Karenjit Kaur Vohra was the name given by her parents but she chose the different name to make her identity. Elevating her name into the list of porn stars, Sunny Leone chose a career that was guaranteed to be ridden with controversy, more specifically in a country like India. But that doesn’t stop Sunny from flaunting her assets. She rose to the fame by doing porn videos and even brings accolades to home.
Born to a Sikh family in Ontario, Canada, Sunny did her schooling from Catholic school as public schools were not safe for her. The actress admits that at the age of 11, she had her first kiss while, she lost her virginity at the tender age of 16. After completing her graduation, Sunny worked at some places and has even pursued study to become a pediatric nurse.
Early Profession Life of Sunny
When she was going under training to become a nurse, Sunny did modeling for men’s magazine Penthouse, which is very popular for its soft-core porn pictures and was even titled Penthouse Pet of the Month. After that Sunny never looked back and featured in various such magazines including Swank, Hustler, High Society and Cheri to name a few.
Later, Sunny signed up an agreement of three-year with well-known pornographic film production company Vivid Entertainment, on the conditions of doing lesbian hardcore porn scenes.
She made a huge name in in lesbian films at that time. Her porn films and related endorsements fetched several awards for her. It was after some years that she gave her nod to perform with men on camera. However, for the very long time she continued to give her onscreen presence with the then fiancé Matt Erikson, vice-president in the marketing department at Playboy Enterprises. But they got separated in 2008. Sunny Leone had dated the stand-up comedian Russell Peters for a short-term period in 2008. The relationship didn’t last and it was much later, she announced the inauguration of her own studio, Sunlust Pictures, with Daniel Weber (her present hubby) as her co-partner in the business.
Sunny Leone made her entry in Indian entertainment industry with the fifth season of Bigg Boss 5. She has not only stormed the show by her steamy presence but also surprised everyone outside the house of Bigg Boss. There were some contestants who were not aware of Sunny’s occupation while the rest of the country was both stunned and keen to watch the season, giving the show a valid reason to boost its TRPs.
Though her presence in Bigg Boss was of short duration, undoubtedly her small guest appearance in the show gave her a great limelight to give her a chance in Bollywood. It was stated that Sunny has instigated a stir among the large section of audiences as her Twitter feed gained 8,000 new followers in just 2 days. Besides, there were some people who didn’t like Sunny’s presence on national television and that is why numerous complaints against the actress and the show for endorsing pornography was witnessed on social networking sites.
Sunny Leone met the renowned director Mahesh Bhatt on the sets of Bigg Boss season 5. It was then when Sunny was offered a role by Mahesh Bhatt for his next production Jism 2.
The film didn’t mark up to the expectation level of audiences but created a buzz in the country for its steamy scenes and spicy content. On August 3, the erotic thriller Jism 2 was released with a good opening. Later on the performance of film kept on declining at the box office. This didn’t disappoint Sunny a little bit and she got featured in one of the item songs of ‘Shoot Out at Wadala.’ In fact she also did a full-fledged role in ‘Jackpot.’ Like her previous films, this movie too bombed at the box office. But it is not like that she has changed her mind about doing Bollywood films.
With a positive set of mind, the strong headed Sunny is now all set to star in the sequel to Ekta Kapoor’s horror flick Ragini MMS. The actress is praising the Balaji group and is appearing in several workshops.
Currently, Sunny Leone is married and settled down with porn star Daniel Weber, who is also managing her work. Although she is a bisexual, she has specified that she has a preference for men. In an interview to a leading news agency, Sunny Leone’s husband said that he was extremely delighted of her entry into Bollywood.
Her favorite hobbies include horse riding, doing abstract paintings, reading, playing World of Warcraft, watching The Simpsons and the Discovery Channel. She was once a player of a women’s soccer league team in California. Sunny’s most preferred holiday destinations is Hawaii and enjoys Italian cuisine.
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