Wife Beena Patel, Sister, Net Worth, Wedding

• Hasan Minhaj was born in 1985 in Davis, California USA.
• He is an actor and comedian, best known for being a part of “The Daily Show”.
• His net worth is estimated to be at $4 million, earned mainly through his successful career in comedy and acting.
• He studied Political Science at the University of California Davis and went on to appear on shows such as “Getting On”, “Arrested Development” and “Failosophy”.
• He was the featured speaker during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2017 and has since released his own stand-up special on Netflix. He is set to have his own weekly talk show with Netflix.

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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.

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.

Posted by Hasan Minhaj on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Comedy Career

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.

Later Endeavors

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

Posted by Hasan Minhaj on Thursday, August 6, 2015

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.

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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.

General Info

Full Name Hasan Minhaj
Profession Actor, Comedian, Writer
Education University of California, Davis
Nationality American



Movies Moving Takahashi
TV Shows Disaster Date, The Daily Show

Social profile links




Title Year Status Character
The Spy Who Dumped Me 2018 filming
Most Likely to Murder 2018 completed Amir
Rough Night 2017 Joe
The Daily Show 2015-2017 TV Series Spelling Bee Kid / Chad Smith / Brown Immigrant / …
Far Cry 4 2014 Video Game Rabi Ray Rana (voice)
St. Peter Meets 2014 TV Mini-Series Jafar
Getting On 2013 TV Series Raul
Good Son 2013 Video short Doctor Son
Arrested Development 2013 TV Series Indian Medical Student #2
Dance Crew 2013 Video short Dance Crew Hair
Indian Spider-Man 2012 Video short Hasan Peter Patel
Dancing for Help 2012 Video short Hasan
Money From Strangers 2012 TV Series
I Survived: Celebrity Massages 2012 Short
Writers’ Room: Zou Bisou Bisou 2012 Video short Hasan
Ari Chickens Out 2012 Video short Hasan
Racist Rap Battle 2012 Video short Young Bollywood
Coffee 2012 Video short Hitman
Watsky’s Making an Album 2012 TV Series Kurt
Moving Takahashi 2011 Short Grant
State of Georgia 2011 TV Series Seth
Disaster Date 2011 TV Series Various
True Stories from My Crappy Childhood 2010 Short
The Legend of Neil 2010 TV Series Lynel 2 / Lynel
The Wanda Sykes Show 2010 TV Series WMZ Staffer


Title Year Status Character
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King 2017 TV Special
Prom 2016 Short story
Indian Spider-Man 2012 Video short
The Truth with Hasan Minhaj 2012 TV Series
Racist Rap Battle 2012 Video short

Assistant Director

Title Year Status Character
Pilot Season 2014/II Short assistant director


Title Year Status Character
Prom 2016 Short executive producer


Title Year Status Character
Bite to the Future 2017 Documentary filming Himself
The Daily Show 2014-2017 TV Series Himself – Correspondent
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2017 TV Series Himself – Comic Guest
Chelsea 2016-2017 TV Series Himself
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King 2017 TV Special Himself
2017 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner 2017 TV Movie Himself – Host
24 Hours of Reality: The Road Forward 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
News Your Own Adventure 2015 TV Special Himself – Correspondent
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs 2015 TV Special Himself
Stand Up Planet Comedy Showcase 2014 TV Movie Himself
TakePart Live 2013-2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
Stand Up Planet 2013 TV Series Himself – Host
Failosophy 2013 TV Series Himself – Host
Take Five 2013 TV Series Himself
Money From Strangers 2012 TV Series Himself
The Truth with Hasan Minhaj 2012 TV Series Himself
I Am Comic 2010 Documentary Himself
Omg! The 411 2009 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Lately 2009 TV Series Himself


Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2015 BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game Far Cry 4 (2014)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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