- Padma Parvati Lakshmi
- Madras India
- Actress Model
- Gorgeous Indian Model Who Can Cook Nice Shape Nice Hair
- Long Naps
Padma Lakshmi Introduction
The former Lady Rushdie is an Indian-American beauty who is best known as a cookbook author, model, and TV host of Top Chef. Her high-profile marriage and subsequent divorce to author Salman Rushie keeps her in the tabloids.
Padma Lakshmi Biography
As one of the first Indian supermodels, Lakshmi had traveled around the world by the age of 20. She was first discovered by a modeling agent while eating in a café in Spain. She admits, however, that her ethnicity helped close the deal. "I was the first Indian model to have a career in Paris, Milan and New York," she said. "I’m the first one to admit that I was a novelty."
Her modeling career helped open the door to acting jobs and soon Lakshmi was appearing on shows such as Star Trek: Enterprise (Jolene Blalock) and in movies such as The Mistress of Spices. In 2006 she became the host of the reality cooking show Top Chef, where she must sample some dishes that make her a bit squemish, since she is a vegetarian. She has also written two cookbooks, Easy Exotic in 1999 and Tangy, Tart, Hot, and Sweet in 2007.
In 2004, Lakshmi married the controversial author Rushdie, despite a 37 year age difference. In 2007, however, she filed for divorce. We don't blame her.
Padma Lakshmi on the Web
Padma Lakshmi on Recent Custody Battle: 'I Didn't Lose Anything ... Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi opened up exclusively to “Extra” about losing the battle against wealthy computer mogul Adam Dell, who successfully fought to be recognized as the father of Padma's 2-year-old daughter, ...
Salman Rushdie, Padma Lakshmi Both Attend Hitchens Memorial ... Who knew the Top Chef host was such a fan of Vanity Fair's late columnist? Padma Lakshmi dropped in on a VF-hosted tribute to Christopher Hitchens on Friday at the Cooper Union–as did her former husband, author ...