Macdonald Ndou

Macdonald Ndou is a South African actor best known for his portrayal of the villainous Khakhathi “KK” Mulaudzi on SABC 2 flagship soap opera, Muvhango.

Macdonald Ndou
Born Macdonald Ndou
1981
Ha-Nesengani
Vuwani, Vhembe
Thohoyandou
Limpopo
Occupation Actor
Since 2008 – to date
Agent Unknown
Website Unknown

Macdonald Ndou was born in Ha-Nesengani in Vuwani in the district of Vhembe near Thohoyandou in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

He attended primary and high school there and in 1998 while in high school Macdonald Ndou started acting; he once told the Daily Sun that at the time “he was just trying to be cool and fit in with the crowd”.

Macdonald Ndou received formal acting training, this is according to a Daily Sun article where he was quoted saying, “I was yearning to know more so I enrolled at a drama institution where I was groomed for life.

“When you are young, you just act without knowing what really goes into a production,” Macdonald Ndou was quoted by the Daily Sun in the same article.

His training led him to a job with the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s radio division (SABC Radio) where he was employed by a Polokwane based Phalaphala FM.

“While learning, I was exposed to a whole new world of things like stage acting, doing voice-overs, radio stories and television acting. And then I got my first real job at Phalaphala FM,” Macdonald Ndou told the Daily Sun.

Macdonald Ndou was lesser known to the rest of South Africa until 2008 when he joined SABC 2’s Duma Ka-Ndlovu created, written and produced soap opera, Muvhango, where he portrays the villainous business executive named Khakhathi “KK” Mulaudzi – his portrayal of this character is undoubtedly his most notable work to date and has earned a vast of adoring fans as well as critical praise.

 

 

Muvhango, 2008 – to date

In 2008 Macdonald Ndou traveled in a taxi from the Limpopo province of South Africa to the city of Johannesburg in the Gauteng province to audition for the role of Khakhathi “KK” Mulaudzi. “When I got into a taxi, I knew what I was going to do. No one else was going to get the role of KK except me – and I got it,” he has been previously quoted saying.

Talking about his portrayal of Khakhathi “KK” Mulaudzi, he was quoted saying, “I might be a natural when it comes to acting but I put in a lot of hard work and research when it comes to my character, because he is a villain and I am not. I am pretty laid back and I don’t feel the world owes me anything, as KK does.”

 

 

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2008 – to date Muvhango Khakhathi “KK” Mulaudzi Main Cast, Soap Opera
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