Olzhas Suleimenov was born May 18, 1936 in Alma-Ata in the family officer Kazakh Cavalry Regiment ( "Kazpolk"). In the 1958-1959 academic year O.Suleimenov finished last course of geological and geographical faculty of Kazakh State University and the first course of the Literary Institute in Moscow. During the years of literary work they have been published more than a dozen collections of poems, and poems, literary and linguistic books "Asia", "letters Language" (1998), "Intersecting Parallels" (2001), "The Turks in the prehistory" (2002) and others.
A lot of time gave community work and professional organization: head. Department of the magazine "Prostor", the secretary of the Writers 'Union of the Kazakh SSR, the first secretary of the Kazakh SSR and SP Secretary of the USSR Writers' Union (1962-1991). Candidate member and member of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan (1976-1991). MP and member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh SSR (1980-1985). The Supreme Soviet of the USSR (1984-1989). People's deputy of the USSR and member of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (1989 - December 1991). A member of the Constitutional Commission, I elected Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR, to write a new version of the Constitution of the USSR (May 1989 - December 1991). A member of the Award Committee of the International Lenin Prize (1980-1991). In the period 1991-1995. - Chairman of the party "People's Congress (" Halyk kongresі ") of Kazakhstan." Member of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1994-1995). President of the International Antinuclear Movement (IAM) "Nevada-Semipalatinsk" (1989).
Olzhas Suleimenov has the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (obtained in 1996). Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Italy with concurrent accreditation in Greece and Malta (1995-2002). Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to UNESCO (2002).
O. Suleimenov in Soviet times, was awarded the Order "Badge of Honor" Red Banner of Labor, the October Revolution. In the Republic of Kazakhstan - «Barys» I degree (2001), "Otan" (2006). It has international awards: the Order of "Prince Yaroslav the Wise" (Ukraine), "Friendship" (Russia), "For Merit" (Ingushetia), "Shukhrat" (Azerbaijan), "Knight Literature and Art" (France).