Sunny side up: Bollywood's brightest patakha turns 32

Updated: May 13, 2013 08:15 IST

One of the hottest stars in Bollywood's hall of fame, Sunny Leone has come a long way ever since she burst into Bollywood's entertainment industry. From being a contender in the reality show Bigg Boss to bagging key roles in movies such as Jism 2 and the Ragini MMS sequel, this former adult film star has certainly come a long way in her career.

Here's a pictorial look at her journey as she turns 32.

Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
One of the hottest stars in Bollywood's hall of fame, Sunny Leone has come a long way ever since she burst into Bollywood's entertainment industry. From being a contender in the reality show Bigg Boss to bagging key roles in movies such as Jism 2 and the Ragini MMS sequel, this former adult film star has certainly come a long way in her career.

Here's a pictorial look at her journey as she turns 32.
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
Sunny Leone, whose real name is Karenjit Kaur Vohra, was born in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada on May 13, 1981. She apparently chose the name 'Sunny Leone' because 'Sunny' was her favorite nickname and 'Leone' was suggested to her by Bob Guccione, the publisher of Penthouse.
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
Sunny Leone's family migrated to the US when she was 15 years old and finally settled in Orange County, California. Though she was granted US citizenship in 2006, Sunny continues to keep her Canadian citizenship.

She graduated from high school in 1999 and enrolled in a college in Orange County to train as a pediatric nurse.

Sunny's mother passed away in 2008 and her father died of cancer in 2010. She has one brother.
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
Sunny Leone is married to Daniel Weber who is also her business partner. The couple reportedly met at a party in 2008. Cupid struck on their first date when they apparently talked for five hours at a stretch. They were finally married on January 20, 2009.

Sunny was reportedly previously engaged to Matt Erikson - the vice-president of Playboy Enterprises. Infact, post her success in Bigg Boss, Matt released an old movie of Sunny and him without her permission.
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
Sunny Leone started her adult entertainment career with Penthouse magazine in 2001. She was the March 2001 Penthouse Pet of the Month and the 2003 Penthouse Pet of the Year. In 2003, she signed a three year contract with Vivid Entertainment which kickstarted her career in hardcore adult films. Her first movie was titled Sunny and was released in December 2005.
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
Sunny Leone ventured out of the world of adult entertainment with her stint as the red carpet reporter at the MTV India awards. She also did a cameo in the film The Girl Next Door, besides appearing in in Ja Rule's video Livin' It Up and a video for Kidd Skilly.
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
She was also a contestant in the second season of the Fox reality show My Bare Lady 2: Open for Business. In 2007, she filmed a scene for Debbie Does Dallas and was also part of a Showtime documentary of the same name .
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
Sunny has also acted in the Hollywood movies The Virginity Hit, Pirate's Blood and Deadly Stingers.
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
Sunny Leone and Daniel Weber also run a company called Sunlust Pictures which they founded in 2008 for making adult films. The company does brisk business and makes 4 to 5 movies in a month.

Coming up: Sunny Leone's Bollywood journey
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
Sunny Leone shot to fame in India after her appearance in the 2011 Indian reality TV show Bigg Boss. It was her stint on the show that brought her to Mahesh Bhatt's attention and he offered her a starring role in Jism 2.
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
Jism 2 was Sunny Leone's first debut Hindi movie directed by Pooja Bhatt. The movie may not have created fireworks at the box-office but she made sure to send the mercury rising through the roof.

Following the film's success, she also signed a few endorsement deals.
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
Sunny Leone's first two Indian commercial advertisement were for Manforce condoms and Chaze mobiles . She has also been appointed brand ambassador of XXX energy drink.
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
Sunny loves dogs. She has two of her own and has campaigned for PETA in India.
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
Sunny has also featured in many magazine covers such as FHM, Front and Jane magazine.
Sunny side up: Bollywood\'s brightest patakha turns 32
Sunny scored the popularity charts with her item number Laila in Sanjay Gupta's Shootout At Wadala. Besides that, she will soon be seen in Ekta Kapoor's Ragini MMS 2.

Here's wishing Sunny a very happy birthday and a great year ahead.

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