Khabonina Qubeka (born January 22, 1981) is a veteran South African actress, presenter, singer, and dancer. She is best known for playing the third Doobsie in the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango from 2006-2007.

The actress won the best actress at the 2017 Boston International Film Festival Awards. She starred as Khanyi Qubu in the 2007 SABC3 drama series For Sale. 

Qubeka is famous for playing the ruthless businessperson Faith on the SABC3 drama series The Lab. In 2009, she appeared as Khanyi on the soap opera Rhythm City. 

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Khabonina Qubeka biography
Khabonina Qubeka played Doobsie on the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango.
Quick Facts
Birth Name:Khabonina Qubeka
Born:January 22, 1981 (age 42 years old)
Place of Birth:Orlando West Extension, Soweto
Nationality:South Africa
Education:Dance Diploma
Alma mater:Moving Into Dance
Partner:Vuyisile Colossa
Occupation:Actress, singer, businessperson, dancer
Known for:Isidingo
Net Worth:R16 million

Early Life

Khabonina Qubeka was born on January 22, 1981, in Orlando West Extension, Soweto. The actress grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa.


After her primary school education, she attended Queen’s High School in Kensington. She enrolled for a dance diploma at Moving Into Dance.



Khabonina Qubeka is an actress, dancer, singer, businessperson, and choreographer. She played the third Doobsie on the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango.

The actress has starred in many other television productions. In 2007, she played Khanyi Qubu on the SABC3 drama series For Sale. Her next role was Faith, a ruthless businessperson, on the SABC3 drama series The Lab. 

The actress began Khabodacious Moves Dance School in Orange Grove and KCPR. She hosted her fitness and lifestyle show, Gym eKasi.

Later in 2009, Khabonina starred as city-slick babe Khanyi on the soap opera Rhythm City. Another starring role she played was Kefilwe Ndlovu in the SABC2 drama series The Mating Game.

In 2012, Khabonina became a Judge on the reality dance competition Step Up or Step Out. She replaced Penny Thloloe for season two.

Qubeka trained the cubs for The Lion King theatre production at Monte Casino in dance and acting workshops in 2007. She has traveled to Europe with Richard Loring’s African Footprint.

The actress performed at the 55 Congress de la FIFA in Marrakech, Morroco. She played the starring role of Dora in the film Dora’s Peace.

In 2010, she appeared on the SABC1 reality competition Dance Your Ass Off as Judge.

The show aired on OpenView HD’s eKasi+ channel and was a guide to choosing the right food and exercise at home and neighborhood.

The presenter also did the SABC1 political thriller Ihawu Lesizwe. She toured Canada as a storyteller, dancer, teacher, and singer with the Milk Children Festival.

Khabonina performed in Tribute to the Pops in Palma, Majorca, Spain. She took part in Madam Taussauds Dungeon of Horrors workshop.


Apart from acting, Khabonina Qubeka is also a musician and is in a contract with her record label Khabodacious Moves Music. She dropped her debut album Gama Lahko (2010).

The album housed twelve tracks, including the hit singles Gama Lakho and Bring Your Body. She produced music videos for both singles.

In 2013, she dropped the hit rap song Wax It (Wax On Wax Off). After about five years after its release, the song gained massive airplay and went viral. 

Qubeka has collaborated with artists like the late Lebo Mathosa, Somizi, Thembi Seete, TK, and Debbie Rakusin.


Khabonina Qubeka’s contribution to showbiz has earned her awards and nominations.

Indie Spirit Best Actress Award at the 2017 Boston International Film Festival. She received the award for playing Dora in the film Dora’s Peace.

FNB Dance Umbrella Award and danced in Sun International’s Sun City ODYSSEY Extravaganza. 

Personal life

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Khabonina Qubeka with her baby daddy and daughter.

Khabonina Qubeka and her long-time partner Vuyisile Colossa, aka Master Vusi, are parents to a beautiful baby girl. The couple welcomed their bundle of joy after being together for about three years.

The couple serves fitness goals and uses their physical activity to spend more time together. They planned to launch a wellness and martial arts self-defense online program.

Khabonina is a yoga warrior and speaks six languages – Zulu, Xhosa, English, Sesotho, Venda, and Afrikaans.

Social Profiles

The veteran actress is on several social media platforms, where she posts about her love life, work, and off-screen lifestyle. She also promotes her wellness brand – Khanatural.

  • Instagram: @khabonina_q
  • Twitter: @Khabonina_Q
  • Facebook: @khabonina.qubeka.7

Net Worth

Khabonina Qubeka has spent decades in the entertainment industry. She has made appearances in over thirty-four television shows. 

According to Glusea, the award-winning actress is worth around R16 million as of September 2022. She earns from singing, acting, and business. 


  1. 10 Over 10 as Commentator
  2. Abomama as Tshidi
  3. Black Tax as Kelebogile
  4. Dance Your Butt Off as Judge
  5. Dead Places as Asanda
  6. Erfsondes as Jira
  7. Fix My Love as Host
  8. For Sale as Khanyi Qubu
  9. Glambition as Herself
  10. Gym e’kasi as Host
  11. Ihawu as Refiloe Magubane
  12. Isidingo as Nina Zamdela
  13. It’s Complicated as Ntombifuthi
  14. Kota Life Crisis as Herself
  15. Legacy as Thenjiwe
  16. Makoti as Senior Pastor Dawn
  17. as Lillian
  18. Muvhango as Doobsie
  19. Mzansi Love as Guest Star
  20. Rhythm City as Khanyi
  21. SAFTAs as Performer
  22. Samsokolo as Herself
  23. ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall as Herself
  24. Skwizas as Talula
  25. Spina Guluva as Host
  26. Stars of Mzansi as Presenter
  27. Step Up or Step Out as Judge
  28. Thandeka’s Diary as Herself
  29. The Lab as Faith
  30. The Mating Game as Kefilwe Ndlovu
  31. The Wild as Maxine
  32. Those Who Can’t as Sibongile Qubeka
  33. Uzalo as Nokuthula
  34. Zabalaza as Bongi