Nazgol Emami was born in Tehran, Iran. At the age of six she moved with her family to Germany. Nazgol Emami completed her studies in visual communication at the University of Wuppertal in 2008. From 2009-2012, she completed a postgraduate degree at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne with a focus on experimental film and documentary film. She works as a freelance graphic designer for various TV stations and realises live directorial projects for festivals.