Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathani is a popular author, model, activist and television host. She is serving as the host for the Emmy Award-winning cooking show Top Chef on Bravo. On 2009 she received Primetime Emmy Award for her work. She also has published three cookbooks that have become very famous. Moreover, she has acted in movies and television in her career. Know all the details about Padma Lakshmi here.
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Padma Lakshmi’s birthdate is September 1, 1970, and her birthplace is Madras, Tamil Nadu. She is from a middle-class Tamil family. Then after her parent’s divorce, she and her mother immigrated to the United States. She was four at that time and grew up in Manhattan, New York and then moved to La Puente, California. In Los Angeles, while studying in school she suffered racial aggression. At the age of fourteen, she got hospitalised and diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome. She also got injured because of an accident.
Lakshmi attended William Workman High School located at City of Industry, California. Then she went to Clark University located at Worcester, Massachusetts. She started her modelling career in Madrid, Spain. On 1992 she graduated from theatre arts and American literature.
– Modelling career
Lakshmi started her modelling career at the age of twenty-one. She got discovered by a modelling agent as she had the novelty of being the first Indian model to have a career in Paris. She could pay off her college loans with the money she received in the job. She modelled for designers like Emanuel Ungaro, Ralph Lauren, Gianni Versace and more. Also, she appeared in the covers of famous magazines like Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, FHM and more.
– Film and television
Lakshmi is hosting the famous cooking show, Top Chef. The season seventeenth of the show is the latest of her hosting career. Furthermore, Lakshmi is also the executive producer of the show. Before the Top Chef, Lakshmi was part of programs like Padma’s Passport and Melting Pot. Some of the Padma Lakshmi movies are The Son of Sandokan, Glitter, Precious Cargo, The Ten Commandments, Boom and more. Furthermore, on 2020 she appeared in the Hulu show Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi.
On 2004 Lakshmi started dating novelist Salman Rushdie for three years and after that married him. Then in 2007, the couple divorced. Now she is in a relationship with Adam Del who is about to become Padma Lakshmi husband. Padma Lakshmi daughter name is Krishna. Lakshmi is well-versed in languages like English, Italian, Spanish, Tamil and Hindi.
The net worth of Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi net worth is $40 million. She became famous because of hosting Top Chef. Then, she launched her Jewelry line named Padma. Moreover, she is also the author of many bestselling cookbooks. Also, she has two tableware collections named Padma Collections and Easy Exotic. She is a successful woman in her career. Lakshmi is an activist and talks about inequality still prevalent in many countries.
Padma Lakshmi is a courageous woman. She is a beautiful model and actress.