Hashemi was born in Iran in 1985. At the age of nineteen she moved to Herat, Afghanistan and started working as a film actress. She and Abdul Hakim Hashemi established the Simorgh Film Association of Culture and Art (SFACA) in 2005. She has since acted in numerous short films. She wrote and directed the short films In the Embrace of Wind and Last Laugh. In 2007 she won the best director award at the First Educational Theatre Festival for her work on the play Cry Of History. She staged Babur Shah Garden for the Fourth Afghan National Theatre Festival in Kabul and Cry Of History for the International Theatre Festival Of National School Of Drama (NSD) in India, and co-directed the play Burka Bondage with Helena Waldmann in Berlin. She also wrote, directed and performed in Masks under Burka, which was presented at the Thirteenth Black Sea International Theater Festival in Trabzon, Turkey and the International Women’s Playwright Conference in Stockholm. Most recently, she wrote and performed the solo performance Sitaraha – The Stars, directed by Lief Persson.