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Maria actor Robert ‘Khula’ Budi’s profile: Mr World Kenya to lifestyle influencer

Renowned former Mr Kenya and actor in the popular TV show ‘Maria,’ Robert ‘Khula’ Budi, and his wife, Wendy Kimingi, made headlines on Wednesday, November 29, following their arrest for allegedly beating and assaulting their seven-year-old daughter at Karen Plains in Langata.

The former Mr. Kenya resisted arrest, shaking off police officers who approached him to enforce an arrest for child rights violations.

However, the police eventually overpowered Budi, handcuffing him and escorting him to Karen Police Station.

Actor in the popular TV show ‘Maria,’ Robert ‘Khula’ Budi. PHOTO| COURTESY

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The arrest took place outside the Milimani court.

Khula Budi’s Profile

Khula Budi has made a name for himself as a multi-talented individual, excelling as an actor, rapper, model, and former Mr. World Kenya 2018.

Known for portraying the character Trevor in Citizen TV’s hit series ‘Maria,’ Budi officially tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend in a private ceremony at Ukunda, Mombasa County, in 2020.

In addition to his entertainment career, Budi is the founder of Black Forest Beard Oil, specializing in essential oils for beard care.

He also co-founded Fitnesswars, aka FIWA, a fitness challenge initiative among friends who share a passion for health and fitness.

Actor in the popular TV show ‘Maria,’ Robert ‘Khula’ Budi. PHOTO| COURTESY

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Reflecting on his role in ‘Maria,’ Budi emphasized the challenge of switching from his real-life persona to the character Magic in the show, requiring him to embody a contrasting attitude towards women.

“I had to become a guy who sees no value in women, who uses them and dumps them, and talks to them like they don’t matter. I had to completely listen to music for me to switch from Khula to Magic,” he explained.

Actor in the popular TV show ‘Maria,’ Robert ‘Khula’ Budi. PHOTO| COURTESY

Having experienced fame as a model and former Mr. World Kenya, Budi candidly shared that celebrities, despite their public image, face challenges like stress, depression, drug addiction, family issues, and relationship struggles away from the spotlight.

He expressed appreciation for the show ‘Famous’ for highlighting the less glamorous aspects of celebrity life.

“I’m happy to be telling this story because most people see celebrities and only think about the glamour, the fame and the money. They forget that these are just normal human beings, who go through stress and depression, drug addiction, family issues and relationship issues in their other life away from the spotlight, which Famous highlights very well,” he said in a past interview.

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