Naked truth about Hasan Minhaj’s wife


• Beena Ishwar Patel is the wife of comedian, producer and TV presenter Hasan Minhaj.
• She is a medical doctor with a bachelor’s degree in Neurology, Physiology and Behaviour, a master’s degree in Public Health and a PhD in Health Policy and Management.
• She and Minhaj got married in 2015 after he proposed with a Groupon package.
• She has worked for Retinal Consultants, Cave Consulting Group, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, MedAmerica, and Vuitity.
• She and Minhaj have one daughter and she has a net worth of approximately $450,000.


Beena Ishwar Patel is an American physician of Indian descent, but who is probably best known as the wife of popular comedian, producer, TV host, and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of the Year in 2019, Hasan Minhaj.


Early life and educational background

Little is known about Beena as she has chosen to stay away from the public eye. Even her exact date of birth is unknown, probably in 1985, and it was only recently that people had an idea that it was February 1 when Hasan posted a birthday greeting on his Instagram account. Born to parents named Ishwar and Sandhya, she has a brother named Surag and a sister-in-law named Monique. She is believed to be in her mid-thirties, like her husband, whom she first met in college.

From the little information available about her early life, she was known to be a bright girl and was active in school activities.

Even before graduating from high school in 2003, she was already fluent in 4 languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi and Spanish. Beena supported her education by working at various jobs during college. She graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in neurology, physiology and behavior from the University of California, Davis – School of Medicine. After a year she obtained her master’s degree in Public Health and in 2013 she obtained her PhD in Health Policy and Management.


First step

With her example academic performance, she was able to easily find work at leading healthcare institutions in California. Her first post-graduate job was with Retinal Consultants in Sacramento as a Clinical Research Coordinator.

This experience enabled her to communicate with major pharmaceutical companies such as Avastin and Lucentis. Beena’s first big break came in October 2008 when she was offered the opportunity to become a Clinical Operations Analyst and later Account Manager at Cave Consulting Group, a software and health consulting firm. She was able to deal with top healthcare institutions such as the National Quality Assurance Committee and the National Quality Consultation.

Further success

In October 2010, she began working at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, also becoming the program director for the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team when she joined the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

She is currently affiliated with two health companies in New York.

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One is MedAmerica where she has been working as a Practice Management Consultant since 2013, and the other is Vuitity (formerly known as CEP America) where she has been a Senior Transformational Consultant for almost 3 years now. MedAmerica is part of the Vuitity group of companies, but will continue to provide healthcare under its original name.

Private life

Beena met her husband, Hasan Minhaj, when she was in college. He had a huge crush on her, and they dated for a few years before getting married on January 3, 2015. at the time. The engagement ring he bought took a toll on his savings, and so his proposal was bought through a Groupon package.

It was supposed to be a hot air balloon romantic proposal, but it was ruined by other couples doing the same thing at the same time. He didn’t get the question until they drove back home, the answer of course was ‘yes’.

Who is Hasan Minhaj?

Hasan Minhaj is a successful Indian-American comedian, producer and TV host. His family immigrated to the United States from India in the 1980s and he was born and raised in Davis, California. He graduated the same year as his wife with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the same university. His ticket to fame was his stint as a senior correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014. He received a call to audition and initially panicked because he had no new material.

The day before the scheduled audition, Ben Affleck and Bill Maher had a controversially heated debate on TV about Islam on Maher’s show, and Minhaj immediately developed a skit called Batman vs. Bill Maher, and it earned him the last spot of new hires. in “The Daily Show”. From that moment on, he continued to arouse interest not only among the viewers, but also among colleagues. Hasan had his first comedy special on Netflix entitled “Homecoming King” which premiered on March 23, 2017.

As he gained popularity, he was invited to important national events; he landed guest duties at the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner in 2016, and was the keynote speaker at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2017. He left Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” in 2018 and currently stars on the popular weekly show broadcast on Netflix, titled “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj”, which he helped develop and produce with his creative team.

In 2019, he was chosen as one of the TIME is 100 Most Influential People of the Year.

Relationship and marriage

Beena and Hasan are both very traditional in their view of relationships. Although they had been dating for a few years, they decided not to move in together until they got married. However, the relationship was not without obstacles – although they are both Indian American, they have practiced different religions as Beena is Hindu and Hasan is Muslim. Interfaith marriages for Muslim men are allowed only if they marry non-Muslim believers such as Christians or Jews. The easiest way to avoid conflict was for her to convert to the Muslim faith, but Beena was no laughing matter and stood her ground. said Hasan an interview with The New York Times that there are only two basic things one should adamantly strive for.

Hasan Minhaj and Beena Patel

One is to be who you want to become in life, and two is to follow your heart in choosing the one you want to spend your whole life with. In the end, the parents of both parties relented and the couple was able to have a huge Indian wedding to celebrate their union. The couple had to adjust to a new lifestyle when they moved to New York. Due to the limited budget they had around the time they tied the knot, Beena transformed their walk-in closet into her office. While that’s normal for New Yorkers, it came as a shock to their Los Angeles family and friends. From his New York Times interview, he said friends in California said to his wife, “Why are you living in a closet?” You don’t deserve this, Beena.’


The couple has a daughter whose name is still a closely guarded secret. Hasan just shared this good news on April 23, 2018 and posted a photo of the baby’s foot on his Instagram account.


Beena spent much of her time looking for ways to help homeless veterans when she was in Los Angeles. Her dedication to her advocacy was highlighted in her dissertation titled “Complex Care Management to Reduce Emergency Department Usage: A Case Study of the Demonstration Project of the Homeless Patient Attuned Care Team,” where she wrote, “I also dedicate this dissertation to our nation’s heroes who are homeless. I hope this is one of many scholarly works that shed light on their experience in an effort to give them a voice.”


She is rarely seen in public, except when she attends important formal events with her husband, such as the White House Correspondents Dinner, TIME 100 Gala Night, and other award ceremonies.

Even her Instagram account is set to private, so only through Hassan’s IG account can we get an updated picture of her. There are conflicting reports about her height, but Hassan described her in his interview with Jimmy Kimmel as a five-foot-tall Indian girl. She weighs about 56 kg and has radiant olive skin, black eyes and long black hair.

Net worth, salary, significant inputs

The salary of an average healthcare worker in America is about $50,000. While there are no specific details about Beena’s financials, after completing her postgraduate degree, she was successfully employed by major healthcare institutions. With that kind of resume, sources estimate her net worth at about $450,000 with a salary of about $95,000. Her successful husband has an estimated net worth of around $4 million, and there is no doubt that they are living a very comfortable life together.