Sunny Leone
Birth Date:
May 13, 1981
Birth Place:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Penthouse Pet of the Year


“The adult industry is very competitive. Competition is good for striving toward what you want to achieve but it doesn't affect me. It's not like I'm looking at a beautiful blond thinking that she's going to steal my part because no one out there looks like me. I have my own niche.” Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone, born Karenjit Kaur Vohra, is an Indo-Canadian pornographic actress, business woman and model. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003 and was a contract star for Vivid Entertainment. In 2010, she was included in the Maxim list of “Top 12 Porn Star of the Year.” Leone has also played roles in independent mainstream films and television shows.

Leone discovered her bisexuality when she was 18, but she has stated that she prefers men. She was engaged to Matt Erikson, a vice-president of marketing at Playboy Enterprises, before marrying Daniel Weber in 2011. Leone, who lost her father due to cancer in 2010, participated in the Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Half-Marathon in 2011 in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society. She  loves riding horses, playing with her pet bunny and hanging out with her friends.


Childhood and Family:

Born Karenjit Kaur Vohra on May 13, 1981, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sunny Leone was raised in a strict family with Indian parents. Her father was born in Tibet and raised in Punjab, while her mother was from a small town in Himachal Pradesh state. She has a younger sibling named Sundeep Vohra. Young Sunny developed  a love for sports, singing and dancing. Her family moved to Southern California in 1996. Sunny graduated from high school in 1999 and then enrolled in a local junior college. Her nickname is Karen.

Sunny was married to Daniel Weber on January 20, 2011.  

Jism 2


Sunny Leone worked at a German bakery, a Jiffy Lube, and later a tax and retirement firm before pursuing a career in the porn industry. While in college, she got the phone number of an agent  who then introduced her to Jay Allen, a photographer for Penthouse Magazine. She posed for the magazines, and in March 2001, she was named Penthouse Pet of the Month. It was followed by appearances in magazines like Mystique Magazine, Cheri, Swank, High Society, AVN Online,  Lowrider, Leg World, and Club International. She also was featured in the Holiday 2001 edition of Hustler magazine as a Hustler Honey. She has worked with other stars such as Jenna Jameson, Jelena Jensen,  Adriana Sage and Aria Giovanni.

In 2003, Leone got the title of Penthouse Pet of the Year and starred opposite Tera Patrick and Kyla Cole in the video “Penthouse Pets in Paradise.” The same year, she inked a contract with Vivid Entertainment and transformed into the world of hardcore pornography. Her first adult film, “Sunny,” was released in December 2005. Her next film, “Virtual Vivid Girl Sunny Leone” (2006), earned Sunny her first  AVN Award nomination, for Best All-Girl Sex Scene – Video. She went on to receive AVN nominations thanks to her performances in such films as “Sunny Loves Matt” (2007), “The Sunny Experiment” (2007), “Sunny's Big Adventure” (2009), “Girlfriends 2” (2010), “Hocus Pocus XXX” (2010), “Lies: Diary of an Escort” (2011)  and “Lesbian Workout” (2012). She took home the AVN Award for Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene for her performance in “Deviance” (2009) in 2010.

Apart from Vivid, Leone has started working with other studios and performers since 2009. She signed deals with firms like PPPcard,, Brickhouse, Flirt4Free, Totemcash and Imlive in oder to sell and distribute her content online and other media. Also in 2009, Leone founded her own studio, Sunlust Pictures, with Daniel Weber as her partner. With this project, she hopes to direct, write and create her own brand of adult movies with Vivid Entertainment as her distributor. Her first independent production, “The Dark Side of the Sun,” was released in March 2009, and had its first release at the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas. It was followed by “Sunny Slumber Party” (2009), from which she received two AVN nominations for Best All-Girl Couples Sex Scene and Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene, “Gia Portrait of a Porn Star” (2010), where she was nominated for AVN Awards for Best Actress and Best All-Girl Couples Sex Scene for her performances, “Roleplay” (2011), which earned her AVN nominations for Best Girl/Girl Sex Scene, and “Sunny Leone: Goddess” (2012), from which she picked up her next AVN Award, this time for Best Solo Sex Scene.

Leone made her first mainstream when she was on a red carpet as a reporter for the MTV Awards on MTV India in 2005. She next appeared as herself in the Showtime documentary “Debbie Does Dallas” (2007) and became a contestant in the second season of the Fox reality show “My Bare Lady 2: Open for Business” (2008). After making a cameo in 2004's “The Girl Next Door,” Leone starred in the mainstream action/adventure film “Pirates Blood” (2008) and “The Virginity” (2010), in which she played a version of herself. In 2011, Sunny took part in the fifth season of the India reality TV series “Bigg Boss.” She entered the house as female wild card entry on Day 49 and was later evicted on Day 91. While still in the house, she got a contract from Indian film Director and Producer Mahesh Bhatt to star in “Jism 2,” the sequel to the 2003 film “Jism.” Released in 2012, the film received poor reception from both critics and audiences.

Recently appeared in the Indian action film “Shootout at Wadala” (2013), opposite Priyanka Chopra and Anil Kapoor, Leone will star in the upcoming Indian horror/thriller movie “Ragini MMS 2,” directed by Bhushan Patel. The film is set to be released on January 17, 2014.  


Adult Video News (AVN): Best Solo Sex Scene, “Sunny Leone: Goddess,” 2013
Adult Video News (AVN): Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene, “Deviance,” 2010
Adult Video News (AVN): Web Starlet of the Year, 2010
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