Sunny Leone: US Porn star who made it big in Bollywood


The controversy-mired Sunny Leone whose latest film ‘Kuch Kuch Locha Hai’ with co-actors Ram Kapoor and Evelyn Sharma fell flat at the box-office, tasted success with her previous film ‘Ek Paheli Leela’,  the box office collection of which was far more than that of well known heroine Anushka’s Sharma’s ‘NH10’. The film augured metamorphosis of the voluptuous lady from being a porn actor of the US to a leading lady in Bollywood, and speaks volumes about the impact of this sexy siren. Her next flick is titled ‘Masitzaade’, a sex-comedy co-starring Tusshar Kapoor and Vir Das.

Sunny, whose real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra, got her first Bollywood break when producer-director Mahesh Bhatt spotted her on TV reality show Big Boss 5 in 2011. Eventually, she was cast in his daughter Pooja Bhatt’s film ‘Jism 2’ where sunny played the role of what she actually was – a porn star. Since then, there was no looking back and she went on to do a few more films, albeit cast for her sex quotient.

The bootylicious actor thrilled her fans in Ekta Kapoor’s horror take ‘Ragini MMS 2’ with her bold and seductive role. The film was a commercial success, but its item number ‘Baby Doll’ was a smash hit and proved to be a turning point in Sunny’s Bolly career. ‘Jackpot’, which was released in 2013 prior to ‘Ragini MMS 2,’ was, however, an absolute damper. But, the movie is remembered for its melodious song ‘Kabhi Jo Badal Barse’, nonetheless, sizzling Sunny appears in it. The 2014 Tollywood movie ‘Current Theega’ also cast her as the leading lady of the film. Reportedly, she was also chosen for a small role in the 2005 movie ‘Kalyug’, but was later dropped due to financial issues.

The Indo-Canadian hottie has scorched the big screen with her numerous item songs. The song ‘Laila’ in ‘Shootout at Wadala’ stirred a storm among the male audience in particular. ‘Pink Lips’ and ‘Shake that Booty’ from ‘Hate Story 2’ and ‘Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya’ respectively, are other numbers where the sultry lady made good use of her pink lips and literally shook that booty. Not to mention, Sunny’s item songs are a must in films where she appears as the leading lady – for instance ‘Baby Doll’ and ‘Desi Look’ in her recent ‘Ek Paheli Leela’.  She also has an item dance in a Kannada movie to her credit.

Sunny accredits her fan-following to ‘Big Boss’ which first introduced her to Indian audience. She claims to be hard-working and serious like any other actor in the industry and her films have proved her acting prowess. She’s hopeful that her image as a porn actor will fade and the audience will accept her in her new avatar as mainstream heroine.

Although Sunny is facing some glitches in her personal life due to her past image, she is definitely basking in sunny days of her Bollywood career.