Being a family member of a famous person is one sure way of being launched into fame. If you happen to be a sibling of a public figure, there is every chance that you will become a highly-talked about person around the world as well. This is mainly because the fans of your popular sibling will dig into your life to find out what they can about you and in the end, drag you out to the public sphere. This is the case for Ayesha Minhaj, a woman who is famous for being the younger sister of Hasan Minhaj.
Hasan Minhaj is a very popular American comedian who is considered to be one of the most entertaining rib-crackers in the US. He is also a writer, actor, producer, television host, and political commentator who is widely talked about on social media circles and have many people following him on the internet. His popularity has rubbed off on his sister, Ayesha who became a highly-sought after personality by fans of Hasan after he made mention of her.
Ayesha Minhaj Bio
The exact day and month in which Ayesha Minhaj was born are not known just yet. However, sources have revealed that she was born in 1989. Her father has been identified as Najme Minhaj and her mother’s name has been given as Seema Usmani. Unlike her brother Hasan who was born in the USA, Ayesha Minhaj was born in India. She later moved to the USA as a child and has lived in the country most of her life.
Ayesha attended the University of California in Los Angeles where she studied political science. She graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree. She also attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2012 from where she graduated with a Doctor of Law in 2015.
Ayesha Minhaj is very fond of her family and this shows very much in how she displays them on social media. She is known to be in the habit of posting photos of her brother, Hasan, and their parents on her Instagram page every now and then. She also follows the images up with cute, loving captions.
Her parents are originally from Aligarh, a city in Uttar Pradesh, a state in India. They migrated to the United States after their marriage and raised their kids there. However, not all their kids were born in America. While Hasan was born in the US, their daughter, Ayesha was born back in India. Today, both Hasan and Ayesha are fond of each other and often show themselves off on social media.
According to sources, both of her parents are in the medical line. Her father is reportedly a chemist and her mother is a medical practitioner. The family is very close and photos from Ayesha’s page have often shown them having dinner together.
Facts About Hasan Minhaj’s Sister
1. She practiced journalism for a while
Ayesha practiced journalism for a while. After graduating from the University of California where she studied political science, she proceeded to get a job with NBC News where she worked as a news associate at the Bay Area station. Ayesha practiced journalism with NBC News for some time before her love for legal matters made her go back to school to get a degree in law.
2. Ayesha is a successful lawyer
After she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015 with a Doctor of Law, she was admitted to the State Bar of California. She has since gone on to practice law successfully in America. Information on her LinkedIn page shows that she is now an associate at an international law firm based in New York City. The law firm is called Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates.
3. She didn’t meet her brother until he was 8
One interesting thing about Ayesha is that she never got to meet her brother, Hasan Minhaj until he turned 8 years old. What happened was that when her parents first came to America, they had their son, Hasan. Shortly after that, her mother decided to go back to India to finish medical school. While she was still in India, she gave birth to Ayesha, so she and Hasan remained far apart until she finally came to America with her mother.
4. How she became known as Hasan Minhaj’s sister
The world came to know that Ayesha was Hasan Minhaj’s sister when the comedian made reference to her during one of his comedy sessions. He told his audience that he and his sister did not see each other until he was 8 years old and then joked that when they finally met, it was quite awkward. Thereafter, many fans started to dig into Ayesha’s life to learn more about her.