Karenjit Kaur Vohra (born May 13, 1981),better known by her stage name Sunny Leone is an Indian Canadian actress and model,and former pornstar,also possessing American citizenship. She has also used the stage name Karen Malhotra. She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003, was a contract performer for Vivid Entertainment, and was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010.
She has played roles in independent mainstream events, films and television shows. Her first mainstream appearance was in 2005, when she worked as a red carpet reporter for the MTV Video Music Awards on MTV India. In 2011, she participated in the Indian reality television series Big Boss. She hosts the Indian reality show Splitsvilla.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 a self-described tomboy,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. She lost her virginity to a basketball player at another school at 16,and discovered her bisexuality at age 18.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.