Sunny Leone Biography

(Actress, Model)

Birthday: May 13, 1981 (Taurus)

Born In: Sarnia, Canada

Karenjit Kaur Vohra, popularly known by her stage name Sunny Leone, is a Canadian-born Indian-American actress, model, and a former adult actress. She worked in a bakery before taking a plunge into the adult film industry. After signing a three-year contract with Vivid Entertainment, she stepped into the world of films, and became very popular and successful in this genre. She made her mainstream film debut playing a cameo role in the romantic comedy film ‘The Girl Next Door’. After appearing in two more films, she made her entry into Bollywood with ‘Jism 2’. Directed by Pooja Bhatt, the film was a commercial success. Her popularity increased further with ‘Ragini MMS 2’. She has since appeared in several Bollywood movies, such as ‘One Night Stand’ and ‘Mastizaade’. She is also known for her philanthropic works. She is involved with the American Cancer Society as well as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Quick Facts

Indian Celebrities Born In May

Also Known As: Karenjit Kaur Vohra

Age: 43 Years, 43 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Daniel Weber (m. 2011)

siblings: Sundeep Vohra

children: Asher Singh Weber, Nisha Kaur Weber, Noah Singh Weber

Born Country: Canada

Actresses Indian Women

Height: 5'4" (163 cm), 5'4" Females

Ancestry: Indian American, Indian Canadian

More Facts

awards: AVN Award
100 Women (BBC)

  • 1

    Where did Sunny Leone grow up?

    Sunny Leone grew up in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

  • 2

    What was Sunny Leone's profession before entering the entertainment industry?

    Before entering the entertainment industry, Sunny Leone was a nurse.

  • 3

    How did Sunny Leone first gain popularity in India?

    Sunny Leone first gained popularity in India after appearing on the reality TV show "Bigg Boss" in 2011.

  • 4

    What is Sunny Leone's favorite cuisine?

    Sunny Leone has mentioned in interviews that she loves Indian food, especially butter chicken.

  • 5

    Does Sunny Leone have any special talents?

    Yes, Sunny Leone is known for her skills in playing the piano and painting.

Childhood & Early Life
Karenjit Kaur Vohra was born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, to Punjabi Sikh parents. She studied in a Catholic School. When she was 13, her family relocated to the US. Her parents passed away when she was young. She worked in a bakery before she began working as an adult film actress.
Continue Reading Below
When she had to pick a name for her film career, she picked ‘Sunny’ while ‘Leone’ was picked by Bob Guccione, the former owner of the ‘Penthouse’ magazine. She posed for the ‘Penthouse’ magazine and was named ‘Penthouse Pet of the Month’ for the March 2001 issue. She also appeared in other magazines such as ‘Hustler’, ‘High Society’, and ‘AVN Online’.
She signed a three-year contract with Vivid Entertainment, after which she entered the adult film industry and starred in movies like ‘Sunny’, ‘Busty Cops 2’, ‘Sunny Loves Matt’ and ‘Its Sunny in Brazil’.
Sunny Leone launched her own studio ‘Sunlust Pictures,’ along with Daniel Weber. Her first independent production was ‘The Dark Side of the Sun’. This was followed by 'Roleplay’ and ‘Goddess’.
Leone was named by Maxim as one of the 12 best female adult film stars; she announced her retirement from the industry in 2013.
Sunny Leone made her mainstream film acting debut with a cameo role in the romantic comedy film ‘The Girl Next Door’ in 2004. The film was about a high school senior who falls in love with the girl next door, only to learn later that she is a former adult film actress. The film was an average success commercially. It received mixed reviews.
She next appeared in ‘Pirate’s Blood’ (2008) and ‘The Virginity Hit’ (2010) before she moved to Bollywood.
She made her Bollywood debut with the 2012 film, ‘Jism 2’ in which she starred alongside Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh. It was directed by Pooja Bhatt. The film proved successful made Rs. 35 crore on the box office. It received mixed reviews from the critics.
In 2013, she played a cameo role in ‘Shootout at Wadala’ a biographical film based on the life of Manya Surve, an infamous Indian gangster.
Her next important role was in the comedy thriller film ‘Jackpot’ where she starred alongside veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah. The film received mostly negative reviews.
Continue Reading Below
Her popularity in the Indian film industry increased after she played the lead role in the 2014 film ‘Ragini MMS 2’. It was a sequel to the 2011 film ‘Ragini MMS’. The film was a huge success and received mixed reviews.
She made her Telugu debut by playing a main role in the romantic comedy film ‘Current Theega’ The film was a commercial success. In 2015, she was seen in the thriller drama film ‘Ek Paheli Leela,’ a story about reincarnation which revolves around a woman and her lover. The film was a commercial success and was met with mixed reviews.
She appeared in ‘Kuch Kuch Locha Hai’ in 2015. It was inspired loosely by the Gujarati comedy play ‘Lage Raho Gujjubhai’. The film received negative reviews. The same year, she appeared in the action comedy film ‘Singh is Bliing’, which starred Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in the lead roles. The film was a commercial success, though the reviews were mostly negative.
In 2016, she played a dual role in the comedy film ‘Mastizaade’. The film wasn’t very successful commercially. It was met with mixed reviews. She next appeared in the suspense drama film ‘One Night Stand’.
She acted in the film ‘Beimaan Love’ in 2016. The film marked the acting debut of her husband Daniel Weber. In 2017, she played cameo roles in many films, such as ‘Raees’, ‘Baadshaho’ and ‘Bhoomi’. She also played the lead role in the film ‘Tera Intezaar’.
Major Works
’Jism 2’ is one of Sunny Leone’s most successful and popular works. The film, which marked her Bollywood debut, was directed by Pooja Bhatt. With Leone in the lead role, the film also starred Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh, and Arif Zakaria. The film was made on a budget of Rs. 7 crore and it earned five times its budget. It was mostly met with mixed to negative reviews.
She is also known for playing the lead role in the horror erotic film ‘Ragini MMS 2’. It was the sequel to the 2011 horror film ‘Ragini MMS’. The film also starred Saahil Prem, Anita Hassanandani, Parvin Dabas and Sandhya Mridul. The film was a huge success commercially, earning more than Rs. 63 crore on a Rs. 19 crore budget. It was banned in Pakistan due to its content.
Personal Life
Sunny Leone is bisexual but she has stated that she prefers men. She is married to Daniel Weber. Previously, she was engaged to Matt Erikson, who worked at Playboy Enterprises. For some time, she also dated comedian Russell Peters.
Sunny Leone and her husband adopted a child in June 2017 from Latur, a village in Maharashtra. The baby girl was named Nisha Kaur Weber and she was 21 months old at the time of the adoption. In 2018, the couple announced the birth of their twin boys, born through surrogacy. The children were named Asher Singh Weber and Noah Singh Weber.
The actress is also known for her work with the American Cancer Society and the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Facts About Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone holds a bachelor's degree in pediatric nursing, showcasing her dedication to education and healthcare.

She is an active supporter of various charitable organizations and has been involved in several philanthropic initiatives to help those in need.

Sunny Leone is a talented painter and often shares her artwork on social media, showcasing her creative side.

She is fluent in multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Punjabi, highlighting her linguistic skills and versatility.

Follow Sunny Leone On:

See the events in life of Sunny Leone in Chronological Order

How To Cite

Article Title
- Sunny Leone Biography
- Editors,

People Also Viewed

Daniel Weber Biography
Daniel Weber
Alia Bhatt Biography
Alia Bhatt
Sanjeeda Sheikh Biography
Sanjeeda Sheikh
Priyanka Chopra Biography
Priyanka Chopra
Deepika Padukone Biography
Deepika Padukone
Anushka Sharma Biography
Anushka Sharma
Katrina Kaif Biography
Katrina Kaif
Yami Gautam Biography
Yami Gautam