Sora Aoi is Japanese AV idol and film and television actress. Her popularity as an adult video actress has led to celebrity status as a media personality in Japan and abroad. Sola Aoi was born in 1983 in Tokyo. While in her third year in high school, Aoi was scouted by a talent agency for gravure modelling. She decided to enter the adult entertainment industry with the aim of eventually working on TV and in other parts of the entertainment industry, Aoi appeared as a gravure idol in the June 2002 and then made her debut in adult videos (AV) at age eighteen. During this period, Aoi also started making appearances in mainstream media. For her starring role in the pink film, "Tsumugi" released to theaters in July 2004, Aoi was given a Best Actress Award at the 2004 Pink Grand Prix ceremony.