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Padma Lakshmi


Padma Lakshmi was born on September 1, 1970 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, 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 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Top Chef
Top Chef Producer
(2006-2017)
Girl Most Likely
(2012)
The View
The View Herself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Author / Herself - Co-Host
(2007-2016)

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  Top Chef (TV Series) (consulting producer - 52 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (executive producer - 36 episodes, 2013 - 2016)
- Choke Holds and Clammy Hands (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Southern Hospitality (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Something Old, Something New (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Mano a Mano (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Holy Escamoly! (2015) ... (executive producer)
Show Show Actress: TV (9 credits)
Show Show Actress: Movie (3 credits)
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Show Show Thanks: Documentary (1 credit)
Show Show Self: TV (53 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I was the first Indian model to have a career in Paris, Milan and New York. I am the first one to admit I was a novelty. (December 2007) See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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