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Padma Lakshmi

Lakshmi at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
Birth name Padma Parvati Lakshmi
Date of birth Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
September 1, 1970 (1970-09-01) (age 39)
Height 5' 9"
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Spouse(s) Salman Rushdie (2004–2007)
Website lakshmifilms.com
.Padma Parvati Lakshmi, Lady Rushdie (Tamil; பத்மா பார்வதி லக்ஷ்மி; born September 1, 1970) is an Indian American cookbook author, actress, and model.^ Padma Parvati Lakshmi (born September 1, 1970) is an Indian American cookbook author, actress, and former model who has described herself as the first well-known model from India.
  • Padma Lakshmi: Latest News, Photos and Videos 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC connect.in.com [Source type: General]

^ Padma Parvati Lakshmi, Lady Rushdie is an Indian American cookbook author, actress, and former model who has described herself as the first well-known model from India.
  • Padma Lakshmi | VivaGoal - Free High Quality Wallpapers 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.vivagoal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Padma is a hot Indian actress and model, whose photos are below.
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  • Padma Lakshmi was Salman Rushdie’s Wife (Photos!) » Right Celebrity 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.rightcelebrity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two.^ She has been the host of the reality television program Top Chef since season two and is an ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women.
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^ The Top Chef host reveals that after a struggle with endometriosis she is cooking for two...
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^ The 'Top Chef' host dishes on her favorite dish so far this season.
  • Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef: News & Coverage on New York Magazine 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC nymag.com [Source type: General]

.In 2009 she was nominated for an Emmy Award for hosting Top Chef along with Tom Colicchio.^ Padma is also widely known for her role as the host of Bravo's Emmy nominated Top Chef.
  • Padma Lakshmi Launches Jewelry Line - profiles - Factio Magazine 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.factio-magazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Top Chef 's Tom Colicchio sizes up the three finalists .
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^ She is currently the host of Bravo's Top Chef .
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Contents

Early life

Lakshmi at the Metropolitan Opera, September 2006.
.Her parents' only child together, Lakshmi is the daughter of a Pfizer executive and his first wife, Vijaya [1][2] a nurse who currently specializes in suicide prevention.^ Lakshmi, 39, is pregnant with her first child.
  • Padma Lakshmi - ‘I like me better naked’ 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.everythingy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Her parents' only child together, Lakshmi is the daughter of an executive with Pfizer and his first wife, Vijaya, a nurse who presently specializes in suicide prevention.

^ The only daughter of an Indian father (an executive with Pfizer) and a European mother (a nurse who specializes in suicide prevention), Padma Parvati Lakshmi was born on September 1, 1970.
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[3] .Her parents separated when she was one and divorced a year later.^ Her parents separated when she was one and divorced a year later.
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^ She came to America when she was just four years old after her parents divorced.
  • A model who eats? She wrote the book | Life and style | The Observer 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ One year later Click here to view videos .
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.Both parents later remarried.^ Both parents later remarried; her mother's third and present husband is a plumber.

[4]
.In 1984, when she was 14 years old, Lakshmi was in a car accident, causing an injury to her right arm that required surgery, which left a 7-inch scar[3] between her elbow and shoulder.^ A car accident at 14 left a seven-inch cross-hatched scar along her right arm, which for years made it difficult for her to get booked for modeling in summer shows.
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^ As a result of the accident, she has a prominent seven-inch scar on her right arm.
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^ Around this time, Padma got into a serious car accident, which left a 7-inch scar on her right arm.

