Saya was born in the Kurdish province of Iraq, before she had to move to Syria with her family. Due to her parents’ political activism during the civil war, the UN accepted them as political refugees. At the age of 6 they moved to Norway, which is where she started her training in cornet, flute and singing (now to a high standard). Because of this experience, she speaks five languages (three of which fluently).
After high school, She was accepted at Romerike Folkehogskole, a 9 month’s boarding school program, which is known as “The Celebrity Factory” (80% of the celebrities in Norway have attended this school).
After boarding school, she finally moved to London to study BA (HONS) Actor Musicianship at Rose Bruford College.
During her first year, she started a theatre company (Liars Lovers Loser’s Luck), and produced her first show in Norway the same year. The theatre company is still active.