|Born||23 February 1958|
|Genres||Dance, pop, classical|
Leila Forouhar (Persian: لیلا فروهر, Leylâ Foruhar) (born 23 February 1958) is an Iranian pop and classical singer. She was a child star, acting from the age of 3. She is one of the most successful women artists in Iranian society. She relocated to Turkey in 1984, then to Paris, before emigrating to Los Angeles in 1988.
Leila is the daughter of the late Iranian actor Jahangir Forouhar. As a child she acted in movies in minor roles, receiving recognition for her part in Soltane Ghalbha (King of Hearts). As a teenager she began modeling for fashion magazines. She continued to act in movies and has featured in over 47 films, including Ezteraab, Three Sisters and The Thirsty Ones.
Move to France
Move to the United States
In 1988 Forouhar and her family moved to the United States. That same year, she released "Makhmal-e-Naz" and in 1989 "Hedieh" ("The Gift"), and the song "Ey Dil" ("Oh My Heart") became very popular.
Leila's songs are popular in countries including Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iraq, Armenia and the United States. She has released more than 20 albums. Her album "Planet of Harmony" included songs in English, Italian, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Dari Persian, Armenian, Turkish and Kurdish.
- 1974: Hadis
Avang Records Releases
- 1977: Leila Forouhar 2 (Ham Parvaz)
Caltex Records Releases
- 1990: Makhmal-e-Naz
- 1991: Hedieh (with Shahram Solati)
- 1991: Shance
- 1994: Attal Mattal (with Ebi)
- 1995: Tapesh
- 1996: Saraab
- 1997: Love Songs
- 1997: Planet of Harmony
- 1997: Dance Beat
- 1998: Love Story
- 1999: Didar (with Shahram Shabpareh)
- 1999: Yek Samado Do Leila (soundtrack from the play "Yek Samado Do Leila")
- 2000: Tasvir
- 2001: Story of Yours, Story of Mine
- 2003: Live in Concert at the Kodak Theatre
- 2005: A Kiss
- 2008: My Moon
- 2012: From My Heart
Taraneh Record Releases
- 1993: Hamsafar
- 1994: Do Parandeh
- 2012: From My Heart
Pars Video Releases
- 1990: Makhmal-e-Naaz
- 1994: Parandeha (with Mahasti and Shahram Solati)
- 1999: Ghahremanane Vatan (with Andy and Dariush)
MZM Records Releases
- 1992: Bahaaneh
- 2008: Maahe Man
Other Records Releases
- 2000: Lets party (with Maxim & The Boyz)
- 1992: Nobahar (with other singers)
- 1994: Telesm (With Shamaei zadeh)
- 1996: Zamin larzid (with other singers)
- 2003: Sayad Nova
- 2006: Music (with 23 singers)
- 2007: IRAN(with Omid Soltani)
- 2007: The Memories (dedicated to Mahasti)
- 2009: Bedoon IRAN Nemimireh
- 2011: Do Parandeh (Remix)
- 2013: Kaashki
- 2013: Eshgham
- 2014: Ba Tou
- 2014: Khayli Hasasam
- 2014: Fereshtehaye Kucholo
- 2015: Kheili Douset Daram
- 2016: In Rooza
- 2016: Hesse Taraneh
- 2017: Begoo Baa Mani
- Rouzegar (VHS)
- The Return (VHS)
- Flashback (VHS)
- A Kiss (DVD)
- Live in Concert at the Kodak Theatre (DVD)
- 4 DVD Collection #1
- King of Hearts (1968)
- Aramesh dar Hozooreh Digaraan
- Baagheh Boloor
- Shabeh Aftabi
- Four Sisters
- The Thirsty Ones
- Morad & laleh
- The Beauty Sin
- Golden Cage
- The Springtime Connection
- Parsa, Javad. "Iranian Diaspora in California". New York Times. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
- "Tales From Tehrangeles". NY Times. December 5, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
- "Seventh Day: Leila Forouhar". BBCPersian.com (in Persian). BBC. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
- Ali, Syed Hamad (15 July 2011). "Islam's pulse in the US". Gulf News. Al Nisr Publishing LLC. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
- "The beginning, First Nowruz at the White House". NowruzCommission.org. Nowruz Commission. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
- "Coming Soon Leila Forouhar's New Video 'Kaashki'". radiojavan.com. July 13, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
- Leila Forouhar: Live in Concert at Kodak Theatre (Introduction by artist). California: Caltex Records. 2003 . B0007Y5HNE.
- "Leila Forouhar, Shohreh, or Helen: Whom Would You Pick as Best?". Tehran Magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-08-09. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
- "Marriage of Entertainment Star Leila & Essi". p.62-65. Tehran Magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
- "Leila Forouhar: The Beloved Star". p. 72-73. Tehran Magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
- "Interview with Leila Forouhar". 57-59. Tehran Magazine. Archived from the original on 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
- "Leila Forouhar Gives Answers to Sent Questions". BBC Persian. 16 September 2004. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
- "Leila…A Kiss, A Marriage and Two Years". BBC Persian. 8 April 2005. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
- "Seventh Day". 2 April 2004. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
- "Leila's Concerts in Tajikistan". BBC Persian. 15 April 2006. Retrieved 2008-08-15.