Probably everybody in India knows her, in fact, in recent years she’s been one of the most googled celebrities in the country. And ironically, despite the fact that the country still – in this day and age – considers sex a taboo, Sunny Leone is amongst the top selling stars in Bollywood. Since her entry into Bollywood, she has taken the film industry by storm with thousands of fans flocking to cinema hall to catch a glimpse of her.
Voted as the Penthouse Pet of the Year in 2003, included in the 12 top adult-stars list across the globe by Maxim, and now the leading sex-symbol in Bollywood, Sunny Leone has sure come a long way from where she started.
Over the years, her name has spread far and wide, not only across India, but across the globe, and having said that, how many of you know Daniel Weber? Her husband and the backbone of her success.
Let’s take you through lives of both of them: This might just leave you with a pinch of surprise.
Before we get into the intricacies of the relationship this lovely couple shares, let’s first take you through their personal lives and then jump to the point to where their love ignited.
Here Are Some Little Known Facts About Sunny Leone You Didn’t Know!
Not many know, but Sunny was born to orthodox Sikh-Punjabi parents. She was born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
When she was 13-year-old, the whole family relocated on the wishes of their Grandparents to Fort Gratiot, Michigan, and a year later to Lake Forest, California. It was here that Sunny began to explore her sexuality.
She has revealed that she first lost her virginity to a Basketball player from the neighboring school when she was just 16-years-old and a couple of years later expressed her attraction towards the same sex.
Before she got the call to pose for Penthouse, she spent a while making ends meet as a waitress in the German Bakery and followed that by working in an income tax firm.
Her Entry Into The Adult-Film Industry!!
While she was pursuing a career as a pediatric nurse in Orange County, a classmate introduced her to John Stevens who in turn introduced her to Jay Allen, a Penthouse photographer. This very meeting changed her life, eventually making her a global sex-symbol.
She eventually won the Penthouse cover of the year, bagging her $100,000, a sum that convinced her to spill the beans to her parents about her career choice. Believe me, they weren’t too pleased.
Before she was brought on board by Mahesh Bhatt for the movie Jism 2, Sunny was offered to star in Mohit Suri’s ‘Kalyug’ seven-years prior to her entry in Bollywood for. However, the deal fell through when she demanded an exorbitant fee of $1million.
India Gets A Taste Of Sunny Leone
The first glimpse the Indian audience got of her was when she worked as an MTV presenter on the red carpet in 2005. Her stint in Big Boss got her attention in India, compelling director Mahesh Bhatt to approach her for the lead role in the movie ‘Jism-2′.
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Her success in India was almost overnight. On the show, Bigg Boss, she decided to hide her true profession and told one of the contestants, Pooja Bedi, that she was just a model in America.
Following her entrance into the Indian cinema, Sunny has bagged numerable roles, ones that bring out her sensual side, probably the only side she has as an actress.
You’ve probably heard of the saying, “Behind every successful man there is a woman”, the quote is quite true for most, but for Sunny, it’s the other way around.
The Love Of Her Life…
Behind her high-flying career stands a man that has never judged her for her life choices, yet has just stood and supported her in all her endeavours. We introduce you to the man who is known more popularly known as Sunny Leone’s husband. Yes, he has a name and it’s Daniel Weber.
Apprehensive of getting into relationships when her engagement to Matt Erickson, the Vice-President of Playboy Magazines, fell through, Sunny wasn’t even sure she wanted to date Daniel Weber.
For starts, it took her 6-weeks to even agree to go out on a date with him.
She was even quoted as saying once that she intentionally went to their first date late so that it could be called off. But hours into the date, Weber managed to woo her with his charm, comforting Leone into the possibility of trusting a man yet again.
A few months later, he went on one knee and popped the question and the rest is history.
But Who Is Daniel Weber?
Not many people address this fact, but like Leone, Weber too was an adult star at one point and has even shared the bed with her in a few adult movies.
Apart from his career in the film industry, Weber is passionate about music and even has his own band called “The Disparrows”. Formed in 2010, the band compromises Daniel Weber (Vocals and guitars), Michael Brasic (Drums) and Grant Loosvelt (Keyboards and vocals) and lastly Stephen Tecci (Bass and Vocals).
Along with Sunny, he set up a joint-venture production for adult films in California, called SunLust Pictures. Together, they have scripted and directed more than 40-adult films.
As of now, Daniel works alongside Sunny as her business partner, managing their projects and is even seen lending his support to her by accompanying her to the sets and promotional events.
The relationship means so much to Sunny that now she accepts a role only once Weber has read it completely and approves of it. She was quoted as saying, “No script offered to me is approved without Daniel’s permission. I do not sign any contract without making him read it.”
A Jew by birth, Daniel admits that marriage isn’t easier and that being an adult star makes it even more rickety, but he doesn’t let that get to him but instead focuses on giving her his full support.
While most of the B-town A-listed couples’ relationships are falling to pieces by the day, fuelled by numerous controversies and so on, what Sunny and Weber share is truly an image that emanates love and the union of marriage.
Although Daniel is most often in the shadow of his wife’s star status, he’s got his priorities right when it comes to working out a marriage.
He was quoted as saying, “”In an Indian society, it is taboo to be in such a profession (adult films) but we love each other. I don’t have to deal with the tag of being a porn star or my wife being one. I own the production company and we share the best relationship. We are friends, business partners and together 24×7.”
They make it a point to give each other time, go on frequent holidays and he even pampers her by cooking what she loves. According to her, he’s a pretty good cook.
Well, living in the shadow of Sunny could be short termed as Daniel himself is getting quite a few offers from Bollywood producers and directors.
He made his onscreen Bollywood debut in the movie ‘Jackpot’ in 2013, a Hindi thriller directed by Kaizad Gustad starring Sunny Leone, Naseeruddin Shah and Sachiin J Joshi. Though the movie tanked at the box office, his recognition in the cameo that he played was enough for other directors to hand him roles they can trust him to deliver.
He was also seen making an appearance alongside his better half in the movie ‘Ek Paheli Leel’a. I guess hanging around all day by the sets is bound to get you a role and Daniel was ever ready to have the cameras face him.
Having seen his capabilities as an actor, Daniel is now cast in his first full-fledged role in Bollywood alongside his wife, in a horror movie called ‘Dangerous Husn’.
Recently, Daniel gifted his beloved a Swanky Maseratis worth 1.5 crore. Now that’s one way to woo one of the most beautiful ladies in Bollywood.
The couple at present is enjoying the fame they are garnering, both as individuals and as a couple. From running a production house to following their passions with regard to acting and music, this couple is doing everything they can to keep their love glowing while maintaining their focus on their dreams.
Not only are they are happily married but are even ready to at one point to take their relationship to the next level- start a family. Sunny caught the media’s attention when she said, “We definitely want to have children at some point. Danny wants a little baby girl and I want the baby to just be healthy, whether it’s a boy or a girl. But I don’t know when that will be, hopefully it will be soon.”
All we can say is that we are keeping our fingers crossed that this love story does go all the way to emulate ones we only read in fairytales.