About Bonko

Bonko Cosmo Khoza grew up in a small suburb in the south of Johannesburg, he started acting in primary as a young “Captain Hook” in the school production. He’s been pursuing his passion for performance ever since those early days.

Bonko went on to matriculate from the National School of Arts in 2009 after majoring in Fine Arts. A two-year detour inspired a path into Advertising and Design. Bonko then spent another two notable years at The Market Theatre Laboratory enrolled for a Performance and Theatre Skills Course.

He is known for his role as ‘Jabz‘ in the critically acclaimed cult film Necktie Youth. Bonko has since appeared on History Channel in a mini-series ‘Roots.’ He also features as a lead in LA Director Eric Welsh’s debut Feature Film ‘Beautifully Broken’.

Bonko has also received a ‘Best Actor Nomination at the Tribeca Film Festival 2015 in New York for his performance as ‘Jabz” in Necktie Youth.

The actor enjoys writing and reading screenplays, who’s also an aspiring director that enjoys watching films. Bonko is an avid traveler who’s always out and about experiencing new cultures and foods.  He values downtime with close friends and family and says they give him inspiration and always motivate him to be better.