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Priya Anjali Rai
Priya Rai 2009.jpg
Priya Rai on December 26, 2009
Born (1977-12-25) December 25, 1977 (age 37)[1]
New Delhi, India[2]
Other names Priya Rai, Priya Rai Anjali, Rira Raid, Priya Anjeli Rai[1]
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[1]
Weight 110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)[1]
Website priyaanjalirai.com
No. of adult films 116 (per IAFD)[1]

Priya Anjali Rai (born December 25, 1977), also known as Priya Rai, is an Indian-American former pornographic actress.[1][3]

Early life[edit]

Rai was born in New Delhi, India and was adopted by an American couple at age 2.[2] She was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. and attended Arizona State University, where she studied marketing.[4]

Career[edit]

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 is reportedly debuting in Bollywood with an independent film project at hand.[7] She played the lead role of "Isis" in the mainstream horror film Isis Rising: Curse Of The Lady Mummy.[8]

Recognition[edit]

Lifestyle magazine Complex placed her at #19 in their list of "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars Right Now"[9] and at #32 in their list of "The 50 Prettiest Porn Stars of All Time".[10]

Advocacy[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

Rai resides in Phoenix, Arizona.[4] She stated that Hindus are tolerant of her profession, but that she gets negative feedback from Muslims.[12]

In June 2013, Rai announced that she was engaged to "a very successful businessman" who does not work in the adult industry.[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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] PriyaAnjaliRai.com
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

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Pornstar Priya Rai To Debut in Bollywood". YouthTimes.in. YouthTimes.in. Archived from the original on 2013-05-04. 
  8. ^ Christina (2012-10-01). "Priya Rai and James Bartholet Cast and Co-Producing Mainstream Horror Movie". AIPdaily. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  9. ^ "19. Priya Rai — The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars (Right Now)". Complex. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  10. ^ "31. Priya Rai — The 50 Prettiest Porn Stars of All Time". Complex. 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  11. ^ "Priya Rai Against Measure B". Performers for Choice. 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  12. ^ Priya Rai - A Different Shade of Brown Urban Asian Profile. YouTube. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  13. ^ David Sullivan (2009-01-11). "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  14. ^ "NOMINATIONS 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  15. ^ a b "2010 NOMINEES". Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  16. ^ "XBIZ Announces Finalist Nominees for 2010 XBIZ Awards". XBIZ. Retrieved April 12, 2013
  17. ^ "NightMoves Awards Announces 2011 Winners". AVN.com. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  18. ^ XBIZ Announces Finalist Nominees for 2011 XBIZ Awards - XBIZ.com. 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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