Benu Mabhena

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Benu Mabhena
Benu Mabhena
Benu Mabhena
ResidenceLos Angles
EducationDiablo Valley College
  • Actress
Years active2006 to present
Known for
  • Featuring in the Movie Blood Diamond (2006)

Benu Mabhena is an actress who featured in the movie the Blood Diamond (2006).


Benu's parents and her five brothers were born in Zimbabwe, while she (and her younger Benu and her sister) was born in London.[1] After spending four years in London, the family traveled back to Zimbabwe, where they stayed for two years.[1]

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After graduating high school, Benu continued her studies at Diablo Valley College, where she performed community theater, acted in student films and wrote and recorded songs in the studio.[1] She graduated with an Associate Degree in Education.[1]

Acting career

While shooting the multiple award winning film, Benu and actress Jennifer Connelly would visit and volunteer on their days off at an orphanage in Mozambique- an experience that Benu believes was one of her most memorable.[1] In the movie Blood diamond, she plays the role of Jassie, Hounsou's wife, the couples children were in a refugee camp while the other one had joined a rebel movement after having been brainwashed.[2]


Blood Diamond

She guest-starred in "Jazz Man" on the cutting edge Web series "Night Walkers" for KoldCast TV and starred in the American Film Institute's Princess (2006). Benu can also be seen as Herself in Life on the Edge: A Global Crisis (2008).[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 , Biography,IMDb, retrieved:27 Feb 2015"
  2. Zimbabwean actress thrives in Hollywood African Echo Entertainment News, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: May 8, 2015