Karenjit Kaur Vohra is a lesser known name of a very popular celebrity, Sunny Leone. People have always been very curious to know about her life. Today, Sunny turns 36. So, here we are with some of the lesser known but interesting facts about this sizzling porn actress turned Bollywood actress, Sunny Leone.
1. Born To Punjabi Parents
With the birth name Karenjit Vohra, she was born to Punjabi parents in 1981 who were located in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Sunny along with her family shifted to the USA at the age of 11 in 1992. Her father was an engineer while her mother was a homemaker. She has a brother, Sandeep Singh Vohra who works as a Chef in America.
2. Mostly Sunny
According to a documentary “Mostly Sunny” in which she revealed that she has been bi-sexual since the age of 11. Sunny Leone lost her virginity at the age of 16 to his school-days boyfriend. Her first lesbian video came out when she was 19. She won many hearts by being completely open and frank about her sexual orientations.
3. Career In Adult Industry
Her first assignment was for the adult magazine ‘penthouse’ for which she did a photo shoot and was on its cover; she won ‘cover of the year’ for that and received $100000 as the prize money. Then, she signed a 3 years contract with vivid entertainments in 2003. Sunny has been a part of 41 adult films as an actress and she directed 25 adult films.
4. First Pornstar To Successfully Enter Bollywood
Prior to Sunny’s entry in the Bollywood, no Indian pornstar has been successful in penetrating into the Bollywood shell. She became the first one to do that. At first, she approached directed Mohit Suri for a role in his movie, Kalyug (2005) for which she demanded almost Rs. 4.7 crores. Suri couldn’t afford her and hence, he did not cast in the movie.
5. Big Boss Turned Her Life
In 2011, she entered the Bigboss house through wild-card entry. During her tenure in the reality, director Mahesh Bhatt came to the house. He liked Sunny, then and there he signed her for his upcoming flick, Jism-2.
She did her Bollywood debut with Jism-2, the film was a flop but her career turns out to be a hit. Since then, she acted in various films, Jackpot(2013), Ragini MMS(2014), Ek Paheli Leela(2015), Kuch Kuch Locha Hai(2015), Mastizaade(2016), One Night Stand(2016). She did a cameo in Shootout At Wadala, Hate Story-2 & Singh Is Bling. Also, she hosted season 7 & 8 of a reality show, MTV Splitsvilla.
7. Got Married In 2011
She got married to Daniel Weber in 2011. Daniel has acted with her in many of the adult films along with her. She couldn’t take blessings from her parents after marrying as both of her parents passed away by then. Her mother died in 2008 and her father in 2010; both of them died of cancer.
8. Sunny Leone’s Net Worth
By now, Sunny has become a big star and her accounts tell the same. According to a report, she has been on the list of most searched people in 2016, the report also revealed that her net worth is Rs. 83.20 crores(~$13 million). She owns a super luxurious Maserati worth Rs. 1.5 crores. Also, she has a classy BMW, which was a gift from her husband in 2014. Her major source of earning has been the royalties from her adult films, even after she left porn industry for long now. Also, she earns from Bollywood, Hollywood, modeling assignments, endorsements, reality shows and stage shows.
She is currently working on a couple of songs, one in Bollywood in an Emraan Hashmi movie and other in some Telugu movie.
We wish Sunny Leone all the best for her future esteems and upcoming projects.