Padma Lakshmi is a multitalented star of the entertainment world who has earned recognition through her work as a model, author, and TV show host. Originally born in India, her family moved to the United States when she was four years old. Padma started her professional career in her early-20s after being discovered by a modeling agent while studying abroad in Madrid. Having started modeling to fulfill her financial needs as a student, she developed a passion for it in the long-run and has continued to do so ever since. Her modeling portfolio includes work with numerous top-notch fashion brands along with appearances on the covers of several international magazines.
After starting as a model, Lakshmi later ventured into the film and television industries too. There, her most prominent work includes hosting the Emmy-award winning cooking competition show “Top Chef” from 2006 onwards. In addition to all this, she is a devoted author too. Along with writing multiple books, she has written articles for well-known publications like Vogue, The New York Times, and Harper’s Bazaar as well. Lastly looking towards her private life, Padma Lakshmi married novelist Salman Rushdie in 2004 but unfortunately, their relationship didn’t last for long and they divorced just three years later.
Padma Lakshmi Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan
- Nicknames: Padma
- Date of Birth: September 1, 1970
- Birthplace: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Model, Author, TV Host
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Religion: Hinduism
- Race/ Ethnicity: Asian (Indian)
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Black
Padma Lakshmi Height Weight Body Measurements Facts
Padma Lakshmi Family Details:
- Father: Vaidyanathan (Business Executive)
- Mother: Vijaya Lakshmi (Retired Nurse)
- Siblings: None
- Spouse Name: Salman Rushdie (m. 2004–2007)
- Children Name: Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell (Daughter)
Padma Lakshmi Relationships History:
- Salman Rushdie – Novelist (2000-2007)
- Adam Dell – Venture Capitalist (2007-2009)
- Ted Forstmann – Investor (2009-2011)
- Vikram Chatwal – Hotelier (2012-2013)
- Richard Gere – Actor (2014)
Padma Lakshmi Career Highlights:
- First Cookbook: Easy Exotic (1999)
- Debut Film: Glitter (2001)
- First TV Show: Il Figlio di Sandokan (1998)
Padma Lakshmi Distinctive Features:
- Tall height
- High cheekbones
- A scar on her upper right arm
Padma Lakshmi Body Measurements:
The following are the complete Padma Lakshmi height, weight, shoe size, and other body measurements details.
- Build: Slim
- Height in Feet: 5’ 9”
- Height in Centimeters: 175 cm
- Weight in Kilogram: 61 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 134 pounds
- Feet/ Shoe Size: 10 (US)
Padma Lakshmi Interesting Facts:
- She is a devoted philanthropist.
- Growing up, she was s*xually assaulted twice.
- She is multilingual and can speak Tamil, Spanish, English, Hindi, and Italian.
- She has a seven-inch long scar on her right arm which was caused by an auto crash.