Aliya Nazarbayeva

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Aliya Nazarbayeva
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Álıya Nursultanqyzy Nazarbayeva

(1980-02-03) 3 February 1980 (age 39)
EducationUniversity of Richmond
George Washington University
Kazakh State Law Academy
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • public person
  • film producer
Spouse(s)Aidar Akayev
Dimash Dosanov
Childrendaughter Tiara (born in 2007), daughter Alsara (born in 2011), son Aldiyar (born in 2016), daughter Aylana (born in 2018)
Parent(s)Nursultan Nazarbayev
Sara Nazarbayeva
AwardsLaureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Aliya Nursultanovna Nazarbaeva (Kazakh: Álıya Nursultanqyzy Nazarbaeva, 3 February 1980, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic) is the youngest daughter of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first President of Kazakhstan. She is the head of numerous business operations including a construction company and a high-end spa.[1]

Winner of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Literature and Arts (2018).[citation needed]



Graduated from the K. Baiseitova National Musical School in Almaty.

Miss Nazarbayeva studied at the International Relations Faculty of the Richmond University in London, UK, as well as at the International Relations Faculty of the George Washington University in Washington, USA.

In 2001 she graduated from the Law Faculty of the Kazakh State Law Academy with a degree in Legal Science.

In 2016 by the decision of the State Attestation Commission of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University the MBA degree was conferred on her in specialty “Economics. Innovation Economics & Management”.

She speaks Kazakh (her native language), Russian and English.

Public activity[edit]

  • A Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, National Scientific and Practical, Educational and Recreation Centre Bobek.
  • Founder of the ZhandanuAlemi Foundation.
  • Founder of the Foundation for the Development of Socially Significant Initiatives.
  • Author and general producer of the National Children Song Contest “BalaDauysy”.
  • Chairperson of the Presidium of the Association of Environmental Organizations of Kazakhstan.
  • Head of the Supervisory Board of the International Centre for Green Technologies and Investment Projects.

Co-author of the textbook “Ecology and Sustainable Development” for pupils of 10–11th grades, an elective course “Environmental Culture” for pupils of 6–7th grades, an educational and developmental complex “Green Planet of Childhood” for preschool and junior school children.


Aliya Nazarbayeva worked as a consultant in the Front Office of the President of Kazakhstan, a CEO of Caspian Industries Ltd (mineral drinking water), and a Chairperson of the Board of Directors in ElitstroyLimited Liability Partnership. She is a founder of the first multifunctional sports and fitness complex Wellness Club LUXOR in the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Founder of New World Production Limited Liability Partnership.

Producer of the environmental documentary The Awakening, 2012.

On behalf of Khabar TV channel, two documentary series Heritage of the Earth covering global environmental problems were filmed in 2014. Fragments of films were included in a video application to the school textbook “Ecology and Sustainable Development”. Currently five environmental documentaries and four advertisement videos also made by New World Production Limited Liability Partnership are on TV.[2]

General producer of The Road to Mother, 2016. The premier release lasted for six weeks on Kazakhstan. Gala screenings were held in 12 countries. The film received awards at six international film festivals, including the main prize of the international festival in Croatia and Grand Prix at the International Film Festival “Eurasian Bridge” and others.[3]

Producer of the documentary about fundamentals of humane pedagogics Looking for a Teacher, 2018. After the film was presented on Khabar TV channel it drew a significant response in the society. The film was also shown in several schools of Kazakhstan for teachers and parents.[4]

General Producer of the historical film Tomiris, which is expected to be released in May 2019.


Speaking at the closing ceremony of a regular season of the Contest “BalaDauysy” on December 2018 Aliya Nazarbayeva appealed to grown-ups to think what legacy they leave to their children. “As a mother of four children I want them to live in a world, where the environment is pure, people are kind and responsive, and spiritual values thrive. It’s only us that can and should achieve it in a joint effort. And we should start with ourselves”.[5]

As a Chairperson of the Presidium of the Association of Environmental Organizations, she issued a suggestion to formalize the term ‘green economy’ in legislation, in a new Environmental Code in the framework of the roundtable discussion on environmental problems of Kazakhstan in Astana on April 28, 2018. “Our national business will face a new reality with its limitations, risks and potential benefits in 2020 already. Default of national obligations will result in restricting access of Kazakh goods to global markets and applying other economic sanctions”.[6]


She has come under criticism of being on the receiving end of nepotism through her father. It is alleged that her natural gas company receives preferential treatment in Kazakhstan.[1]

In 2005, police in Almaty confiscated the newspaper Svoboda Slova which carried "an article on allegedly aggressive business dealings by Aliya Nazarbayeva" through her construction company Elitstroi.[7]

In 2018, residents in Temirtau collected petitions regarding the polluted black snow to send Nazarbayeva. They were addressed to her due to her role as head of the Association of Ecological Organisations of Kazakhstan.[8][9]


In 2013, she won Fashion TV Awards for revival of national ideas in jewelry art.

In 2018, she was awarded the State Prize in Literature and Arts for her role in making a feature-length film The Road to Mother. Aliya Nazarbayeva is the Producer of the film.


Married to Dimash Dosanov, the General Director of KazTransOil, the largest oil pipeline company in Kazakhstan.[10] Children: daughter Tiara (born in 2007), daughter Alsara (born in 2011), son Aldiyar (born in 2016), daughter Alana (born in 2018).

She had previously been married Aidar Akayev, the eldest son of former Kyrgyz president Askar Akayev.[1] According to the BBC the marriage was "seen by many people as a return to the old Central Asian tradition of cementing political ties with family ones."[11]


  1. ^ a b c Kramer, Andrew E. (2005-12-23). "Amid Growing Wealth, Nepotism and Nationalism in Kazakhstan". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  2. ^ 250 учеников Актобе поддержали Эко-мост проекта «Жандану»
  3. ^ Нурсултан Назарбаев лично вручил госпремию Алие Назарбаевой
  4. ^ При поддержке Алии Назарбаевой в Астане откроется Школа гуманной педагогики
  5. ^ Алия Назарбаева обратилась к казахстанцам
  6. ^ Алия Назарбаева обеспокоена последствиями ухудшения экологии
  7. ^ Avenue, Committee to Protect Journalists 330 7th; York, 11th Floor New; Ny 10001. "Attacks on the Press 2005: Kazakhstan". Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  8. ^ Abdurasulov, Abdujalil (2018-01-11). "Black snow blankets central Kazakh city". Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  9. ^ "Black Snow Is Falling Down In Siberia". IFLScience. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  10. ^ November 2017, Yerbolat Uatkhanov in Business on 28 (2017-11-28). "KazTransOil begins pumping Russian oil to Uzbekistan". The Astana Times. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  11. ^ "BBC News | Asia-Pacific | Central Asia's 'perfect couple' wed". Retrieved 2019-03-20.

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