Priya Anjali Rai

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Priya Anjali Rai
Priya Rai 2009.jpg
Priya Anjali Rai at Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills, CA on Dec. 26, 2009
Born(1977-12-25) December 25, 1977 (age 36)[1]
New Delhi, India[1]
Other namesPriya Rai, Priya Rai Anjali, Rira Raid, Priya Anjeli Rai[1]
EthnicityIndian[1]
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[1]
Weight99 lb (45 kg; 7.1 st)[1]
No. of adult films109 (per IAFD)[1]
Website
priyaanjalirai.com
 
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Priya Anjali Rai
Priya Rai 2009.jpg
Priya Anjali Rai at Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills, CA on Dec. 26, 2009
Born(1977-12-25) December 25, 1977 (age 36)[1]
New Delhi, India[1]
Other namesPriya Rai, Priya Rai Anjali, Rira Raid, Priya Anjeli Rai[1]
EthnicityIndian[1]
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[1]
Weight99 lb (45 kg; 7.1 st)[1]
No. of adult films109 (per IAFD)[1]
Website
priyaanjalirai.com

Priya Anjali Rai (born December 25, 1977 in New Delhi, India), also known as Priya Rai, is an Indian-American former pornographic actress.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Rai was born in New Delhi, India and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. at the age of two after being adopted by American parents.[3] She attended Arizona State University and studied marketing.[3] She currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.[3] She used to work as a fashion and swimwear model.[4]

Career[edit]

Rai was a stripper for 12 years prior to her career in pornography.[4] She entered the adult film industry in 2007[1] at the age of 29.[5] Lifestyle magazine Complex placed her at #19 in their list of "The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars Right Now"[6] and at #32 in their list of "The 50 Prettiest Porn Stars of All Time".[7] She has expressed her opposition towards Measure B, a law requiring pornographic actors to wear condoms during all sex scenes filmed in Los Angeles.[8]

Rai is reportedly debuting in Bollywood with an independent film project at hand.[9] She played the lead role of "Isis" in the mainstream horror film Isis Rising: Curse Of The Lady Mummy.[10]

In June 2013, she announced her retirement from adult films to focus on her mainstream career and personal life. She also announced that she was engaged to "a very successful businessman" who does not work in the adult industry.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearCeremonyResultAwardWork
2009AVN AwardWonBest All-Girl Group Sex Scene (with Jesse Jane, Shay Jordan, Stoya, Adrianna Lynn, Brianna Love, Lexxi Tyler, Memphis Monroe & Sophia Santi)[11]Cheerleaders
NominatedBest New Starlet[12]N/A
FAME AwardNominatedFavorite Breasts[13]N/A
NominatedFavorite Female Rookie[13]N/A
2010AVN AwardNominatedBest New Web Starlet[14]N/A
NominatedBest Threeway Sex Scene (with Marco Banderas & John West)[14]Tormented
FAME AwardNominatedFavorite Breasts[15]N/A
XBIZ AwardNominatedPorn Star Website of the Year[16]N/A
2011NightMoves AwardWonBest MILF (Editor’s Choice)[17]N/A
XBIZ AwardNominatedMILF Site of the Year[18]PriyaAnjaliRai.com
2012NightMoves AwardNominatedBest Boobs[19]N/A
XBIZ AwardNominatedMILF Performer of the Year[20]N/A
2013NominatedMILF Performer of the Year[21]N/A
2014NominatedCrossover Star of the Year[22]N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Priya Anjali Rai at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ a b "Priya Rai Announces Retirement and Engagement". AVN. 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  3. ^ a b c "UrbanAsian Profile: Priya Rai – A different shade of BROWN!". Urban Asian. 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  4. ^ a b Speiser, Lainie. Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars. p. 47. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "19. Priya Rai — The Top 100 Hottest Porn Stars (Right Now)". Complex. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  7. ^ "31. Priya Rai — The 50 Prettiest Porn Stars of All Time". Complex. 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  8. ^ "Priya Rai Against Measure B". Performers for Choice. 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  9. ^ "Pornstar Priya Rai To Debut in Bollywood". YouthTimes.in. YouthTimes.in. 
  10. ^ Christina (2012-10-01). "Priya Rai and James Bartholet Cast and Co-Producing Mainstream Horror Movie". AIPdaily. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  11. ^ David Sullivan (2009-01-11). "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  12. ^ "NOMINATIONS 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards". Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  13. ^ a b "FAME Finalists". thefameawards.com. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  14. ^ a b "2010 NOMINEES". Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  15. ^ "FAME Finalists". thefameawards.com. 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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