46 Notable alumni of
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is 515th in the world, 104th in Asia, and 1st in Kazakhstan by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 46 notable alumni from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Mukaghali Makatayev

    Mukaghali Makatayev
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1931-1976 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    translatorwriterpoet
    Biography

    Mukaghali Makatayev was a Kazakh poet, writer and translator.

  2. Dariga Nazarbayeva

    Dariga Nazarbayeva
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politiciansinger
    Biography

    Dariga Nursultanqyzy Nazarbayeva is a Kazakh businesswoman and politician who is the daughter of the first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. She served as a member of the lower house Mazhilis from 10 January 2021 until 25 February 2022, and previously from 15 January 2012 to 11 September 2015, 19 September 2004 to 20 June 2007 respectively. She was Deputy Chairwoman of Mazhilis from 2014 to 2015 until being appointed as a Deputy Prime Minister under Massimov's cabinet. In 2016, Nazarbayeva became a member Senate of Kazakhstan in 2016. She served as the Senate Chairwoman from 2019 to 2020. Nazarbayeva is the eldest daughter of Nursultan Nazarbayev who was the President of Kazakhstan from 1990 to 2019.

  3. Olzhas Suleimenov

    Olzhas Suleimenov
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoetwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Olzhas Omaruly Suleimenov is a Kazakh former Soviet dissident, Russian-language poet, Turkologist, politician, and anti-nuclear activist.

  4. Aliya Nazarbayeva

    Aliya Nazarbayeva
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Aliya Nursultanovna Nazarbaeva is a businesswoman who is the youngest daughter of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first President of Kazakhstan.

  5. Bakhytzhan Sagintayev

    Bakhytzhan Sagintayev
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistsociologist
    Biography

    Bakhytzhan Abdiruly Sagintayev is a Kazakh politician who was a Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, from 9 September 2016 until his resignation on 21 February 2019. He has since 28 June 2019 served as the Äkim of Almaty until being replaced by Erbolat Dosaev on 31 January 2022 following the 2022 Kazakh unrest which greatly affected the city.

  6. Abish Kekilbayev

    Abish Kekilbayev
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1939-2015 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    politicianprofessorpublic figurewriter
    Biography

    Abish Kekilbayev was a Kazakh National writer and politician who served as a Senator of Kazakhstan from 2002 to 2010, State Secretary of Kazakhstan from 1996 to 2002, and the Supreme Council Chairman from 1994 until its dissolution in 1995.

  7. Abdizhamil Karimuly Nurpeisov

    Abdizhamil Karimuly Nurpeisov
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1924-2022 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    writerauthorprosaist
    Biography

    Abdizhamil Karimuly Nurpeisov was a Kazakh writer and translator. He was born in Kyzylorda region, in the neighborhood of Ushkon of the village Kulandy situated in Aral area.

  8. Henri Reznik

    Henri Reznik
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    lawyerjuristhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Henri Markovich Reznik is a prominent Russian lawyer, former criminal investigator and criminologist. He chaired the presidium of the Moscow City Bar Association.

  9. Issa Kostoyev

    Issa Kostoyev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    statespersonpolice officerpolitician
    Biography

    Issa Magomatovich Kostoyev is a Russian government attorney and bureaucrat. He was the representative in the Federation Council from the executive body of state power of the Republic of Ingushetia (2002–2009), and a member of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security and Commission on Natural Monopolies. State Counselor of Justice 2 classes.

  10. Amirjan Qosanov

    Amirjan Qosanov
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Amirjan Sagidrahmanuly Qosanov is a Kazakh politician, journalist, political activist. He was a main challenger to Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in the 2019 Kazakh presidential election.

  11. Alihan Smaiylov

    Alihan Smaiylov
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politiciancivil servant
    Biography

    Älihan Ashanuly Smaiylov, born 18 December 1972) is a Kazakh politician who is serving as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. Previously, he served as the First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan under Askar Mamin. He at the same time served as the Minister of Finance from September 2018 until May 2020. Smaiylov was nominated as the new prime minister of Kazakhstan by the country's president following the 2022 Kazakh protests. His candidacy was unanimously approved by the country's parliament.

