Zhenis Mirassovich Nurgaliyev was born on May 9, 1962, in Amangeldy village of Amangeldy district of Kostanai region.
In 1984, he graduated from Kostanai Agricultural Institute with a major in scientific agronomy, in 2001 - from the Kostanai branch of Central Asian University with a degree in law.
He began his career after demobilization from the Soviet Army. In 1985-1987, he worked as an agronomist of department No. 3 of the Aleksandrovsky state farm in Kustanai district of Kustanai region. He worked in this field until 2004, in various managerial positions, as well as in government bodies, commercial structures of Kostanai region.
2004-2006 - Akim of Sarykol district of Kostanay region.
2006-2008 - Akim of Kostanay, Kostanay region.
2008-2010 - Deputy Akim of Kostanay region.
2010-present - Member of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
September 4, 2017 to September 2, 2019 - Chairman of the Committee on Agrarian Issues, Nature Management and Rural Development of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Since September 2, 2019 - Member of the Committee on Finance and Budget of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
He was awarded with the following state awards: Qurmet Order, Parasat order, the Commonwealth Order of the IPA CIS, the Certificate of Honor of the IPA CIS, the medal “For Strengthening Parliamentary Cooperation” and anniversary medals.
He is married with two children.