.The incident happened on a Sunday afternoon as Lakshmi was being driven home from a Hindu temple in Malibu.^ The accident happened on a Sunday afternoon on her way back with her parents from a Hindu temple in Malibu.
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^ Hindu newspaper recently caught up with Padma Lakshmi at home, 'with no makeup, no ...
  • Article: Padma Lakshmi; Clark alumna is a gourmet delight. - Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA) | HighBeam Research - FREE trial 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.highbeam.com [Source type: Academic]

^ (Nycgo) Padma Lakshmi shares her choice — a Hindu temple in Flushing, Queens — for the best “vegetarian really spicy authentic South Indian" food.
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.She remembers a flash of orange, looking over to see the large car upon her.^ Robert Pattinson – Remember Me Promo Images ( 5 ) shonda : i am looking forward to seeing robertpattinson in all the movies coming up.
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She described the event in the April 2001 edition of Vogue, saying, "Being in a car crash was like an exhilarating hallucination, an unbelievable moment that oddly remains one of the most beautiful images in my memory." The car left Lakshmi with injuries that included a fractured right hip and a shattered upper right arm.
.From a later marriage of her father, Lakshmi has a half-brother and a half-sister who was an actress and classical dancer but is now pursuing a career with children with special needs.^ She has a half-brother and half-sister by her father’s later marriage.
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^ By a later marriage of her father's, Lakshmi has a half-brother and a half-sister, who was an actress and classical dancer but is now pursuing a career with special-needs children.
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^ By a later marriage of her father's, Lakshmi has a half-brother and a half-sister, who was an actress and classical dancer but is now pursuing a sex scene with special-needs children.
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[4] .In an interview in The Guardian, Lakshmi said, "My father had quit his job as an executive at Pfizer to manage her career.^ As Lakshmi said in an interview published in "The Guardian", 'My father had quit his job as an executive at Pfizer to manage her career.

^ As Lakshmi said in an interview published in The Guardian, "My father had quit his job as an executive at Pfizer to manage her career.
  • Padma Lakshmi - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ The only daughter of an Indian father (an executive with Pfizer) and a European mother (a nurse who specializes in suicide prevention), Padma Parvati Lakshmi was born on September 1, 1970.
  • The Padma Lakshmi Picture Pages 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC superiorpics.com [Source type: General]

.That was kind of like rubbing salt in the wound.^ That was kind of like rubbing salt in the wound.
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.I didn't understand why he wanted that relationship with her, and not with me."^ I didn't understand why he wanted that relationship with her, and not with me.'

^ I didn't understand why he wanted that relationship with her, and not with me."
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^ Padma Lakshmi and Salman Rushdie (Photo) The divorce was her idea, and you can understand why she wanted to split.
  • Padma Lakshmi was Salman Rushdie’s Wife (Photos!) » Right Celebrity 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.rightcelebrity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3]

Education

.Lakshmi went to high school in the City of Industry, California.^ I got boobs at 17,” she said, remembering herself in high school in La Puente, California—“a pimple on the map between Hollywood and Disneyland where the girls were so mean.
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  • A Taste of Fame | vanityfair.com 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ I started feeling prettier in high school, but I certainly wasn’t the girl that every guy went after in high school.
  • Padma Lakshmi Likes It Hot - BlackBook 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.blackbookmag.com [Source type: General]

^ After high school, she went off to an 'expensive, liberal arts school', Clark University in Massachusetts.
  • A model who eats? She wrote the book | Life and style | The Observer 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Lakshmi is a 1992 graduate of Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, where she received a B.A. with honors in Theatre Arts.^ Padma graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1992 with a degree in theater arts.
  • Surprising Facts About 'Top Chef's' Padma Lakshmi - Yahoo! TV Blog 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC ca.tv.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Padma received her bachelor’s degree in 1992 in theater arts at Clark University in Massachusetts.
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^ Lakshmi is a 1992 graduate of Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she received a B.A. with honors in Theater Arts..
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[5]

Career

Modeling

.Lakshmi's career began at age 16, when she was discovered by a modeling agent in India while sitting in a café.^ Lakshmi's industry career took off at the age of 20, when she was discovered by a modeling agent in Spain while at a cafe.
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^ Lakshmi's sex scene began at age 20, when she was discovered by a modeling agent in Spain while sitting in a café.
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^ Lakshmi started off her career as a fashion model in 1990 and went on to work for Ungaro, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli and Alberta Ferretti.
  • Salman Rushdie's ex-wife Padma Lakshmi reveals she's pregnant... but who's the daddy? | Mail Online 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

