The 32-year-old year actress we all love to hate grew up in the remote areas of the Eastern Cape. A single parent raised her; her mother, Vuyokazi Mkangisa and her father dumped them when she was still a toddler. However, her mother made sure she would put food on the table for her daughter, although she struggled to make ends meet.
Khanya Mkagisa did her matric at a local boarding school, and she became a responsible young lady and studied hard to excel in her studies to make her single mother proud. She was also a netball player, and her netball skills made her famous at her school.Although she was a great netball player, she passed her matric with good grades, and she enrolled for tertiary education. She studied a Bachelor of Arts in motion photography and television at the University of Johannesburg.
After her graduation, she became a full-time entertainer, and she has been winning big in her career. She has featured in several acting roles on tv, and she has proven that she is not in the entertainment industry to play. She is here for serious business; her character on The Queen is a testament.