Setlhabi Taunyane Biography: Age, Education, Career

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Setlhabi Taunyane (born 27th of April 1956)is a famous South African actor, writer, director, and filmmaker.

The famous tv personality hit the spotlight for casting as Kop Khuse in the famous South African drama, Rhythm City.

Real Facts About Taunyane

  • Full Name: Setlhabi Taunyane
  • Stage Name: Kop Khuse
  • Born: 27 April 1956
  • Age: 66 years old
  • Birth Place: Johannesburg
  • Region Of Origin: Gauteng
  • Nationality: South African
  • Occupation: Actor • Film Maker
  • Net Worth: N/A

Early Life & Education

Setlhabi Taunyane was born on the 27th of April, 1956 in Johannesburg, a city in Gauteng located in South Africa.

He experienced his childhood in Johannesburg combined with his education and career. The famous SA television personality was in Canada for over 10 years before relocating back to his motherland, South Africa.

Setlhabi Taunyane has been exiled by his family which led him to the street for over 6 months before redefining himself. His story has been a source of motivation for the coming generation.


Setlhabi Taunyane’s passion for acting started when he was still youthful, he was involved in a series of dramas, marking his name as one of the renowned South African actors.

He was featured in movies and series such as Soul Buddyz and Justice For All. The perfection of his script and outstanding performance have made him to role model in the South African movie industry. The actor has been a mentor to several fast-rising South African actors and actresses.

In 2007, he appeared in the popular series Isidingo, Society, and Hard Copy. The role he played in the following television series has stood as an inspiration to most of the aspiring actors and actresses who grew up to love him.

Setlhabi Taunyane is well appreciated for his roles in movies too which include Where Others Wavered and many others. He has been privileged to perform in foreign countries including the United States Of America, Australia, and Canada to mention a few.

Setlhabi Taunyane who has been a name to reckon with has been in the industry for a very long period of time and his consistency is compared to none.

He has been a world-class actor when the South African movie industry becomes a conversation. His most populous appearance on the screen is the Kop Khuse character he portrayed in the television series, Rhythm City.


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