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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 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Top Chef
Top Chef Producer
Girl Most Likely
The View
The View Herself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself - Author / Herself - Co-Host


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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 »

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

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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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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 »


Listed in People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful issue. (May 7, 2007). See more »

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