Bob Guccione an American photographer and the founder of the adult magazine Penthouse in 1965 chose the name Leone, hence, she became Sunny Leone.
She was the Penthouse Pet of the Month in March 2001 and Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003, making her the first Indian/South Asian model to be in the magazine.
She was a contract performer for Vivid Entertainment and was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010.
According to reports, Sunny is bisexual, a fact which she realized at the age of 13.
The actress became the first Indian celebrity to launch her mobile app in the year 2016.
Sunny appeared on the Indian television for the first time in 2005 as a red carpet reporter for the MTV Awards on MTV India.