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Padma Lakshmi

Biography

Celebrity and model known to be the hostess of the favorite TV show Best Chef. She’s also been presented on Boom as well as the Mistress of Spices. She was within an car crash at age fourteen, which remaining visible scars on her behalf correct arm. She published the cookbook Easy Amazing, which shows her cultural origins. She was wedded to English Indian novelist Salman Rushdie for 3 years. She’s a daughter called Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell. She experienced a small part in the film Glitter, which starred Mariah Carey.

Quick Facts


Full Name Padma Lakshmi
Date Of Birth September 1, 1970
Place Of Birth Chennai, India
Height 1.75 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Clark University, Workman High School
Nationality American
Spouse Salman Rushdie
Children Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell
Parents Vijaya Lakshmi, Vaidyanathan
Awards James Beard Award for Specials
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, PGA Television Producer of the Year Award - Competition Television, James Beard Award for Television Food Show, National or Local
Movies The Mistress of Spices, Boom, Glitter, Pirates: Blood Brothers, Sharpe's Challenge
TV Shows Top Chef, The Ten Commandments, Planet Food
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1 Was in a 6-month relationship with Richard Gere during October, 2014.
2 Release of her cookbook, "Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day". [2007]
3 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 39, a daughter Krishna Thea Lakshmi (now Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell) on February 20, 2010. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Adam Dell.
4 At first tried to conceal the identity of the father of her daughter Krishna, but it was later revealed that Adam Dell, with whom Lakshmi had a short relationship, was the father of the baby.
5 Has battled endometriosis for many years.
6 Appeared with Rocco DiSpirito on an episode of Top Chef (2006). They both have lived in the same apartment building in Manhattan, located at 415 E. 37th Street.
7 Is the first Indian woman to be a guest on and co-host on the TV show The View (1997) in 2007.
8 Ranked #87 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
9 Listed in People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful issue. (May 7, 2007).
10 Wore a Luca Luca purple sari in her April 2004 wedding to Salman Rushdie.
11 Attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
12 Was discovered by a photographer while spending part of her senior year studying in Spain and he convinced her to begin modeling.
13 Officially announced engagement to author Salman Rushdie on February 14, 2004, the 15th anniversary of the infamous fatwa issued against Rushdie by Islamic radicals for writing the novel "The Satanic Verses".
14 Hosted "Padma's Passport" on the Food Network based on her popular cookbook, "Easy Exotic: A Model's Low-fat Recipes From Around The World".
15 Has a seven inch scar on her right arm as a result of a major auto crash that she was in as a child.
16 Speaks five languages.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top Chef TV Series consulting producer - 52 episodes, 2010 - 2013 executive producer - 33 episodes, 2013 - 2015

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Royal Pains 2014 TV Series Padma Lakshmi
30 Rock 2009 TV Series Padma Lakshmi
Sharpe's Challenge 2006 TV Movie Madhuvanthi
The Ten Commandments 2006 TV Movie Princess Bithia
The Mistress of Spices 2005 Geeta
Boom 2003/I Shiela Bardez
Star Trek: Enterprise 2002 TV Series Kaitaama
Glitter 2001 Sylk
Pirates: Blood Brothers 1999 TV Mini-Series Malinche
Wasteland 1999 TV Series Phoebe
Il figlio di Sandokan 1998 TV Mini-Series
Linda e il brigadiere 1998 TV Series Indian Lady

