Who is Atandwa Kani?
Atandwa Kani is a South African actor and he is popularly known for being the son of the legendary South African actor John Kani and for appearing in television series such as Life is Wild, Leonardo, The Book of Negroes and movies such as Black Panther and The Suit.
Atandwa Kani Biography and Education
Atandwa Kani was born Atandwa Duduza Yiduthi Kani on the 6th of June, 1984 and he was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, while growing up Atandwa had a father who was very passionate about the movie industry in the person of the legendary actor John Kani, as he was growing up he was influenced by his father and quickly fell in love with acting at a very young age, his father would regularly come back home with bunch of acting scripts which he would study and Kani always watched and sometimes his father John Kani would take him to the Theatre and as time went on, all this began to influence him into following his father’s exact footsteps.
Kani attended a High School in Port Elizabeth, South Africa before he then enrolled at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS) and it is where he studied theatre performance and participated in various school productions, he later graduated in 2008 with a honors of bachelor of arts degree in theatrical performance.
Movies and Career
Kani made his acting debut on stage in a play titled The Tempest where he played the role of Ariel alongside his father and Sir Anthony Sher, with the success of his South African acting career, Kani made his United States movie debut in the CW television network program titled Life is Wild, and he starred in the television series from 2010 to 2012 where he played the role of Thabo, in 2009 he appeared in two plays titled Hayani and ID Pending and he starred with fellow actor and school mate Nat Ramabulena which was directed by director Warren Nebe.
In 2010, Kani began to appear in the South African television series Soul Buddyz and was featured in the Truelove Magazine, in 2011 he began to star in 90 Plein Street and he then went on to play the role of young Nelson Mandela in the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom which was directed by Justin Chadwick, he then went on to appear in Kowethu, The Book of Negroes, Mzansi Magic TV series titled It’s Complicated, in 2010 he appeared on The Suit and in 2018 he appeared as the younger version of T’Chaka in Black Panther.
Atandwa Kani Parents and Family
Atandwa was born to a father named John Kani and John Kani is one of the most successful South African actors and he was born to a mother named Mandi Kani and information regarding his siblings, children and other family members are unknown.
Atandwa Kani Age and Date of Birth
Atandwa was born on the 6th of June, 1984, so that means as of recent he is 35 years old.
Who is Atandwa Kani Wife?
Atandwa is a married man and he is married to woman named Fikile M. Kani.
Atandwa Kani House
Kani and his family currently reside in New York City, New York, United States of America.
Atandwa Kani Height, Weight and Personal Look
Atandwa stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches, he weighs 62kg, he is dark in complexion, has dark brown eye color and black hair color.
Atandwa’s real name is Atandwa Duduza Yuduthi Kani.
Nationality and Ethnicity
Atandwa is of South African nationality and black ethnicity.
Social Media Presence
Kani has succeeded in building a successful acting career for himself and as of recent he is doing well for himself in terms of followership and fan base as he has over 40,000 Twitter followers, over 30,000 Instagram followers and he is also active on a host of other social media networks.
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Controversies, rumors and legal issues
Ever since rising to fame in 2007, Kani hasn’t been linked to any known controversy, rumors and legal issues.
Atandwa Kani Net Worth and Salary
Atandwa Kani net worth is estimated to be $2 million and he earns over $400,000 as salary annually and his net worth accumulated as a result of his success in his career as an actor and for appearing in movies such as The Suit, Black Panther and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
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