First Lady of Kazakhstan
  • Қазақстанның бірінші ханымы (Kazakh)
    Qаzаqstаnnyń bіrіnshі hаnymy
  • Первая леди Казахстана (Russian)
Vacant [a]
since 7 October 2020
ResidenceAk Orda Presidential Palace, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Term lengthConcurrent with the president's term (unless a divorce or death takes place)
PrecursorSpouse of the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh SSR
Inaugural holderSara Nazarbayeva (as first lady and wife of Nursultan Nazarbayev)
FormationDecember 16, 1991
(32 years ago)
 (1991-12-16) (in Kazakh) (in Russian) (in English)

The First Lady of the Republic of Kazakhstan , also known as First Lady of Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Қазақстанның бірінші ханымы, romanized: Qаzаqstаnnyñ bırınşı hаnymy, Russian: Первая леди Казахстана) is the unofficial de facto title usually attributed to the wife of the president of Kazakhstan, but because the incumbent president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is divorced, the position is vacant.[1] First and only person to hold the title was Sara Nazarbayeva, wife of Nursultan Nazarbayev.


The first lady position is currently vacant, since the divorce of the current president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Nadezhda Tokayeva in 2020.

There have been no first gentlemen of Kazakhstan to date.

History and role of the first lady

There is no official role or office of the first lady of Kazakhstan as she is not an elected position, but usually tend to participate in humanitarian and charitable work.

Until 2019, there has been just one first lady since the country's independence in 1991, Sara Nazarbayeva, wife of President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

List of First ladies of Kazakhstan (1991–present)

No. Portrait Name Nationality Education Marriage Period Length of tenure President of Kazakhstan
Marriage date Portrait Note
1 Sara Nazarbayeva
(née Konakayeva)
Born: (1942-02-11) 11 February 1942 (age 81)
Kazakh Karaganda Industrial University 1962 16 December 1991 20 March 2019 27 years, 3 months and 4 days Nursultan Nazarbayev m. 1962
2 Nadezhda Tokayeva
(née Davydovna)
Born: (1958-09-27) 27 September 1958 (age 65)
Jewish Russian Russian State University for the Humanities early 1980s 20 March 2019 7 October 2020 1 year, 6 months and 17 days Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
m. 1980; .div 2020
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Nadezhda Tokayeva are now divorced.
2020 Present



  1. ^ Зянькович, Микалай (2005). Зенькович Н. А Мальчики в розовых штанишках. ISBN 9785224047420.

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