Who is Hasan Minhaj?
Hasan Minhaj was born on 23 September 1985, in Davis, California USA, ande is an actor and comedian, perhaps best known for being a part of “The Daily Show” as a senior correspondent. He was also the featured speaker during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2017.
The Net Worth of Hasan Minhaj
How rich is Hasan Minhaj? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career in comedy and acting. He debuted his stand-up comedy special on Netflix in 2017, entitled “Homecoming King”. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Hasan’s family originally hailed from Seohara and Aligarh in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Muslim family immigrated to Davis, where Hasan was raised. His father worked as a chemist, while his mother returned to India to complete medical school. He had a younger sister whom he didn’t know existed until his mother permanently returned from India. She now works as an attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Groundbreaking moment: Getting to shave my mustache and wear contact lenses for my 8th grade class photo. Congrats to @boburnham and @Chris_Storer on #eighthgrademovie. It’s INCREDIBLE and I’m so proud of them. See it this weekend! pic.twitter.com/y5Ybeo1AG2
— Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) July 13, 2018
Hasan attended the University of California, Davis and studied political science. While in the university, he saw the Chris Rock stand-up special entitled “Never Scared”, which sparked his interest in comedy, and soon he was travelling to San Francisco to perform stand-up as well. In 2008, he joined the Best Comic Standing competition held by Wild 94.9, which he won, and it led him to become the opening act for comedians such as Pablo Francisco, Gabriel Iglesias and Katt Williams. He also started writing comedy while working on the website Ning.
So cool to be honored by Mayor Bill de Blasio for 'Hasan Minhaj Day' in NYC. My first proclamation: Anyone can hop the turnstiles if they have insufficient fare.
Minhaj soon started looking for more opportunities in comedy, and moved to Los Angeles to become a part of the NBC event “Stand-up for Diversity”, which he became a finalist. He was subsequently given a recurring role in the television situational comedy “State of Georgia”, and then had a starring part in the hidden camera show “Disaster Date”, in which he played numerous roles. Eventually, he was cast to host “Failosophy”, is a comedy television, and in 2013, he appeared as a guest on shows such as “Getting On” and “Arrested Development”.
The following year, he then tried his hand at voice acting, as Rabi Ray Rana in the video game “Far Cry 4”, and also hosted the web series “The Truth with Hasan Minhaj”. Later in the year he joined “The Daily Show” as a correspondent – he initially had no material prepared for his audition, but later acquired material for Batman vs Bill Maher from an exchange between Ben Affleck and Bill Maher about Islam.
— Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) June 29, 2018
In 2016 Hasan became the host of the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner which gained a lot of attention due to his condemnation of the inaction of the US Congress in terms of gun control legislation. The following year, he was a speaker at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, in which he roasted national politics, Washington, D.C., the current president, American media, and the Washington press corps; roasting has been a tradition for invited comedians at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. He criticized US President Donald Trump for boycotting the dinner, even calling him “liar in chief”. He also reminded the press to continue to do their job.
Jon,Thank you for giving me a chance.Thank you for believing in me.Thank you for giving me my Roc A Fella chain in this business.I'll never forget it.#JonVoyage
The following year, Hasan created his first stand-up special entitled “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King” which became a part of Netflix in 2017. The special initially started as a one-man off-Broadway show in 2015 entitled “Homecoming King”, and featured the experience of an immigrant to the US today based on stories of Hasan’s life. The special was filmed at the Mondavi Center, and would go on to win a Peabody Award. He is also set to have his own weekly talk show with Netflix.
Personal Life and Social Media
Minhaj married Beena Patel in 2015 – the couple met while at the University of California, Davis. His wife is a Doctor of Public Health, and is a management consultant for MedAmerica, working particularly with homeless patients. His wife is from a Hindu family and they reside in New York City. They also now have a daughter, born in 2018.
Similar to numerous other comedians, Minhaj is very active online through social media accounts – with Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. He mainly uses his online platforms to promote his upcoming projects, including the dates and locations of his next stand-up performances.