From her works in adult films, Sunny Leone had a meteoric rise in Bollywood, the first-ever Indian woman to do so. She’s got an alluring beauty and sexy bikini body that is perfect for movies, but fame and success didn’t come easy for the actress.
Born as Karenjit Kaur Vohra in the idyllic surroundings of Ontario, Canada, Sunny Leone didn’t have the best years growing up. When she was little, Sunny Leone was one of the happy and active kids. Sunny Leone liked going outside to go ice skating or build snowmen. Sunny Leone was also a consummate performer as she loved everything from singing to dancing and even playing sports.
However, in 1996, the family moved from Canada to Southern California. The transition wasn’t easy for her. Although the family life was good, her father died of cancer when she was still young. Shortly, her mother died as well, making the bad years go even worse.
That led to the young Sunny Leone to fend for herself. During college, while she was studying to become a pediatric nurse, she had to work odd jobs to support herself and her schooling. Struggling to make ends meet and pay for her education, a friend suggested to Sunny Leone to try out modeling.
As a young beauty, it was easy to leverage in her youthfulness and hot figure. Before long, Sunny Leone got a contact in the adult entertainment world, which started her career in the scene.
Initially, Sunny Leone was a bit apprehensive about baring her ass and boobs on camera and making suggestive poses. However, she decided to dive into the industry full force. Shortly, Sunny Leone became one of the most popular and sought-after adult actresses.
Her fame in adult entertainment opened even more doors for the actress. She got numerous features in magazines such as Penthouse, Hustler, Club International, Leg World, Swank, High Society, and Cheri.
Sunny Leone also appeared in the home video for Penthouse after she got named as the Penthouse Pet for the magazine’s March issue. The actress was also in the music video of Ja Rule’s song Livin’ It Up.
While rising as one of the top adult actresses in the industry, Sunny Leone also directed and produced more than 60 adult films. In 2011, she got invited for the reality TV series Bigg Boss, which prompted her transition from adult entertainment to Bollywood.
Her film debut in Hollywood came when she got an offer for the leading role in the erotic film Jism 2. From there, Sunny Leone started appearing in various movies both in Bollywood and regional cinema such as Ragini MMS 2, which was a box-office success. It also earned the actress a lot of praise for her acting. By 2016, Sunny Leone already appeared in 20 different Indian movies, including her Mostly Sunny documentary.