[3] .As she has stated, “I was the first Indian model to have a career in Paris, Milan and New York.^ I was the first Indian model to have a career in Paris, Milan and New York.
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^ As she has stated, I was the first Indian model to have a career in Paris, Milan and New York.
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^ As she has stated, “I was the first Indian model to have a sex scene in Paris, Milan and New York.
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I’m the first one to admit that I was a novelty.”[4]
.She has modeled for top designers such as Emanuel Ungaro, Ralph Lauren, and Alberta Ferretti and appeared in ad campaigns for Roberto Cavalli and Versus.^ She has modelled for top designers such as Emanuel Ungaro, Ralph Lauren, and Alberta Ferretti and done ad campaigns for Roberto Cavalli and Versus.

^ No wonder this former model walked the catwalk for some of the top designers: Alberta Ferretti, Emanuel Ungaro and Ralph Lauren.
  • Padma Lakshmi is smoking hot at 38 | Beauty Match 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.mybeautymatch.com [Source type: General]

^ She has modeled for top designers such as Emanuel Ungaro, Ralph Lauren, and Alberta Ferretti and done ad campaigns for Roberto Cavalli and Versus.
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[6] .She was a favorite model of the photographer Helmut Newton, whose photographs of her often highlighted the large scar on her right arm.^ Lakshmi was a personal favorite of photographer Helmut Lang who often focused shooting the scar on her right arm.
  • Padma Lakshmi Vs. Rachel Roy | Giant Magazine Online 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC giantmag.com [Source type: General]

^ She was a favorite model of the photographer Helmut Newton, whose photographs of her often highlighted the large scar on her right arm.

^ Her injuries included a fractured right hip and a shattered upper right arm which resulted in her famous 7-inch scar.

.She has appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan, L'Officiel India, Asian Woman, Avenue, Industry Magazine, Marie Claire (India Edition), Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country, and Newsweek.^ The former model has appeared on the cover of several magazines, including Cosmopolitan, L'Officiel India, Asian Woman, Avenue, Industry Magazine, Marie Claire (India Edition), Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country, and Newsweek.
  • 'Top Chef' host Padma Lakshmi pregnant! | The Money Times 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.themoneytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Appearing on the cover was 19-year-old country/pop music singing sensation, Taylor Swift.
  • PEOPLE's 25 Most Intriguing People of 2009! | Gather 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.gather.com [Source type: General]

^ Marie Claire Magazine .
  • Padma Lakshmi Supports New York Times Annual Arts & Leisure Weekend : Growing Your Baby – Parenthood from Pregnancy to Pre-school 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC growingyourbaby.com [Source type: General]

[7] .Lakshmi also posed nude for the May 2009 issue of Allure magazine.^ The Top Chef host admits in May’s annual nude issue of Allure magazine , .
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^ Allure Padma Lakshmi in the May 2009 issue of Allure magazine .
  • Padma Lakshmi | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.accesshollywood.com [Source type: General]
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^ She also posed nude for the May 2009 issue of Allure magazine.
  • 'Top Chef' host Padma Lakshmi pregnant! | The Money Times 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.themoneytimes.com [Source type: General]

[8]

Movies and television

.Lakshmi had a comical supporting role as the lip synching disco singer Sylk in the 2001 American movie Glitter with Mariah Carey.^ Lakshmi had a comical supporting role as the lipsynching disco singer Sylk in the 2001 American movie Glitter with Mariah Carey.
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^ She was cast as Sylk in the 2001 box-office bomb Glitter , starring Mariah Carey .
  • Padma Lakshmi Pictures, Photo Galleries, Bio & Rating - AskMen.com 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.askmen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Lakshmi had a comical supporting role as the lip synching disco singer Sylk in the 2001 American movie Glitter with Mariah Carey.
  • Padma Lakshmi - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

.She starred with Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Shroff in the 2003 Hindi action box office failure Boom as Shiela Bardez, one of a trio of super models accused of stealing diamonds.^ She co-starred with Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Shroff in the 2003 Hindi action box office failure "Boom" as Shiela Bardez, one of a trio of super models accused of stealing diamonds.

