Leyla Hazal Kaya (born 10 October 1990) is a Turkish actress. Hazal Kaya was born in the city of Gaziantep on 10 October 1990. Kaya attended Italian High School in Istanbul, and graduated in 2012. She currently continues her studies in Istanbul. Her parents (both lawyers) divorced when she was 7 years old. She was introduced to the world of arts at a very young age, as a child she took ballet and violin lessons for 7 years. She also loves tango, and develops her skills. Her favorite football team is Besiktas. Hazal Kaya speaks Turkish (native language), fluently English and Italian (advanced) and French (advanced), and is learning her fourth language, German. Her first role (2007) was in the TV series 'Genco' where she took one of the leading roles. In 2008, Kaya continues as one of the leading actresses by playing Nihal Ziyagil in a modern day adaptation of Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil's classic novel "Aşk-ı Memnu". Currently Kaya is playing in TV series titled "Adını Feriha Koydum" as Feriha(2012). The series have one of the highest TV ratings in Turkey. She plays the role of a porter's daughter trapped between two lives; her dreams and desires.