Aliya began her career as a producer in 2016. Born in 1980 in Almaty, the capital of Kazakhstan, she is a professional business woman and daughter of the president of the country. Her professional business background has included work in the retail and design industry, having launched her brand “Asala” throughout Central Asia. She attended Republican Music school (named after K. Bayseitova) in Kazakhstan from which she graduated in Multidisciplinary Studies. She has studied Law at both the University of Richmond in London and George Washington University in the US. In 2017, she completed and released her feature documentary Awakening which premiered at the Eurasian film festival. As a film producer, Aliya made her first feature film, The Road to Mother in 2016. Upon its release, the film became a major commercial success in Central Asia as one of the top five highest grossing films of all time. In 2017, Aliya began to develop the historical drama Tomiris, which started principal photography in March of 2018.