Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidyanathan aka Padma Laksmi is a popular host for the show, Top Chef. She is popular as the most successful cookbook writers in the present world. Her first cookbook, Easy Exotic won her the Best First Book award in 1999. Also, she has received a nomination for an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Host, in 2009. Besides that, she is also popular as an actress, model, and executive producer.
Padma Laksmi was born in 1970, in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. Every year, she celebrates her birthday on September 1 and as of 2019, she is at the age of 49. She was born under Virgo horoscope which describes her as dedicated and humble.
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Please note the skeptical look on both our faces here. This was me in third grade with my cousin-sister Rajni who was in kindergarten. I‘m thinking now of all the young girls like #littlehands who will be inspired by this week's election. So happy that so many women ran AND WON and I look forward to doing my part to encourage more women to get involved. 👭 #fbf #thefutureisfemale
Padma parents divorced when she was a couple of years old and later remarried through which she has a younger half-brother and half-sister on her dad’s side and also has a cousin named Rajni. She spent her childhood in both of her grandparents’ home in Chennai as well as her mother’s in New York.
Laksmi studied at the Workman High School in the City of Industry, California. Later, she received graduation in Theater Arts with distinction from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Padma Laksmi’s relationship status is single as of 2019. Previously, she dated her boyfriend, Salman Rushdie. The couple dated for some years and later decided to take their relationship in another level. Finally, in 2004, the duo shared their wedding vows. The bond between them was going strong and their marital relationship also running smoothly.
After some years of the relationship, there started to rise differences between them. Unfortunately, the former lovers could not run their relationship for a long time. In 2007, they separated and divorced from each another. After her divorce with Salman, she was in an affair with the famous financial investor, Adam Dell.
The couple is blessed with a child, a daughter, Krishna Thea Lakshmi Dell. They tested the DNA of the child and it proved that Krishna was a daughter of Adam. However, the couple also separated for some unknown reasons. Later, she became involved in a romantic relationship with her boyfriend, Teddy Forstmann. He was the former administrator and CEO of IMG. Again, in 2014, she had an affair with an actor, Richard Gere. Sadly, her this relationship was also broke and could not run more.
Padma Laksmi is famous all over the world for her various talents. She began her career as a model. Then, she gradually was popular as a TV host and cookbook writer. She came in limelight after she was spotted hosting the TV show, Top Chef. Furthermore, she is also recognized as an actress.
Padma Laksmi collects a net worth around $30 million, however, her accurate net worth is unavailable. She collects her earning from her modeling, acting and hosting career as well. The average salary of an actress is $50, 195. Similarly, cookbook writer also earns $17.82 per hour. So, she might receive a salary at a similar range.
Padma Laksmi seems to live a lavish lifestyle in a luxurious house with all her collected earnings. She might travel in comfortable cars worthing millions of dollars. According to her Instagram, she seems foodie and keeps posting pictures of traveling different places along with her daughters. Through all this information, there is no doubt that she will add more dollars in her bank balance and net worth in the coming days.