Hasan Minhaj is a popular American comedian. Hasan is the senior correspondent currently on The Daily Show. He was the debutant stand-up comedian in the Netflix’s Homecoming King. Moreover, he earned the prestige to be the featured speaker at White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2017. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Hasan Minhaj in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Hasan belongs to a Muslim family in India. His parents immigrated to California before his birth, and therefore, he is American by birthright. He was born on 23rd September 1985. After his birth, his father stayed back in the United States while his mother went back to India to complete his medical school. She also gave birth to Hasan’s sister in the US. Hasan can speak English as well as fluent Hindi. His sister is an attorney in San Francisco.
Hasan had got married to Beena Patel of Indian original in 2015. He met her in college at UC Davis. Beena earned Doctor of Public Health title in 2013 and worked with homeless patients. Patel belongs to a Hindu family, and they live together in New York City. They recently welcomed their baby girl in April this year. Hasan went to the University of California and had a major in political science.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
Hasan became interested in comedy back from his university days. He started to go to San Francisco to perform as a comedian. In 2008, Hasan won the Best Comic Standing competition. He worked with the website Ning as a part-time comedy writer. The next year, he moved to Los Angeles to perform for NBC Stand-up For Diversity. He ended up as a finalist and worked for State of Georgia and MTV’s Disaster Date. In 2013, he hosted Stand Up Planet and started his web series The Truth with Hasan Minhaj.
In 2014, he lent his voice for the video game Far Cry 4. Then in November 2014, Hasan started working for The Daily Show as a senior correspondent. In 2016, he hosted the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner. He was the featured speaker at White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Hasan’s Homecoming King was highly successful. It started premiering on Netflix in May 2017.
Hasan won TV Peabody Award for the same. Hasan also won the International Man trophy in 2017 from GQ India Men of the Year Awards. He also won Chhaya CDC Architects of Change Award and MPAC Media Award in 2016.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from a popular comedian in America? Well, he has a net worth of over $4 million. More than the shows he worked for, it was the stage shows he did for his fans and followers that was the main source of income. The hosting of various shows also earned him his fortune.
Hasan has worked in the movie ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ which is in post-production in 2018. He has some major Netflix deals going. He has taken the bars for Indian comedian in the US.