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Padma Parvati Lakshmi
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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
Is fluent in five languages.
Made her film debut in
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:
Vijaya - Mother
Salman Rushdie - Ex-husband
Adam Dell - Ex-significant Other
Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell - Daughter
Padma Lakshmi Awards:
2009 Emmy: Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program - Nominee
2007 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States (BA in Theater Arts, 1992)
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