Nawab Malik is the spokesperson and Mumbai President of the Nationalist Congress Party and a former housing minister of Maharashtra. He was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in 1996, 1999, 2004 from Nehru Nagar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) and in 2009 from Anushakti Nagar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) in Mumbai.
Born in Duswa, Uttar Pradesh, he migrated to Mumbai in 1970 and has been elected legislator four times, thrice from Nehru Nagar in Kurla and once from Anushakti Nagar, both in eastern Mumbai. He had served as a minister in the cabinet during the erstwhile Congress-NCP governments, handling a variety of portfolios. He quit in 2005 following allegations of corruption levelled by social crusader Anna Hazare. Later, he bounced back to the cabinet and was also appointed a Guardian Minister of Mumbai, and is reportedly considered close to the Pawar family.