Padma Lakshmi is a model, actress, author and television host. She wrote her first cookbook, Easy Exotic, in 1999, for which she won her the “Best First Book” award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She is the host of Bravo’s Emmy award winning Top Chef. She was born as Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan, in India and grew up in America. She began her career as a fashion model, working in Europe and the US. She was married to Salman Rushdie from 2004 to 2007.
Padma Lakshmi Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 1 September 1970
Birth Place: Madras, India
Birth Name: Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan
Nickname: Padma Lakshmi
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Occupation: Model, Actress, Author, TV host
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Padma Lakshmi Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 134 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 61 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 9″
Height in Meters: 1.75 m
Body Shape: Hourglass
Body Measurements: 36-26-38 in (91-66-97 cm)
Breast Size: 36 inches (91 cm)
Waist Size: 26 inches (66 cm)
Hips Size: 38 inches (97 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 34C
Feet/Shoe Size: 10 (US)
Dress Size: 8 (US)
Padma Lakshmi Family Details:
Mother: Vijaya Lakshmi
Spouse: Salman Rushdie (m. 2004-2007)
Children: Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell (Daughter) (Born: February 20, 2010)
Siblings: Has a younger half-brother and half-sister on her father’s side.
Padma Lakshmi Education:
Graduated from Workman High School in California.
Graduated from Clark University with a Bachelors degree in Theater Arts and American Literature.
Relationships / Affairs / Boyfriend:
She was in a relationship with Richard Gere for 6-month. (2014)
She dated Adam Dell, brother of Dell Computer founder Michael.
She was also in a relationship with Teddy Forstmann, the ex chairman and former CEO of IMG.
Padma Lakshmi Facts:
*She is fluent in five languages.
*Her parents separated when she was two years old, and both parents later remarried.
*One of People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World (2007).
*She was placed #87 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
*At age 14, she was in an car accident, which left visible scars on her right arm.
*Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.