^ She co-starred with Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Shroff in the 2003 Hindi action box office failure Boom as Shiela Bardez, one of a trio of super models accused of stealing diamonds.
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^ She co-starred with Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Shroff in the 2003 Hindi action box office failure Boom as Shiela Bardez, one of a trio of supermodels accused of stealing diamonds.
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[9] .Lakshmi was last seen on screen as Geeta with Aishwarya Rai and Dylan McDermott in Paul Mayeda Berges' 2005 film The Mistress of Spices.^ Lakshmi was last seen on screen as Geeta with Aishwarya Rai and Dylan McDermott in Paul Mayeda Berges' 2005 film The Mistress of Spices .
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^ Lakshmi was last seen with Aishwarya Rai and Dylan McDermott in Paul Mayeda Berges' film Mistress of Spices .
  • Top Chef - Bios - Padma Lakshmi | Bravo TV Official Site 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Lakshmi was last seen on screen as Geeta with Aishwarya Rai and Dylan McDermott in Paul Mayeda Berges' 2005 film The Mistress of Spices.
  • Padma Lakshmi - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

.She will be starring[citation needed] in Deepa Mehta's upcoming film, Komagata Maru which was earlier titled Exclusion.^ Padma will be starring in Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta's ( Water ) upcoming 2007 film, Kamagata Maru which was earlier titled Exclusion .
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^ Padma will be starring in Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta's (Water) upcoming 2007 film, Kamagata Maru which was earlier titled Exclusion.
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^ She will be starring in Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta's upcoming 2007 film, Kamagata Maru which was earlier titled "Exclusion".

.Padma Lakshmi made a 2002 guest appearance as alien princess Kaitaama in "Precious Cargo", the 37th episode of the science fiction TV series Star Trek: Enterprise.^ You killed on Star Trek: Enterprise !
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^ Padma Lakshmi made a 2002 guest appearance as alien princess Kaitaama in Precious Cargo, the 37th episode of the popular science fiction TV series Star Trek: Enterprise.
  • Padma Lakshmi - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Padma Lakshmi makes a special appearance.
  • News – Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi Is Pregnant! – Moms & Babies ... - Food 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC newyorkblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

.She was also hostess of Domenica In, Italy's top-rated television show.^ Top chef is the worst show on television.
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^ She was also hostess of Domenica In, Italy's top-rated television show.
  • Padma Lakshmi - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ For the last five seasons, she has served as host of the Emmy-nominated Bravo reality television show Top Chef .
  • Padma Lakshmi Fashion/Style Pick - The Daily Beast 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: General]

.July 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] She portrayed Sean Bean's nemesis in the 2004-2005 iTV TV series Sharpe's Challenge.^ She portrayed Sean Bean's nemesis in the 2004-2005 iTV TV series Sharpe's Challenge.
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^ Lakshmi has also starred in several TV and movie roles, including an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise and Sharpe's Challenge.
  • Salman Rushdie's ex-wife Padma Lakshmi reveals she's pregnant... but who's the daddy? | Mail Online 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ She also starred in the two-part mini-series Sharpe's Challenge opposite Sean Bean, the continuation of the BBC series based on Richard Cornwall's novels.
  • Top Chef - Bios - Padma Lakshmi | Bravo TV Official Site 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.bravotv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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.In 2006 Lakshmi appeared in ABC's TV series The Ten Commandments with Dougray Scott, Naveen Andrews, and Omar Sharif.^ Padma took over as hostess of the popular TV cooking competition series Top Chef in 2006 during its second season and has continued in its third and fourth seasons.
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^ In 2006 Lakshmi appeared in ABC's TV series "The Ten Commandments" with Dougray Scott, Naveen Andrews, and Omar Sharif.

