Hasan Minhaj is a multi-talented American television personality, comic actor, political commentator, and writer. He rose to the limelight for his appearances on The Daily Show, a late-night show on Comedy Central. The comic star released his first comedy special Homecoming King on Netflix in 2017. He left The Daily Show in 2018 and began to host his own show titled Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. Hasan has equally recorded some awards in his name, in 2018; he was honoured with the Peabody Award for his wonderful performance on Homecoming King Show. Learn more about Hasan below.
Who is Hasan Minhaj?
Hasan Minhaj was born on the 23rd day of November 1985 in Davis neighbourhood of California in the United States. He was born to Indian Muslim parents Seema and her husband Najme. He grew up along with his only sister Ayesha Minhaj in California. Hasan graduated from the University of California where he got a degree in political science. He developed a keen interest in being a comedian from a very young age and while he was in the University, he started performing stand-up comedy at different shows.
Career and Rise to Prominence
Hasan Minhaj started his career while he was still in the University. After a while, he started getting invitations from all around San Francisco. Being a young and talented comedian, it didn’t take long before Hasan started associating himself with top stars. He did opening acts for popular comedians including Gabriel Iglesias, and Katt Williams. He also worked as a writer for the website called Ning. Interestingly, Hasan has cited the likes of Arj Barker and Kevin Shea as stars that inspired him to do comedy. He participated in the Wild 94.9 comedy competition in which he won the Best Standing Comedian in 2008.
His quest for a more challenging environment led Hasan Minhaj to relocate to Los Angeles where he participated in NBC’s Stand-Up for Diversity competition. Although he didn’t win the competition, Hasan made his way to the finals. He appeared in the 2011 sitcom State of Georgia as well as MTV’s Failosophy, and Disaster Date. He briefly served as a host of the web series titled Stand Up Planet and in 2014, he created his own comedy show The Truth with Hasan Minhaj.
Hasan was also hired by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show in 2014. On the show, he worked as a correspondent as well as a host. He continued making strides on the show until 2018 when he began his own show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. Currently, in its first season, the show first premiered on Netflix in October 2018. The comedian also hosted Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King for which he won a Peabody Award in 2018.
Additionally, Hasan has equally done a great job as an actor; he has made several appearances in comedy films such as Good Son in 2013 and Rough Night in 2017. He appeared in Most Likely to Murder and The Spy Who Dumped Me in 2018, among others.
What is Hasan Minhaj’s Net Worth?
The Indian-American comic star has succeeded in carving a niche for himself in the American entertainment industry and he is earning a decent amount of money from his comedy career. Hasan currently has an estimated net worth of $3 million. He made his wealth through his comedy career, acting, and television shows. Based on his witty comedy lines, the Hasan was invited to perform during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner held in 2017.
Meet His Sister ‘Ayesha Minhaj’, Wife and Other Family Members
Like we mentioned earlier, Hasan Minhaj came from Indian-American family; his parents Seema and Najme were originally from Seohara and Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, India. They migrated to the United States and settled in Davis, California. There Hasan and his sister Ayesha Minhaj were born. His dad established himself as a chemist while his mother also pursued a career in the health sector. After Hasan was born, his mother returned to India to complete her medical school. Upon completion, she returned to the United States where started working as a medical practitioner. Hasan’s sister Ayesha Minhaj is not left out, the gorgeous lady is also successful in her chosen career path. Ayesha pursued a career in law. Today, she has established herself as a legal practitioner based in San Francisco.
In addition to his successful comedy career, Hasan also has got an amazing love life. He is successfully married to a lady named Beena Patel. Beena completed her studies at the University of California with a doctorate degree in Public Health in 2013, she has been working as a management consultant for MedAmerica. The lovely couple met each other while in college and in January 2015, they exchanged marital vows. Together, they have a daughter that was born on the 22nd April 2018. The couple has been enjoying a wonderful marital life with is no sign of break up or controversy between them. They currently reside in New York City.