College sweethearts often tend to depart before they can embrace each other as life partners. However, it's absolutely beautiful when two lovers from their college days continue to remain in love after graduation eventually leading to marriage.
For Hasan Minhaj, the challenge was not merely marrying a girl who he loved since they were students at a well renowned University - the fact that the pair belonged to different religious background meant it was an extremely uphill battle.
Luckily for Minhaj, despite all the challenges, he ended up exchanging wedding vows with the girl of his dreams.
Hasan Minhaj's Married Life
Hasan Minhaj is married to his beautiful wife Beena Patel. The lovebirds tied the knot in January 2015. The couple's love story goes way back. In fact, they first met way before Hasan was close to gaining any sort of fame.
The lovebirds' first meeting arrived in college at the University of California. Speaking to the Campus magazine about the moment Hasan first saw Beena, he said:
"I met the love of my life there. It's wild. When you're living your life, you don't realize that history is happening in real time. So when I first saw her as a freshman, I was just living on the quiet floor in the Thoreau dorms. She was just a girl I had a crush on. I didn't know she'd be my wife."
During the interview with The New York Times, Minja revealed he and Beena are pretty old school when it comes to living together. He said:
"Beena and I didn't move in together until we got married. We kept it very traditional ... so I had to evolve very quickly."
Hasan claims some aspects of his life changed after sharing wedding vows with his wife. The comedian claimed he went from 'Scarface' photos to family photos and he's accustomed to throwing pillows now. Furthermore, he claims the scented candles are really nice.
Meanwhile, Minhaj's spouse Patel comes from a Hindu family and is a Doctor by profession. Moreover, she is a management consultant for MedAmerica and she appears keen to serve homeless patients.
On 22nd April 2018, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter whose name is not revealed. Minhaj took to Instagram to express his delight.
Similar to most other comedians, Hasan is very active on social media through Facebook. Twitter and Instagram. However, he mostly uses these platforms to promote his upcoming projects. It particularly includes dates and locations of his next stand up performances.
On the other hand, Beena is a very private person and not much active on social media. In fact, her Instagram account is set to private. She appears to be a silent provider of stability and direction to her husband's career and growing success.
The couple is currently living in Manhattan, in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood where they are trying to adjust being New Yorkers. Since the comedian's career appears to be blossoming even further, we can expect this adorable duo to appear on the red carpet in the coming years.
Hasan Minhaj Is A Public Advocate For Gay Rights
Hasan Minhaj is a public advocate for LGBT rights. He appeared vocal about this topic along with Author Reza Asan. They believe Americans should embrace marriage equality.
Both Aslan and Minhaj appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the open letter they penned to their fellow American Muslims. They recommended a different approach towards LGBT from the Christian counterparts.
Minhaj who is a part of a minority group in the US, said Muslims have the responsibility to advocate the rights of all other marginalized people. This is significant because Muslims are discriminated against and they have needed support just like the LGBT Community.
"[The legalization of gay marriage] is an amazing win for all civil liberties that allow us to practice our faith as practising Muslims in America and others to practice their faith as practising Jews, Christians or whatever they choose to practice."
He continued, there are certain issues that are crucial to Muslims like him that they often ask for empathy and support.
Hasan revealed they just tried to express in the letter the fact that you can't ask for those things unless you are willing to reciprocate being empathetic and supportive to other communities.
Hasan Minhaj: Quick Facts
- Born on 23rd September 1985 in Davis, California.
- His birth sign is Libra.
- His parents are Seema Usmani and Najme Minhaj.
- He comes from a Muslim family originally from Aligarh and Seohara.
- His parents immigrated to Davis, California before he was born.
- His father is a chemist who stayed in the US throughout.
- His mother returned to India for 8 years to complete medical school.
- He was unaware he had a sister until his mother returned from India with his sister.
- His sister named Ayesha Minhaj is an attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- He is fluent in Hindi and English.
- He went to University of California, Davis, majoring in political science.
- He works as a senior correspondent for Comedy Central's "The Daily Show".
- He launched his own show Homecoming King in October 2015.
- In 2017, he earned an hour-long comedy special under the same name of his show.
- His comedy inspiration was Chris Rock's Never Scared.
- He appeared on ABC Family's the State of Georgia, Youtube's Failosophy, and The Truth with Hasan Minhaj.
- His net worth is estimated to be $3 million.