She sure may have begun her career with the tag of a ‘porn star’, but Sunny Leone has come a long way from being just an adult movie actress and become a successful name in Bollywood.
The ‘Babydoll’ starlet has curves to die for, a smile that can leave your heart throbbing, and since the time she has entered B-town, she has caused a stir in the country like no one else. And of course, ruling the social media and being the top searched star on the internet is just another score she can put on her board.
There is a lot more to her than just her past, and here are some of the details we are sure you were completely oblivious too:
1. The Khan Who Rules Her Heart
Well, we all know Sunny Leone was named Karenjit Kaur Vohra and comes from a typical Punjabi household. But not many know that she grew up watching all the Bollywood films and Aamir Khan is her favourite actor. Ever since she watched ‘Dil’, she fell in love with his works.
2. A Soccer Player
She loves soccer and used to play for a women’s soccer league team in California.
3. A Director As Well
You might have seen her acting in adult movies but Sunny has also directed 42 adult movies and has starred in 41.
4. A Model Too
Sunny was the first South Asian model to feature as the ‘Penthouse Pet’ Of The Month in March 2001.
5. The Moment She Decided To Be An Adult Star
“I informed my parents that I want to be an Adult Industry star after I won the Penthouse cover-of-the-year and 100, 000 dollars,” she once revealed in an interview.
6. Her Phobia
The diva, who has taken all the backlash with grace, is actually scared of bugs and insects
7. Party Animal? Nope
While you may think she loves to party. In reality, she is quite the opposite and loves reading books. Nothing more adorable than being a closet bookworm!
8. Her First Job
Like any other teenager, Sunny also did some jobs to scrape by some cash. Her first job was at a German bakery.
9. Scared Of Shifting To India
“I was very hesitant and scared. I was scared of the idea of leaving it all and coming to India. When I came in entertainment, I got hate mails from Indian communities in the US. I didn’t want to go through all that again, but ironically what happened now is that the Indian community in the US told me they are happy for me,” she confessed in one of her interviews. All we can say is everything happens for a reason after all!
10. Why Her Debut With Mohit Suri Didn’t Work Out
Even though she made her debut with ‘Jism 2’, Mohit Suri’s ‘Kalyug’ was supposed to be her first film. However, she demanded a hefty amount of $ 1 million and that’s how things didn’t fall into place.
11. Favourite Drink?
A chilled bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.
12. Ruling The Roost
She was also nominated as the 12th best Adult Star in the world.
13. Discovering Her Sexuality
She was 13 when she discovered that she was a bisexual. However, the beautiful diva prefers men over women.
14. Dating, Engagement, And Marriage
Sunny once even dated stand-up comedian Russell Peters. She was also engaged to Matt Erikson, the Vice President of marketing at Playboy. But later got married to Daniel Weber.
15. The Love Of Her Life
Excluding the work, they are just like any other married couple. Daniel pampers her and she totally loves to be the center of his attention. “At home, we have our quiet husband-wife time over dinner or while watching TV.” That’s just too adorable!
16. Not Just Her Husband But Also A Team-Mate
While most actors have a team to manage things. When it comes to Sunny, Daniel handles all her work “Well, we keep it simple, he works on the business side—talking to producers and negotiating money matters, while I work on the creative—reading scripts and making changes to my role. We never encroach on the other’s space,” explained Sunny in an interview.
17. Winner Of The ‘Adult’ Oscar
Her movie ‘Virtual Vivid Girl Sunny Leone’, got her an AVN Award the first time. Not many know this, but this award is considered to be the “Oscars of Adult Industry”
18. Her Entrepreneurial Avatar
She ain’t just a successful actress, but Sunny is a businesswoman. She has her own perfume brand called Lust. The demand of her fragrance is so huge that most of the time it’s sold out. So if you wish to buy it, you better join the waiting list!
19. A Writer
While you might see her as an entertainer on-screen, she also has other pursuits. Two years ago, she published an e-book of love stories titled “Sweet Dreams.” The book simply brings together an assorted mix of stories that talks about desire, and candy-floss romance. She is actually a hopeless romantic in reality.
20. Part Of Various Activism Campaigns
Well, Sunny is a multi-tasker. She is a dedicated activist. In the past, she has helped to raise money for the American Cancer Society. And she has also been part of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign to encourage pet owners to neuter their pets. In 2016, she was also named as the “Person of the Year” by PETA.
21. Her Favourite Treats
Lime fish with sliced chilies is on the top of her list. Also gol-gappas, dahi chaat are her favourite as well.
22. A Very Own Documentary On Her Life
Toronto-based filmmaker Dilip Mehta actually made a documentary on her. The film was also premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016. However, Sunny doesn’t want it to release in India.