Kwanda Manyathi biography AKA Velaphi on the Black Door.

Kwanda Manyathi
Kwanda Manyathi

The 19 year old Kwanda Sazi Manyathi is a South African Actor, Dancer and Musician. He was born 2003 in Umlazi, KwaZulu Natal. Manyathi is well known for portraying a character as Velaphi on the Black door.

Kwanda biography, age, career, parents, siblings and The Black Door

Name: Kwanda Sazi Manyathi
Age: 19 years old
Date of Birth: 2003
From: Umlazi in KwaZulu Natal
Occupation: Actor, Dancer and Musician
Nationality: South African
Gender: Male
Tv shows: The Black Door
Known as: Velaphi from the Black Door

Velaphi from the Black Door personal life history

Kwanda Manyathi who is known as Velaphi from the Black Door is South African Actor, Dancer and Musician. His date of birth is unknown but he was born the year 2003. He is 19 years old as of 2022. The Black Door actor hails from Umlazi, Section W in KwaZulu.

Manyathi is the first born in his family followed by 3 sisters. His both parents were present when he grew up even until now. One of his parent, his Mom was not available all the time. He could only see her during the weekends or holidays. Most of time he was with his father and grandmother. By spending more time in the care of his father, he learned a lot from him. He learnt that he should take care of his family. Also he considered his grandmother as his mom because when his mother was not there, his grandmother played a role as a mother. (1)

Educational Background and challenges.

Kwanda attended high school at Mafumbuka High school, C section in Umlazi where he obtained his matric certificate. After finishing his matric in 2019, he couldn’t further his studies because he didn’t have a birth certificate. This happened because his mother  didn’t have one in possession which resulted in him not having one and his siblings. Luckily in 2020, he managed to get his birth certificate. Kwanda is looking forward to further his studies in the near future.

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Kwanda Manyathi
Kwanda Manyathi on the Black door

Career journey for Kwanda Manyathi

Every parent had a dream for their children, just like Kwanda’s parents had dreams for their son to pursue. They wanted him to become a lawyer but Kwanda was passionate about acting. He grew up loving soccer but failed to continue due to the lack of support from his family. His passion for acting began when he was in High school doing grade 10. While doing grade 10 he chose to do drama instead of science.

In 2019, he began getting involved in theater productions including Intuba US Development where he was a freelancer until 2021. Kwanda also worked with Brightness production in 2021, the show all about music at Durban playhouse. They were playing William Shakespeare in Zulu version. During the time he was in theater, he worked alongside Sphesihle Mchunu, Sanele Khoza and others.

In 2022, he was a cast of the Black Door where he plays a supporting role as Velaphi. Velaphi was born as a result of rape. This turned Velaphi to get involved with bad friends. He started to smoke and stealing. To get more about the storyline watch the Black Door on every Monday to Friday at 21: 30.


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Inspiration from Kwanda Manyathi

“It takes more than yourself to be the best version of yourself”, says Kwanda Manyathi who plays Velaphi on the Black door.