Khabonina Qubeka biography, age, quotes, boyfriend, education

Khabonina Qubeka (born 21 January 1981 in Orlando West Extension, Soweto) is a South African dancer. She has also risen to prominence for acting, choreographing, fitness training, and dancing.

She is best known for playing as a Doobsie in Muvhango. She made appearances on the SABC2 soap opera for a year (2006-2007). 

Many television viewers also love her for her role in Isidingo. She made a buzz after leaving the SABC 3 soap opera where she was cast as Nina Zamdela.

She has been a source many who desire to maintain and lead a healthy life draw their inspiration.


Khabonina Qubeka education
NameKhabonina Qubeka
Other namesKhabodacious, Nina
Born21 January 1981 (age 40 years)
Orlando West Extension, Soweto
NationalitySouth African
EducationQueen’s High School Kensington
Moving Into Dance
PartnerVuyisile Colossa aka, Master Vusi


The award-winning actress was born on 21 January 1981 in Orlando West Extension, Soweto, South Africa.

She is fluent in five languages – Zulu, Xhosa, English, Afrikaans, and Venda. This has given her an edge in the entertainment industry over fellow actors.

Her acting credits include many local and international television shows.


She had her high school education at Queen’s High School Kensington. Khabonina holds a diploma with Moving Into Dance.


She is dating Vuyisile Colossa aka, Master Vusi, a fitness trainer. Khabonina and her lover have been together over three years. She met her him through her brother at the time he was in Hong Kong.


Khabonina Qubeka daughter

In October 2018, they became parents to their firstborn child. Though, the actress leads a private life and did not share pictures of her daughter.

Though, she took to Instagram to share snaps of her baby bump and pictures of her the legs and fingers of her baby.


She played a starring role in the 2007 SABC3 drama For Sale as Khanyi Qubu. She also appears as Faith, a ruthless businessperson, on the 2008 SABC3 drama series The Lab.

Khabonina played a starring role in Rhythm City in 2009. She appeared as the city-slick babe Khanyi on the soap opera.

She also played the starring role of Kefilwe Ndlovu in The Mating Game, an SABC2 drama series.

She appeared among the judges on Dance Your Ass Off, an SABC1 reality competition (2010-2011).

More on her credit as a judge, she appeared on Step Up or Step Out in 2012. She replaced Penny Thloloe in the second season.

She has also collaborated and worked with other artists including Somizi, Thembi Seete, and Labo Mathosa (late). Khabonina has also worked with TK, and Debbie Rakusin.

Lately, she began a public relations company in Orange Grove and KCPR – Khabodacious Moves Dance School.

As a music artist, she released her debut album Gama Lahko in 2010. She wrote and dropped the album under her music label Khabodacious Moves Music. 

Her album housed twelve tracks and two singles Gama Lakho and Bring Your Body.

In 2014, she became a host of Gym eKasi, her fitness and lifestyle show. Khabonina has also done Ihawu Lesizwe, a political thriller, for SABC1. She also played the starring role of Dora in the film Dora’s Peace.


Social Media

She is active on social media platforms and uses her audience to reach her trainees. She shares moments with her daughter, quotes, fitness sessions, and products.

Followers get updates on her yoga sessions, exercises, relationships and moments, and vacations. She boasts of over 462k followers on Instagram.


Qubeka is also known for the inspirational and motivational quotes she leaves on her social media page. Some of Khabonina Qubeka quotes include;

“Make today amazing”

“Know your worth”

“Be you, the world will adjust”

“You have lips, I have lips. Interesting…”

“Expect nothing, appreciate everything”

“And if the music is good, you dance”

“If it costs you your peace, its too expensive”

“You are powerful, beautiful, brilliant, and brave”

“Be a rainbow in someone else cloud”

“Work hard in silence, let success be your noise”


FNB Dance Umbrella AwardWon
2017Indie Spirit Best Actress Award at the Boston International Film FestivalWon


10 Over 10Commentator
Zabalaza (2013)Bongi
The WildMaxine
The Mating GameKefilwe Ndlovu
Dance Your Butt OffJudge
Dead PlacesAsanda
The LabFaith
Thandeka’s DiaryHerself
IsidingoNina Zamdela
For SaleKhanyi Qubu
It’s ComplicatedNtombifuthi
Step Up or Step OutJudge
IhawuRefiloe Magubane
Fix My LoveHost
Gym e’kasiHost
Kota Life CrisisHerself
Mzansi LoveGuest Star
Rhythm CityKhanyi
ScreenTime with Nicky GreenwallHerself
Stars of MzansiPresenter
Spina GuluvaHost

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