|Birth name||Leila Forouhar|
|Years active||1965 –present (Films)|
Height = 152 cm (5'0")
Weight = 47 Kg (105 Lbs)
Hair = Dark Brown
Eyes = Brown
Skin = Olive
Leila Forouhar (Persian: لیلا فروهر , born 1958 in Isfahan, Iran) is an Iranian singer and actress who is popular in Iran, Tajikestan and Afghanistan. Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Esfahān or Isfahan (historically also rendered as Ispahan or Hispahan, Old Persian: Aspadana, Middle Persian: Spahān For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music. Dance-pop is a style of Electronic dance music and a subgenre of Pop music that evolved from Disco, circa 1981 that combines dance beats with a pop Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Events January - The Ramones form January - Joni Mitchell releases her monumental album Court and Spark, supported Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Avang Music is an American Record label based in Encino California. Taraneh Records is an Iranian record label in Los Angeles California Esfahān or Isfahan (historically also rendered as Ispahan or Hispahan, Old Persian: Aspadana, Middle Persian: Spahān For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. Tajikistan (təˈdʒɪkɨstæn or /təˈdʒiːkɨstæn/ Тоҷикистон tɔʤikɪsˈtɔn or, Persian تاجیکستان taajikestaan officially the Republic of Afghanistan /æfˈgænɪstæn/ officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ( Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت, She moved to Los angeles after the Iranian Revolution since solo female singers were banned from singing. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The Iranian Revolution' (mostly known as the Islamic Revolution, Persian: انقلاب اسلامی Enghelābe Eslāmi was the Revolution that transformed
Leila is the daughter of the late Iranian actor Jahangir Forouhar. Jahangir Forouhar (1920, Isfahan - 1997, Tehran) is an Iranian Actor, and the father of Iranian entertainer Leila Forouhar. He had already established a solid background in the Iranian entertainment industry by the early 70s. Her father was to have a great influence on the future singer and she has spoken of this in detail in her interviews. She started following the foot steps of her father to movies, with her initiation beginning with the minor roles she played in various movies that were based mainly on the social issues of the Shah era. Initiation is a Rite of passage Ceremony marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society Social issues are matters which directly or indirectly affect many or all members of a Society and are considered to be problems controversies related to Moral values With time, she was able to secure a child star title and especially with the release of Soltaneh Ghalbhaa (King of Hearts), her fame had already spread to all three Persian countries. The term child actor is generally applied to a Child Acting in motion pictures or Television, but also to an Adult By her teenage years, she was already posing modeling shots for top fashion magazines along her work as an actress. Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Playing such various roles from the girl next door Ezteraab to a wanderer Three Sisters to a drug addict The Thirsty Ones, her image was well cemented in Persian society.
In 1974, Leila began a new direction to her career when she announced her break into the music industry. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Career is a term defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as an individual's "course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life" The music industry is the business of Music. Although it encompasses the activity of many music-related businesses and organizations it is currently dominated by the "big After a few voice tests, Leila was immediately given an opportunity to record an album. The instant best-seller titled Leila Forouhar recorded in Iran flew off the shelves in Afghanistan in less than a day. A bestseller is a Book that is identified as extremely popular by its inclusion on lists of currently top selling titles that are based on publishing industry and book trade The music videos accompanying this album were TV stations' most requested for months, and to this day remain classics. A music video is a Short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music most commonly a Song with lyrics "Classical literature" redirects here For literature in Classical languages outside the Graeco-Roman sphere see Ancient literature. Particularly the songs "Cheshma-e-Nour" and "Eshgh Mesle Atisheh" made headlines in distinct entertainment publications which raved about the new singing sensation. A huge success, it was praised as the greatest album introduced to the Afghan society by a female singer. So well was its reception that she immediately unseated the then favorite singer Googoosh as the most popular female singer. Googoosh (alternately spelled Gogosh, Googosh or Gougoush; گوگوش, born Faegheh Atashin, فائقه آتشین The young Leila which had been seen as a child star was dancing rhythmically to tunes that absorbed her early fans but critics as well.
