First Lady of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva: biography and photo


The wife of Azerbaijani President Mehriban Aliyeva … For compatriots, she is the standard of beauty and style. The very first lady is sure that a harmonious and pleasant looking outer shell is to some extent a gift of fate. But a person sooner or later acquires that appearance, which becomes its maximum reflection. Therefore, in the matter of success and beauty, it is the inner content that plays the crucial role.


Spouse of the President

Aliyev's wife, Mehriban, is an Azerbaijani public and political figure. She is a deputy of the Milli Majlis of the country. In addition, Mehriban leads a working group of Azerbaijani-US inter-parliamentary relations, is the president of the Gymnastics Federation and the goodwill ambassador of the UN, UNESCO, ISESCO and OIC. For ten years now she has been President of the Foundation, founded in honor of her father-in-law Heydar Aliyev, as well as the State Foundation of Friends of Culture.


Born Pashayeva, Mehriban Aliyeva was born in Baku on August 26, 1964 in a family of scientists. Her mother, Aida, who died in 1992, was the daughter of the country's famous journalist Nasir Imankuliyev. She became an eminent philologist, Arabist, doctor of oriental studies. Since childhood, Mehriban Aliyeva is proud of his mother, who was the first woman in Azerbaijan to be awarded the title of professor. The father - Arif Pashayev - was the son of literary critic and writer Mir Jalal Pashayev. Today he is the rector of the National Aviation Academy in Baku.


As Mehriban Aliyeva herself tells, in her youth her mother was a stunningly beautiful woman. She had that rare appearance in which bright personality was combined with canonical beauty. As soon as she appeared somewhere, the views of all those present involuntarily turned in her direction. It was her daughter who believed that she managed to form an overestimated sense of responsibility in her.

Loving parents have never read the notations of Mehriban. It was just obvious that she could not learn badly, be unscrupulous or look bad.

Mehriban Aliyeva, biography

The wife of the President of Azerbaijan graduated from secondary school No. 23 with a gold medal. In the same 1982, she entered the Azerbaijan Medical University. Then the future doctor continues his studies at the Academy named after I. M. Sechenov in Moscow. In 1988, Mehriban Aliyeva received a red diploma and a doctor’s degree. In 1983, she marries Ilham.



After graduation, the future first lady of Azerbaijan goes to work at the Moscow Research Institute of Eye Diseases, where she worked until 1992. In 1995, Mehriban Aliyeva became the founder and head of a charitable foundation called “Friends of the Culture of Azerbaijan”. A year later, she establishes a cultural-historical journal.

In 2002, the first lady of Azerbaijan holds the post of President of the Gymnastics Federation. She became the initiator, having made considerable efforts for this, so that in 2005 the World Championship in this kind of sport would take place in her homeland.

Two years later, she heads the Foundation named after Heydar Aliyev, her father-in-law. The press has always widely covered the work of this organization, which oversees the revival of the cultural heritage of Azerbaijan. At the expense of the Foundation, hospitals and schools, youth and community centers are being built. In the same year, she joins the New Azerbaijan party.


Awards and titles

In 2005, Mehriban Aliyeva was awarded the title of "Woman of the Year." She became the first woman holder in the world to wear the Order of the Ruby Cross on her chest. The wife of the President of Azerbaijan received this award from the International Fund Patrons of the Century.

In the same year she was elected a deputy of the Azerbaijani Milli Majlis.

However, as Mehriban Aliyeva herself says, she most of all values ​​her Golden Heart Award, which she received seven years ago. In 2008, it was on the initiative of the wife of the President of Azerbaijan, the famous singer Muslim Magomayev who was buried in the Alley of honorary graves in Baku.

She was also awarded an intergovernmental award in the nomination "Stars of the Commonwealth". Mehriban Aliyeva is an officer in the Order of the Legion of Honor and is an honorary professor at the I. Sechenov Medical University. And in 2011, according to Playboy, she was named the sexiest among the first ladies.


Family of Mehriban Aliyeva

On December 22, 1983, Mehriban married Ilham Aliyev, who is three years older. They have three children: two daughters and a son Heydar. The eldest daughter Leila is the wife of Samed Kurbanov, a Russian entrepreneur, graduated from MGIMO. They have two twin boys growing up.

According to Mehriban, who gave birth to Leyla at the age of nineteen, children are the most important component of her life. Everything that concerns their problems and anxieties, successes and achievements is close and expensive to her.

Mehriban-Khanum and fashion

The First Lady of Azerbaijan closely follows fashion trends, but at the same time has her own inimitable unique style. At first glance, it is hard to believe that this lady is fifty years old, and yet she is not only a mother, but also a grandmother. In her years, Mehriban Aliyeva is still the owner of a chic appearance, and fashion for her is nothing more than a fascinating process.


For most compatriots, Mehriban is an object to follow. And although some say that her appearance is the fruit of work of more than a dozen of the most famous surgeons from Western clinics, and her whole style is the merit of stylists, but if she hadn’t had the right appearance initially, not a single plastic surgery would give such a result would. As for the choice of clothes, the first lady practically does not allow blunders, putting on only what suits her. She especially likes black tones.

Mehriban Aliyeva, whose height is above average, has a special passion for the highest heels, although in some cases this is contrary to the canons of etiquette. Yes, and the generally accepted length of the skirt, established for official events (up to five centimeters above the knee), is not always respected by it. This leads to the fact that some representatives of Muslim countries do not always approve of Mehriban’s glamor-sexual style, believing that it is not fitting for a Muslim woman to dress like this.

Official Mehriban


The wife of the President of Azerbaijan, having the figure of a model and appearance of a movie star, during the protocol events, official meetings and trips always knows how to remain in the shadow of her husband. Impeccable demeanor: muffled intonation, dull eyes - all this is done in order to attract less attention. I must say, Mehriban does not always succeed. After all, the immaculate appearance of the first lady has long been a subject for imitation. It is said that in Baku hairdressers many ladies ask to comb them in the style of "a la Mehriban".


Not only people from the president’s circle are forced to reckon with her. Ordinary citizens always have the opportunity to contact her directly with requests and complaints. For this, the Presidential Administration has created a special sector that works with appeals and letters to the first lady, however, Mehriban does not have a bureaucratic bloated apparatus: both in the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and in the presidential staff she has only twenty employees. But there is a huge number of volunteers and like-minded people in the country among the most diverse strata of the population. To be involved in the projects that the Fund is implementing, the representatives of business circles, the scientific and creative elite of Azerbaijan dream.

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