^ She took over as hostess of the popular TV cooking competition series "Top Chef" in 2006 during its second season and has continued in its third and fourth seasons.

.She took over as host of the popular TV cooking competition series Top Chef in 2006 during its second season and has continued every season since then.^ Padma took over as hostess of the popular TV cooking competition series Top Chef in 2006 during its second season and has continued in its third and fourth seasons.
  • Padma Lakshmi - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ The 'Top Chef' host dishes on her favorite dish so far this season.
  • Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef: News & Coverage on New York Magazine 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC nymag.com [Source type: General]

^ She took over as hostess of the popular TV cooking competition series "Top Chef" in 2006 during its second season and has continued in its third and fourth seasons.

Music video

.In 2009, Lakshmi starred in the EELS video for the song "That Look You Give That Guy" playing the love interest of Mark Oliver Everett.^ Here, after the jump, her turn in Eels' "The Look You Give That Guy" has her on a dinner date with the band's Mark Oliver Everett.
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^ Unfortunately for Everett, who told Spinner.com, "I always dreamt of dating someone as beautiful as Padma Lakshmi," it was all part of the band's music video for the song "That Look You Give That Guy."
  • Surprising Facts About 'Top Chef's' Padma Lakshmi - Yahoo! TV Blog 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC ca.tv.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Looking at Padma Lakshmi, you'd think she could pick any top model or movie star to be her man.
  • Surprising Facts About 'Top Chef's' Padma Lakshmi - Yahoo! TV Blog 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC ca.tv.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

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Cookbooks

.Her first cookbook Easy Exotic was awarded Best First Book at the 1999 World Cookbook Awards at Versailles.^ She won the Best First Book award for her first cookbook, Easy Exotic, at the 1999 World Cookbook Awards in Versailles, France.
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^ She won the Best First Book award for her first cookbook, Easy Exotic , at the 1999 World Cookbook Awards in Versailles, France.
  • News – Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi Is Pregnant! – Moms & Babies – UsMagazine.com 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.usmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Her first cookbook Easy Exotic was awarded Best First Book at the 1999 World Cookbook Awards at Versailles.
  • Padma Lakshmi - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

.She was host of the Food Network series, Padma's Passport, which is part of the larger series Melting Pot, in 2001. She also hosted two one-hour specials on India and Spain for the British culinary tourism show Planet Food, which have been broadcast on the Food Network in the US and internationally on the Discovery Channels.^ So much so that she wound up hosting a Food Network show, Padma's Passport .
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^ She has hosted cooking shows on the Food Network and written cookbooks.
  • Padma Lakshmi is Salman Rushdie’s Ex-Wife » Right Pundits 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.rightpundits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She is an award winning author of two books and has hosted the television documentaries Padma's Passport and Planet Food for the Food Network and Discovery channels.
  • Padma Lakshmi Launches Jewelry Line - profiles - Factio Magazine 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.factio-magazine.com [Source type: General]

[11] Her second cookbook Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet was released October 2, 2007.[12]

Personal life

.On April 17, 2004, in New York City, Lakshmi married the novelist Salman Rushdie, to whom she was introduced at a party hosted by the journalist and editor Tina Brown.^ After getting married in 2004, Padma has filed for divorce from Salman Rushdie, his ...
  • Padma Lakshmi - Blog Toplist 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.blogtoplist.com [Source type: General]

