Khabonina Qubeka, born January 22, 1981, is a famous South African actress, singer, television presenter, dancer, choreographer, and businesswoman. She was nominated for Best Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Best Actress at the Florida Film Festival in 2017 for her performance as “Dora” in Dora’s Peace. She also won best actress at the Boston International Film Festival Awards.
Khabonina Qubeka Bio:
|Full Name:||Khabonina Qubeka|
|Date of Birth:||January 22, 1981|
|Place of Birth:||Orlando West Extension, Soweto|
|State of Origin:||Soweto|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
Early Life and Education
Khabonina Qubeka was born in Orlando West Extension, Soweto, South Africa, on January 22, 1981.
She grew up in her hometown, where she started acting and singing at a tender age while still in school.
Qubeka initially gained prominence through her portrayal of the character Doobsie in the SABC 2 soap opera “Muvhango,” a role she assumed from 2006 to 2007, becoming the third actress to take on the role after Lindiwe Chibi and Khanyi Mbau.
Her television journey continued with various other roles in subsequent years, including appearances in the SABC drama series “For Sale” (2007), “The Lab” (2008), and the eTV soapie “Rhythm City” (2009).
Starting in 2010, she became a fixture in the M-Net telenovela “The Wild,” while also featuring in shows like “The Mating Game” and “Erfsondes.”
In 2014, she ventured into hosting her own fitness and lifestyle show, “Gym e’Kasi” (Gym at Home), on OpenView HD’s eKasi+ channel, focusing on healthy habits within the comfort of one’s home and community. Her acting prowess extended to the political thriller “Ihawu Lesizwe” for the SABC.
A significant achievement in 2017 saw her clinch the Indie Spirit Award for Best Actress at the Boston International Film Festival for her role as Dora in the film “Dora’s Peace,” providing her with a fresh perspective on the lives of prostitutes.
The film was also showcased at the Orlando Film Festival and the Beijing International Film Festival. During the same year, she was reported to be starring as Nina Zamdela in the television series “Isidingo,” and she was also noted to be working on a new film titled “She is King.”
Additionally, she was announced as the hostess of a South African program centered around school teachers.
Beyond acting, Qubeka embraces the roles of dancer and fitness advocate, actively promoting healthy lifestyles and body positivity through her presence on social media.
Presently, she is a part of the acclaimed drama series Generations: The Legacy,” playing the role of Oby Abudu and portraying the wife of Vuyo Dabula’s character, Kumkani Phakade.
In 2010, Qubeka demonstrated her musical talents by writing and releasing her debut album titled “Gama Lahko” under her own music label, Khabodacious Moves Music.
The album, comprising 12 tracks, featured hit singles like “Gama Lakho” and “Bring Your Body,” both accompanied by music videos produced by Qubeka herself.
In a unique turn of events, in 2013, she ventured into rap with a track titled “Wax It (Wax On Wax Off),” which gained viral popularity in 2018.
Khabonina Qubeka Net Worth
Khabonina Qubeka has a net worth of about $1 million. She earned her income through music sales, TV presenting, and acting in movies.
Who is Khabonina Qubeka’s Husband?
Khabonina Qubeka is married to Vuyisile Colossa, a fitness trainer and coach, and they have a daughter together who was born in October 2018.