Leila was born in 1981. She studied BA in cinema at the Art University of Tehran, Faculty of Cinema and Theater. She played different roles in Iranian cinema for years, mainly as assistant director and editor. Her first film HaSookhteh portrays a family going through the loss of their lost son through which we grasp life in a traditional Iranian family dealing with uncertainty and grief. This film was screened in film festivals in Iran and was broadcasted by BBC.