Hasan Minhaj Biography

Hasan Minhaj is an American actor as well as a comedian. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: September 23, 1985

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors Comedians

Age: 34 Years, 34 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Virgo

Born in: Davis, California, USA

Famous as: Actor and Comedian

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Beena Patel

father: Najme

mother: Seema

siblings: Ayesha Minhaj (sister)

U.S. State: California

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education: University of California, Davis

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Hasan Minhaj is an American actor as well as a comedian who currently serves as a Senior Correspondent for ‘The Daily Show’. He was a series regular on the sitcom ‘State of Georgia’ and has also starred in MTV’s ‘Disaster Date’. Running his self-owned channel on YouTube, Minhaj has also done guest roles for the shows ‘Getting On’ and ‘Arrested Development’. He hosted the web series titled ‘The Truth with Hasan Minhaj’ and the documentary ‘Stand Up Planet’. The American star has also worked as a voice actor. He has voiced the character of Rabi Ray Rana for the video game series ‘Far Cry 4’. Minhaj’s first stand-up comedy show ‘Homecoming King’ also comes under the list of contributions the actor has made to the industry. Talking about his achievements and honours, Minhaj was chosen as a featured speaker for the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner. His web work ‘The Truth with Hasan Minhaj’ had received special mentions in countless publications including ‘The New York Times,’ ‘Gawker’ and ‘The Huffington Post.’

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  • After watching Chris Rock's stand-up special ‘Never Scared,’ Minhaj began performing comedy himself. In 2008, he won a “Best Comic Standing” competition as a result of which he was offered the chance to work for Gabriel Iglesias, Pablo Francisco, and Katt Williams. After this, he performed on NBC channel’s ‘Stand-up for Diversity’ and became the finalist of the show.
  • In 2011, Minhaj was cast in the sitcom ‘State of Georgia’. He also got the opportunity to play various roles on MTV’s ‘Disaster Date’. Soon after that, he was given YouTube show ‘Failosophy’. In the year 2013, the American actor and comedian starred in shows ‘Getting On’ and ‘Arrested Development’. The same year, he hosted the documentary ‘Stand Up Planet’. The following year, he hosted his web series named ‘The Truth with Hasan Minhaj’ and also lent his voice to the character of Rabi Ray Rana for the video game series ‘Far Cry 4’. In addition, Hasan Minhaj joined the team of ‘The Daily Show’ around that time.
  • In October 2015, his show ‘Homecoming King’ premiered Off-Broadway. On June 18, 2016, he hosted the ‘Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner’. In April 2017, Minhaj was selected as a featured speaker for 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner. There he took a dig at the Washington, D.C. society, American politics, media, current events, Washington press corps, the president, and so on. He even criticized Donald Trump for boycotting the dinner!
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Personal Life
  • Hasan Minhaj was born on September 23, 1985 in Davis, California, USA, to Muslim parents Najme and Seema. His Indian-born parents had immigrated to Davis, California where he was born and raised. He remained in the USA with his father while his mother moved back to India for eight years to complete her studies. She visited the USA in between and gave birth to Hasan’s sister, Ayesha Minhaj, in 1989. Minhaj studied at the University of California and majored in political science. He married a Hindu woman Beena Patel in January 2015.

1. Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (2017)


2. The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

  (Comedy, Action)

3. Rough Night (2017)


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