Hustle, which aired on Etv from 2016 to 2017, Mothusi played the crafty journalist Maxwell. Mothusi is starring in the sports drama Keeping Score, which premiered in 2017 on SABC 2. He received a SAFTA nomination in 2019 for his performance as “Phaks” in the television series Emonyeni: Nsanguluko. He joined the Skeem Saam cast in the same year. [2]

Networth of Mothusi

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His net worth has been estimated at $200,000 by various estimates. Given his talent and degree of experience, his wealth should not be shocking.

The nominations for Mothusi Magano

The I Am All Girls actor received a Septimius Award nomination in 2022 for Best African Actor. His performance in The Lab earned him a 2007 Golden Nymph nomination for Outstanding Actor. [3]


2022: Wild is the Wind as Vusi Mavuso
2021: I Am All Girls as Captain George Maluleka
2019: Griekwastad as Felix Dlangamandla 2017: The Number as Magadien Wentzel 2017: Still Born as Melumzi JX2
2013: Of Good Report as Parker Sithole 2012: Die Buurtwag as Ayanda Ntombela 2005: Tsotsi as Boston
2004: Gums and Noses as Hamilton
2004: Hotel Rwanda as Benedict Read more:

Television shows

2023: Unseen as Lufuno
2022: Blood Psalms as King Letsha
2021: Dead Places as Vincent 2018: Emoyeni as Phakamile Phaks
2011: The Runaway as Titfer Man
2010: Intersexions as Kabelo
2010: Wild at Heart as Baruti 2006: The Lab as Mingus

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