Did You Know Sunny Leone Is The First Star In India To Play Herself In A Biopic?

The name of the ZEE5 original series comes from Sunny Leone’s real name Karenjit Kaur Vohra, which she dropped to become an adult film star.

Sunny Leone in a still from Karenjit Kaur The Untold Story

If there is anything, we have learned from the decade passing by, it’s that biographical dramas are here to stay. The trend of biopics seems to have caught the fancy of every filmmaker singled out, while they juggle through their fields and choice of person to base the film around. And if it involves someone who once ruled the controversy rooster like Sanjay Dutt or Haseena Parkar – expect a humongous turnout at theatres! Boy, human nature is most attracted to conjectures and admit it or not, we all dig a scoop or two from time to time. Thus, when the news of Sunny Leone’s life story being made into a two-part web series was dropped on us, it had our undivided attention from the word go.

The title borrows inspiration from Sunny’s real name Karenjit Kaur Vohra which she dropped to become a porn star. The erotic entertainment star built a brand for herself with Sunny Leone and is now a sensation pan India. Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story is a first attempt, approved by Sunny herself to let the world in on her journey, which she traced on her own terms. In a first for Indian Cinema, the human account is the maiden venture when a star has played her own self in the project. All other stories have been told through other actors, but not Sunny. The girl took the road less travelled and decided to narrate her tale herself. Besides, who better than Sunny herself to play the fierce and bold diva? Your guess is as good as ours!

After being named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003, Leone marched a complete foray into the adult entertainment industry. Her stint in that world earned her one of the 12 top pornstars in 2010, as stated by Maxim magazine. The actress then travelled to India to participate in Salman Khan-hosted reality show in 2011. There has been no looking back for Sunny and husband Daniel Weber ever since. The couple is now settled in Mumbai, and parent three beautiful kids – an adopted girl Nisha Kaur Weber, two biological surrogate twins – Asher and Noah!

If we had to pick one word from the dictionary to describe her struggle and stardom, it’d be only – empowering! More power to you, Sunny. Shine on and hitch your wagon to the brightest star.

Watch Sunny Leone’s journey from a girl-next-door to an adult film star to a popular Bollywood celebrity in Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story on ZEE5.