Born the 6th of July 1940 in Chemolgan village, Kaskelen district, Almaty region.
1967 – graduated from technical institution of higher education attached to Karaganda metallurgical industrial complex. Doctor of Economic Sciences. Academician of National science academy of Kazakhstan, of International engineer academy, Social sciences academy of Russian Federation. Honorary professor of Kazakh state university named after Al- Farabi. Honorary member of Belarusian science academy. Honorary professor of Moscow state university named after Lomonosov.
1960 – 1969 – worked at Karaganda metallurgical industrial complex.
1969 – 1973 – party, komsomol work in Temirtay, Karaganda region.
1973 – 1977 – party committee secretary of Karaganda metallurgical industrial complex.
1977 – 1979 – secretary, second secretary of Karaganda regional party committee.
1979 – 1984 – Central Committee of Communist Party of Kazakhstan secretary.
1984 – 1989 – chairman of Ministers Council of Kazakhstan.
1989 – 1991 – first secretary of Central Committee of Communist Party of Kazakhstan. At the same time from February till April 1990 – the chairman of High Council of Kazakhstan.
April 1990 – the President of Kazakhstan.
1 December 1991 first nation-wide elections of the President of the republic took place where N.A.Nazarbayev had been supported by 98.7% of voters.
The 29th of April 1995 the Presidents powers had been extended till 2000 at nation-wide referendum.
The 10th of January 1999 on the alternative basis had been elected as a President of Kazakhstan supported by 79.78% of voters.
During the elections on December 4, 2005 gained 91.01% of voters.
Chairman of the Assembly of Peoples of Kazakhstan.
Supreme Commander in Chief of Military Forces of Kazakhstan.
Chairman of World Association of Kazakhs.
The spouse of the President – Nazarbayeva Sara Alpisovna. The head of International child’s charitable fund “Bobek”.
The President has three daughters.