Sunny Leone, born Karen Malhotra in Sarnia, Ontario to Sikh Punjabi parents from India, is an international pornstar, model and now an actress in Bollywood. Her father was born in Tibet and raised in Delhi, while her mother (who died in 2008) was from a small town named Nahan in Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. When she was 13, her family moved to Fort Gratiot, Michigan, then to Lake Forest, California a year later, fulfilling her grandparents' dream that the family be together in one place. She graduated from high school in 1999 and enrolled in college.
Before working in the porn industry, she first worked at a German bakery, a Jiffy Lube, and later a tax and retirement firm. In 2001 Sunny was named Penthouse Pet of the Month for the March issue, and numerous layouts in other magazines soon followed, including "Cheri", "High Society", "Swank", "Leg World", "Hustler" and "Club International".
Leone was seen in Big Boss 5. Two days into the show, Mahesh Bhatt, bollywood filmmaker chose her to be the face of Jism 2, 2012. The actress is a hindi cinema lover and calls herself 'bollywood-crazy.'
Sunny Leone signed her second Bollywood film which is Ekta Kapoor's Ragini MMS sequel. Ragini MMS, a crossover horror movie was one of the most talked about sleeper hits of 2011. Sunny Leone featured in an item number in the Sanjay Gupta and Ekta Kapoor's 2013 film Shootout at Wadala. After Ragini MMS, she started filming for Kaizad Gustad's Jackpot in which she plays a femme fatale.
In November 2013, she confirmed that she would make her Tamil film debut in Vadacurry in which she would dance for one song.