Hasan Minhaj is an American comedian, writer, producer and television host.
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.
He began his career as a stand-up comedian, performing at various clubs and venues across the United States.
Minhaj gained national attention in 2014 with his one-man show, Homecoming King, which he later adapted into a Netflix special in 2017.
The show explored his experiences growing up as a first-generation Indian-American Muslim and the challenges he faced in reconciling his cultural identity with his American upbringing.
In 2017, Minhaj joined The Daily Show as a correspondent, where he quickly became a fan favorite for his sharp wit and incisive commentary on current events.
He also hosted his own weekly comedy show on Netflix, called Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, which premiered in 2018 and ran for six seasons.
The show tackled a wide range of topics, from politics and social issues to pop culture and technology, and was praised for its informative and entertaining approach to complex subjects.
In addition to his work in comedy and television, Minhaj has also been involved in various social and political causes.
He has spoken out against Islamophobia and discrimination against Muslims, and has been a vocal advocate for immigrant rights and racial justice.
Minhaj was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2019.
Hasan Minhaj wife
Minhaj’s wife is Beena Patel Minhaj.
She is a Doctor of Public Health and Management Consultant born in California, USA, and is of Hindu descent.
Beena holds American nationality, and got married to Minhaj in 2015.
They moved in together after getting married, and Hasan has spoken about how his life changed after they got married.
In April 2018, Beena and Minhaj welcomed their first child, a baby girl, whose name has not been made public.
They also have a son, born in February 2020.
Hasan has spoken publicly about their struggle to conceive, and he underwent a varicocele repair procedure after discovering that the issue was with his own fertility rather than Beena’s.