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Leila Otadi
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Born 5 August 1983 (1983-08-05) (age 38)
Nationality Iranian
Education Tehran University of Art - Architecture
Years active 2002–present

Leila Otadi (Persian: لیلا اوتادی) is an Iranian actress.

Early life and education

Leila was born in Tehran/Shemrian. At age of 7, she had a chance to begin acting in film. However her family and she thought school was more important for her at the time than acting. She was introduced to stage acting at the age of 18. Leila’s film debut was "Black Eyes" by Iraj Ghaderi. Since then she has starred in many films and recently became the highest paying actress in Iran. She speaks Persian and Turkish fluently and plays tennis, enjoys horseback riding and many other sports.

She earned her Associate degree in Interior Architecture from the Tehran University of Art.


Her debut movie was ' The Black Eyes' (2002), directed by Iraj Qaderi.

Otadi has participated in various TV series, including 'Truth Revealed' (2004), 'Tears and Smiles' (2008), 'Blood Money' (2010) and 'The Wound' (2014).

She has also appeared in the movies ‘Willow Tree' (2004), 'Left-Handed' (2005), 'Invitation' (2008), 'Looking For Happiness' (2009), 'The Outcasts 3' (2010), 'Messed Up' (2011), ‘Laleh’ (2013) and 'The Straw Dogs' (2013).

She has begun reciting poems since she was 17 years-old, and published her first book in 2014 under the title of 'In Heaven There is No Crow, Nor Scarecrow', which is a collection of poetry, in both Persian and English languages.


Television series

Year Title Role Network
2006 The Last Sin IRIB TV2
2008 Tears and Smiles IRIB TV1
2010 Blood Money Fereshteh
2014 The Wound IRIB TV3
2016 Carousel IRIB TV1
We Relaxed Ava IRIB TV2
2017 Riot TDH
The Excellency Motamed Honar Namaye Parsian
2018 Around Autumn Shirin IRIB TV3
2019 Gando IRIB TV3


Year Title Role
2011 You tap tap
Female Male life
Page 113
2012 Mr. Alef Golrokh
Burnt Matches
Woman, Man, Life
2013 Laleh Sara
The Straw Dogs
2014 Skein
3 Foreigns Sousan
2015 Riot
2016 Conditional release
Melancholy 2016
2017 White Forehead 2 Golden forehead gazelle
2018 Kativsha Zhila
2019 Weightlessness
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