Sunny Leone is of Indian ancestry and was raised in a Sikh household and had a Catholic school education. Growing up, she played street hockey, ice-skated and went to temple every Sunday.
In her teens, she moved with her family to Lake Forest, California. She had her first kiss at 11, lost her virginity at 16, and discovered her bisexuality at 18.
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Once Sunny graduated from high school in 1999, she attended junior college studying pediatric nursing. Before she turned to nude modeling, she worked at a bakery, a Jiffy Lube and a tax and retirement firm.
Sunny Leone was only two years into her career when she landed the title of Penthouse Pet of the Year 2003.
In 2004, she was part of “No More Bush Girls,” and she shaved off her pubic hair in support of the anti-Bush campaign.
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In 2005, she moved from soft-core work into porn with a three-year Vivid contract, only doing lesbian scenes. By 2007 she began doing scenes with men. She appeared in films such as “Sunny Loves Cher” (in which she made her debut for squirting), “It’s Sunny in Brazil” and “The Sunny Experiment.”
In 2007, Sunny Leone underwent breast enhancement surgery. In 2009, she launched her own studio, Sunlust Pictures. In the same year, she was associated with an iPhone app, making it the first officially sanctioned app featuring a porn star. It was, however, removed by Apple a short time later.
Since then, she’s become a Bollywood star, appearing in the 2010 film “The Virginity Hit” and the Indian reality series “Bigg Boss" and has become the most-Googled name in India.
Sunny Leone said, “People will judge me the way they like. I can’t change what I am or what I did in the past…not that I am apologetic or ashamed of my past.”
As to men, Sunny said, “What gets me in the mood is a man who knows what he’s doing. There’s nothing like someone who knows how to treat you, touch you and make you feel good.”
Sunny is currently in Mumbia, but frequenly travels to Los Angeles.