Who Is Hasan Minhaj's Wife? Beena Minhaj Is Actually Pretty Awesome Herself
Saturday night marked the first White House Correspondents' Dinner of Donald Trump's presidency, and it also marked a big night for a certain Daily Show star, too. Hasan Minhaj hosted the event, and before he took the stage, he arrived to the dinner with a very important person on his arm: His wife. So who is Hasan Minhaj's wife anyway? As it turns out, Beena Patel Minhaj has just as impressive of a career as her comedian husband.
Although Beena maintains a pretty quiet presence on social media — her Twitter doesn't seem to exist and her Instagram is locked up tight — if you follow Hasan, chances are you've caught a glimpse or two of her already. She appears on his Instagram feed every once in awhile, and it's impossible not to gush over how adorable they are and how perfectly matched they seem. After all, according to The New York Times, they are college sweethearts who dated for years before tying the knot in 2014, so the #RelationshipGoals aspect of their relationship is definitely there.
But these photos couldn't begin to sum up who Beena really is, because she's so much more than one half of this dynamic power couple.
According to her LinkedIn page, Beena received a Doctor of Public Health from UCLA in 2013. These days, she's working as a management consultant at MedAmerica after leaving her job in LA, where she worked with homeless patients. Her resume is incredibly impressive, and it appears she's just getting started.
And aside from all of her career accomplishments, it sounds like Beena has been quite a force in Hasan's life, as well. It's rare that he discusses his wife publicly, but in a December 2016 interview with The New York Times, Hasan explained how his life changed when they got married and moved in together. He said:
“Beena and I didn’t move in together until we got married. We kept it very traditional — Mom, Dad, if you’re reading this — so I had to evolve very quickly. I went from ‘Scarface’ photos to family photos. I’d never had throw pillows in my life, but I’ve now become accustomed to them. And I will say that scented candles are really nice.”
A person who can introduce throw pillows and scented candles to someone and make them fall in love with both things? That's a true champion, because my husband still doesn't get why we'd own pillows you're not supposed to actually use.
It's pretty clear that Beena's an awesome woman, and Hasan is lucky to have her. I'm looking forward to catching glimpses of their life together on his Instagram. Fingers crossed he starts sharing more soon!