Mohammad Anwar Jegdalik is the son of Mohammad Din. He was born in Jegdalik Village of Sorobi District in Kabul Province in 1952. He studied his primary school education at his hometown while graduated from Habibia High School in 1951.
He entered Dari Literature Faculty at Kabul University in 1973 and graduated from the university in 1976.
Earlier, Jegdalik served as a teacher of language and literature at Mahmood Tarzi High School in Kabul in 1989. He then served as a Jihadi commander in Kabul and surrounding areas.
He had political affiliation with the Jamiat-e-Islami Party and played a vital role in Jihad against Russia and the resistance against Taliban.
He served in various capacities including head of Olympic National Committee, Kabul Mayor and advisor to the president for youth affairs from 2003 to 2008 and then got appointed in 2009 as state minister for parliamentarian affairs.
Since 2010, he has been serving as governor of the volatile Kunduz after replacing Engineer Mohammad Omer who was murdered along with score other colleagues in a landmine explosion in Taloqan General Mosque, Takhar Province.
He speaks Pashto, Dari and English languages as well.