Sunny Leone is a Canadian-born Indian-American actress and model, currently active in Indian film industry. She is a former Adult Star. She has an American citizenship. She has also used the stage name Karen Malhotra. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003, was a contract performer for Vivid Entertainment and was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top adult stars in 2010. She has played roles in independent mainstream events, films and television shows. Her first mainstream appearance was in 2005, when she worked as a red carpet reporter for the MTV Video Music Awards on MTV India. In 2011, she participated in the Indian reality television series Bigg Boss. She also has hosted the Indian reality show Splitsvilla.

Birth Name

Karenjit Kaur Vohra

Nickname

Sunny Leone

Profession

Actress, Model, Businesswoman, Former Adult star

Nationality

Canadian / American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Sunny Leone was born on 13 May 1981, in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

Age

She’s currently 37 years old.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Ethnicity

Indian

She has Punjabi and Tibetan ancestry.

Religion

Sikhism

Education

Leone completed her schooling in 1999 from a Catholic school and enrolled herself in a college afterward.

Family Details

  • Father –  Unknown  (Born in Tibet and raised in Delhi, India)
  • Mother – Unknown (Born in Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh, Died in 2008)
  • Siblings – Sundeep Vohra (Brother)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Sunny Leone dated –

  • Daniel Weber (2011-Present)– Sunny Leone married a former pornstar Daniel Weber in 2011. In July 2017 Leone and her husband Daniel Weber adopted their first child from Latur, a village in Maharashtra. The baby girl named Nisha was 21 months old at the time of adoption.

Prior to her marriage, she dated Matt Erikson, a vice-president of marketing at Playboy Enterprises, with whom she became engaged but broke out in 2008. She then briefly dated stand-up comedian Russell Peters in 2008. She had relationship with the many stars like Avana Lee, Jezebelle Bond, Lexi Marie, Lacie Heart, Daisy Marie, Brea Lynn and Criss Angel.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 54 kg
  • In Pounds – 119 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 38-25-36
  • Bust – 38 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 34DD

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Sexuality

Bisexuality

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Working in the adult industry.

Film Debut

Sunny made her acting debut with the 2012 erotic thriller film Jism 2, in which she played the role of Izna. Some of her notable films include Ragini MMS 2, Kuch Kuch Locha Hai, Beiimaan Love and Mastizaade. Apart, she has featured on numerous songs as item.

Television Debut

She participated in the 5th season of Indian reality TV series Bigg Boss in 2011. She has appeared in many TV shows such as Co-Ed Confidential, My Bare Lady 2: Open for Business and has been a recurring host of MTV India’s Sportvilla since its season 7.

Brand Endorsements

Leone has endorsed several brands and products throughput her career including Manforce products, Chaze Mobiles, Imbesharam.com’s Besharam brand and many others.

Controversies

  • A police first information report was filed against her in May 2015 after a woman at Mumbai, India, complained that Leone’s website, sunnyleone.com, was destroying the Indian culture. Thane police’s cyber cell at Ramnagar booked her for sections 292, 292A, 294 which could land her into jail, fine or both. Senior police inspector JK Sawant stated, “We cannot block the website, but will ask the operator to remove objectionable content.”
  • Once comedian Kapil Sharma refused to invite Sunny on his show because of her past as an adult star, and that his show has a lot of family audience. But, after sometime Sunny came to the show with Ekta Kapoor to promote Ragini MMS 2.
  • Her film Ragini MMS 2 (2014) had a kiss scene with female star Sandhya Mridul. It created a lot of controversy as activists of a religious group started a campaign against Sunny.
  • In 2016, a complaint was filed against her in India over singing the national anthem incorrectly at a sports event.
  • Though she was supposed to perform in Bengaluru on New Year’s eve, the activists of the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuva Sene protested against her performance, even threatened “mass suicide.” After she saw protest rising, she declined to perform in Bengaluru, due to safety reasons.

Sunny Leone Favorites

  • Favorite Actors – Aamir Khan, Johnny Depp, Salman Khan
  • Favorite Actress – Marilyn Monroe, Anushka Sharma
  • Favorite Fashion Designer – Alexander McQueen
  • Favorite Sport – Soccer
  • Favorite Musicians – Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez
  • Favorite Food – Lasagne, Parathas, Italian Cuisine
  • Favorite Songs – Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift, Sorry by Justin Bieber
  • Favorite Films – Dil, The Goonies, Chuck
  • Favorite Color – Red

Sunny Leone Net worth

Sunny Leone has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2019. She takes 3 -5 crores per film as salary. Her earnings come from films, endorsements, television appearances, event and public appearances. She has invested around 60% of her wealth in stocks, land and gold. She has a 5000 square feet home in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles and a luxury apartment in Mumbai. She drives BMW 7 Series and Audi 5 and recently added Maserati Quattroporte to her exotic car collection.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sunny Leone

  • Born in Canada, she has dual citizenship of America and Canada. In 2012, she became a resident of India.
  • Her father was born in Tibet but was raised in Delhi, India. While her mother is from Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh, India.
  • During her school time, when she was 11, she had her first kiss.
  • In 2003, Leone signed a three year contract with Vivid Entertainment with which she transitioned into the world of hardcore pornography,
  • In August 2009, she launched of her own studio, Sunlust Pictures, with Daniel Weber.
  • Leone has directed 51 adult films and starred in 52 films before she suit adult industry.
  • In 2010, she was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top female stars in p*rn. She was voted number 82 in the Top 99 Women for 2012 in AskMen.com’s list.
  • In 2013, She took retirement from adult industry.
  • In April 2016 Leone published an e-book of love stories entitled Sweet Dreams.
  • In 2016 she was chosen as one of BBC’s 100 Women. The Tech magazine, Exhibit has chosen Sunny Leone for their cover girl of October 2016 issue.
  • Before working in the porn industry, she worked at a German bakery, a Jiffy Lube and later a tax and retirement firm.
  • She hates partying. She is also scared of bugs and insects.
  • Basically an animal lover, Sunny Leone has tow dogs, Lilu and Chopper.
  • She has her own line of perfume called Lust.
  • In 2016, Sunny Leone launcher her own self-titled mobile app for Android and iOS.
  • She was named Penthouse magazine’s Pet of the year in 2003.
  • As a adult actress, Leone had worked for Vivid Entertainment in the past.
  • According to Internet Adult Film Database (IAFD), she has directed 51 adult films and starred in 52 films, as of mid-2014.
  • When she was 13, her family relocated to Michigan, USA. A year later, her family then shifted to California.
  • She loves dogs.
  • She lost her virginity to a basketball player at the age of 16.
  • At the age of 18, she discovered her bisexuality.
  • She has been athletic since her childhood and used to play street hockey with boys and also did ice-skating.
  • Before choosing her career as a adult star, she had initially worked for German bakery, a Jiffy Lube (a chain which offers oil changes and related automotive services), and tax and retirement firm.
  • During college, Leone’s classmate (who was an exotic dancer) introduced her to an agent who in turn introduced Leone to penthouse photographer.
  • Sunny is her stage name and Leone was kept by Bob Guccione, a former Penthouse magazine owner.
  • She has appeared on Indian reality show Bigg Boss 5, by entering the house on the 49th day in 2011.
  • In her starting days in the adult film industry, she insisted on working only with women.
  • She is afraid of bugs and insects.
  • She likes junk food and kiwi fruit as well.
  • Leone does not like to party. She instead hates it.
  • Sunny Leone’s mother died in 2008 and her father died in 2010 due to cancer.
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