Karenjit Kaur Vohra (born May 13, 1981),better known by her stage name Sunny Leone (pronounced /’s?ni?li?’o?n’i?/), is an Indo-Canadian and American Bollywood actress, businesswoman, model. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003 and was a contract star for Vivid Entertainment. she has also played roles in independent mainstream films and television shows. In 2012 she made her Bollywood debut in Pooja Bhatt’s erotic thriller Jism 2 and shifted her focus to mainstream acting which was followed up with Jackpot and Ragini MMS 2.
Sunny Leone was born in Sarnia, Ontario to Sikh Punjabi parents.Her father was born in Tibet and raised in Delhi, while her mother (who died in 2008) was from Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. As a young girl, she was very athletic and played street hockey with the boys.
Although the family was Sikh,her parents enrolled her in Catholic school as it was felt to be unsafe for her to go to public school.
Leone has a strong interest in health and fitness, and has been featured in several mainstream fitness publications. Leone has modelled fitness clothing for the sports brand Fantasy Fitness and shared that she keeps her body in shape by working out as much as she can despite her busy schedule and as quoted in Men’s Fitness magazine, “I try to eat very healthy – lots of vegetables, drinking my milk every day.
In 2011, she participated in the Indian reality series Bigg Boss, entering the house on day 49. During her stay in the Bigg Boss house, Sunny was approached by Bollywood film-maker Mahesh Bhatt who entered the house briefly to offer her the lead role in Jism 2 (the sequel to the 2003 film Jism). She accepted it, which resulted in Pooja Bhatt’s production house, Fish Eye Network and Leone’s agent discussing the movie further. The first look of the film Jism 2 was released anticipating her entry in Bollywood. Jism 2 was released on August 3, 2012,
As of 2014, Leone has several projects in production. She has completed work on Devang Dholakia’s “sexy comedy” Kuch Kuch Locha Hai formerly titled as Patel Rap co-starring Ram Kapoor, Evelyn Sharma and Navdeep Chabbra.