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glitter 2001 performer: "I Know"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unzipped 1995 Documentary very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unzipped 1995 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Herself
The View 2007-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Co-Host
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
Today 2010-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Top Chef 2006-2014 TV Series Herself - Host / Herself / Judge
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Herself
The Chew 2014 TV Series Herself - Top Chef
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007-2014 TV Series Herself - Hostess, Top Chef / Herself
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Fashion News Live 2012-2014 TV Series Herself
Katie 2014 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Game Night 2014 TV Series Herself - Panelist
The Queen Latifah Show 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Watch What Happens: Live 2009-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Anderson Live 2011-2013 TV Series Herself - Co-Hostess / Herself - Guest
Family Guy 2013 TV Series Herself
Erin Burnett OutFront 2013 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Herself
2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys 2012 TV Movie Herself - Presenter
Girl Most Likely 2012 Herself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2010-2012 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Rocco's Dinner Party 2011 TV Series Herself
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2008-2011 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Top Chef Masters 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge / Host, Top Chef
The Talk 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Padma Lakshmi and Dial Join Forces for Charity 2010 TV Movie Herself - Spokesperson
Late Show with David Letterman 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
A-List Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
A-List Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2008 TV Series Herself
Project Runway 2008 TV Series Herself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2007 TV Series Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2006 TV Series Herself
MOBO Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001 TV Series Herself
Melting Pot 2001 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Planet Food 2001 TV Series documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2014 TV Series Herself - Top Chef
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality Competition Program Top Chef (2006) · Dan Cutforth (executive producer)
· Jane Lipsitz (executive producer)
· Doneen Arquines (executive producer)
· Tara Siener (executive producer)
· Casey Kriley (executive producer)
· Tom Colicchio (executive producer)
· Erica Ross (co-executive producer)
· Patrick Schmedeman (co-executive producer)
· Wade Sheeler (co-executive producer)
· Ellie Carbajal (supervising producer)
· Blake Davis (supervising producer)
· Justin Rae Barnes (supervising producer)
· Daniel Calin (supervising producer)
· Shannon Callaghan (senior producer)
2016 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Competition Television Top Chef (2006) · Dan Cutforth
· Tom Colicchio
· Chaz Gray
· Casey Kriley
· Jane Lipsitz
· Doneen Arquines
· Erica Ross
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Top Chef (2006) · Dan Cutforth (executive producer)
· Jane Lipsitz (executive producer)
· Chaz Gray (executive producer)
· Casey Kriley (executive producer)
· Doneen Arquines (executive producer)
· Tom Colicchio (executive producer)
· Erica Ross (co-executive producer)
· Blake Davis (supervising producer)
· Justin Rae Barnes (supervising producer)
· Azon Juan (supervising producer)
· Chris Gallivan (senior producer)
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Top Chef (2006) · Dan Cutforth (executive producer)
· Jane Lipsitz (executive producer)
· Casey Kriley (executive producer)
· Hillary Olsen (executive producer)
· Tara Siener (executive producer)
· Tom Colicchio (executive producer)
· Erica Ross (co-executive producer)
· Doneen Arquines (co-executive producer)
· Shealan Spencer (co-executive producer)
· Christian Homlish (supervising producer)
· Blake Davis (supervising producer)
· Wade Sheeler (supervising producer)
· Ivan Oyco (senior producer)
2011 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Reality Host Top Chef (2006)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program Top Chef (2006) · Tom Colicchio (co-host)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Top Chef (2006) · Dan Cutforth (executive producer)
· Jane Lipsitz (executive producer)
· Shauna Minoprio (executive producer)
· Rich Buhrman (co-executive producer)
· Gayle Gawlowski (supervising producer)
· Steve Lichtenstein (supervising producer)
· Scott Shatsky (supervising producer)
· Tom Colicchio (co-host)
· Gail Simmons (co-host)
· Elizabeth Cook (senior producer)
· Frances Berwick (executive producer)
· Dave Serwatka (executive producer)
· Andy Cohen (executive producer)


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#Quote
1 It's healthy and attractive when a person has a good appetite!
2 I was the first Indian model to have a career in Paris, Milan and New York. I am the first one to admit I was a novelty. (December 2007)
3 All the pictures that have been taken of me are artistic. Even if they were provocative or revealing, I don't think they were vulgar. (December 2007)
4 I was brought to believe that the female form is a beautiful thing. I think it's not so much what you do but how you do it that matters. I don't think I've done anything that was exploitative. (December 2007)
5 Some of my friends and people in the art world, including women, say they admire my body. I am proud of my body. Some compare it to the Chola bronzes. And they all wonder how I keep myself so fit. (December 2007)
6 The best part of modeling was traveling and increasing my knowledge of world cultures. (December 2007)
7 "I write cookbooks and I'm an actress - two things that aren't always compatible, at least for the waistline." (2007)
8 "In India and Italy, where I lived for a long time, we like healthier, more voluptuous types." (2007)


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