Khanyi Mbau was only 19 years old when she landed the plum role of the popular Doobsie in the SABC2 soapie Muvhango. This launched her career is an actress, model and socialite. She is also well-known for roles in the soapie Mzansi and the series After Nine.
Mbau became a favourite of the media for her love of parties and her extravagant lifestyle, especially after her marriage to millionaire Mandla Mthembu, 30 years her senior. When they broke up Khanyi got very publicly involved with married businessman Theunis Crous, followed by another spectacular – and public – break up. Most recently she was in the news when nude photos of her were leaked on the internet.