• Ayesha Minhaj is an American lawyer born in India in 1989.
• She attended the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2010.
• She is the older sister of popular comedian Hasan Minhaj.
• She works for Google as their associate security counsel.
• She is involved in philanthropic work with the non-profit Move Up Today organization.
Who is Ayesha Minhaj?
Ayesha was born in India in 1989 but her exact date of birth is not known – she holds American nationality and is popular for being an older sister of the popular comedian Hasan Minhaj.
Early life and education
Ayesha’s parents Najeme and Seema Minhaj are from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, but they moved to Davis, California US just a couple of years before she was born – they are a very religious Muslim family. Not much is known about Ayesha’s family as both she and Hasan are quite secretive about their personal lives – their father is said to be a chemist while their mother went back to India to study medicine for eight years, and gave birth to Ayesha there.
After matriculating from a local high school, Ayesha enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2010. She decided to continue her education and in 2012 enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania’s Law School and became a Doctor of Law in 2015.
One year after getting her bachelor’s degree, Ayesha joined NBC News in September 2011, and worked as their news associate for over a year before quitting in September 2012 – she then started studying law, and worked for the NBC Universal Media LLC as their legal intern in the General Counsel’s office during the three months of her summer break in 2013.
She went back to studying in September 2013, then during the summer of 2014, she worked at the Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates Company as their summer associate. Once again, she went back to the university, and when she became a Doctor of Law, she started her first long-term job for the same Company as their litigation associate, and stayed with the company for three years and five months before leaving in January 2019.
In March 2019, Ayesha began working for Google as their associate security counsel, and is still part of the team.
Who is Hasan Minhaj, Ayesha’s brother?
Hasan was born in Davis, California USA on 23 September 1985 under the zodiac sign of Libra and holds American nationality – he is a popular comedian, writer, producer, actor, and a TV host.
Hasan matriculated from the Davis Senior High School in 2003, he then enrolled at the University of California and got his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He fell in love with comedy when he saw Chris Rock’s stand-up performance entitled “Never Scared” – he was still in college then and used to travel to San Francisco where he performed for the first time. He won the Wild 49.9 radio station’s “Best Comic Standing” competition in 2008 which made it possible for him to perform at several places right before the popular stand-up comedians would perform. He stated that his biggest inspirations when it comes to doing comedy are Kevin Shea and Arj Barker.
He went on to compete at the “Stand-up for Diversity” NBC’s competition in 2009 and lost in the finals – he acted in the “State of Georgia” TV sitcom, and appeared in many episodes of the “Disaster Date” MTV’s show. He went on to appear in numerous shows and TV series such as the MTV’s “Failosophy”, “Arrested Development”, and “Getting On” – he was the host of “The Truth with Hasan Minhaj” comedy web series in 2014, while he also voiced Rabi Ray Rana in the popular video game called “Far Cry 4”.
He became part of “The Daily Show” as its correspondent in– he won the position with his sketch entitled “Batman vs. Bill Maher”, for which he got the idea after watching a discussion between Ben Affleck, Sam Harris, and Bill Maher about radical Islam.
Hasan became quite famous after he was chosen to be the featured speaker at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner in 2017, during which he roasted Washington City’s society, its politics, and the current president. He called the US President Donald Trump a ‘liar in chief’ – he didn’t appear at the dinner.
Hasan won the Peabody Award for his stand-up show “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King” which first aired on Netflix on 23 May 2017 – he launched his new show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” on 28 October 2018, and it so far counts 32 episodes.
He is a married man as he exchanged his wedding vows with Beena Patel in January 2015 after they dated for years – Beena is also well-educated as she became Doctor of Public Health in 2013. They became parents to girl on 22 April 2018.
According to authoritative sources, Hasan’s current net worth is estimated to be over $3 million and will surely rise as he is actively working – he is very popular on his Instagram account, and has gathered over 800,000 followers and uploaded nearly 1,000 pictures.
Ayesha’s personal life and relationships
Ayesha and her brother Hasan did not know about each other until Ayesha moved to the US with her mother – the reason why their parents hadn’t told them until Ayesha came to the US are not known, but it is rumored that Hasan’s father is not Ayesha’s father. He visited his wife during her studies in India but it is rumored that he wasn’t the one to impregnate Ayesha’s mother.
Hasan was eight years old when he first met Ayesha – they were sitting in separate rooms and once they brought her to Hasan, they told him ‘Hasan, you are the brother!’. The two are in a very good relationship today, and are quite close to each other – they are also very different kinds of people, as Hasan is a comedian and enjoys making people laugh while Ayesha is serious and works as a lawyer.
Ayesha is quite secretive when it comes to personal matters such as her past and present affairs – she never talked about her boyfriends and currently appears to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have any kids.
Likes and other interests
Ayesha’s first love is Law, however, she enjoys doing other things as well – she is a big fan of eating and loves to taste different cuisines, but her favorite treats are cookies. She enjoys travelling which works very well with her interest in food – she loves watching Bollywood movies.
Ayesha is interested in doing charity work and helping people in need in various fields, but is mostly active as part of the non-profit Move Up Today organization with which she serves as a mentor, helping minority women find jobs, be successful in their careers, and launch their own businesses.
Student loan debt has forced millions of kids to live at home with their parents. New episode of @patriotact streaming now. pic.twitter.com/bGV8GUorA6
— Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) February 24, 2019
Appearance and net worth
Ayesha is currently around 30 years old. She has long black hair and brown eyes, but her height and weight are not known. According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be over $300,000 and will surely rise as Ayesha has already gained recognition in the law business.=
Social media presence
Ayesha is quite active on social media platforms – she launched her Twitter account in October 2011 but seems to be picky when it comes to people who she lets follow her, and her descriptions reads ‘Law student. News/politics junkie. Bollywood fanatic. Cookie monster. Opinions are my own, re-tweets aren’t endorsements..yada yada.’ Her Instagram account is followed by over 4,200 people while she’s uploaded around 130 pictures – she has a Facebook account as well which she uses to keep in touch with her close friends and family.
Ayesha can speak English, Hindi and Urdu languages.
Social profile links
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia