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Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi was born on September 1, 1970 in Madras, India. She is a producer and actress, known for Top Chef (2006), Girl Most Likely (2012) and The View (1997). She was previously married to Salman Rushdie. See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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  Top Chef (TV Series) (consulting producer - 52 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (executive producer - 33 episodes, 2013 - 2015)
- Mano a Mano (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Holy Escamoly! (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Getting Prickly in Mexico (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Sous Your Daddy! (2015) ... (executive producer)
- For Julia & Jacques (2015) ... (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Cookbook: "Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Some of my friends and people in the art world, including women, say they admire my body. I am proud of my body. Some compare it to the Chola bronzes. And they all wonder how I keep myself so fit. (December 2007) See more »


Officially announced engagement to author Salman Rushdie on February 14, 2004, the 15th anniversary of the infamous fatwa issued against Rushdie by Islamic radicals for writing the novel "The Satanic Verses". See more »

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