In 1983, he graduated from the Azerbaijan State Institute of Physical Culture (now the Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Culture and Sports). In 1986-1990 he studied at the Police Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In 1977, he started practicing judo at the Dinamo Sports Society. He is a USSR master of sports in judo and sambo. He is a three-time sambo, 11-time winner of the Republican Judo Championship, as well as a bronze medalist of the USSR Spartakiad in judo. In different years he held various positions in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Since 2017, he has been working as a coach in the judo department of Judo Club 2012.