Actress Sunny Leone will receive PETA's person of the year award for her dedication to promoting the rescue of homeless dogs and cats.
Sunny Leone’s compassion for animals abused and killed for their skin, is also included for the award.
Earlier this year, the 35-year-old star featured in an ad campaign by the organization which encouraged people to "be an angel" and adopt a homeless dog.
PETA is calling on people everywhere to follow her compassionate example by adopting and never buying companion animals.
Past recipients of PETA's person of the year award include Dr Shashi Tharoor, former Supreme Court Justice KS Panicker Radhakrishnan, and actors Kapil Sharma, Hema Malini, R Madhavan and Jacqueline Fernandez.