Padma Lakshmi

Celebrity

Biography, Latest News & Videos

  • Birth Name: Padma Parvati Lakshmi
  • Birth Place: Madras, India
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/01/1970, Virgo
  • Profession: TV-show host; actor; model
User Rating: (74 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars

VIDEO: Sudden Death

click to playclick to play
Sudden Death
Subscription | Xfinity
Length: 54:25
Aired: 10/15/2014

Top Chef heads to Boston as 16 chefs compete in the first ever "Top Chef Food Festival." watch

VIDEO: Sudden Death [HD]

click to playclick to play
Sudden Death [HD]
Paid | Amazon Instant Video
Length: 55:00
Aired: 10/15/2014

The wicked-awesome supersized season premiere introduces the 16 chefs from across the country who will be battling it out in Boston. Richard Blais ("Top Chef All-Stars" winner) joins Tom, Padma and Gail at judges table. The chef'testants are immediately thrown into hot water with the series' first ever Sudden Death Quickfire Challenge where one chef is forced to cook for their life to stay in the competition. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must cook and serve a re-imagined version of the first dish they ever remember making, but will this trip down memory lane be a dream come true or a nightmare for the chefs? The challenge plays out at the first ever "Top Chef Food Festival" alongside some of Boston's most prominent culinary stars including Barbara Lynch, Ming Tsai, Lydia Shire, Jasper White, Todd English, Ken Oringer, Jamie Bissonnette, Kristen Kish and Tiffani Faison. watch

VIDEO: Sudden Death

click to playclick to play
Sudden Death
Paid | Amazon Instant Video
Length: 55:00
Aired: 10/15/2014

The wicked-awesome supersized season premiere introduces the 16 chefs from across the country who will be battling it out in Boston. Richard Blais ("Top Chef All-Stars" winner) joins Tom, Padma and Gail at judges table. The chef'testants are immediately thrown into hot water with the series' first ever Sudden Death Quickfire Challenge where one chef is forced to cook for their life to stay in the competition. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must cook and serve a re-imagined version of the first dish they ever remember making, but will this trip down memory lane be a dream come true or a nightmare for the chefs? The challenge plays out at the first ever "Top Chef Food Festival" alongside some of Boston's most prominent culinary stars including Barbara Lynch, Ming Tsai, Lydia Shire, Jasper White, Todd English, Ken Oringer, Jamie Bissonnette, Kristen Kish and Tiffani Faison. watch

Videos

A Grueling First Quickfire
Maybe Thanksgiving
Emmy Awards 2014 Countdown: Padma Lakshmi's Dress Fitting
5 Delicious Facts About Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi

More Clips & Interviews

   FULL MOVIE
The Doorman
   FULL MOVIE
Glitter [HD]
   FULL MOVIE
Glitter

More Padma Lakshmi Movies Videos

 FULL EPISODE
Sudden Death
 FULL EPISODE
Padma Lakshmi
 FULL EPISODE
Top Chef: Finale
 FULL EPISODE
Top Chef: Maui Wowie

More Padma Lakshmi On TV Videos

TV Listings

Loading...

Credits

Year Title Description
2014 EAT TV Show Series, Appearing
2008 The Doorman Movie, Actor
2006 Jeremy Piven's Journey of a Lifetime TV Show Series, Appearing
2006 Top Chef TV Show Series, Host
2001 Glitter Movie, Actor - Sylk

More Credits (72)

News

Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi and Crew Attacked by Teamsters in Boston

The cast and crew of Top Chef were not greeted with a tea party upon arriving in Boston to film the show's upcoming 12th season, which debutsWednesday, Oct. 15 on Bravo.

According to a new report from Deadline, host Padma Lakshmi and other Top Chef crew members were verbally attacked by picketing Teamsters in June after the series hired local production assistants to drive cast and crew vehicles.

read more

Hollywood Game Night Exclusive Sneak Peek: A Weak Four-Letter Word

Use your four-letter words wisely! On Monday, NBC airs back-to-back episodes of Hollywood Game Night starting at 8/7c. read more

Wednesday Playlist: Not So Fun Night, Ironside Premiere; Ovation's Starry Young Doctor

After her breakthrough performances in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, no one would question why Rebel Wilson has become a sought-after star, or why ABC would want to build a show around her ample and fearlessly outrageous talents. But Super Fun Night hasn't been much of a joyride so far.

The original pilot, which has been replaced by another episode for its official premiere (9:31/8:31c), elicited this reaction from me in the Fall Preview issue: "The grotesque extremes to which Wilson stoops to get laughs in this frenetic vehicle have a whiff of desperation. It might also be more fun if she used her authentic Aussie accent." The objection stands about her Americanized speech (her choice), and while the new opener is a little less degrading — instead of exposing her body on a city street with flashing lights on her underwear, a new gag involves an office elevator door shredding her dress, revealing her Spanx at work — it's not much funnier.

read more

Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson Marries

Move over, Eric StonestreetJesse Tyler Ferguson has a new husband!

The Modern Family star, who plays Mitchell Pritchett, wed boyfriend Justin Mikita on... read more

Top Chef's Brooke: I Didn't Like the Finale Format

Brooke Williamson was riding a three-elimination challenge win streak heading into the Top Chef finale, but the Los Angeles-based chef came up short to Kristen — or more specifically, two rounds short after Kristen took the title 3-1 in a best-of-five contest. "I didn't love the format of how they judged in rounds," she tells TVGuide.com. "I felt like it should've been a collective judging based on an entire meal. It would've been nice to actually put my dessert out." What was her planned dessert? Does she regret making those fried chicken wings? And does she have any more phobias? Find out below.
read more

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular