Undergraduate, Moscow Institute Literature, 1980. Studied, Leeds University.
Editor-translator Mongolian Writers' Union, 1980—1990. Vice president and editor Mongolian Interpreters' Union, 1990—1992. First vice-chairman Culture and Art Development Com, 1990—1992.
Minister Culture, 1992—1996. Member Great Hural, since 1992, speaker, 2004—2005. Leader of the Opposition, 1997—2000.
Prime minister Mongolian Government, 2000—2004, president, 2005—2009. Leader Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party ), since 1997. World Bank advisory on Asian culture and Buddhist religion, since 1998.
Chair Mongolia-India friendship Association. Head National Council of Museums, 1995. International president Alliance of Religions and Conservation, since 2003.
Married Onon Tsolmon, 1986. 4 children.