Priya Anjali Rai (born December 25, 1977), also known as Priya Rai , is an American pornographic actress. [2] [4]

Early life

Rai was born in New Delhi and was adopted by an American couple at age 2. [3] She was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended Arizona State University, where she studied marketing. [5]


Rai worked as a fashion and swimwear model prior to working in the adult industry. Rai was a stripper for 12 years prior to appearing in pornographic films. She entered the adult film industry in 2007 [2] 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. [4] Rai played the lead role of "Isis" in the mainstream horror film Isis Rising: Curse Of The Lady Mummy . [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, California. [8]

Personal life

Rai resides in Phoenix, Arizona. [5]

In June 2013, Rai announced that she was engaged to "a very successful businessman" who does not work in the adult industry. [4]

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) [6] Cheerleaders
Nominated Best New Starlet [36] N/A
2010 AVN Award Nominated Best New Web Starlet [38] N/A
Nominated Best Threeway Sex Scene (with Marco Banderas & John West) [38] Tormented
XBIZ Award Nominated Porn Star Website of the Year [14] N/A
2011 NightMoves Award Won Best MILF (Editor’s Choice) [13] N/A
XBIZ Award Nominated MILF Site of the Year [28]
2012 NightMoves Award Nominated Best Boobs [22] N/A
XBIZ Award Nominated MILF Performer of the Year N/A
2013 Nominated MILF Performer of the Year [66] N/A
2014 Nominated Crossover Star of the Year [66] N/A