- John Kani is the father of Atandwa Kani.
- John Kani speaks fluent Xhosa and taught Chadwick Boseman the language for Captain America: Civil War.
- John Kani worked again with Alfre Woodard and Florence Kasumba in The Lion King.
- John Kani’s left eye is a glass prosthetic, losing his real eye in a clash with Apartheid police.
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