Padma Lakshmi’s profile picture

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $800,000
Industry: Writers
Residence: Chennai
Country: Indian
BirthDay: 1 September 1970
Sigh: Libra
Height: 1.75 m

Padma Lakshmi was bornon 1 September 1970 in Chennai, Indian, is Model. Padma Lakshmi is an Indian-born American model, actress, food expert, and award-winning author. She was the first Indian model to have a career in Paris, Milan and New York. Her modeling career led to her acting career as she began appearing in television shows filmed in Hollywood, Bollywood, and Europe. As an author she won the Best First Book award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, for her first cookbook ‘Easy Exotic’. Her memoir, ‘Love, Loss and What We Ate’, released on the International Women's Day, is a New York Times best-seller. Padma is also a television host and an executive producer. She has been hosting the US reality television program ‘Top Chef’ since 2006, for which she received a nomination for the ‘Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality Program’. Ambassador for the ACLU and the recipient of the NECO Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Padma is a well-known businesswoman, heading many of her companies like ‘Padma’s Easy Exotic’ that sells a collection of frozen foods and ‘Padma Collection’, a home décor line.


Next, she did a role in ‘Caraibi’ (Pirates: Blood Brothers), a drama about 17th century pirates


She also released the ‘Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs’ in October 2016


She launched her jewelry collection in 2009, which she named ‘Padma’


She released her second cookbook, ‘Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet’, on October 2, 2007


She also hosts the popular television show ‘Top Chef’, which she joined in 2006


She portrayed the role of Geeta in Paul Mayeda Berges' film ‘The Mistress of Spices’ in 2005


She portrayed Sean Bean's nemesis Madhuvanthi in the 2004–05 TV series ‘Sharpe's Challenge’


In 2003, she appeared in the film ‘Boom’ as Shiela Bardez, a super model accused of stealing diamonds


In 2002, she starred in ‘Precious Cargo,’ an episode of the science TV series ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’


’ In 2001, she did a comical supporting role as a disco singer in ‘Glitter’, an American movie


In 1992, she graduated from Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts, with a BA degree with Honors in Theatre Arts


In 1984, at the age of 14, she was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a rare disorder of the skin and mucous membranes


Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan was born on September 1, 1970, in Chennai, India

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