• Hasan Minhaj was born in 1985 in Davis, California USA.
• He is an actor and comedian, best known for being a part of “The Daily Show”.
• His net worth is estimated to be at $4 million, earned mainly through his successful career in comedy and acting.
• He studied Political Science at the University of California Davis and went on to appear on shows such as “Getting On”, “Arrested Development” and “Failosophy”.
• He was the featured speaker during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2017 and has since released his own stand-up special on Netflix. He is set to have his own weekly talk show with Netflix.

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Who is Hasan Minhaj?

Hasan Minhaj was born on 23 September 1985, in Davis, California USA, ande is an actor and comedian, perhaps best known for being a part of “The Daily Show” as a senior correspondent. He was also the featured speaker during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2017.

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The Net Worth of Hasan Minhaj

How rich is Hasan Minhaj? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career in comedy and acting. He debuted his stand-up comedy special on Netflix in 2017, entitled “Homecoming King”. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Hasan’s family originally hailed from Seohara and Aligarh in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Muslim family immigrated to Davis, where Hasan was raised. His father worked as a chemist, while his mother returned to India to complete medical school. He had a younger sister whom he didn’t know existed until his mother permanently returned from India. She now works as an attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Hasan attended the University of California, Davis and studied political science. While in the university, he saw the Chris Rock stand-up special entitled “Never Scared”, which sparked his interest in comedy, and soon he was travelling to San Francisco to perform stand-up as well. In 2008, he joined the Best Comic Standing competition held by Wild 94.9, which he won, and it led him to become the opening act for comedians such as Pablo Francisco, Gabriel Iglesias and Katt Williams. He also started writing comedy while working on the website Ning.

Comedy Career

Minhaj soon started looking for more opportunities in comedy, and moved to Los Angeles to become a part of the NBC event “Stand-up for Diversity”, which he became a finalist. He was subsequently given a recurring role in the television situational comedy “State of Georgia”, and then had a starring part in the hidden camera show “Disaster Date”, in which he played numerous roles. Eventually, he was cast to host “Failosophy”, is a comedy television, and in 2013, he appeared as a guest on shows such as “Getting On” and “Arrested Development”.

The following year, he then tried his hand at voice acting, as Rabi Ray Rana in the video game “Far Cry 4”, and also hosted the web series “The Truth with Hasan Minhaj”. Later in the year he joined “The Daily Show” as a correspondent – he initially had no material prepared for his audition, but later acquired material for Batman vs Bill Maher from an exchange between Ben Affleck and Bill Maher about Islam.

Later Endeavors

In 2016 Hasan became the host of the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner which gained a lot of attention due to his condemnation of the inaction of the US Congress in terms of gun control legislation. The following year, he was a speaker at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, in which he roasted national politics, Washington, D.C., the current president, American media, and the Washington press corps; roasting has been a tradition for invited comedians at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. He criticized US President Donald Trump for boycotting the dinner, even calling him “liar in chief”. He also reminded the press to continue to do their job.

The following year, Hasan created his first stand-up special entitled “Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King” which became a part of Netflix in 2017. The special initially started as a one-man off-Broadway show in 2015 entitled “Homecoming King”, and featured the experience of an immigrant to the US today based on stories of Hasan’s life. The special was filmed at the Mondavi Center, and would go on to win a Peabody Award. He is also set to have his own weekly talk show with Netflix.

Personal Life and Social Media

Minhaj married Beena Patel in 2015 – the couple met while at the University of California, Davis. His wife is a Doctor of Public Health, and is a management consultant for MedAmerica, working particularly with homeless patients. His wife is from a Hindu family and they reside in New York City. They also now have a daughter, born in 2018.

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Similar to numerous other comedians, Minhaj is very active online through social media accounts – with Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. He mainly uses his online platforms to promote his upcoming projects, including the dates and locations of his next stand-up performances.

General Info

Full NameHasan Minhaj
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Writer
EducationUniversity of California, Davis


SiblingsAyesha Minhaj


MoviesMoving Takahashi
TV ShowsDisaster Date, The Daily Show

Social profile links




The Spy Who Dumped Me2018filming
Most Likely to Murder2018completedAmir
Rough Night2017Joe
The Daily Show2015-2017TV SeriesSpelling Bee Kid / Chad Smith / Brown Immigrant / ...
Far Cry 42014Video GameRabi Ray Rana (voice)
St. Peter Meets2014TV Mini-SeriesJafar
Getting On2013TV SeriesRaul
Good Son2013Video shortDoctor Son
Arrested Development2013TV SeriesIndian Medical Student #2
Dance Crew2013Video shortDance Crew Hair
Indian Spider-Man2012Video shortHasan Peter Patel
Dancing for Help2012Video shortHasan
Money From Strangers2012TV Series
I Survived: Celebrity Massages2012Short
Writers' Room: Zou Bisou Bisou2012Video shortHasan
Ari Chickens Out2012Video shortHasan
Racist Rap Battle2012Video shortYoung Bollywood
Coffee2012Video shortHitman
Watsky's Making an Album2012TV SeriesKurt
Moving Takahashi2011ShortGrant
State of Georgia2011TV SeriesSeth
Disaster Date2011TV SeriesVarious
True Stories from My Crappy Childhood2010Short
The Legend of Neil2010TV SeriesLynel 2 / Lynel
The Wanda Sykes Show2010TV SeriesWMZ Staffer


Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King2017TV Special
Prom2016Short story
Indian Spider-Man2012Video short
The Truth with Hasan Minhaj2012TV Series
Racist Rap Battle2012Video short

Assistant Director

Pilot Season2014/IIShort assistant director


Prom2016Short executive producer


Bite to the Future2017Documentary filmingHimself
The Daily Show2014-2017TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2017TV SeriesHimself - Comic Guest
Chelsea2016-2017TV SeriesHimself
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King2017TV SpecialHimself
2017 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner2017TV MovieHimself - Host
24 Hours of Reality: The Road Forward2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
News Your Own Adventure2015TV SpecialHimself - Correspondent
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2015TV SpecialHimself
Stand Up Planet Comedy Showcase2014TV MovieHimself
TakePart Live2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Stand Up Planet2013TV SeriesHimself - Host
Failosophy2013TV SeriesHimself - Host
Take Five2013TV SeriesHimself
Money From Strangers2012TV SeriesHimself
The Truth with Hasan Minhaj2012TV SeriesHimself
I Am Comic2010DocumentaryHimself
Omg! The 4112009TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2009TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2015BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameFar Cry 4 (2014)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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