Moonis Elahi was born on 12th April 1976 at Lahore.
He studied at Lahore American School, where he studied till 10th grade and from there he moved to the London campus of the same school and graduated from there. He went to pursue his higher education from Wharton School of Business, Pennsylvania USA and did his BBA from there.
Moonis Elahi is a 3rd generation politician. He is the elder son of Ch. Pervaiz Elahi former Chief Minister of Punjab, nephew of Ch. Shujaat Hussain and grandson of Ch. Zahoor Elahi who was a very prominent politician of his time.
After the completion of his studies he returned to Pakistan in 1999. He took part in the general election held on 18th February 2008 for the first time and elected as MPA from Gujrat.