Padma Lakshmi



  • Birth Name: Padma Parvati Lakshmi
  • Birth Place: Madras, India
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/01/1970, Virgo
  • Profession: TV-show host; actor; model
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Padma Lakshmi Fast Facts:
  • Has a seven-inch scar on her right arm as the result of a car accident when she was 14.
  • Was discovered by an agent while sitting in a café in Spain.
  • Has released cookbooks Easy Exotic: Low-Fat Recipes From Around the World in 1999 and Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day in 2007.
  • Is fluent in five languages.
  • Made her film debut in Glitter in 2001.
  • Joined Bravo's Top Chef as the host for the second season, in 2006.
  • Launched a tabletop collection in 2013.
  • Cofounded the Endometriosis Foundation of America, which raises awareness and funds research for the disease.
  • Padma Lakshmi Relationships:
  • Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell - Daughter
  • Adam Dell - Ex-significant Other
  • Salman Rushdie - Ex-husband
  • Vijaya - Mother
  • Padma Lakshmi Awards:
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
  • College:
  • Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States (BA in Theater Arts, 1992)

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