, whose real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra, was born on the 13th of May in 1981. She is a former pornographic actress, who is currently a model and actress active in the Bollywood film industry. These are well-known facts about Sunny, below we will list less known facts about the celebrity actress.
1. Sunny loves food like the rest of us, her favorite dish a staled lime fish with fresh chilies. She’s a big fan of Delhi’s street food scene and loves to nibble on golgappas, pan puris and dahi papdi chaat. She normally sticks to strict diets to maintain her great body figure, something that’s necessary when working as a model and Bollywood actress, she does occasionally cheat on her diet though - with chocolate and paratha.
2. In 2016, she made it to the BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women. The list is made annually and features the most inspiring and influential women from around the world. On the list in 2016, four other Indian women were included. Sunny Leone’s statement in relation to being featured as one of the hundred most influential women in the world; “It’s your right as a woman to follow your dreams.”
3. The pornstar turned actress was studying to become a nurse before she became famous. For her to pay for tuition she started working as an exotic dancer at local clubs, she invented the stage name Sunny. Around the same time, she took up modeling and very soon she was featured in the Penthouse magazine. During talks with the Penthouse magazine, it was suggested that Sunny should add Leone to her alias.
4. Sunny Leone has a casino slot game themed after herself, the only Indian celebrity to have a casino game modeled after themselves. Being one of the most famous people in India means that you have a platform that can reach millions of people around the country. An online casino named Jeetwin recognized this and agreed with Sunny to have her as their brand ambassador. When Jeetwin announced the partnership they also released the slot game “Bollywood Diva” which is named after the Bollywood actress.
5. Another first for Sunny came in 2016 when she became the first Indian celebrity to release their own library of emojis. The emoji library could be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and featured various emojis of the actress.
6. She has been married since 2009. On January 20th, 2009, Sunny married fellow Bollywood actor
. The couple has starred in two films together;
Ek Paheli Leela
(2015) and Beiimaan Love (2016)
7. The filmmaker Dilip Mehta made a documentary of Sunny Leone which debuted in 2016 during the Toronto International Film Festival. The documentary “Mostly Sunny” is available on Netflix and gives a glimpse of Bollywood’s slimy underworld, the sometimes grim adult film industry and the price that has to be paid for stardom.
8. The now super famous actress could have made her debut in Bollywood in 2005. She was set to make her debut with a small cameo in the film “Kalyug. However, after the film’s director, Mohit Suri understood that she wanted $1 million dollars for the cameo he said no. Her Bollywood debut had to wait another seven years when she in 2012 made her first appearance in the film “Jism 2”.