Ben Mahaka
Ben Mahaka
Ben Mahaka
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Director
Years active1990s to present
Known forActing: Studio 263 and Yellow Card

Ben Mahaka is an award-winning Zimbabwean actor, director and producer who rose to fame while playing the role of Tom Mbambo in the popular Zimbabwean soap opera Studio 263.


Mahaka is married to Imelda Mudekuneye and the couple has two kids together.[1]

Acting Career

Mahaka played the role of Tom Mbambo in Studio263 which was the biggest television show in Zimbabwe since 2001. Previously, Mahaka had also featured in the movie Yellow Card, which was a hit during the late 1990s. In 2011, Mahaka worked with a musician Hope Masike and directed the video for song "Tioneiwo Shewe". In September 2014, Mahaka worked with a musician cum comedian Kapfupi in a tevision commercial. [2]


  • Stdio263: Acting
  • Yellow Card: Acting
  • Odium: Directing
  • Worked with Freddy Manjalima on a television Commercial
  • Lazarus Boora the Movie:Director
  • Hope Masike Music Video: Directing.[2]


Mahaka has 5 National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) nominations for Directing and Acting. He also got a (NAMA) for Most Outstanding Music Video 2009.[3]

Mahaka is now working in the directing and producing scenes with different production houses in advertising, development communication, corporate and entertainment circles.[1] His latest productions include his work with Kapfupi on a television commercial as well as Hope Masike's video for a song titled Tioneiwo.

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  2. 2.0 2.1 , Ben Mahaka,Ben Mahaka Facebook, retrieved:7 Apr 2015"
  3. author, Ben Mahaka,Ben Mahaka LinkedIn Profile, retrieved:7 Apr 2015"