Nasruddin Saljuqi was born in Heart, Afghanistan in 1956. After completing his degree in literature at Kabul University, he worked in the Ministry of Telecommunication as a planning director. In 1989, he left Afghanistan because of war conflicts and went to Iran, where he taught for a year in an Afghan refugee school before being drafted into the administrative section of the Afghan General Consulate in Mashhad. He worked there for several years before relocating to Ireland with his family on a UNHCR program in November 2000.
On his arrival in Ireland, Saljuqi helped to establish a cultural community with other Afghans living in the country. He has introduced Afghan culture to Irish society through his organization of several artistic and cultural events in Dublin and other parts of Ireland, one of which was an Afghan food exhibition. Following his arrival in Ireland, he also complied a number of artistic books, such as music, calligraphy and painting.
As chairperson of the Afghan Community of Ireland, and a member of the Dublin regional forum of the Ministerial council on Migrant Integration, Saljuqi is actively involved in supporting Afghan refugees and asylum seekers and has attended many governmental and NGO conferences in Ireland and in other European countries.