MUMBAI – Former adult movie star Sunny Leone has trumped Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Salman Khan to become the most searched personality for the fifth consecutive year in India, according to Yahoo! India.
However, Salman remained at the top spot for the most searched male celebrity of 2016. The second most searched male celeb was not another Khan but stand-up comedian and TV personality Kapil Sharma who is followed by Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan.
The buzz around Bipasha Basu’s wedding to Karan Singh Grover ensured her position as the second most-searched female celebrity while Deepika Padukone took the third slot, followed by Katrina Kaif at No. 4.
Every year, Yahoo! India releases its ‘Year in Review’ list, which reveals the people, events and stories that captured the attention of Indians in the last 12 months.
Born on May 13, 1981, Karenjit Kaur Vohra, better known by her stage name ‘Sunny Leone’, is an Indian Canadian actress and model, and former pornstar, also possessing American citizenship.
She was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003, was a contract performer for Vivid Entertainment, and was named by Maxim as one of the 12 top porn stars in 2010.
In 2011, Sunny participated in the Indian reality television series Big Boss. She hosts the Indian reality show Splitsvilla.
In 2012, she made her Bollywood debut in Pooja Bhatt’s erotic thriller Jism 2 (2012) and shifted her focus to mainstream acting which was followed up with Jackpot (2013), Ragini MMS 2 (2014) and Ek Paheli Leela (2015).
Since 2011, Leone has been married to Musician Daniel Weber.