Hassan Minhaj is a U.S born comedian, actor and television host. He also doubles up as a writer, producer, and commentator, especially on issues involving politics.
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Hassan Minhaj Bio: Age, Parents, Early Life
Minhaj was born on September 23rd, 1985 to parents Najmee and Seema in Davis California where they had settled after emigrating from Aligarh in Utter Pradesh, India. He was raised in the United States where he and his father remained while his mother went back to India to continue with the medical school.
In 1989, she went back to the United States and delivered a baby girl, then went back to medical school in India. Surprisingly, Minhaj knew nothing of the proceedings and it was not until he was 8 years of age that he came to know he had a sister, when his mother and sister came back from India to permanently live in California.
Born on 23rd September, Minhaj is a Libra.
Hassan Minhaj Education Details
Growing up, Minhaj went to Davis Senior high school and later into the University of California, Davis where he graduated in 2007 with a degree in political science.
Minhaj’s dream in comedy started while he was in college after watching the stand-up special “Never Scared’ by Chris Rock. It inspired him to an extent he began traveling to other places to perform and sooner than expected, his hard work paid off when he won the award for Best Comic Standing in the Wilds 94.9 competition. This opened many other gates that projected Minhaj into the world of fame. For instance, it earned him the privilege of opening acts for famous personalities such as Kate Williams, Gabriel Iglesias, and Pablo Francisco amongst others.
Minhaj widened his net further. He took roles in commercial shows, hosted and participated in stand-up competitions. In 2014, he became a correspondent for the Daily Show. Over the years his popularity grew, earning him more engagements. He performed a set on the Annual Radio and Television Correspondent’s Dinner and was a featured speaker at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2017 where he attacked President Trump for failing to attend the event.
In May 2017, Minhaj’s first stand up special – Hassan Minhaj: Homecoming King – premiered on Netflix. In the year that followed, he started hosting his own show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj on the Netflix platform.
While Hassan Minhaj may seem like your usual comedian and actor with exaggerated ambitions, the truth is quite the opposite. In April 2019, the TIMES listed him as one of the most influential people in the world which cannot be classified as a mean feat as a number of factors, past and present are considered.
Fame, power, and money are mostly drivers of influence in our society. But does Minhaj possess these factors to the degree expected to have an effect on society?
Minhaj is widely known for his correspondence at the Daily Show, his role as senior host for Patriot Act, and his scathing attack on President Trump during the White House Correspondent’s Dinner in 2017, which the president boycotted. Minhaj called him a chief liar, calling on the media to take up their role more seriously.
The combination of roles cutting across different industries and coupled with his sense of humor catapults Minhaj into the center of wealth and influence, giving him unlimited room for growth. It is not yet clear whether he will have to make a choice to pursue one line fully or he will go on being a master of all trades, and a jerk of none.
Taking a look at his finances, Minhaj comes out as a moderately wealthy but promising person. His current net worth is estimated to be between $3 million and $5million. While this is a sum incomparable to some of the richest comedians, Minhaj is still young- currently, 34 years in age – and therefore his future, going by his current standards is bound to reward him big. Most of the comedians in the United States have annual earnings estimated at $40000. Considering Minhaj’s diverse activities, he is bound to be earning a little higher than the average comedian.
Hassan Minhaj Body Measurements
He has dark brown eyes and black hair. He stands at a height of approximately 6 feet. He is of Asian descent
Is Hassan Minhaj Married?
Yes, he is married to Beena Patel who he met in college before they wedded in January 2015. Together, they have a daughter.