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Priya Anjali Rai
Priya Rai 2009.jpg
Priya Anjali Rai on December 26, 2009
Born (1977-12-25) December 25, 1977 (age 41)[1]
ResidencePhoenix, Arizona, United States.
NationalityIndian American
Other namesPriya Rai, Priya Rai Anjali, Rira Raid, Priya Anjeli Rai[1]
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[1]
Weight110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)[1]

Priya Anjali Rai (born December 25, 1977), also known as Priya Rai, is an Indian born American pornographic actress,[1][3] known for her work in films produced by companies like Brazzers and Naughty America.

Early life

Priya Anjali Rai was born December 25, 1977 in New Delhi, and was adopted by an American couple at age 2.[2] She was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended Arizona State University, where she studied marketing.[4]


Rai worked as a fashion and swimwear model prior to working in the adult industry.[5] Rai was a stripper for 12 years prior to appearing in pornographic films.[5] She entered the adult film industry in 2007[1] at the age of 29.[6]

In June 2013, she announced her retirement from adult films to focus on her mainstream career and personal life.[3] Rai played the lead role of "Isis" in the mainstream horror film Isis Rising: Curse Of The Lady Mummy.[7] In 2014, she was still touring as a feature stripper.[8] On March 22, 2018, Priya announced her comeback after a six-year hiatus.[9] [10]

She has expressed her opposition towards Measure B, a law requiring pornographic actors to wear condoms during all sex scenes filmed in Los Angeles, California.[11]

Personal life

Rai resides in Phoenix, Arizona.[4] She is the mother of two children,[citation needed] and became a grandmother at the age of 35.[12]

In June 2013, Rai announced that she was engaged to a businessman who works outside of the adult industry.[3][needs update]

Awards and nominations

Year Ceremony Result Award Work
2009 AVN Award Won Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Jesse Jane, Shay Jordan, Stoya, Adrianna Lynn, Brianna Love, Lexxi Tyler, Memphis Monroe & Sophia Santi)[13] Cheerleaders
Nominated Best New Starlet[14] N/A
2010 AVN Award Nominated Best New Web Starlet[15] N/A
Nominated Best Threeway Sex Scene (with Marco Banderas & John West)[15] Tormented
XBIZ Award Nominated Porn Star Website of the Year[16] N/A
2011 NightMoves Award Won Best MILF (Editor’s Choice)[17] N/A
XBIZ Award Nominated MILF Site of the Year[18]
2012 NightMoves Award Nominated Best Boobs[19] N/A
XBIZ Award Nominated MILF Performer of the Year[20] N/A
2013 Nominated MILF Performer of the Year[21] N/A
2014 Nominated Crossover Star of the Year[22] N/A


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Priya Anjali Rai at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b Shivani Mankermi (May 16, 2013). "'Bollywood is calling me!': Porn star Priya Anjali Rai tweets her excitement as she prepares for mainstream movie role". Daily Mail. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Priya Rai Announces Retirement and Engagement". AVN. 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
  4. ^ a b "UrbanAsian Profile: Priya Rai – A different shade of BROWN!". Urban Asian. 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  5. ^ a b Speiser, Lainie. Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars. p. 47.
  6. ^ Indira Kannan (2012-02-18). "'I have many fans in India' My Indian looks differentiate me from the rest of the porn pack: Priya Anjali Rai". India Today. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  7. ^ Christina (2012-10-01). "Priya Rai and James Bartholet Cast and Co-Producing Mainstream Horror Movie". AIPdaily. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  8. ^ "Priya Anjali Rai on Instagram: "Cum out and play..."".
  9. ^ Priya Anjali Rai (@priyaanjalirai) (21 March 2018). "Tweet Number 976603205521100800". Twitter. Retrieved 16 June 2018. #priyarai #priyaanjalirai #priyaraiofficial #priyaraicomeback #puba #ivanxxx @ Encino, California
  10. ^ Priya Anjali Rai (@priyaanjalirai) (22 March 2018). "Instagram". Retrieved 16 June 2018. Hi guys I have started working on my comeback for #priyarai #priyaanjalirai #priyaraiofficial #priyaraicomeback #puba #iamivanxxx
  11. ^ "Priya Rai Against Measure B". Performers for Choice. 2012-10-30. Archived from the original on 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  12. ^ "Priya Anjali Rai". twitter.
  13. ^ David Sullivan (2009-01-11). "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  14. ^ "NOMINATIONS 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards" (PDF). Archived from the original on January 5, 2009. Retrieved 2013-04-12.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  15. ^ a b "2010 NOMINEES". Archived from the original on March 4, 2010. Retrieved 2013-04-12.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  16. ^ "XBIZ Announces Finalist Nominees for 2010 XBIZ Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved April 12, 2013
  17. ^ "NightMoves Awards Announces 2011 Winners". 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  18. ^ XBIZ Announces Finalist Nominees for 2011 XBIZ Awards - Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  19. ^ "NightMoves Announces Award Nominations & New Categories".
  20. ^ "2012 Nominees". Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  21. ^ "XBIZ Awards 2013 Nominees". XBIZ. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  22. ^ "Nominees". XBIZ Awards. Retrieved 2013-12-24.

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