"I have to attribute this to my fans who have constantly been there for me."
When it comes to the most googled celebrities in India, it looks like no one can beat Sunny Leone.
She was first on the list in 2018 and she has managed to top the list again in 2019.
Not only is Sunny the most searched celebrity but she beat the likes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan.
Modi secured another term as Prime Minister while Salman is coming off the success of Bharat, however, they were not enough to surpass the number of searches that Sunny received in 2019.
The majority of Google searches is down to her previous career as an adult film star where she gained worldwide recognition. As a result, most searches are for her explicit films.
Her fame was overnight but it came at a cost as it caused a divide in her family after she told them about her new career.
Online searches for Sunny have also been boosted by her web series Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone which gives a detailed insight into her life.
The series was a success and it showed the transformation of a shy girl to a famous porn star and eventually a popular Bollywood actress.
According to Google Trends Analytics, a large number of searches for Sunny Leone come from states in the Northeast of India like Manipur and Assam.
On reclaiming her position at the top, Sunny said:
“My team bought this to my notice and I have to attribute this to my fans who have constantly been there for me. It’s a great feeling.”
Sunny quit her career in the adult film industry in 2012 and embarked on a new journey within Bollywood.
She has since played roles in independent and mainstream films and television series.
In 2011, Sunny was a contestant on Bigg Boss 5. She made her Bollywood debut in 2012 with Jism 2.
Since then, she had roles as an item girl performing a dance number as well as cameo appearances.
Sunny is very popular within the Telugu film industry and has starred in a number of films. She made her Telugu debut in 2014 with Current Theega.
She has a number of big-budget projects lined up for the future. Veeramadevi, Helen and Koka Kola are at different production stages.