Leila Forouhar & Özcan Deniz
(Persian: لیلا فروهر, Leilâ Foruhar; born 23 February 1959) is an Iranian pop and classical singer. She was a child star, acting from the age of 3. She relocated to next door Turkey in 1986, then to Paris, before emigrating to Los Angeles in 1988.
Career Leila Forouhar & Özcan Deniz
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, Four Sisters and The Thirsty Ones.
He is the nephew of a famous traditional Kurdish singer named Şakiro.
started acting during his highschool years itself in theater plays, which he wrote himself and attended local amateur theater clubs. He performed his first orchestra work in 1985 in Aydın.
In 1988 he moved to Istanbul and in 1998 to Germany to pursue a music career. He was discovered by a group of producers in Munich, Germany. Deniz‘ debut album Ağlattın Beni was released in 1992. With the album Meleğim released in 1993, he became well known.
In 1994, he released his album Beyaz Kelebeğim. In 1994, he acted in the film ‘Ona Sevdiğimi Söyle’ directed by Memduh Ün.
After his military service he released another album called Yalan mı in 1997 and started acting in the TV series Yalan mı in the same year. In 1999, he starred in another TV series called Aşkın Dağlarda Gezer which he wrote himself too.
Although he came to the fore with the news that he and Şebnem Schaefer were dating in 2022, Schaefer denied these allegations from the beginning. He had the leading roles in the very popular TV series Asmalı Konak and Haziran Gecesi.
Deniz both directed and wrote the screenplay for the film Ya Sonra? in 2011.