How did Indian porn star Anju McIntyre die? Model, 44, was in an 'abusive relationship'
Anju featured on the cover of 'Portfolio' and posed nude for magazines like 'Penthouse' and 'Girls of Penthouse'
Actress, model, and porn star Anju McIntyre, from New Jersey, reportedly died on December 25, 2021, aged 44. Anju was born in New Delhi, India, but moved to Phoenix, Arizona, with family later. For the first 15 years, she went by the name of 'AJ Kahn' in the industry.
The exact cause of her death has not been revealed, however, it is known that Anju was dealing with medical issues and was in an abusive relationship. Following Anju's death, her longtime friend Lainie Speiser said, "Anju wasn't just beautiful, but one of the most fiercely loyal people I've ever met. When she loved you she loved you for life." Hoboken's Speiser has set up a GoFundMe to help raise funds for Anju's funeral. Till the writing of this article, $4,630 USD had been raised of the $10,000 goal.
"Anju left behind a legacy through her career, featured in many horror and cinemax movies, as well as modeling for several major magazines including Penthouse where was a feature model in 2009. She was on the VH1 reality show, My Antonio, appeared on The Howard Stern Show and a Mr. Skin special on Howard TV. She appeared in many music videos by major recording artists, most recently in legendary rock guitarist Bumblefoot's Little Brother is Watching. Anju displayed her awesome sense of humor doing stand-up comedy and co-hosted the Steppin' Out podcast, as well as performed in New York City dinner theater," the page reads.
The page describes Anju as a beautiful and kind soul with a great sense of humor. She is said to have been loyal to her friends and family and was an animal lover. She loved cats, most of all.
"Anju moved back to her homestate of Arizona in 2016 and unfortunately her last few years were difficult for her due to recurring medical issues and an unfortunate abusive relationship that left her penniless. But as always Anju never complained to her friends and never wanted to appear weak or be a burden to anyone," the page says. "Anju deserves a proper send off and this money will go strictly to the funeral home for all expenses, please honor your memories of her, honor her life and legacy by giving her the help she should have gotten when she was alive."
Anju featured on the cover of 'Portfolio' and posed nude for magazines like 'Penthouse' and 'Girls of Penthouse'. She also established herself as a dancer, working in music videos with artists like P Diddy, Eve, and others. Anju worked as a professional dominatrix too. Back in 2000, she started working in softcore movies for 'Seduction Cinema'. Anju later filmed S&M and fetish film with director Rick Savage. At one point, she toured Europe as a member of a girl pop band, the Buffalo gals.