Indo-Canadian porn star-turned-actress Sunny Leone is carving out a bigger and bigger role for herself in Bollywood since her arrival here in 2011.
Here are 10 facts you should know about her:
1: Sunny leone was born into a Sikh family living in Sarnia in Ontario, Canada. Her real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra. The family later moved to the US. Sunny is her pet name.
2: Both her parents are dead. Actually, her father died of cancer in 2010. Sunny has a brother who is a chef in America. She says her brother has always been very supportive of her.
3: Sunny grew up watching Bollywood films and going temples with her family.
4: Before she became a porn star, Sunny worked at a bakery, an oil changer outlet Jiffy Lube and a tax firm.
5: Sunny was studying to become a pediatric nurse in Orange County in California when she introduced by a dancer friend of hers to Penthouse photographer Jay Allen. She entered the adult industry by posing nude for Penhouse in 2001. Her surname Leone was given to her by former Penthouse owner Bob Guccione.
6: Sunny came to India to participate in Bigg Boss in 2011. When it came out that she is a porn star, Sunny was signed by Mahesh Bhatt for Jism 2. She went on to do Jackpot and Ragini MMS 2 do item songs for Shootout at Wadala and Hate Story 2.
7: Sunny Leone is the most searched Indian celebrity on Google.
8: Sunny Leone is crazy about Salman Khan. She says she wants to be reborn as Salman Khan and is dying to work with the super star.
9: Because of her porn past and her openness about it, she has become one of Bollywood’s most sought after actresses. Sunny commands as high a price as Katrina’s and Deepika’s in Bollywood.
10: Before marrying Daniel Weber in 2011, Sunny was engaged to Playboy vice-president Matt Erikson, but the two broke in 2008. She briefly dated Indo-Canadian comedian Russell Peters.