A favorite of columnists who followed her every move to report to the enthusiastic public, she was the face of all glossy magazines in Afghanistan. A columnist is a Journalist who writes material on a regular basis for publication in a series Her hairstyle from "Cheshma-e-Nour" became for years the most sought after look in Kabul. Haircut redirects here For the financial term see Haircut (finance. } Kābul ( Persian and Pashto: کابل, IPA:) is the Capital and largest city of Afghanistan, with This was the first time a patriarchal society had bestowed a female artist such affection. Patriarchy is the structuring of Society on the basis of Family units where fathers have primary responsibility for the welfare of hence authority over A survey conducted in the 70’s named Leila as every Afghan man’s Fantasy Mistress.
A round of performances followed until Iran became entangled in political turmoil. A performance, in Performing arts, generally comprises an event in which one group of people (the performer or performers behave in a particular way for another group of people For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics.
The Iranian Revolution based on religious ideology opposed any form of art that it deemed corrupt. The Iranian Revolution' (mostly known as the Islamic Revolution, Persian: انقلاب اسلامی Enghelābe Eslāmi was the Revolution that transformed Art refers to a diverse range of Human activities creations and expressions that are appealing to the Senses or Emotions of a human individual A revolutionary court order named popular singers and actors (both male and female) to show up for a court hearing. A court order (or court ruling) is an official proclamation by a Judge (or panel of judges that defines the legal relationships between the parties to a hearing In law a hearing is a Proceeding before a Court or other decision-making body or officer In this Leila was the third person listed. It was well ingrained that these artists must renounce their careers or face legal consequences. Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society Without any choice, many singers accepted the orders and withdrew to oblivion.
With the outbreak of war with neighboring Iraq, the Iranian movie and music industry was debilitated. War is an international relations Dispute, characterized by organized Violence between National Military units For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. Initially Leila's family decided to stay in Tehran in hopes of end of fighting a return to the pre-revolutionary era. With the elongation of the war, Leila decided to leave the country. Leila was taken to Afghanistan. Afghanistan /æfˈgænɪstæn/ officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ( Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت, With the aid of Afghan government she was flown to Europe, and finally in 1986, she arrived in France. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics.
Up until 1988 Leila she remained in Paris; however, passive as an artist. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city During this time, much of the press speculated about Leila's possible comeback to singing. "Popular press" redirects here note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint "The Popular Press" Afghan journalists even travelled to France to interview with the diva but were unsuccessful, as a result of her desire to keep a low profile. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. But her silence was soon to break.
In 1988 Leila and her family moved to the United States quickly establishing contact with Los Angeles based Iranian artists who had fled at the outbreak of the revolution. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, "a turnaround" is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively That same year, she released Makhmal-e-Naz and in 1989 Hedieh (The Gift). Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) A phenomenal success, Hedieh was received with equal acclamation from both critics and fans. The word critic comes from the Greek el κριτικός ( el-Latn kritikós) "able to discern" which in turn derives from the word The hit song "Ey Dil" (Oh My Heart) became immensely popular, rekindling a craze similar to that brought on by pre-revolutionary favorite "Cheshma-e-Nour. " Soon after an album a year kept fans on their edge. During the 90's she re-established her reputation as favorite female singer, often teaming up with other Persian artists to deliver numerous notable albums. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public
In 2005, Leila married a Los Angeles based Iranian-American businessman in a ceremony that included many colleague singers and entertainers. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Iranian Americans are American citizens of Iranian ethnicity or heritage She is said to maintain a balance between her marriage and career. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** Covering three generations of admirers now, she is popular among fans of all ages, some of whom weren't even born when her first album was released.
Her two songs, "Cheshma-e-Nour" (1974) (Persian: چشمه نور ) and especially "Ey Dil" (1989) (Persian:ای دل) have been marked as immortal melodies, contributing to the enduring popularity of the singer.
