Atandwa Kani is a famous South African actor who rocketed to fame in 2013, following her appearance in Mandela; Long Walk to Freedom as a young Nelson Mandela. He is also known for appearing in the high budget movies like The Suit and Black Panther.
Atandwa Kani' Early Life and Education
Atandwa Kani was born on 6th June 1984 and is currently 34 years old. He was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa under the birth sign of Gemini. He is of South African nationality and belongs to the black ethnicity.
Kani was born to father John Kani, an actor, director and playwright; and mother, Mandi Kani. From a young age, he was exposed to the industry. Kani went to the University of Witwatersrand and studied theatre performance.
Atandwa Kani' Career
Atandwa Kani made his international stage debut in The Tempest at the Royal Shakespeare Company where he played Ariel in his father's collaboration between the Baxter Theatre Centre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Afterward, Kani made his television debut from an American television serial drama Life Is Wild as Tumelo. Following this, he featured in many television shows that include Wild at Heart, Kowethu, Leonardo, and The Book of Negroes.
Kani then appeared in a British-South African biographical movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom as young Nelson Mandela, alongside Idris Elba, Naomi Harris, and Terry Pheto.
Kani then featured in multiple award-winning short drama movies The Suit as Philemon. He then appeared in a 2018 American superhero movie Black Panther as Young T’Chaka; his father played the older version of the role alongside Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan.
Recently, Kani played a supporting role on Mzansi Magic’s hit television series, It’s Complicated.
Atandwa Kani' Personal Life
Moving towards Atandwa Kani' personal life, Kani is well-known by his nickname The Prince of Theatre. He was previously married to Thembisa Mdoda, a presenter with whom he met in their first year of University at Wits in 2004. Her ex-wife is a Golden Horn Award-winning presenter.
Mdoda, in 2012, gave birth to twins son. However, after paternity tests, it was proved that Atandwa was not the father of twin boys with Mdoda.
After a year of his divorce, Kani got married to his beautiful wife Fikile M Kani, on 24th December 2016, in a secret ceremony. His wife is currently studying acting in NYC. His wife is an actress, voice artist, script-writer, and Brookside Artist Management as well.
Kani stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and has a well-maintained body figure.
Atandwa Kani' Net Worth
Atandwa Kani' net worth in early 2019 is reported to be around $500000. His one of the most commercially successful American movie Black Panther grossed $1.344 billion at the box office; the film budget is estimated to be around $210 million.
While surfing around his Instagram, we can be pretty sure that he is living a lavish lifestyle.