Hasan Minhaj is a multi-talented person and is a package full of laughter. He is an American writer, comedian, producer, actor, television host, and political commentator. He rose to fame for working in Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, a famous Netflix show. For this show, he won two Webby Awards and two Peabody Awards. Minhaj has worked in many television series and comedy shows and was listed among 100 most influential people in the famous newspaper/magazine TIME.
Minhaj is originally from Aligarh and belongs to a Muslim family of Uttar Pradesh. Minhaj was born and bought up in Davis, California. His mother moved to India for her medical study after Minhaj’s birth and returned back in 1989. When Minhaj turned eight, he got to know that he has a sister. Minhaj was fluent in English, Urdu, and Hindi.
The famous comedian completed his graduation from Davis Senior High School in 2003 and further attended the University of California for completing his political science. He completed his graduation in the year 2007.
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When Minhaj was at the University of California, he developed an interest in comedy. He first saw a stand-up comedy of Chris Rock, Never Scared, and got inspired by him. Minhaj started learning and performing after seeing Never Scared. He traveled to San Francisco and won the “Best Comic Standing “competition. This opened gates for him, and he got to work in the opening act for Gabriel Iglesias, Katt Williams, and Pablo Francisco.
He was castes on MTV on show Failosophy in 2011. Minhaj appeared as a guest in some series like Getting On and Arrested Development. Minhaj tied with The Daily Show and was hired by Jon Stewart, the host of The Daily Show. In 2016, he performed as a host of Radio and Television Correspondents Dinned and gained consideration for his criticism of inaction in gun control legislation of US Congress.
In 2018, Minhaj was selected by Netflix to represent his weekly show on Netflix. The order of the episodes of the “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” was of 32 episodes. He got listed in TIME’s 100 most influential people across the world and won a Peabody Award.
The most important people that influenced Minhaj for his comedy include Stephen Colbert, Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, Richard Pryor, Trevor Noah, and Junot Diaz.
Minhaj got married to Beena Patel in January 2015. He met Beena at UC Davis, who works for homeless patients and is a management consultant in America. In 2018, both were blessed with a baby girl, and in 2020, Beena gave birth to a boy.
Awards and Nominations
This Multi-talented person was nominated for nearly nine awards, out of which he won 6 awards. Most of his awards were for his famous show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.”
The estimated net worth of Hasan Minhaj is approximately $3 million. His income is apprehended on the source of his various roles in shows.