Padma Lakshmi is a well-known American actress, model, cookbook author, executive producer, and television personality. Padma Lakshmi is well-known for her award-winning cookbook “Easy Exotic,” which was published in 1999.
Early Life of Padma Lakshmi
Padma Parvati Padma’s real full birth name is Lakshmi Vaidyanathan. She was born on September 1, 1970, and is now 50 years old. She was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, and made her name in New York, America. Padma’s nationality is thus Indian-American. Likewise, she practices Hinduism and was born under the sign of Virgo.
Padma was born to her father Vaidyanathan and mother Vijaya Lakshmi. Vaidyanathan worked as a pharmaceutical executive, and Vijay Lakhsmi was a medical attendant. Padma’s parents divorced when she was two years old and later remarried. Padma, on the other hand, spent her childhood in Chennai, India, at her grandparents’ house.
Padma finished her education at William Workman High School in City of Industry, California. She later attended Clark University in Worchester, Massachusetts, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Padma’s favorite things and hobbies include actor Tom Cruise and actress Emma Stone. Similarly, she enjoys Italian food, shopping, and traveling in her spare time. Similarly, her favorite color is pink, and her dream vacation destination is Miami.
Net worth and Achievements of Padma Lakshmi
Padma, a well-known author and model, is estimated to have a net worth of $40 million US dollars. Similarly, she has a lovely apartment in New York. In addition, her ex-boyfriend Teddy left $1.8 billion to her daughter Krishna at the time of his death. Padma’s annual salary as a TV host is also $55,000 USD.
Padma has yet to receive an award, but she has been nominated for several. Primetime Emmy Awards (2007, 2009, 2014-2020), Gold Derby Awards (2011), Gotham Awards (2021), and PGA Awards are among the awards for which Lakshmi has been nominated (2016-2019).
Who is Padma Lakshmi Husband?
Padma Lakshmi married her boyfriend Salman Rushdie in 2004. Salman is an Indian novelist. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 2007, after only three years of marriage.
Padma dated the businessman Adam Dell after her divorce. The couple also has a child together, a daughter named Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell. The couple also split up for various reasons. Following that, she was involved with Teddy Forstmann. Teddy was IMG’s CEO until his death in 2014. Similarly, she dated actor Richard Gere at one point.
In 2017, Padma and Adam reconciled. Padma was also seen wearing a ring on her finger when the couple was spotted holding hands in 2019.
Body Measurements of Padma Lakshmi
Padma is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) tall and weighs around 68 kg. Similarly, her actual body measurements (Chest-Waist-Hip) are 38-27-40 inches. Her bra size is 36B. She also has black hair and dark brown eyes.
Professional Career of Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi began her modeling career when she was 21 years old. She claims to be the first Indian to work as a model in Paris, New York, and Milan. Her modeling career used to pay for her college tuition. Padma has modeled for a number of high-end designers, including Ralph Lauren, Gianni Versace, Alberta Ferretti, and Giorgio Armani. She has also appeared in magazines such as “Vogue India,” “FHM,” “V,” “Asian Women,” and many others.
Similarly, Padma hosted the food network series “Padma’s Passport,” in which she cooked recipes from around the world. She was also seen in shows such as “30 Rock” (2009) and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (2014). She also contributes to Vogue Magazine and The New York Times.
Padma starred in the music video “That Look You Give That Guy” in 2009. Padma wrote and published her first cookbook, “Easy Exotic,” in 1999. The book received a lot of praise. Similarly, her second cookbook, “Tangy, Tart, Hot, and Sweet,” was released on October 2, 2007.
Her first autobiography, “Love, Loss, and What We Ate,” was published on March 8, 2016, International Women’s Day. In the same year, she published the “Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs.”