Sunny Leone has now become a Bollywood star, but she also holds the distinction of being one of the only Indian performers ever to hit it big in porn. An exceptionally versatile actor, she's transcended the cultural divide with success both as a pornstar and as a mainstream actor. During her 10-year porn career, she starred in more than 60 porn movies. She is a cute brunette who stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 110 pounds. She has 34C breasts, a sexy 24-inch waist and a 34-inch ass.
Born in Ontario, Canada to Punjabi Sikh parents, Sunny was more of a tomboy than a princess, and her athleticism was evident as she used to ice skate and play street hockey, but she wouldn't be living in that winter wonderland forever. Sunny's parents had moved to Canada from India and applied for American citizenship before Sunny was born. Sunny's family was granted a green card when she was 15, and they relocated to California. In Cali, Sunny graduated from high school and then enrolled in college to pursue a degree in pediatric nursing, but her plans for the future took a different route after she spoke with a classmate who was also an exotic dancer.
Through her classmate, Sunny was introduced to an agent, John Stevens, who brought her into contact with a photographer for Penthouse Magazine
- Jay Allen. In 2001, Sunny's star began to rise when she became March's PenthPenthouse Pet of the Month, and later in the year, she was featured as a Hustler Honey for the holiday issue of Hustler
. The magazine offers didn't stop there -- Sunny could be found in Cheri, Swank, Club International
, to name a few. In 2003, she was named Penthouse Pet of the Year, and in 2005, she took on the role of internet sales representative for Adam & Eve's West Coast operations.
Not content simply to remain in front of the camera, Leone also directed more than 60 porn movies, most for the porn production company Vivid
. Many of the movies she directed were lesbian-themed, amply demonstrating her bisexual
Since leaving the porn industry, Sunny has found some degree of success in Bollywood, though most of her roles have been highly sexualized, including one where she plays herself as an ex-pornstar. She has also clashed with interviewers who took her to task for her former career. Her appearance on Bhupender Chaubey's show The Hot Seat
was particularly notable. The interviewer went so far as to tell her that some people see her as responsible for corrupting Indian values. Luckily for Chaubey, Leone remained a class act who kept her cool and gave a measured and reasonable answer.
Interestingly, many in India have readily accepted Leone as a star in mainstream movies, despite her past. Even though she has largely left her porn career behind, you can still see the majority of her adult work here on Adult Empire.
Biography Text Â©Adult DVD Empire