South African television and film actor who rose to fame for his portrayal Fatani on the 2007 series Wild at Heart. He is also recognized for his work in the 2013 biographical feature Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
In 2005 he hosted the first season of South Africa's Fear Factor.
He founded his own production company Thapelo Mokoena Productions.
He and his wife Lesego Tshepang gave birth to a son in 2015.
He was cast in the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom which starred Idris Elba.