Things you did not know about Charles Maja AKA Bigboy Mabitsela

Charles Maja was born in a place called Ga-Maja in Limpopo. He is popularly known as Bigboy Mabitsela of Skeem Saam, and he is a talented actor who is very good in his roles. He was also part of the ‘kebona boloi’ crew back in 1997 SABC drama which was exposing wrong beliefs within the African communities. Since then he has never looked back.

He plays as Leshole’s father on Skeem Saam which is on SABC 1 weekdays at 18h30. Charles Maja’s career in entertainment includes roles he had in Thobela FM’s dramas. He has been in the industry for a long time now and he has attracted a lot of fans although his character on Skeem Saam is that of an abusive father to his son.

Charles does not have any formal training of acting. His talent comes from his roles he had as a kid growing up in Ga-Maja. He used to enjoy a lot of dramas at school and he was always the first one to raise his hand whenever school kids were given opportunities to be part of dramas.


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