Sunny Leone is an Indo-Canadian actress, model, and former pornographic actress. Her participation in the Indian reality television series ‘Bigg Boss’ (2011) caught the eyes of viewers as well as the ace director, Mahesh Bhatt, who gave her a break in Bollywood as a lead actress in the erotic thriller ‘Jism 2’ (2012). ‘Jackpot’ (2013), ‘Ragini MMS 2’ (2014) and ‘Ek Paheli Leela’ (2015) are the other notable movies of this gorgeous brunette bombshell.
Sunny Leone Early Life
Sunny Leone was born in 1981 to Punjabi Sikh parents in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Her parents were born and brought up in India but later shifted to Canada and then to the USA. During her growing years, she was a self-described tomboy with a fanny pack and hairy pair of legs who preferred GI Joes over Barbie dolls. She was known for being a very athletic young girl who spent a lot of her time playing street hockey with boys.
Sunny has many times confessed that she had a normal upbringing and is quite proud of her childhood where she learned many things.
Sunny Leone Family
Sunny Leone Family Brother Husband Daughter
Sunny Leone’s family consisted of her father who was born in Tibet and brought up in Delhi whereas her mother hailed from Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. Sunny has a younger brother by the name of Sundeep Vohra and a younger sister. Her mother died in 2008 whereas her father died of cancer in 2010. Sunny Leone married her longtime boyfriend and business partner Daniel Weber in 2011 and later adopted their first child Nisha Kaur in 2017 who belonged to Latur, Maharashtra. Adopting 21 month-old girl child Nisha in August 2017 made her join the list of Bollywood celebs who adopted kids after marriage.
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Sunny Leone Career
Sunny Leone’s initial years
Sunny Leone initially worked at a German bakery which was followed by a job at Jiffy Lube (Car Maintenance and Servicing center) and later at a Tax and Retirement firm before joining the adult industry. It was only before joining the adult industry she changed her original name Karenjit Kaur Vohra to Sunny Leone at the behest of Bob Guccione, the former owner of Penthouse magazine.
Sunny Leone as a porn star (Adult Industry)
Sunny Leone’s age was all of 19 when she decided to join the adult entertainment industry which she later claimed that it was out of choice and not by force. Her first assignment was when she posed for the March 2001 edition of Penthouse magazine which was followed by a feature in the popular Holiday 2001 edition of Hustler magazine. She subsequently went on to feature in a number of famous magazines like Cheri, Mystique Magazine, High Society, Swank, AVN Online, etc. She was named ‘Penthouse Pet of the Year’ in 2003 while starring in many Penthouse Pets videos.
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In 2003, she went signed a three-year contract with world-famous pornography media company, Vivid Entertainment, which catapulted her into the big league by featuring in movies like Virtual Vivid Girl Sunny Leone and Sunny Loves Cher. Her movie, Virtual Vivid Girl Sunny Leone helped her win her first AVN Award for Best Interactive DVD in 2003.
The following years saw Sunny Leone become an entrepreneur as producer and director of adult films like Deadly Stingers, Busty Cops, Sunny, It’s Sunny in Brazil, The Other Side of Sunny, Descent Into Bondage, Girlfriends 2, etc. She has reportedly directed more than 40 adult films and starred in almost all of them.
Sunny’s rise to fame as a porn star in the industry helped her strike deals with popular online pornographic sites like PPPcard, AdultPokerParty.com, Brickhouse, Flirt4Free, and Totemcash, etc, to sell and distribute her content. Being one of the most popular porn stars over the internet and other media’s she went on to bag the ‘Web Babe of the Year’ award at the 2008 Xbiz Awards.
Sunny Leone in Hollywood
Sunny Leone made her debut in Hollywood films in 2004 when she featured in a cameo as herself in ‘The Girl Next Door’ which released in 2004. She later also appeared in films like ‘Pirate’s Blood’ and ‘The Virginity Hit’ and a documentary biography titled ‘Mostly Sunny’ which released in 2016.
Sunny Leone in Bollywood
Sunny Leone was spotted by Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt during her participation in the TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ season 5 where she was offered a role in one of the latter’s upcoming productions. After being ousted from the ‘Bigg Boss’ house she made her Bollywood debut in 2012 in director Pooja Bhatt’s erotic thriller ‘Jism 2’ opposite Randeep Hooda. Despite being one of the hot Bollywood actresses not knowing Hindi language, Sunny has never looked back ever since her ‘Jism 2’ days as she went on to sign popular films like ‘Jackpot’, ‘Ragini MMS 2’, ‘Mastizaade’, ‘One Night Stand’ and ‘Beiimaan Love’, etc where she played the female lead. She is one actress whose movies you cannot watch with your parents.
