When Sunny Leone arrived in India more than a decade ago, pundits were already writing off the superstar as a one trick pony. Leone having made her career in the adult industry entered a country in the tight grip of religion and culture. How on earth was Leone going to tackle the negativity that would no doubt be thrown her way.
With hard work and dedication that is. Sunny Leone is a one woman army that has broken down barriers for women all over India. Despite being an actor, dancer and social media influencer, Leone has ventured into several other businesses. She has successfully turned herself into a serial entrepreneur and this sheds light on her five big achievements in the world of business.
1) Star Struck Cosmetics
In March of 2018, Sunny Leone launched her own line of cosmetics. Fast forward three years and the brand has gained in popularity over the years and includes a wide variety of products. You can purchase lipsticks, eyelashes, foundations, concealers and primers. The best bit is that Leone is against animal testing and all of the products are PETA certified.
2) Sweet Dreams
Where do you go once you have conquered the film industry in India? Well you try your hand at being an author ofcourse. Leone has written a successful book titled Sweet Dreams that comprises of seven romantic stories. At present the book is available in only digital format and can be purchased e-commerce sites including Amazon, Audible and Google Play Books.
3) SunCity Media and Entertainment
Six years ago, Sunny Leone put on her producer hat and started a company along with her husband, Daniel Weber. Since then she has co-produced a number of films with her as the main lead. Not content with just producing films, SunCity Media and Entertainment has a talent management arm to it as well.
4) A stakeholder in a UK-based IPL soccer team
Just before the coronavirus pandemic hit and she left for the United States, Leone purchased a stake in Leicester Galactos, a UK-based IPL soccer team. Leone co-owns the team with Jaz Dhami and displays her courage to march into waters unknown to her such as sports.
5) Teen Patti with Sunny Leone
Last but not least on the list is the extremely popular Teen Patti app. An app that has been downloaded by millions of Indians, Sunny Leone is not only the face of the app but is also part-owner. Sticking to the card game theme, Sunny Leone is also the face for one of the biggest online casinos in India, JeetWin.