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Atandwa Kani Biography

Atandwa Kani was born on 6th June 1984 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He is a South African fiolm and theatre actor. He is popularly known for his role as Nelson Mandela on the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom as Nelson Mandela.

Education Background

He graduated in 2008 with Honours Degree intheatrical performance from the university of Witwatersrand.


He made his international stage debut in The Tempest, a collaboration between the Baxter Theatre Centre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he played Ariel alongside his father (Caliban) and Sir Antony Sher (Prospero).

In 2009 he made his United States television debut in the CW Television Natwork program Life is Wild. From 2010 to 2012 he played the role of Thabo in series 5 and 6, plus a brief appearance in series 7, of the original British Wild at Heart.

Atandwa Kani Television Roles

  • 90 Plein Street (Season 3) as Jabu Mncube.
  • Ashes to Ashes (Season 2) as Buzwe Sihlahla.
  • Heartlines (Season 1) as Biko Nokwe.
  • High Rollers (Season 1) as Kenny Ngubeni.
  • Intersexions (Season 2) as Sambulo.
  • It’s Complicated (Season 1&2) as Vumani.
  • Kowethu (Season 1) as Sibu Mahlangu.
  • Life is Wild (Season 1) as Tumelo.
  • Muvhango (Season 1) as Dr Mongezi Zwane.
  • The Book of Negroes (Season 1) as New York Jail Guard

Atandwa Kani Movies

  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom as Nelson Mandela.

Atandwa Kani Wife

  • In 2015 he married Fikile M Kani.


Atandwa Kani

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