Sunny Leone's Top Movies
Her Bollywood filmography boasts of many hot item songs and cameos too. Sunny Leone has appeared in some sizzling item numbers like ‘Babydoll’ from ‘Ragini MMS 2’, ‘Laila’ from ‘Shootout at Wadala’, ‘Pink Lips’ from ‘Hate Story 2’, ‘Laila Main Laila’ from ‘Raees’, ‘Piya More’ from ‘Baadshaho’ and ‘Trippy Trippy’ from ‘Bhoomi’, etc. She has appeared in a few cameos in films like ‘Noor’ and ‘Singh is Bliing’.
Sunny Leone has also featured in a few music video songs like ‘Saree Wali Girl’ with Girik Aman, ‘Supergirl from China’ with Kanika Kapoor and ‘Loca Loca’ with Raftaar, Shivi and Ariff Khan.
Sunny Leone’s other films
Sunny Leone has not just conquered many hearts in Bollywood through her item numbers alone but in other regional language films also. She has done item numbers in the Tamil film ‘Vadacurry,’ Telugu film ‘Current Theega,’ Kannada films ‘DK’ and ‘Luv U Alia,’ Marathi film ‘Boyz’ and Bengali film ‘Shrestha Bangali’ in 2017.
Sunny Leone’s upcoming films
Sunny Leone has a few interesting films lined up for release. She will shortly be seen opposite Arbaaz Khan in the romantic-drama ‘Tera Intezaar’ and in the Hindi remake of the Punjabi hit movie ‘Jatt & Juliet’ opposite Manish Paul. She’ll also be seen in an item song in Rajasekhar's upcoming Telugu film ‘PSV Garuda Vega.’
Sunny Leone as a writer
Many may not be aware but Sunny Leone has published an e-book titled ‘Sweet Dreams’ which is a compilation of love stories.
Since her debut in Indian films in 2012, Sunny has always maintained a positive attitude throughout her sojourn as an actress. Despite featuring in some adult movies, her patience and professionalism make her one of the hottest actresses in Bollywood today. She has not only carved a niche for herself in films in a very short span of time but has made it to one of the most desirable women despite having a controversial career.
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Sunny Leone Awards
Year Ceremony Category 2008 XBIZ Web Babe of the Year 2010 AVN Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene 2010 AVN Web Starlet of the Year 2012 XBIZ Porn Star Site of the Year 2013 AVN Crossover Star of the Year
Sunny Leone Favourites
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Sunny Leone Business
Sunny Leone, soon after establishing herself as an actress, became an entrepreneur, forraying into several businesses. Here are the businesses she owns:
Sun Lust Pictures
Sunny Leone owns Sun Lust Pictures, an adult film studio with partner Daniel Weber, also her husband
Sunny Leone started her own deodorant and perfume line inspired by Kim Kardashian. Lust Perfume line has a long range of perfumes and deodorants aimed at both men and women and is available both online and offline.
Sunny Leone also owns the Celebrity Cricket team in the Box-League which is backed by Ekta Kapoor. The team, Chennai Swaggers consists of known people like Mouni Roy and Shabbir Ahluwalia.
Sunny Leone launched an online game called Teen Patti in association with the gaming development portal Gamiana. The game is a mixture of two of people's favorite things in India, namely, Teen Patti and Bollywood.
Sunny Leone Television
Many may not know but Sunny Leone appeared for the first time on the Indian television as a red carpet reporter for the MTV Awards on MTV India in 2005. She later appeared as herself in the famous American TV show – ‘Debbie Does Dallas’ and appeared as a contestant in ‘My Bare Lady 2: Open for Business’ on Fox Reality Channel in 2008.
Her appearance as a contestant on the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss’ season 5 in 2011 grabbed many eyeballs which thereafter made her one of Google’s most searched celebrity in India. She appeared as a host on MTV India for shows like Splitsvilla: Season 7, 8, 9 and 10. She has also appeared on TV shows like ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’, ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ and ‘Bigg Boss 9’, respectively to promote her films.
Sunny Leone in ‘Bigg Boss’ Season 5
Sunny Leone Education
Sunny Leone did her schooling from Catholic school and completed her high school from California, USA in 1999. She later completed her graduation in Pediatric Nursing as she aspired to become a nurse. It was reported sometime back that she planned to get herself enrolled in a Script and Editing course in Los Angeles, USA.
