Hasan Minhaj Biography

Hasan Minhaj is an American actor and comedian, best known for his role as a Senior Correspondent on ‘The Daily Show’. He has appeared in various TV shows such as ‘State of Georgia’ and ‘Disaster Date’, and has also hosted his own web series and documentary. Minhaj has received recognition for his work, including being chosen as a featured speaker for the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. He is also a talented voice actor, having lent his voice to the character of Rabi Ray Rana in the video game series ‘Far Cry 4’. Additionally, Minhaj has gained acclaim for his stand-up comedy show ‘Homecoming King’.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 38 Years
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: Beena Patel, father: Najme Minhaj, mother: Seema Minhaj, siblings: Ayesha Minhaj (sister)
  • Born Country: United States
  • Comedians
  • Stand-up Comedians
  • Height: 6’0″ (183 cm)
  • Ancestry: Indian American
  • U.S. State: California
  • Education: University Of California, Davis


Hasan Minhaj’s career in comedy began after watching Chris Rock’s stand-up special ‘Never Scared.’ Inspired by Rock, Minhaj started performing comedy himself. In 2008, he won a ‘Best Comic Standing’ competition, which led to opportunities to work with Gabriel Iglesias, Pablo Francisco, and Katt Williams. He then appeared on NBC’s ‘Stand-up for Diversity’ and became a finalist on the show.

In 2011, Minhaj was cast in the sitcom ‘State of Georgia’ and also had roles on MTV’s ‘Disaster Date.’ He gained further recognition by posting videos on YouTube, which eventually led to him hosting the show ‘Failosophy’ on MTV. In 2013, he starred in shows like ‘Getting On’ and ‘Arrested Development’ and hosted the documentary ‘Stand Up Planet.’ The following year, he hosted his own web series called ‘The Truth with Hasan Minhaj’ and voiced a character in the video game ‘Far Cry 4.’ He also joined the team of ‘The Daily Show.’

In October 2015, Minhaj’s show ‘Homecoming King’ premiered Off-Broadway. He hosted the ‘Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner’ in 2016 and was selected as a featured speaker for the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. At the dinner, he humorously criticized various aspects of American society and politics, including Donald Trump’s decision to boycott the event.

In 2017, Minhaj turned his one-man show ‘Homecoming King’ into his first stand-up special for Netflix, titled ‘Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King.’ The show won him his first ‘Peabody Award.’ The following year, his web comedy talk show ‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj’ premiered on Netflix, earning him another ‘Peabody Award.’ He also appeared on the Comedy Central special ‘Goatface’ alongside Fahim Anwar and Asif Ali in 2018.

Personal Life

Hasan Minhaj was born on September 23, 1985, in Davis, California, USA. His parents, Najme and Seema, are Muslim and immigrated to Davis from India. Minhaj’s mother returned to India for eight years to complete her education, while he remained in the USA with his father. He has a sister named Ayesha Minhaj. Minhaj attended the University of California, where he studied political science.

In January 2015, Minhaj married Beena Patel, a Hindu woman. The couple welcomed their daughter in April 2018.

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