Leila Forouhar

Leila Forouhar

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Leila Forouhar, the star of cinema and music of Iran, was born in February 23rd in Esfehan, Iran, into an artist family. Her father, Jahangir Fourohar, was from a royal family. He left behind the values of royalty and took steps into the field of movies and cinema. He played in more than 80 movies and had a great acting in each of them. Farangis Farahzadi, Leila's mother, is also a well-known artist of Irans cinema.
From birth , Leila , as a very young girl with very small feet and paces, went on the stage to perform. She was on the stage with her father, mother and the great actor of Irans theater, Arham Sadr, at the theatre of Sepahan Esfehan. In 1964, Leila started acting in movies like as Wild Rooster, and Morad and Laleh.
Leila started to sing when she was 14 years old.After the Iranian revolution in 1986, Leila left Iran to the USA and she has started working with her sisters help, Fariba Forouhar.
Leila has released more than 20 albums since she has started to sing. She has performed in a lot of great concerts, in many different countries and her most popular concert was at the Kodak Theatre in 2003. Leila Forouhar can be entitled a part of geniuses in music of Iran and world, because she is able to perform all music styles and methods. The beauty in her singing in pop music is the same as the beauty in full-blooded music. Being able to sing in different languages, a amazing work and example is her album Planet of harmony released in 1996 in nine languages like English, French, Italian, Armenian, Arabic, Turkish, Greek, Afghani, Israeli etc. Leila is a powerful actress and this can be seen in her familiarity with the stage, the light and the sounds. Moreover she has incomparable talent in live performances.

In August 2004, Leila Forouhar started her love life with Mr. Esi Nabi , and up to today she is having a life full of love with her husband and family. Still, she presents a new album every year with messages of Love, Peace and Kindness to her fans. Many heart temptations in Iran and around the world are for love to Leila. In fact Leila is the star of music of IranBy the 1990's re-established her reputation as a popular female vocalist amongst Persian audiences and has performed in concerts all around the world and in so many well-known arenas like Shrine Auditorium, Kodak Theater , Universal Amphitheater , Oberhausen. Her last concert in Kodak Theater was in 2008.
She was the first Persian singer who has performed concerts in Dubai , Tajikistan , and Japan for the first time. Leila is very popular among Middle East countries like Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kurdistan , Armenia and also in The United States. She has received appreciation from Los Angeles mayor for several times.
Releasing an album a year , Leila has released more than 20 albums since she has started her singing career. One of her best sold album was " Planet of Harmony " that consisted of famous songs in different languages like ; English, Italian , Greek , Arabic , Hebrew , Afghani , Armenian , Turkish , and Kurdish. Her albums are available in Tower Records and Itunes.
Leila Forouhar can be entiteled a part of geniuses in music of Iran and world because she is able to perform all music styles and methods such as; pop and classic in different languages. Having started her career over 30 years ago , she is a well established star with numerous fans all over the worlds.
In August 2004, Leila married Essi Nabi , a Los Angeles based businessman in a ceremony that included friend , family , many colleague singers and entertainers.
In Nowrouz of 1389 (2010) in celebration of regarding nowrouz as an international ceremony in United Nation calendar, Leila performed a great program as a representative of Iranian Community with presence of numerous politician of the United States and Middle East countries in Great Hall.
She intend to release her latest album in fusion style and also have programs for a worldwide tour in 2012.