Sunny Leone Endorsements
Sunny Leone has done more than a dozen of advertisements and many endorsements for renowned brands since her foray into Bollywood. Some of the brands endorsements she has done so far have been Dubai-based mobile brand XTouch, Chaze Mobiles, Man-Force condoms, Dholpur Fresh Desi Ghee, AC Black's Whisky, Energy drink XXX, Middle East's fashion retailer Splash Fashion, Imbesharam.com, JAL Natural Mineral Water, Kerala Cobras of the Premier Futsal Season 2, etc. The actress also performs at weddings and private events for a whopping price.
Sunny Leone Endorsements
Sunny Leone Trivia & Facts
There are many unknown facts about Sunny Leone of which some of them have been listed below:
- She lost her virginity at the age of 16 to a Basketball player
- She joined the adult industry at the age of 19
- She discovered her bisexuality at the age of 18
- She is the first adult film star to enter mainstream Bollywood
- She was considered to play the lead role in ‘Kalyug’ but Mohit Suri could not afford her acting fees of $1 Million at the time
- In 2010, she was adjudged as one of the 12 top female stars in porn by leading men's magazine, Maxim
- She told her parents that she wants to be a pornstar after winning the Penthouse cover-of-the-year and 100, 000 dollars
- She holds the dual citizenship of America and Canada
- Goes to the gym 2-3 times a week
- She prefers practicing yoga and Pilates while traveling
- Her husband Daniel Weber is her gym-buddy and manager
- She tries to eat healthy, incorporating vegetables and milk in her everyday diet
- Was in the list of BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women of the year 2016
- She is the first Bollywood celebrity to launch her own mobile app in the year 2016
- She appeared in the Forbes Magazine in the year 2005
- She has also appeared in several mainstream magazines like FHM, Front, and Jane
- Has a phobia of bugs and insects
- She is a coffee aficionado and takes her coffee black or with non-fat cream
- She has one of the best vital statistics or figure measurements of 38-25-36 in the entertainment business
- Being a Sikhni, Sunny has professed that she deeply believes in Sikh traditions and customs and has utmost respect for all the religions in the world
Sunny Leone Social Service
- Despite having a hectic shooting schedule Sunny Leone has been associated various organizations for social causes. After losing her mother in 2008 and father to cancer in 2010, Sunny along with her husband Daniel Weber has raised funds for the American cancer society through the Rock n’ Roll Los Angeles Half-Marathon in 2015
- Being a supporter of PeTA, she has campaigned and often spoken out about cruelty against animals and urged people to extend their support. She has also featured in some videos with Bollywood actors like Alok Nath and Deepak Dobriyal to spread awareness regarding breast cancer and hazards of smoking
- She donated all the money to charity after taking up the Ice Bucket Challenge
- She has joined hands with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF India) to reach out the masses to create awareness about HIV/AIDS
Sunny Leone Affairs
Sunny Leone was engaged to Matt Erikson who was the Vice President of Playboy Magazine at the time but they broke up in 2008.
Sunny Leone reportedly had dated stand-up comedian Russell Peters for a brief period in 2008.
She was also linked to popular guitarist and singer Dave Navarro.
Sunny Leone Controversies
Be it Sunny Leone in a hot bikini or Sunny Leone in saree, she has always been embroiled in controversies ever since she made her entry into the TV reality show 'Bigg Boss' house in 2011. Let's take a look at some of the top controversies surrounding Sunny Leone:
Navratri-Themed Condom Ad Controversy
Sunny Leone appeared in an outdoor advertisement on billboards in Gujarat for the contraceptive brand Manforce which featured the tagline “Play with live this Navratri”. This led to the Traders body CAIT to ask for a ban on this advertisement from the central government.
'One Night Stand' Controversy
The actress created a ruckus in an interview while promoting her film ‘One Night Stand’ when she was asked about her views on the concept of a one-night-stand to which Sunny said that it is an individual choice and she too had several one night stands before marrying Daniel Weber.
Atul Kumar Anjan-Condom Ad Controversy
The CPI leader Atul Kumar Anjan had said that a condom ad featuring Sunny Leone would lead to an increase in the incidences of rape in the country to which the actress replied on twitter saying "Sad when people of power waste their time and energy on me, instead of focusing on helping those in need!!!”
'Kapil Sharma Show' Controversy
The comedian Kapil Sharma had refused to invite Sunny Leone on his show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ but she later appeared in the show with Ekta Kapoor to promote their film ‘Ragini MMS 2.’
‘Ragini MMS 2’ Kiss Controversy
Sunny Leone’s kiss with Sandhya Mridul in ‘Ragini MMS 2’ caused a lot of hue and cry when activists of a religious group raised slogans and protested against her!
National Anthem Controversy
A FIR was filed against Sunny Leone for not singing the national anthem correctly before a Pro Kabaddi Match in Mumbai.
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