Leyla Hazal Kaya was born in Istanbul, Turkey(1 October 1990). She attended Gaziosmanpaşa elementary school and graduated in 2009 from the Liceo Italiano di Istanbul.She later got enrolled in Istanbul Bilgi University for her higher education. She is currently continuing her studies in Istanbul.Her parents, who are both lawyers, divorced when she was 7 years old. She was introduced to the art and acting world at a very young age, and as a child she took ballet and violin lessons for 7 years. Kaya speaks Italian, and English fluently, in addition to her native language Turkish.She was also said to be learning a fourth language, German.