Hassan Minhaj has seen a massive rise in fame in recent years. From his work as a daily show correspondent to headlining his own show, The Patriot Act with Hassan Minhaj, Minhaj excels as a political satirist. As is evident in his shows, Minhaj often falls back to his upbringing and his Indian heritage to shine the light on some burning issues. Minhaj has also been known to bring up his family every chance he gets. He has often stated his gratefulness to his wife, Beena Patel, for keeping things grounded. The college sweethearts have been together for over a decade and are parents to two lovely children. Despite her role in Minhaj’s life, not much is known about Beena. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the life of Beena Patel.
Beena Ishwar Patel was born on February 1, 1985, in New York, United States to parents Ishwar and Sandhya. She has a brother, Surag, and a sister-in-law, Monique. On the education side of things, Beena graduated from high school in 2003 and by the time she was done, she was already fluent in four different languages, English, Gujarati, Hindi, and Spanish. She enrolled at the University of California, Davis – School of Medicine, and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Neurology, Physiology, and Behavior. She continued her education and graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Health, before obtaining her Jurius degree in Health Policy and Management in 2013.
An excellent student throughout her academic life, Beena had no trouble finding jobs. She first started working right after graduating college as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Retinal Consultants in Sacramento. In October of 2008, Beena was invited to be a Clinical Operations Analyst and later an Account Manager at the health consulting company, Cave Consulting Group.
In October 2013, Beena worked for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. She eventually became the Program Director for the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team after joining the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Now, Beena is associated with two different companies in New York. The first is MedAmerica where she has been working as Practice Management Consultant since 2013, and the other is Vituity, where she serves as the Senior Transformational Consultant.
Meeting Hassan Minhaj:
Hassan and Beena first met at UCLA while both were working on their undergrad degrees. And while Beena paid Minhaj no mind, Minhaj was awestruck by her.
“I met the love of my life there [Thoreu dorms]. 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.”
Marriage, fame, and children:
Beena comes from a Hindu family while Minhaj is from a Muslim family, and inter-religion marriage is considered Taboo from both sides of tradition. As for the pair, they had eyes for each other rather than culture or ethnicity. After dating for a few years the pair decided to get married. Minhaj wanted to do a romantic hot air balloon proposal but his idea was ruined and he simply asked Beena on his way home. The two performed their marriage ceremony on the 3rd of January, 2015. At the time, Minhaj had yet to achieve fame and was a struggling comedian. However, things changed quickly for the pair and Minhaj started getting the attention he deserved.
The pair welcomed their first child a daughter, on April 22, 2018, and a baby boy, on the 19th of March, 2020.
A quick bio on her husband Hassan Minhaj:
A person of diverse skill sets, Hassan Minhaj is an American actor, comedian, television host, political commentator, writer, and producer. He is second-generation Indian descent American after his parents Najme and Seema Minhaj immigrated to the U.S from Uttar Pradesh of India. Minhaj was born on September 23, 1985, in Davis California where he began his schooling and subsequently completed high school. Minhaj graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts in political science in the class of 2007 from the University of California, Davis.
Talking about his career journey, Menaj took an interest in stand-up comedy starting from his college days. Initially, after hustling among small audiences and television roles he rose to prominence following his performance on The Daily Show as its senior correspondent from 2014 to 2018. He is also a recipient of two Peabody Awards and two Webby Awards for his political satire Netflix show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. In 2019, Hassan was included in Time’s annual list of 100 most influential people in the world.
How tall is Beena Patel? Other traits & measurements.
Benna stands 5 feet 4 inches tall. Being Aquarius-born, she possesses the quality such as innovative, progressive, rebellious, and humanitarian. She has dark hair and brown eyes. Her other body measurements such as waist, hip, and bust are not available for now.
As a health professional Beena is involved in medical line of work and makes her money in the field. Her husband Minhaj as media media personality makes his money in the showbusiness. The pair has a combined net worth of $5 million.