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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 5 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)

Filmography

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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)
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Other Works:

Wrote the best-selling cookbook, "Easy Exotic: A Model's Low-fat Recipes From Around The World". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 8 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

All the pictures that have been taken of me are artistic. Even if they were provocative or revealing, I don't think they were vulgar. (December 2007) See more »

Trivia:

Appeared with Rocco DiSpirito on an episode of Top Chef (2006). They both have lived in the same apartment building in Manhattan, located at 415 E. 37th Street. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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