Ayesha Minhaj has a brother named Hassan Minhaj, who is an accomplished prominent comedian. A comedian like Hassan, who appeared at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on May 23, 2017, is a Daily Show correspondent and made his debut as the Homecoming King on Netflix, will surely have involved his family in one or some of his many jokes. There is hardly a comedian who keeps his family (with jokes about them) out of his comedy work, and that is where Ayesha Minhaj comes in.
She was relatively unknown, although she was good on her own and not as an entertainer until her brother mentioned her in one of his comedy sketches, in which he talked about meeting his sister for the first time, not as a child, and how strange it all felt. Well, that led to people wanting to know more about his sister, which caused a strange feeling in him. Since you too have experienced this, we will tell you all about her biography, her family, and some short facts about her.
Ayesha Minhaj’s Biography (Family and Sister)
First of all, Ayesha Minhaj is not the usual kind of celebrity about whom you can get information in every corner of cyberspace. There are not many details about her out there, but here is what a little bird told us about her.
She is the younger sister to her dates sufficiently older brother Hassan. Aysha’s parents are from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. She was born in India in 1989 as the daughter of Najeme and Seema Minhaj, an Indian Muslim family who had immigrated from India to Davis, California, years before her birth. Her father was a chemist in California, while her mother was a medical student in India. Her older brother Hassan Minhaj, of whom she is the only known sister, was born in Davis, California. It is not known whether she has another sister, either from another mother or from her father.
Strange, isn’t it? It doesn’t add up. Here’s how it happened –
When her parents emigrated to California from India, her older brother Hassan Minhaj was born there, and he stayed mainly with his father in California, while his mother returned to India to complete her medical studies, which lasted 8 years.
While her mother returned to school in India, Ayesha Minhaj’s father Najeme Minhaj often visited his wife Seema in India, and in the case of these visits, Ayesha was conceived and born in India. Seema later returned permanently to the USA with her daughter to live with her husband and son, who was 8 years old at the time.
Ayesha is a successful lawyer based in San Fransico. Based on information from her professional profile at LinkedIn, she obtained a position at NBC News as a news anchor for the Bay Area station after earning her bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of California, Los Angeles (2007-2010). There she worked as a journalist for a year, then returned to school to earn a law degree. She enrolled in law school at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and received her doctorate in law in 2015. On March 12, 2015, she was admitted to the bar of the State of California.
Ayesha Minhaj completed several summer internships with NBC Universal Media, LLC for 3 months from June to August 2013 as a legal intern in the legal department of the Los Angeles County General Counsel. She later obtained a position in the Palo Alto, California office, where she is now a Litigation Associate in the office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, a top international law firm based in New York City.
Currently, there is not much more information about Ayesha Minhaj available here that goes beyond what we have communicated above. However, you will find it interesting to learn how she has been put in the spotlight, so to speak.
Ayesha and the Public
Ayesha and her brother Hassan did not know each other as infants, while Hassan was born in the USA, Ayesha was born in India, and surprisingly their parents did not reveal the existence of the other to each other.
Hassan revealed in his Stand Up Planet show that he had met Ayeesha Minhaj when he was 8 years old. According to him they brought her over and put him in one room while she was in another room. Hassan said, “They brought her over as if it was Maury for immigrants.
He said they announced her to him like “Hasan, you’re the brother!” He joked that his father took out a card for sibling status and said: “Hasan, the results are in…you are the brother!
Well, what was an embarrassing first meeting between siblings turned out to be what triggered a laugh riot of the powerful in America? Today Ayeesha Minhaj and her brother are both successful professionals. Where one makes people laugh and forget their worries, the other takes cases to court to ensure that justice is done.
Quick facts about Ayesha Minhaj
- Ayeesha was born in 1989
- She was born to an Indian Muslim parents
- Her elder brother was born in California
- She didn’t know of her elder brother till his brother was 8 years old
- She is a practising legal practitioner in one of the biggest law firms