Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi  American TV Personality

Padma Lakshmi dating history

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Padma Lakshmi is currently single.


Padma Lakshmi was previously married to Salman Rushdie (2004 - 2007).

Padma Lakshmi has been in relationships with Terrance Hayes (2021), Richard Gere (2014), Vikram Chatwal (2012 - 2013), Theodore Forstmann (2009 - 2011), Nur Khan (2008) and Adam Dell (2007 - 2021).


Padma Lakshmi is a 52 year old American TV Personality. Born Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan on 1st September, 1970 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, she is famous for having served as the host of the Bravo cooking competition program Top Chef and the critically-acclaimed Hulu docuseries Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi in a career that spans 1991–present and 1992–present. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Padma Lakshmi is a member of the following lists: American television actors, People from New York City and Participants in American reality television series.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 3 years - -
Dating6 13 years, 2 months 2 years, 10 months 1 month, 1 day
Total7 13 years, 2 months 2 years, 11 months 1 month, 1 day


First Name Padma
Middle Name Parvati
Last Name Lakshmi Vaidynathan
Full Name at Birth Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan
Alternative Name Padma Parvati Lakshmi, Padma Lakshmi, Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan, Padma, Lady Rushdie
Age 52 years
Birthday 1st September, 1970
Birthplace Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight 120lbs (54 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Seven-inch scar on her upper right arm, Tall height, High cheekbones
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Hindu
Ethnicity Asian/Indian
Nationality American
High School William Workman High School
University BA Theater Arts, Clark University
Occupation Text Model, author, activist, actress, television host, executive producer
Occupation TV Personality
Claim to Fame having served as the host of the Bravo cooking competition program Top Chef and the critically-acclaimed Hulu docuseries Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi
Year(s) Active 1988–present, 1991–present, 1992–present
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Premier Model Management - London, CAM Talent Agency, 3 Arts Entertainment
Brand Endorsement Hardee's Western Bacon Thickburger (2009), Carl’s Jr. Hamburgers, Red (2014)
Bust (inches) 34
Cup Size C
Waist (inches) 22
Hips (inches) 35
Clothes Size 4
Shoe Size 8.5
Official Websites,,,,
Favorite Foods Pizza, Cheese, Nachos, Fried Chicken, Potato Chips

Padma Parvati Lakshmi (born September 1, 1970) is an Indian-born American author, activist, model, and television host. She has hosted the cooking competition program Top Chef on Bravo continuously since season 2 (2006). For her work, she received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Host in 2009 and 2020 through 2022. She is also the creator, host, and executive producer of the critically-acclaimed docuseries Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi, which premiered in June 2020 on Hulu and explores the food and culture of immigrant and indigenous communities across America. In 2022, Taste the Nation: Holiday Edition won a James Beard Foundation Award in the Visual Media - Long Form category.

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Padma Lakshmi52 VirgoTV Personality
Terrance Hayes50 ScorpioWriter
Richard Gere73 VirgoActor
Vikram Chatwal50 ScorpioBusiness
Theodore Forstmann71 AquariusBusiness
Nur Khan55 SagittariusBusiness
Adam Dell52 CapricornBusiness
Salman Rushdie75 GeminiWriter


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Krishna TheaFemale20th February, 201012 years oldAdam Dell


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30 Rock2006Padma LakshmiTV Show
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Caraibi1999MalincheTV Show
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mk2umk2uJun 5, 2009

The first time I saw Padma was on Glitter. She looked so beautiful. Ever since then I`ve been a fan of hers.

LOLzNYApr 2, 2008

Is Padma ont the menu for dessert?

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