  12. Mukhtar Magauin

    Mukhtar Magauin
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Mukhtar Magauin is a Kazakh writer and publicist. He was born in the district of Chubar-Tau in Semey region of Kazakhstan on 2 February 1940. He graduated at the Kazakh state university (1962) and the doctorate (1965) there. He was head of the literary criticism department at the “Kazakh literature” newspaper in Almaty. He publishes several scholarly articles and books and novels.

  13. Mikhail Poltoranin

    Mikhail Poltoranin
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticianeditor-in-chiefcorrespondentmember of the State Duma
    Biography

    Mikhail Nikiforovich Poltoranin is a Russian journalist and politician who held senior government posts under the first President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin. Most notably, Poltoranin served as the minister of information and later as the deputy prime minister for the sphere of the press and news.

  14. Asset Issekeshev

    Asset Issekeshev
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Asset Orentaiuly Issekeshev is Kazakh politician who is serving as an aide to the President of Kazakhstan and the Secretary of the Security Council since January 2020. Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the Fund of the First President of Kazakhstan from March 2019 to January 2020, head of the Presidential Administration from September 2018 to March 2019, äkim of Nur-Sultan from June 2016 to September 2018, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies from March 2010 to August 2014, and Minister of Investments and Development from August 2014 to June 2016.

  15. Kalmukhanbet Kassymov

    Kalmukhanbet Kassymov
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kalmukhambet Nurmukhanbetuly Kassymov is a Kazakh politician who served as the head of the State Security Service from January 2020 until his dismissal in July 2021, likely due to the scandals revolving the Pegasus Project. Prior to that, Kassymov was the secretary of Security Council of Kazakhstan from February 2019 to January 2020 and the Minister of Internal Affairs from 2011 to 2019.

  16. Mäulen Äşimbaev

    Mäulen Äşimbaev
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
    Studied in 1993
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Maulen Sagathanovich Ashimbayev is a Kazakh politician serving as the Chair and the member of the Senate of Kazakhstan. He served as the First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration from 2019 to 2020, Assistant to the President of Kazakhstan in 2019, First Deputy Chairman of Nur Otan from 2018 to 2019 and member of Mazhilis from 2016 to 2018.

  17. Bayan Alaguzova (Yessentayeva)

    Bayan Alaguzova (Yessentayeva)
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    singerbusinesspersonactortelevision presenter
    Biography

    Bayan Maksatkyzy Yessentayeva (née Mukhitdenova; (Kazakh: Баян Мақсатқызы Есентаева (Мұхитденова), Baian Maqsatqyzy Esentaeva (Mūhitdenova); born January 9, 1974,) is a Kazakhstani producer, television presenter, actress, and singer. She first rose to fame in 1993 with her leading role in the melodrama Love Station, after which she worked for a long time as a journalist and presenter on television. Since 2006, she has been producing Kazakh musical groups (e.g., KeshYOU) and individual performers (e.g., Zhanar Dugalova). Since 2010, she has appeared in several films and television series.

  18. Altynbek Sarsenbayuly

    Altynbek Sarsenbayuly
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1962-2006 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Altynbek Sarsenbayuly was a Kazakh politician who served in the Government of Kazakhstan before becoming a political opposition leader. At the time of his death, he served as co-chairman of the opposition Naghyz Ak Zhol (True Bright Path) party.

  19. Kairat Mami

    Kairat Mami
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Qairat Abdirazaquly Mami is a Kazakh jurist and politician, former Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan, former twice chairman of the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, and a current chairman of the Constitutional Council of Kazakhstan.

  20. Nurislam Sanayev

    Nurislam Sanayev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    amateur wrestler
    Biography

    Nurislam Sanayev is a Kazakh freestyle wrestler of Tuva heritage. He represented Kazakhstan at the 2020 Summer Olympics in the men's freestyle 57 kg event. He lost in the semi-finals and he then won his bronze medal match against Georgi Vangelov of Bulgaria.

  21. Askar Zhumagaliyev

    Askar Zhumagaliyev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Asqar Quanyshuly Zhumaghaliyev is Kazakh politician. He was the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan from 29 August 2017 until the government was dismissed on 25 February 2019. Zhumagaliyev was the Deputy Minister for Investment and Development of Kazakhstan, chief executive officer of Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan's uranium mining company.