^ She married Salman Rushdie on April 17, 2004, becoming his fourth wife.
  • Padma Lakshmi is Salman Rushdie’s Ex-Wife » Right Pundits 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.rightpundits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 17th April 2004, in New York City, Lakshmi married the novelist Salman Rushdie and On July 2, 2007, the couple filed for divorce.
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[2] .On July 2, 2007, the couple filed for divorce.^ On July 2, 2007 the couple filed for divorce, shortly after Rushdie was granted a knighthood.
  • Padma Lakshmi - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ She filed for divorce on July 2, 2007.
  • Padma Lakshmi is Salman Rushdie’s Ex-Wife » Right Pundits 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.rightpundits.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 17th April 2004, in New York City, Lakshmi married the novelist Salman Rushdie and On July 2, 2007, the couple filed for divorce.
  • Padma Lakshmi | Padma Lakshmi Pregnant | Padma Lakshmi Pregnant Father | America’s Page Six Magazine Lakshmi | America’s Page Six Magazine Lakshmi Pregnant | Padma Pregnant | Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi Is Pregnant | Padma Lakshmi Is Pregnant |Padma Lakshmi Pregnant Photo | Padma Lakshmi Pregnant Picture | Padma Lakshmi Pregnant Images | General News | World of Time Pass 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC worldoftimepass.com [Source type: General]

[13] .She is the model for one of the central characters — and love interests — in Rushdie's novel, Fury (a novel dedicated to her as well).^ He modelled the heroine of Fury, his last novel, on Lakshmi, right down to the scar on her arm, the result of a serious car accident she had as a child.
  • A model who eats? She wrote the book | Life and style | The Observer 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ They had no children, but they'll have an eternal connection: He modeled the character Malik Solanka in his novel "Fury" after Lakshmi, scar and all.
  • Surprising Facts About 'Top Chef's' Padma Lakshmi - Yahoo! TV Blog 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC ca.tv.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.When questioned about Rushdie's age (he is only seven years younger than her father) and her long estrangement from her father (whom she has described as "the most sexy, manic, in-shape, lean, tall, handsome man I have ever met"), Lakshmi has said that there may be a correlation: “I think that we are attracted to what we feel we need."^ When questioned about Rushdie's age (he is seven years younger than her father) and her long estrangement from her father (whom she has described as "the most sexy, manic, in-shape, lean, tall, handsome man I have ever met"), Lakshmi has said that there may be a correlation: I think that we are attracted to what we feel we need."
  • Padma Lakshmi - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ By a later marriage of her father's, Lakshmi has a half-brother and a half-sister, who was an actress and classical dancer but is now pursuing a career with special-needs children.
  • Padma Lakshmi - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ And while she's the former wife of controversial author Salman Rushdie, Lakshmi refuses to divulge information on whom her baby's father is.
  • Pregnant Padma Lakshmi Poses Nude For Magazine Cover | LimeLife 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.limelife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On October 1, 2009, after years of struggling with endometriosis, a condition which causes irregularities in the uterus and has been known to cause infertility, it was publicly confirmed that Lakshmi is pregnant with her first child.^ To talk about her personal struggle with Endometriosis – a leading cause of infertility...
  • Padma Lakshmi Bumps Into the Times Center 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: General]

^ "Padma Lakshmi confirms that she is carrying her first child after years of struggling with endometriosis...
  • Padma Lakshmi - Blogrunner 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ The Top Chef host is expecting her first child after years of struggling with endometriosis...
  • Padma Lakshmi - Blogrunner 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

.[14] Lakshmi has always been coy about the identity of her unborn child's father with reports speculating surrounding Teddy Forstmann and friend Adam Dell.^ Lakskmi announced in October that she is pregnant with her first child, but the father has not been revealed, although reports suggest she has been linked to IMG CEO Ted Forstmann.
  • Padma Lakshmi Bumps Into the Times Center 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: General]

^ Earlier reports suggested that a New York based lawyer Manu Nathan was the father of the child, but Lakshmi's representative shot down the report saying that Nathan is her cousin, not lover.
  • Single girl Padma Lakshmi craves spaghetti during pregnancy 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.indianexpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Lakshmi is refusing the reveal the identity of the child's father, and whether she underwent fertility treatment to help her conceive.
  • SFGate: Daily Dish 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.sfgate.com [Source type: General]

