Her ethnicity is Indian.
XBiz 2012 Award Winner - Porn Star Site of the Year
Penthouse Pet of the Year 2003.
Her parents enrolled her in a Catholic School, where she had her first kiss at 11, lost her virginity to a basketball player at another school at 16, and found out she was bisexual at 18. When she was 15, her family received their Green Card and migrated to the United States. They first moved to Fort Gratiot, Michigan, then to Lake Forest, California before finally settling down in Orange County, California fulfilling a dream of her grandparents that all of them be together in one place. She graduated from high school in 1999 and proceeded to enroll in college
Winner of AVN Awards 2010: Web Starlet of the Year and Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene.
Winner 2010 F.A.M.E. Awards: Porn Star Website Of The Year
Winner 2011 F.A.M.E. Awards: Porn Star Website Of The Year
"Mumbai, November 18 (ANI): Things are set to get even more 'spicy' in the popular Reality TV show 'Bigg Boss 5'. Porn star Sunny Leone will enter the house this weekend. And while the viewers are eagerly waiting for Leone's entry, the porn star of Indian origin is equally excited to be in the house. Leone was born as Karen Malhotra and hails from a Punjabi family in Canada. The 30-year-old, who has appeared in various reality shows in the US, was named among the world's top 12 porn stars by fashion magazine Maxim in 2010."
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