- Short Bio
- Education and early career
- Net worth and Salary
- Personal Life
- Body Measurement
- Wiki and Facts
- Social Media
Padma Lakshmi is a renowned American actress, author, model, television host, and an executive producer who is best known as the host of the famous reality show, Top Chef. She has also acted in a few movies and television shows and published a number of books. Padma Lakshmi is of Indian descent and holds the American nationality.
Padma Lakshmi birthday falls on 1st September. She was born in 1970, in Chennai, India. Her full name is Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidyanathan and her mother's name is Vijaya. She spent her early days in Chennai, New York, and Los Angeles.
Education and early career
Padma Lakshmi studied at William Workman High School in California. After graduating high school in 1988, she enrolled at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She earned her BA with honors in theatre arts from the university in 1992. She began her modeling career while she was studying abroad in Madrid during her time in school.
Padma Lakshmi age was 21 years when she was discovered while studying in Madrid. She then started working as a model and paid her college loans from salary she received from the job. She modeled for various top designers and brands and appeared on the cover of several fashion magazines including Vogue India, Asian Woman, Avenue, Harper's Bazaar, and so on. Besides modeling, she has also published a few cookbooks and memoirs- Easy Exotic, Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet, Love, Loss and What We Ate, and Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs. According to Padma Lakshmi bio, she has appeared in several movies and television shows including Boom, The Mistress of Spices, 30 Rock, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Star Trek: Enterprise, The Ten Commandments, and so on. She has hosted the cooking show Top Chef since 2006 to this day. She also starred in the music video of the song That Looks You Give That Guy by Eels band.
Net worth and Salary
Padma Lakshmi net worth is known to be huge from her very successful career. She has collected a huge amount of salary from her different careers, actress, model, author, and television personality. Padma Lakshmi net worth is estimated to be around $30 Million by various sources.
Padma Lakshmi married Salman Rushdie in 2004. The two of them were together for over 3 years before finally tying the knots. Padma Lakshmi husband is a famous British Indian novelist. He even dedicated a novel to her. Sadly, Padma Lakshmi married life ended in 2007 after the two got divorced. She also dated Adam Dell and Teddy Forstmann in the past. She has a daughter with Adam named, Krishna Thea.
Padma Lakshmi height is measured at 5 feet 10 inches and her body weight is measured at 61 kg. She has long black hair and her eyes are brown colored. Padma Lakshmi age is currently 47 years. Even at such age, she has maintained a great body figure with measurements of 36-26-38 inches. Her shoe size is 10, dress size is 8, and her bra size is 34C.
Wiki and Facts
Padma Lakshmi wiki page mentions that she is fluent in five languages, English, Tamil, Hindi, Italian, and Spanish. She has launched a line of jewelry called, the Padma, and two tableware collections called, The Padma Collection, and Easy Exotic.
Padma Lakshmi hourglass figure and sultry looks have gained her thousands of fans over the years. She has more than 382 thousand followers on Instagram and her Twitter account has more than 540 thousand followers. Furthermore, her Facebook page enjoys more than 145 thousand likes. Padma Lakshmi bio can be found on several other social media sites such as IMDb, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.