Padma Lakshmi Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Nov, 2018
Facts of Padma Lakshmi
Date of Birth: 1970 , September-1
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: India
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
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Padma Lakshmi is one of the most successful cookbook authors in the world and she has been a great actress and TV personality as well. She is an American author, actress, model, TV host, and executive producer. She made her debut from the cookbook Easy Exotic, which won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in 2006, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. She won the Emmy Award in 2010, for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. 

Early Life And Education Of Padma Lakshmi

She was born in a place called Chennai which lies in India and this makes her nationality Indian as well as American. She is known more as American though as she has been there for a long period of time.

She was born in the year 1970 on 1st of September and this makes her age 44 at this moment. At this age she has achieved almost everything and still, she manages to be very down to earth and humble when talked too. Her cookbooks have done great business all over the world.

She went to the school called Workman High School to start her education. After that, she completed her education over there and moved to a university called Clark University. She got her degree in the field of Theatre Arts over there and a path was carved for her success from then onwards.

Padma Lakshmi's Career

She has been a great model as well and some may wonder how a single person can be so talented. She has appeared in a lot of TV shows and movies as well. She appeared in a documentary called Unzipped in the year 1995.

In the year 1978, she appeared in a TV show called Domenica In as a host it was an Italian Series. She also appeared in a cooking documentary called Planet Food in the year 2000. Other TV shows and movies to her credits are Booms, Top Chef, The Mistress of Spice, 30 Rock and Sharpe.  

Besides, Lakshmi appeared as a lip-synching disco singer in the 2001 American movie Glitter. She also starred in the 2003 Hindi action film, Boom, and in the 2005 film The Mistress of Spices where she starred with Aishwarya Rai, and Dylan McDermott. She launched her first line of jewelry, "Padma", in 2009. 

Padma Lakshmi's Net Worth And Salary

Padma Lakshmi's net worth is $30 million at present, which proves her success in the industry. She has earned a huge amount of salary from her career. She earned $50 thousand per episode from her work.

She has appeared in ad campaigns for Roberto Cavalli and Versus, she has appeared on the cover of several top magazines such as Redbook, Vogue India, FHM. Cosmopolitan, L'Officiel India, Asian Woman, Avenue, Industry Magazine, Marie Claire, and Harper's Bazaar. 

She authored the book named Easy Exotic cookbook in 1999, which won the Best First Book at the World Cookbook Awards at Versailles. She also hosted the Food Network series, Padma's Passport, which was part of the larger series The Melting Pot, in 2001. 

She is a tall woman as she has a height of 5 feet 9 inches which lies around 1.75 meters. She has hair color black and eye color brown which makes her look very seductive.

She has perfect body measurements which makes her look very hot. She is also active in social networking sites like Twitter as she uploads her pictures and posts in those sites to share them among her fans, loves ones and admirers. She has a total of 464 thousand followers on Twitter.

Padma Lakshmi's Personal Life

Her personal life though has had its ups and downs. She was dating her boyfriend Salman Rushdie before the couple decided to take their relationship to a new level and got married in the year 2004. The couple was going strong until some severe problems started in their relationship.

The couple went through the process of divorce in the year 2007 just after three years of marriage. She has one child and she is her daughter whose name is Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell.

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