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Sisanda Henna is an award-winning, world-class actor, with an impressive portfolio of diverse and powerful leading roles. Henna's most recent successes include M-Net Cinemax ZDF created series: Trackers, which became the popular African channel's number 1 viewed show, Rogue alongside a seasoned global cast including Megan Fox, Inconceivable  an M-Net original, One Night Kwa Mxolisi a Showmax original film which Henna also directs, and Agent, a 13-part series currently streaming in 190 countries across the world on Netflix and aired on Canal+ & SABC 1.


In the SAFTA winning Griekwastad (2020), an Afrikaans murder mystery, Henna gives a gut wrenching performance as the accused farmworker playing opposite Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy, Jack Ryan)


Very early in his career, Henna worked alongside John Kani (Captain America Civil War, Murder Mystery and The Lion King) an icon in the global film, television and theatre; and most recently with UK actress Karima Adebibe (in Deep State II) as well as American star Megan Fox (Transformers).

Born in picturesque Bisho, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, Henna’s acting career began when he captured the hearts and minds of the viewers in the role of Andile in local drama series Tsha Tsha for which he immediately won an award. Proud of his Xhosa heritage, Henna is fluent in his mother tongue isiXhosa and still actively keeps the cultural nuances of his lineage alive while remaining modern, worldly and progressive.

Henna is extremely passionate about sport and maintaining a vibrant, healthy lifestyle. In Agent, Henna plays a highly athletic football star and in Rogue he transforms into a mercenary with a colossal physique. These two roles required intensive training and body conditioning to ensure peak fitness and a body that is in superhero form.


Henna is a formidable and respected movie & tv director in the industry. A great collaborator, who also writes, creates and produces across multiple genres in film and television. 

He has directed on South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) winning shows, comedies, drama series, sictom and telenovela 

His directing credits include, Safta winning, Gauteng Maboneng II, Isono - on BET Africa, and One Night Kwa Mxolisi (2021) , a dramedy feature film for Showmax & M-Net that Henna directs and stars in. The film enjoyed incredible responses from audiences, critics and media. 

Henna’s outstanding acting skills continue to captivate audiences worldwide. A unique and truly gifted talent, Henna brings pure authenticity and dimension to the leading characters he embodies, translating the subtleties of each role with an honesty that is gripping and palpable through the screen. Henna’s consistency and immense drive are testament of a career that is no doubt on the trajectory to global movie stardom.


  • One Night kwa Mxolisi (2021) actor-director, Showmax

  • Rogue as Pata (2020)

  • Inconceivable (2020) M-Net, Shomax

  • Griekwastad (2020)

  • Agent as Lesego (2019) Netflix and Canal +

  • Trackers as Nkunzi (2019) M-Net, HBO, ZDF

  • Deep State II as Ali (2019) Fox International UK

  • Emjindini (2018)

  • Rhythm City as Sizwe (2017)

  • Hustle as Moruti Samson (2016)

  • Greed and Desire as a Director (2016)

  • Gold Diggers as a Director (2015)

  • Gauteng Maboneng as a Series Producer & Creative Director (2014)

  • Intersexions II as a Director (2013)

  • Donkerland as Mtonga (2013)

  • Klein Karoo as Bongi (2013)

  • Invictus as trainee producer (2009)

  • Hillside as Kenny 2006 – 2008

  • Einmal so wie ich will as Tobi (2005)

  • This Life as Jabu (2004)

  • Tsha Tsha as Andile (2003–2005)


Winner of the 2003 Best Actor in a drama award, South African Selimathunzi Duku Duku 

Winner of the 2005 Eastern Cape Young Achiever Award

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