Karenjit Kaur Vohra, known as Sunny Leone by her stage name, is a former pornographic actress currently working as an actress and model in the Indian film industry. She has citizenship in the United States and Canada. She has also used Karen Malhotra as the stage name. In 2003, she was named Penthouse Pet of the Year, was a contract artist for Vivid Entertainment, and was named one of the top 12 porn stars in 2010, by Maxim.
She has performed roles in independent international events, plays, and TV shows. Her first television appearance was in 2005, when she was working on MTV India as a red carpet correspondent for the MTV Video Music Awards. She took part in the Indian Reality TV show Bigg Boss in 2011.
She has also presented Splitsvilla, an Indian reality show. In 2012, in Pooja Bhatt's romantic thriller Jism 2 (2012), she made her Bollywood debut and shifted her attention to mainstream acting, followed by Jackpot (2013), Ragini MMS 2 (2014), Ek Paheli Leela (2015) and Tera Intezaar (2017).
In addition to her acting career, she has been part of advocacy initiatives including the Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Half-Marathon to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and has also presented an ad campaign with a rescued dog for a People for the Humane Treatment of Animals (PETA), urging pet owners to get their cats and dogs spayed and neutered. Leone married musician Daniel Weber since 2011. She now lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra. In 2019 Sunny Leone appeared in the film Madhura Raja in Malayalam. she is most search on google in india . People mostly search for sunny leone video.
Karenjit Kaur Vohra was born to parents of Sikh Indian Punjabi on 13 May 1981 in Sarnia, Ontario. She was a self-described tomboy as a young girl, very athletic and played with the boys in the street hockey.
While she was Sikh in the family, her parents enrolled her in Catholic school, because she felt it was risky to go to public school. Her family moved to Fort Gratiot, Michigan, when she was 13, then a year later to Lake Forest, California, fulfilling the vision of her grandparents that the family would be together in one place. She had her first kiss at 11, lost her virginity with a basketball player at 16 and found out about her bisexuality at 18
She worked at a German bakery, a Jiffy Lube and then a tax and investment company before working in the porn industry. She was preparing for becoming a nurse, too.
A black-haired woman wearing a yellow top, and jeans sitting at the camera behind a table looking up.
Leone at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2002, one of her earliest publicity appearances
She said that Sunny is her real name when she selected a name for her adult career and Leone was chosen by Bob Guccione, former Penthouse magazine publisher. She posed for the Penthouse magazine and was named Penthouse Pet of the Month for the March 2001 issue, followed by a Hustler Honey feature in the Holiday 2001 edition.
She has also featured in other publications including Cheri, Mystique Magazine, High Style, Swank, AVN Online, Leg World, Club International and Lowrider while her online credits include ModFX Models, Suze Randall, Ken Marcus and Mac & Bumble.
She was named "Penthouse Pet of the Year" in 2003, and starred alongside Tera Patrick and Kyla Cole in the video Penthouse Pets in Paradise. Adam & Eve appointed her as their Internet Sales Representative for the West Coast in 2005.
Leone signed a three-year contract with Vivid Entertainment that same year, with which she transitioned to the world of hardcore pornography, stating that she would only do lesbian scenes. Her first released movie was titled Sunny and released in December 2005. Her next film, Virtual Vivid Girl Sunny Leone, was Leone's first interactive title, and was the first Vivid Girl to make such a film. The film received her first AVN Award (Best Interactive DVD), taking only four days to film. She followed this with Sunny Loves Cher, featuring her first on-screen squirting and Mikayla Mendez and Daisy Marie co-starring The Female Gardner.
Leone's last two films under her contract with Vivid were It's Sunny in Brazil, which was shot in Brazil, and Monique Alexander and Brea Lynn both starred in The Sunny Project. The cinemas were released respectively in October and December 2007.
In May 2007, Leone decided to work for the first time with men on camera, after re-signing her contract with Vivid for another six films, but exclusively with her fiancé, Matt Erikson. She also got breast augmentation that summer, and shot her first film under the new contract titled Sunny Loves Matt. In addition to being a choice for Female Performer of the Year, the film led her to be nominated for three (out of six) AVN awards in 2009. In October 2008, she followed up on her first boy-girl title with Sunny's The Other Side, which would be the last time she worked with Erikson.
Leone revealed in January 2008 that she was no longer exclusive to Erikson, and had performed scenes with other actors, most notably Tommy Gunn, Charles Dera, James Deen and Voodoo.
In 2009, Vivid released her only movie, entitled "Sunny B / G Adventure," with other male actors Her final release under contract with Vivid – "Undress Me," again made her exclusive for performing with only one male actor, Daniel Weber (he was performed under the stage name Ariel King), who later became her husband.
She announced the start of her own studio, Sunlust Pictures, with Daniel Weber as her partner, in August 2009. With her new venture Leone announced her plans to write, direct and create her own brand of adult films with her distributor Vivid Entertainment. Her first independent film, The Dark Side of the Sun, was released in March 2009, and premiered in the Las Vegas Erotic Heritage Museum. She organized a casting call for her second independent production in Las Vegas in June 2009 named Sunny Slumber Party (released September 2009). She followed up with three more self-produced films, Gia Portrait of a Porn Star (2010), nominated for multiple AVN awards, Roleplay (2011) and Goddess (2012), including her first anal sex scene.
Since 2009, Leone has started working with other studios and artists, no longer exclusive to Vivid. Its online success was leveraged by signing deals with companies such as PPPcard, AdultPokerParty.com, Brickhouse, Flirt4Free, Totemcash and Imlive to sell and distribute its content over the internet and other media. She won the 2008 Xbiz Awards for "the Web Babe of the Year." Her websites and business activities are managed under her banner company Leone L.L.C. In an April 2012 interview she suggested that 80% of the traffic on her website and 60% of her income comes from India.
Leone was part of the Vivid Comedy Tour, in addition to her film career, and she modelled for the Vivid Footwear collection. Leone has also taken part in events such as the Vivid / ClubJenna Lingerie Bowl and the Hot Rod Night at Vivid. In 2006, Doc Johnson introduced a pocket pal moulded into her vagina, and the Sunny Leone Exciter vibrator debuted in 2008. Control MFG currently uses Leone 's picture to market their line of skateboards along with other Vibrant girls. She is paired with Team Control riders Gab Ekoe. She also announced that she wants to launch her own lingerie line and other Sunny-branded items including a line of diamond jewellery.
In September 2009, Apple approved an iPhone app consisting of a series of non-nude images, some videos and a porn star-penned blog for sale in the iTunes store , making it the first officially licensed app featuring a porn star. By February 2010, the App was removed from store by Apple.
Leone was voted number 13 (up from number 41 in 2007) on the list of "Top 100 Porn stars" by Genesis magazine, number 34 on the 2004 Top 50 Coolest Desis by Desiclubs.com, and one of the "40 under 40" rankings in AVN Online magazine. She was named one of the 12 top female stars in porn in 2010, by Maxim. She was named number 82 in AskMen.com's list of top 99 women for 2012.
She announced her retirement from the adult industry in 2013 stating "I'm lucky the audience will accept me. I've come my way from there (porn industry) and I don't have any plans to go back there as of now."
She was named as one of BBC's 100 Women in 2016. The Tech magazine, Exhibit picked Sunny Leone for their October 2016 issue cover girl.