Sunny was born in Varanasi, India. She graduated from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, in 1990 with a degree in English and American Literature. She has a Masters degree in Spanish Language, Literature and Culture from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and a PhD from the Universitat de Barcelona. Now living in London, she is head lecturer in creative writing at the London Metropolitan University. She founded the Jhalak Foundation, which funds and organises paediatric cardiac surgery for under-privileged children in India. She has contributed to a collection selected by Khushwant Singh, stories in honour of Ruskin Bond; American anthologies, The Drawbridge, International PEN, numerous academic journals and newspapers worldwide.
An expert on Bollywood, she was commissioned by the BFI to write a book on Amitabh Bachchan for their film star series. It’s the first in the series about a Bollywood actor, Bachchan himself has blogged about the book. It’s available here: Buy Amitabh Bachchan book