[1]
.Lakshmi was brought up as a vegetarian[15] and has admitted that because of this, she sometimes becomes "squeamish" when sampling other cultural delicacies.^ Lakshmi was brought up as a vegetarian and has admitted that because of this, she sometimes becomes "squeamish" when sampling other cultural delicacies.
  • Padma Lakshmi - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Lakshmi was brought up as a vegetarian and has admitted that because of this, she sometimes becomes 'squeamish' when sampling other cultural delicacies.

^ Page Six Magazine • Top Chef 's Padma Lakshmi is naked on the cover of Page Six magazine , because all pregnant famous ladies have to pose naked sometime, it's a rite of passage.
  • Celebrities, Gossip, and Celeb News - E! Online Canada 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC ca.eonline.com [Source type: General]

[16] .However, in 2009, she starred in a commercial for the Carl's Jr restaurant chain eating a Western Bacon Cheeseburger and in her second cookbook Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet she credits the chain with bringing her away from vegetarianism during her teenage years.^ Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet has no boundaries in ingredients.
  • Super Chef: Padma Lakshmi: Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC superchefblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Padma’s latest book is called Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet .
  • Padma Lakshmi Live at KCRW on Guest DJ Project 06.28.08 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.kcrw.com [Source type: General]

^ Released second cookbook Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet .
  • Padma Lakshmi - Yahoo! TV 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[17]
.On February 20, 2010, Lakshmi gave birth to a baby girl named Krishna Thea Lakshmi, [18] however she initially refused to publicly name the father of her daughter.^ Padma Lakshmi pregnant, but refuses to name baby's daddy, News ...
  • Padma Lakshmi Pregnant 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Padma Lakshmi pregnant with baby girl?
  • Padma Lakshmi Bumps Into the Times Center 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: General]

^ Birth name : Padma Parvati Lakshmi .
  • Padma Lakshmi - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

.Later, on March 18, 2010, Lakshmi confirmed that her daughter's father is Adam Dell.^ By a later marriage of her father's, Lakshmi has a half-brother and a half-sister, who was an actress and classical dancer but is now pursuing a career with special-needs children.
  • Padma Lakshmi - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ By a later marriage of her father's, Lakshmi has a half-brother and a half-sister, who was an actress and classical dancer but is now pursuing a career with children with special-needs.

^ (Pagesix Tabloid) Padma Lakshmi Michael Dell’s brother Adam, her second billionaire in a row, as her date to a tasting event on a yacht in the Miami marina.
  • padma lakshmi - Ultrabrown 16 January 2010 22:022 UTC www.ultrabrown.com [Source type: General]

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1995 Unzipped Documentary (High Fashion) Herself
1997 Linda e il brigadiere
 ep: "Il fratello di Linda"
TV Series (Italian, Comedy) Indian Lady
1998 Il Figlio di Sandokan TV Series (Italian, Drama)
1999 Caraibi TV Series (Italian, Adventure) Malinche
2000 Planet Food Documentary (Cooking) Host
2001 Glitter Film (US, Drama) Sylk
Melting Pot: Padma's Passport TV Series (US, Cooking) Host
2002 Star Trek: Enterprise
 episode: "Precious Cargo"
TV Series (US, Sci-Fi) Kaitaama
2003 Boom Film (Indian, Drama) Shiela Bardez
2005 The Mistress of Spices Film (Drama) Geeta
2006 The Ten Commandments TV Series (US, Biblical) Princess Bithia
Sharpe
 episode: "Sharpe's Challenge"
TV Series (Action/History/War) Madhuvanthi
2006–present Top Chef TV Series (US, Reality/Cooking) Host
2009 30 Rock TV Series (US, Comedy) Herself

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