  22. Dauren Abaev

    Dauren Abaev
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politiciancivil servant
    Biography

    Dauren Askerbekuly Abaev is a Kazakh politician, who's serving as a Minister of Culture and Sports.

  23. Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed

    Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mukhtar Abraruly Kul-Mukhammed is a Kazakh politician who serving as a member of the Kazakh Senate since 1 February 2018. Prior to that, he was the First Deputy Chairman of Nur Otan from 2016 to 2018, advisor to the President of Kazakhstan from 2015 to 2016, 2014 to 2015, and 2003 to 2014, Minister of Culture and Information from 2013 to 2014, State Secretary of Kazakhstan from 2012 to 2013, Minister of Culture from 2008 to 2012, akim of Kyzylorda Region from 2007 to 2008, Akorda Press Secretary from 2004 to 2007, and the Minister of Culture, Information and Public Accord from 2001 to 2004.

  24. Jarmakhan Tuyakbay

    Jarmakhan Tuyakbay
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zharmakhan Aitbaiuly Tuyakbay is a retired Kazakh politician. He was the chairman of the Nationwide Social Democratic Party from 2007 to 2019 and prior to that, he served as the chair of the Mazhilis from 1999 to 2004.

  25. Kairat Abdrakhmanov

    Kairat Abdrakhmanov
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kairat Kudaybergenovich Abdrakhmanov was the foreign minister for the Republic of Kazakhstan since December 28, 2016 until December 26, 2018. Abdrakhmanov previously served as Kazakhstan's permanent representative to the United Nations. Abdrakhmanov also served as Kazakhstan's representative to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

  26. Byrganym Aitimova

    Byrganym Aitimova
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Byrganym Saryqyzy Aitimova is a Kazakh politician and diplomat who was a member of the Kazakh Senate from 2013 to 2019 and in 1996. She served as the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, Cuba, and Solomon Islands concurrently from 2007 to 2013. Prior to her appointment as UN ambassador, she was the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 2004 to 2005 and then the Minister of Education and Science until Zhanseit Tuymenbayev replaced her on 10 January 2007. She served as Kazakhstan's Ambassador to Italy from 2002 to 2004, and ambassador to Israel from 1996 to 2002.

  27. Islam Bairamukov

    Islam Bairamukov
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
    Studied in 2003
    Occupations
    amateur wrestler
    Biography

    Islam Bayramukov is a Kazakh wrestler who competed in the Men's Freestyle 97 kg at the 2000 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal. He was born in Jambyl Region. He also competed in the 1996 and 2004 Summer Olympics, but did not reach the final rounds.

  28. Zagipa Baliyeva

    Zagipa Baliyeva
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zagipa Yakhyakyzy Baliyeva is a female Kazakh politician who served as the Minister of Justice of Kazakhstan starting from 13 April 2006 until 2009. Baliyeva previously served as the Chairwoman of the Central Electoral Commission from 1996 until 13 April, when Onalsyn Zhumabekov replaced her and she became the Minister of Justice. She became a member of Otan political party on 30 May 2006.

  29. Bakhytzhan Zhumagulov

    Bakhytzhan Zhumagulov
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politicianmathematician
    Biography

    Bakhytzhan Zhumagulov is a Kazakh politician who was Chairman of Otan and after renamed Nur Otan, the largest political party in Kazakhstan. and acting chairman of Nur Otan party, created by merging a number of other parties into Otan.

  30. Baurzhan Mukhamedzhanov

    Baurzhan Mukhamedzhanov
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Bauyrjan Alimuly Muhamedjanov is a Kazakh politician and Doctor of Law who's serving as an Kazakh Ambassador in Georgia since 30 May 2018. Prior to that, Mukhamedzhanov was the ambassador to Lithuania and Latvia, äkim of Mangystau Region from 22 December 2011 to 18 January 2013, Minister of Internal Affairs from 14 October 2005 to 2 April 2009, Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 29 January 2002 to 13 June 2003, and Minister of Justice from 13 October 1997 to 13 September 2000.

  31. Kanat Saudabayev

    Kanat Saudabayev
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Kanat Bekmyrzauly Saudabayev is a Kazakh politician who served as the State Secretary of Kazakhstan from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that, he served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2011 and in 1994, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States from 2000 to 2007, Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1996 to 1999 and Ambassador to Turkey from 1994 to 1996.

