In 2014 and then 2015, the porn star Sunny Leone was the most searched for name on Google India, beating Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She has always topped the chart of most Googled person in the country, but not for her roles in Bollywood B-movies. People still search her for previous career as one of the biggest porn stars in America.
While she was working in Los Angeles, she was a Penthouse Pet of the Year. Along with launching a production company called SunLust, she also created a line of sex toys. When she was on peak of her career, she quit adult entertainment and came to India. Though the lady came to India in 2005, she came into the limelight in 2011 after participating in Bigg Boss. Post the reality show, she was seen in various films as well. Initially, she did low-budget affairs with gossamer-thin story lines. She also promoted a condom brand called ‘Manforce’.
She once said that she found the women in porn to be beautiful when asked about her adult film career. She was also accused by some politicians over threatening Indian culture. They even said that her steamy condom commercials encourage rape.
Early this year in a talk-show, when host asked Leone about fears that she would steal women’s husbands — and wondered if he was being morally corrupted by sitting with her, she responded with grace and people applauded.
She studied to become a nurse while looking for a career in modeling. An agent introduced her to the idea of posing nude, and she made the cover of Penthouse at 20.
In 2008, Leone was on a shoot when her ailing mother took a turn for the worse. She was last seen in Mastizaade.