The senior correspondent, Hasan Minhaj of the hit daily series ‘The Daily Show’ is an American comedian and actor. Minhaj is best recognized from his guest appearances in the television series ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘Getting On’. During his early days, Hasan acted as an opening comedian for stars like ‘Katt Williams’, ‘Gabriel Iglesias’ and ‘Pablo Francisco’. In the year 2008, Hasan won the Wild 94.9’s “Best Comic Standing” competition which brought him the opening acts for Pablo Francisco, Katt Williams and Gabriel Iglesias. He looks up to Arj Barker, Kevin Shea and W. Kamau Bell as his inspiration.
Hasan Minhaj Biography and Family
Hasan Minhaj was born in 1985 on 23rd September, in a Muslim family. He is originally from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh in India. His father Najam and mother Seema were immigrants who came to Davis, California. His parents stayed apart for eight years as his mother was completing her medical education in India and by that time his father migrated to California. Hasan was born and brought up in California.
The actor married his high school sweetheart, Beena Minhaj in 2015.
Education: He completed his schooling from a local school in Davis, California. Hasan, later went on to complete his graduation with a major in political science from University of California. It was during his college days, when he attended a standup comedy show for the first time. Greatly influenced by the audience response to the comedian, he too decided to become one. During this time he released his true potential as comedian and started exploring his best instincts.
Career: Minhaj first got interested into comedy after attending Chris Rock’s show ‘Never scared’, which influenced him in a way that he started to think of a career in standup comedy. And soon he started doing shows in San Francisco. He won ‘Best Comic Standing’ in a Wild 94.9’s competition, which landed him a opening act with Katt Williams and Gabriel Iglesias. He has also worked as a part time comedy writer for ‘Ning’.
The year 2009, marked the breakthrough of his career after he moved to Los Angeles where he performed in NBC’s Stand Up for a show ‘Diversity’ where he was one of finalists. He has also been a part of TV sitcom ‘State of Georgia’ and ‘Disaster Date’. In 2013, he was seen hosting ‘Stand Up Planet’ and he then hosted his own web series in 2014 named ‘The Truth with Hasan Minhaj’.
He has been working with ‘The Daily Show’ since 2014, as a correspondent. Hassan made his Off Broadway debut in 2015’s with a theater show ‘Homecoming King’, which was based on his first hand experience of being a Indian American.
He has also voiced for the character ‘Rabi Ray Rana’ in video game ‘Far Cry 4’ which was released in 2014.
Hasan Minhaj Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $4.3 Million US Dollars
The net worth of the comedian is estimated to be around $4.3 million US dollars as of this year 2017. The actor has a steady source of income from his contribution to the hit show; ‘The Daily Show’. The actor is surely earning in millions, thanks to his houseful standup comedy shows, and hit films.
Hasan Minhaj Business Model
Apart from his acting career, he contributes in ‘The Daily Show’ constantly, as a senior correspondent. He can be considered as an activist as he always raises his voice towards injustice and racism, along with mocking it; to reflect the diplomacy of media as well as the society.
He can also be seen rooting for Muslims and equal rights in his stand up, trying to change the stereotypical beliefs amongst Americans, that every Muslim is a threat as he might turn out to be terrorist.
Speculations are being made that The Daily Show star Hasan might be getting his own show on Netflix. Recently Hasan was seen coming back at the USA president Donald Trump for his controversial ‘Muslim Ban’ claiming he is not surprised by his acts, and feels that the president is taking his hatred towards Muslims to a whole new level which is absurd and impractical.
Hasan is known for his exceptional comic timing and originality in his jokes. He is also known for actively mocking the society and its hypocrisy in several standup comic acts done by him. The comedian is just 31 and he still has plenty of talent left to explore and entertain his fans with his witty humor and unique sensibility. We need more such people, who can shed light on crucial issues in such humorous ways.