  32. Yessekeev Kuanyshbek Bakhytbekovich

    Yessekeev Kuanyshbek Bakhytbekovich
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Kuanyshbek Yessekeev is Chairman of the Board of Kazakhtelecom.

  33. Mukhtar Tleuberdi

    Mukhtar Tleuberdi
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Mukhtar Beskenuly Tileuberdi is a Kazakh statesman who was appointed the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 18 September 2019. He also serves as Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan in the Älihan Smaiylov.

  34. Zhanar Aitzhanova

    Zhanar Aitzhanova
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zhanar Seyitakhmetqyzy Aitzhanova is a Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations Office at Geneva. She holds the rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary 1st Class.

  35. Igor Rogov

    Igor Rogov
    Born in
    Azerbaijan Flag Azerbaijan
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Igor Ivanovich Rogov is a Kazakhstani lawyer, former Minister of Justice of Kazakhstan and present Chairman of the Constitutional Council of Kazakhstan.

  36. Baglan Mailybayev

    Baglan Mailybayev
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Baglan Mailybayev was born on 20 May 1975 in Zhambyl region, Kazakhstan. His nationality is Kazakh. He is a politician of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Law (2002) (under the supervision of Professor Zimanov S.Z. - scientific advisor and academician of National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan) and Ph.D. in Political Science (1998).

  37. Fuat Mansurov

    Fuat Mansurov
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1928-2010 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    conductormusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Fuat Mansurov was a Soviet and Russian conductor.

  38. Darkhan Kydyrali

    Darkhan Kydyrali
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Darkhan Kydyrali is a Kazakh scholar and writer, Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor. He is an academician of National Academy of Science Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2014 Dr. Kydyrali had been appointed as the President of the International Turkic Academy. Since July 2016 he has been working as chairman of the board of the Egemen Kazakhstan national newspaper. He is a member of political bureau council of Nur Otan party. He has a first council diplomatic rank.

  39. Gulnara Sarsenova

    Gulnara Sarsenova
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Gulnara Sarsenova is a Kazakhstan film producer who has produced several award-winning films. She is the only Central Asian producer to receive the Best Asian Filmmaker award at Busan International Film Festival, one of the most significant film festivals in Asia, in 2008.

  40. Erlan Karin

    Erlan Karin
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Erlan Karin is a Kazakh politician. In 2017 he was appointed chairman of the board of Qazaqstan Republic Teleradiocorporation.

  41. Bektas Beknazarov

    Bektas Beknazarov
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bektas Abdihanuly Beknazarov; is a Kazakh politician who served as Deputy Chair of the Senate of Kazakhstan from September 2016 to August 2020, and the 6th Chairman of the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan from April 2011 to October 2013.

  42. Michał Łabenda

    Michał Łabenda
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Michał Rafał Łabenda is a Polish diplomat, serving as Polish ambassador to Egypt since 2018, Mongolia (2015–2018), Azerbaijan (2010–2014).

  43. Marat Aldangorovich Sarsembaev

    Marat Aldangorovich Sarsembaev
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Marat Aldangaruly Sarsembaev is a Kazakh doctor of law and professor.

  44. Gülmira Isimbaeva

    Gülmira Isimbaeva
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    statesperson
    Biography

    Gülmira Estaibekqyzy Esimbaeva is a Kazakh politician who's served as the member and Deputy Chair of the Mazhilis from 2016 to 2020. She was a parliamentary leader of Nur Otan from 2016 to 2019 and member of the Supreme Soviet from 1990 until its dissolution in 1993.

  45. Galymbek Zhumatov

    Galymbek Zhumatov
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    journalistpoetauthorwriter
    Biography

    Galymbek Zhumatov is a Kazakh writer, poet, member of the Union of Writers of Kazakhstan, and the founder of the newspaper Shahar.

  46. Laila Akhmetova

    Laila Akhmetova
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
    Studied in 1976
    Occupations
    historianjournalist
    Biography

    Laila Seysembekovna Akhmetova is a Kazakh doctor of historical sciences, professor of politology of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, writer and research of participants in the World War II.