Being mixed race, Pakistani and Canadian, with Muslim and Jewish heritage, and born and bred in London - Nyla has always gravitated towards stories that explore experiences related to identity, culture and race.
Nyla began in verbatim, with her first play Different is Dangerous (Amnesty International Freedom of Expression longlist nominee), followed by Normal with a bit of Oomph! Nyla co-founded Two’s Company who went on to tour Different is Dangerous to venues including, Theatre 503, Nottingham Playhouse, The Lowry and Edinburgh Fringe. Nyla received funding from Arts Council England to develop her first fictional play, Does My Bomb Look Big in This? In 2019 Tamasha and Nyla co-produced a UK tour of Does My Bomb Look Big in This? Venues included Soho Theatre and Tara Arts followed by a regional UK schools tour.
Nyla storylined ideas for Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge Series 3, is currently writing an episode for Ben Chanan’s newseries YOU (Kudos).Nyla is currently developing: Little Runt for television with Jax, and Blues & Twos with BBC Studios. Nyla is part of Tiger Aspects mentorship scheme, for Good Karma Hospital, is on the BBC Writersroom 2019/20 and has recently been announced as one of the Soho 6, where she is being commissioned to write a new play for Soho Theatre.