Hasan Minhaj is an American comedian, writer, producer and actor.
He was born on September 23, 1985, in Davis, California, to Indian Muslim parents who immigrated to the United States.
Minhaj is best known for his work as a correspondent and writer on the popular satirical news program, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where he gained a large following for his witty and incisive commentary on politics and culture.
In addition to his work on The Daily Show, he has also hosted his own weekly talk show on Netflix called Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.
The show premiered in 2018 and ran for six seasons, with each episode focusing on a different topic related to politics, culture and society.
Minhaj’s unique blend of humor, insight, and social commentary has earned him critical acclaim and a devoted fanbase.
Minhaj has also appeared in a number of films and television shows, including The Spy Who Dumped Me, The Morning Show and The Simpsons.
He has won several awards for his work, including a Peabody Award and two Webby Awards.
Minhaj is known for his advocacy on issues related to social justice, including immigration, civil rights and representation in media.
Hasan Minhaj parents
Minhaj’s parents are originally from India.
His father, Najme Minhaj, is a chemist who worked for the State of California, and his mother, Seema Usmani Minhaj, is a doctor.
They immigrated to the United States in the 1980s and settled in Davis, California, where the comedian was born in 1985.
Minhaj has often spoken about his parents and their experiences as immigrants in his comedy and on his show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.
He has also credited them with instilling in him a strong work ethic and a desire to succeed.