- Abdul Khoza has received his first DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards (DMVCA) nomination.
- The Wife actor's career kicked off after winning the second season of Class Act.
- His daily routine before taking on new roles involves meditation and no prejudice toward the characters.
The KwaZulu-Natal born talent's story is like no other - Abdul Khoza (34) has moulded his craft in performing arts so well that he received his first nod from the DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards (DMVCA).
Nominated in the Favourite Actor category, Khoza said this acknowledgement meant he would need to work harder than he already has. He will go up against his on-screen brother Bonko Khoza, Zolisa Xaluva, Thapelo Sebogodi and Vusi Kunene.
"I am honoured to be nominated among these great actors and amazing gentlemen," he said.
The Kings of Joburg actor served in the South African National Defense Force and the eThekwini Fire Department before his big break into the local acting industry.
Khoza kicked off his career by winning the second season of SABC 1's reality show Class Act in 2011.
According to the actor, his daily routine before taking on new roles involves meditation and no prejudice toward the characters.
"I use my martial arts to meditate, and my music to get into the zone. I will never judge any of my characters," he told Channel24.
Khoza, who is also the brother of actor Sthembiso Khoza, popularly known as SK, has solidified his space in the industry for over 10 years.
In 2013 he landed his first role as Two Step, in the second season of the SABC 1 drama series Intersexions. The father of two also featured in SABC 1 drama Tempy Pushas as a detective.
By 2015 he was cast in soapie Uzalo on SABC1, where he was featured as a doctor and was followed by a role on Mzansi Magic's The Road as character Bheki Buthelezi.
In 2016 he scored his longest character role as Qaphela Ngwenya in Isibaya, where he was cast as the late actor Menzi Ngubane's son - a role he played till the telenovela came to its end in season 8 in 2021 and earned him a SAFTA in 2018 as best supporting male actor.
"I will always stay true to my story in every character," he said.