MacDonald Ndou Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wife, House, Cars, Suits, Movies, Kids, Family

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Macdonald Tshifhiwa Ndou (born March 14, 1984) is an irresistible South African actor and television personality. 

He is best known for portraying Vhutshilo Mukwevho in the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango. His notable appearances include roles in the films Isibaya and Happiness Is a Four-Letter Word.

In 2009, MacDonald Ndou debuted in the SABC1 drama series Zone 14, marking the beginning of his television career. His journey continued in 2010 when he joined the cast of Muvhango, where he has consistently portrayed the character Vusi Kunene.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Macdonald Tshifhiwa Ndou
Stage Name: MacDonald Ndou
Born: 14 March 1984 (age 40 years old)
Place of Birth: Vuwani, Thohoyandou, Limpopo, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: University of Venda
Height: 1.7 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Ndou
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Mrs. MacDonald Ndou (m. 2018)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: 1
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: $100,000-$200,000 (USD)

Early Life & Education

MacDonald Ndou was born on March 14, 1984, in Vuwani, Thohoyandou, Limpopo, South Africa. While details about his parents remain undisclosed, his early years included working as a griller at Wimpy in Johannesburg for two years before achieving fame. During this time, he was an active member of the Tshino Community Theatre in Limpopo and Gauteng, nurturing his passion for acting and holding onto his ambitious dreams.

In 2019, MacDonald faced legal challenges when he was arrested by the Hawks on charges of extortion, kidnapping, theft, and corruption. However, after a thorough investigation, the Hawks dropped the allegations, leading to his release. The Hawks‘ spokeswoman assured that charges could be reinstated if further evidence linked the actor to the alleged crimes. MacDonald Ndou, along with two associates, was accused of posing as police agents and attempting to extort R100,000 from a merchant.

Despite his public profile, there is limited information about MacDonald Ndou‘s siblings, family, or relatives, as he has chosen to keep his private life away from the public eye.

MacDonald Ndou pursued his education at the University of Venda, where he focused on theater studies. He studied stage performance at the State Theatre to hone his skills further. Following his university graduation, Ndou began his theatrical career, making notable appearances in films such as The Suitcase and The Marriage of Anansewa.


In 2008, MacDonald Ndou marked his television debut in the SABC1 soap opera Generations, portraying Vusi for two years. Transitioning to the Muvhango series in 2010, he assumed the role of KK Mulaudzi, a character embodying both wealth as a businessman and ruthlessness as a gangster. MacDonald Ndou garnered acclaim for his portrayal of KK, securing prestigious awards such as the Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a Soap Opera in 2012 and 2013.

Driven by an unwavering passion for acting, MacDonald Ndou decided to attend acting school. Enrolling at the University of Venda, he delved into the study of acting, a transformative period that deepened his appreciation for the craft and intensified his commitment to pursuing a successful acting career.

Before his television stardom, MacDonald Ndou initially carved his path in acting as a stage performer in various theater productions. One noteworthy play, Distant Past, staged at Pretoria’s State Theatre, showcased his exceptional acting prowess. 

His theatrical journey extended to Joburg’s Market Theatre, where he shared the stage with Humbulani Tsharani, coincidentally, the current Mulimisi in MuvhangoMacDonald‘s outstanding talent on stage earned him and Humbulani the Best Actor award at the Sibikwa Drama Festival.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Macdonald (@macdonald_ndou)
  • Facebook: Macdonald Ndou

Personal Life

In 2018, MacDonald Ndou entered into matrimony with his longtime girlfriend, celebrating their union in an intimate ceremony. The couple, who chose to keep the details private, welcomed a son into their lives in late 2019.

While the identity of MacDonald Ndou’s wife remains undisclosed, we addressed her as Mrs. MacDonald Ndou, the accomplished actor consistently expresses deep affection for her whenever the opportunity arises. The couple exchanged vows 2018 in a private gathering attended by close family members and friends. In contrast to his onscreen persona, MacDonald looked dashing in a purple suit on his special day.

Since their marriage, MacDonald Ndou and his wife have been blessed with a handsome son born towards the end of 2019. In the television drama series, MacDonald‘s character, Khakhathi, is portrayed as a cunning and sly businessman with a penchant for flashy suits but lacks a sense of style. His onscreen wife, Susan, is well-regarded in the show, and their tumultuous marital dynamic captivates the audience.


  • 2019: Yesterday 
  • 2018: The River 
  • 2017: Isidingo
  • 2016: Generations 
  • 2015: Jacob’s Cross 
  • 2014: Zone 14 
  • 2013: Sokhulu and Partners 
  • 2012: Rhythm City 
  • 2011: Home Affairs 
  • 2010: Generations: The Legacy 

Net Worth

MacDonald Ndou‘s net worth is estimated to be between $100,000 to $200,000.

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