In the year 2012, a star from the adult film industry made a quantum leap by entering the mainstream Bollywood. Yes, we are talking about none other than Sunny Leone. She fascinated the Indian audience when she started her B-town career with the film “Jism 2.”
Just like the audience, the film industry too was not certain what to make of this new addition in the Hindi movie world. For a very long time, she was kept at an arm’s length especially by the female co-stars.
She was born on May 13, 1981, as Karenjit Kaur Vohra. Born in Tibet, she was raised in Delhi. As a young girl, she was attracted towards athletics and had a tomboyish nature. She once revealed that as a kid she would only play with the boys.
At the age of 13, she moved to Canada and then to the United States with her family. There she was enrolled in a Catholic school and after that, she took admission in a nursing college. She wanted to be a pediatric nurse.
As the saying goes “man proposes but God disposes,” the same thing happened with Sunny. At the age of 19, she took her friend’s advice to try out for modeling. Soon, she was selected as one of the “pet” for the adult magazine “Penthouse”.
As the magazine hit the shelves, she was flooded with offers from other adult magazines and slowly got introduced to the world of adult films. As her career flourished, she started enjoying immense popularity among her fans. In 2010, she was also named as one of the top 12 pornstars by Maxim.
Her entry to Indian households came with the show “Bigg Boss.” In the 5th season of this reality show, she took the Indian television by storm. Soon she was offered a role in Pooja Bhatt’s film “Jism 2″ and became a part of the mainstream film industry. Since then, she shifted her career as an actress from the adult film industry to Hindi movies.
Her name change was also sudden like her career shift. During a magazine interview, she was asked what her name would be as an adult film industry actress. Unprepared for the question, she told them her brother’s nickname, Sunny. Then she asked the magazine reporters to pick the last name. Hence, Sunny Leone was born from Karenjit Kaur Vohra.
In 2011, she found the man of her dreams – Daniel Weber – and got married. She with her musician husband adopted an adorable baby girl in 2017.
With more than 20 films and several advertisements, this lady is now gearing up for her biopic by ZEE5 India. She shared the news with her fans by tweeting.
Why did I move from Canada?
Why did I pick “#Sunny” as my name?
What was my life like?
— Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) March 6, 2018
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