Leila often performs in concerts around the world, and this she has continued since the early 90s. Note Sometimes the ' 90s is used as shorthand for the 1990s, the 1890s, or other such decades in various centuries Her recent trip to Tajikestan for a concert is the latest update on her career. Tajikistan (təˈdʒɪkɨstæn or /təˈdʒiːkɨstæn/ Тоҷикистон tɔʤikɪsˈtɔn or, Persian تاجیکستان taajikestaan officially the Republic of There she performed with Tajik singers Manija Dawlatova and Shabnam Suraya where all three were well received. Manizha Davlat ( Манижа Давлат / منیژه دولت, born 1982) (also spelled as Manizha Davlatova and Manija Davlat and Shabnam Surayyo (also spelled as Surayo, Suraya, or Soraya) is a popular Tajik singer Since her popularity among Tajiks, and especially Afghans, parallels that of the native singers of these two nationalities, her performances are celebrated events resulting in sold out venues. Tajik ( - Tādjīk; UniPers: Tâjik; Cyrillic: Тоҷик is a term generally applied to Persian-speaking people of The Demographics of Afghanistan are ethnically and linguistically mixed She now has a new CD called Mahe Man. This album is by MZM Records.
Thirty three years (as of 2007) after stepping into singing and forty two years (as of 2007) since her acting debut, Leila’s fame has survived the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the Iran-Iraq War, the subsequent exile of Iranian celebrities to the West, and the eventual obscurity of the firsts as a result of time. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Iranian Revolution' (mostly known as the Islamic Revolution, Persian: انقلاب اسلامی Enghelābe Eslāmi was the Revolution that transformed Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Exile means to be away from one's home (ie city state or country while either being explicitly refused permission to return and/or being threatened by prison or death upon return This article refers to the cardinal direction for other uses see West (disambiguation. Unlike other exiled artists of her era who’ve become bitter and showed open resentment due to the misfortunes of political turmoil of the 70s, Leila’s resignation has made her one of the few who’ve accepted the ordinance of destiny. Note Sometimes the ' 70s is used as shorthand for the 1970s, the 1870s, or other such decades in other centuries Events and Destiny refers to a predetermined course of events It may be conceived as a predetermined future whether in general or of an individual Material that has been written about her speak of her as one of the few artists who’ve refrained from artistic reproductions and based her style on originality since the start of her career. Career is a term defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as an individual's "course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life" Despite the fact that the black-and-white films she acted have become prized classical archives, particularly among the new generations of the Persian speaking countries, her songs have retained their timeless lure (according to various radio stations who play some of her three decade old songs). She is referred to as an immortal figure in the realm of music and hence attributed such epithets as Fantasy Mistress, Queen of Pop (this title also attributed to Googoosh) and more recently The Iranian Sphinx. Googoosh (alternately spelled Gogosh, Googosh or Gougoush; گوگوش, born Faegheh Atashin, فائقه آتشین
Avang Records Releases
Caltex Records Releases
Taraneh Record Releases
Pars Video Releases
MZM Records Releases
|1||Maahe Man||Maahe Man||2008|
|3||Khoob||Story of Yours, Story of Mine||2001|
|4||Kalaghaye Khabarcheen||Leila Forouhar||1974|
|6||Akharin Jofte Zamin||Leila forouhar||1974|
|7||Golhaye Lala-Abbasi||Attal Mattal||1994|
|10||Chi Seda Konam Toro?||Story of Yours, Story of Mine||2001|
|11||Yek Booseh||A Kiss||2005|
|12||Nazdiktar az Eshgh||A Kiss||2005|
|1||Khabare Tazeh||Attal Mattal||1996|
|2||Do Parandeh||Leila Forouhar||1974|
|4||Azad||Story of Yours, Story of Mine||2001|
|8||Eshgh Mesle Atisheh||Leila Forouhar||1974|
|10||Ghadima||Story of Yours, Story of Mine||2001|