- Khaya Dladla has revealed that he was never meant to be a long-running character on ’Uzalo’
- The actor had been hired to appear in three episodes, but fans loved him so much that the producers kept him around
- Khaya has been praised for his performance as G.C and it even earned him an award
Mzansi will be shocked to know that Khaya Dladla’s role as G.C was never meant to be a long-running character, but thankfully for ‘Uzalo’ fans, he has stuck around.
Viewers have developed a special place in their heart for Khaya’s character and the show just wouldn’t be the same without his unique use of the English language and vivacious personality.
But recently Khaya revealed that the writers only planned to have him appear in three episodes, but after seeing how much fans loved G.C, they decided to keep him around for a bit longer.
Not only was Mzansi happy with the decision, without his role on ‘Uzalo’, Khaya would never have gone on to win the Simon Sabela Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2015.
According to ZAlebs, Khaya has always been interested in performing whether it be acting or dancing, just as long as he was in the spotlight.
The actor began taking ballet classes at the age of six and two years later his love of dancing paid off after he landed the lead role in his first ever play.
It’s been onwards and upwards from there.
While Khaya has always been determined to have his name in lights, he did further his studies and earned himself a degree in Communication Science.
Briefly.co.za learned that the actor is one of six kids in his family, which he is happy about because they all look out for each other.
Khaya has also dabbled in some modelling here and there, even scoring a gig at the Durban Fashion Fair in 2016.
More recently, the actor returned to the stage to perform in a production called ‘How Long?’, which was choreographed by none other than ‘Idols SA’ judge, Somizi.
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