Siraj Hashmi Wiki Bio
Siraj was born in Lahore, Pakistan, on 23 September 1987 – his zodiac sign is Libra, and he holds both Pakistani and American nationality. He’s a journalist and YouTuber, who’s perhaps known best for the work which he did for the weekly magazine and conservative news website “Washington Examiner”, as their writer and commentary video editor.
Early life and education
Siraj was raised in Lahore alongside his brother, by their parents about whom nothing’s known, as Siraj respects their privacy; it’s said that his father’s the owner of his own small business, and that his mother’s a housewife. The family moved to Hartford, Connecticut when Siraj was around six years old.
He grew up being interested in various activities, mostly enjoying playing sports with his friends; his parents began urging him to focus on his education when he was around nine years old, and he already knew at that time that he would eventually be pursuing a college degree. He didn’t find his calling until he started attending a local high school, and began watching news shows with his father nearly every day. Siraj found many things about journalists and journalism in general which he believed could be done better, and thus chose to become a journalist himself.
Upon matriculating in 2005, he enrolled at Dickinson College, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, general in 2009; the same year saw him enroll at Georgetown University, from which he received his certificate in pre-medicine and pre-medical studies in 2010.
Also in 2009, Siraj started working at Georgetown University as a research assistant, a job which he held for around a year.
In the following year, he was employed at The Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders as manager and lab coordinator; the job required Siraj to move to Friendship Village, Maryland, as the Monteflore Medical Center Department of Neurology is located there. He was a member of their team for two years, then in 2013, he joined Worthington Financial Partners and Capitol Financial Partners as their financial and insurance consultant.
He gained recognition in 2013, when he began working for Sports Entertainment Network as their entertainment director & sports analyst; Siraj had to move to Washington, D. C. for the job, and this decision turned to be good for his career.
After around a year, in January 2014 Siraj was invited to work at GVH Live as the bureau chief, and was in charge of ‘Covering news and politics from a millennial perspective, managing correspondents and interns in the newsroom. Going to be on the campaign trail as the nation prepares to decide on our next president in the 2016 election.’ He spent nearly three years at GVH live, praised for his work but quitting in September 2016.
Between October 2014 and September 2016, he simultaneously worked at Sirius XM Radio Inc. as an associate producer, also in Washington, DC, working well with Siraj’s passion for music.
In September 2016, he joined the “Washington Examiner” team, initially as their commentary video editor, and later as a writer. Judging by his Linkedin account, Siraj quit in March 2021, and is today working as a freelance journalist.
He can occasionally be seen featured as a guest commentator in various news shows, mostly those airing on CNN and Fox News Channel.
Siraj is quite active on Instagram, and is today followed by more than 6,000 people, while he’s uploaded over 1,000 pictures and videos onto the network, mostly with news-related content.
Siraj launched his Twitter account – ‘Siraj Hashmi, loyalist to our KWEEN Jennifer Rubin’ – in January 2013, and has since tweeted close to 6,000 times, while he’s today followed by nearly 150,000 people; he mostly tweets to share the most recent international news.
He has a Facebook page as well, followed by nearly 3,000 people, while his most recent update was on 30 April 2021.
Siraj’s YouTube channel
He launched his self-titled YouTube channel on 13 July 2013, and it’s today subscribed to by close to 4,000 people, and numbers more than 100,000 views of all his videos combined. He mostly uploads ‘top 10’, and we’re going to mention three of Siraj’s most watched videos, which have helped him attract many subscribers.
His #1 video “Our First Convert (10) | Habibi Power Hour” has been watched close to 3,000 times, and features Siraj, Jay and Neville Doyley talking about various international political news reports (amongst other things).
His second most popular video “Get in, Habibis, we’re calling the Horny Police (27) | Habibi Power Hour” has been viewed more than 2,000 times, and features Siraj and Jay covering news.
His third most watched video “Pent up Jihad (7) | Habibi Power Hour” has been viewed over 2,000 times, and also features the same duo covering news.
Love life and wife
Siraj is highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of his love life, but has still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it.
He’s today a married man, and while he hasn’t revealed any details concerning his wife, his friends on Instagram call her Ami. It’s believed that they met while attending the same college, and were together for close to five years prior to exchanging vows in 2012, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members.
Siraj and Ami don’t have children together, and while most people believe this to be because they both want to focus on their careers, some have claimed that perhaps one of the two is infertile; this hasn’t been confirmed.
As of February 2022, Siraj is married to Ami, and they don’t have children together.
Hobbies and other interests
Siraj likes to travel, and his career has taken him to many US states and European countries, while he’s visited various Asian countries – he travels home to Pakistan at least once a year.
He’s a huge dog-lover, and his pet dog can be seen featured in many of his Instagram pictures; Siraj has apparently donated money to various animal shelters.
He’s also a philanthropist, and has worked with several charity organizations, while mostly with those that aim to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children.
Siraj has two to three training sessions at the gym every week, while he occasionally plays tennis with his friends.
He enjoys watching movies late at night, and his favorite actor and actress are the late Robin Williams and Julia Roberts, while a couple of his favorite films include “Good Will Hunting”, “Good Morning, Vietnam” and “Patch Adams”.
Age, height and net worth
Siraj’s age is 34. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of February 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $300,000.