Playwright and TV Writer

Being mixed race Pakistani/Canadian, with Muslim and Jewish heritage, whilst being born and bred in London - Nyla has always gravitated towards stories that explore identity, culture, and race. 

Nyla has written on Good Karma Hospital (Tiger Aspect/ITV; her episode aired Feb 2021) and Then You Run (Kudos/Sky, which will air later in this year). She is currently writing an episode of Sweetpea (See-Saw/Sky), and her pilot for Gundi (Objective/Channel 4). Nyla is also developing her own projects: Little Runt (Jax) and BOMB (South of the River).  Additionally, she is adapting two novels for television: East of Hounslow (Ink Factory) and The Family Tree (Warp). 

Nyla was part of the Soho 6, the BBC Drama Writersroom 19/20, and the Tiger Aspect Mentorship Scheme, and was a George Devine nominee in 2020.




Adaptation of Nyla's play of the same name.

South of the River
In development


Jax Media
In development


Objective Fiction
In development

Adaptation of the spy thriller by Khurrum Rahman.

Ink Factory

Adaptation of the novel by Sairish Hussain.

1 x 60'
Creator Kirsty Swain

Adaptation of the novel by C J Skuse. Follows a bored but ambitious woman living in a a small British town. By day she works a demeaning job; by night she turns to more grisly pursuits. 

See-Saw for SKY Atlantic
Creator Ben Chanan

Adaptation of Zoren Drvenkar's thriller novel You. Follows a close-knit group of London teenagers, who find themselves fleeing across Europe with three kilos of heroin and deadly criminals snapping at their heels. 

Kudos for SKY Atlantic



Producer Tamasha

A witty and honest examination of how alienated young people can fall victim to online forces.

UK Tour and Soho Theatre

Writer & Director & Producer & Performer 

Producer Tamasha
Writer Nyla Levy and Fadia Qaraman

Fast-paced verbatim piece using interview material from Leeds city locals about race, culture, and identity. 

Longlisted for Amnesty International's Freedom of Expression Award

UK Tour