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

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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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I was brought to believe that the female form is a beautiful thing. I think it's not so much what you do but how you do it that matters. I don't think I've done anything that was exploitative. (December 2007) See more »


Was in a 6-month relationship with Richard Gere during October, 2014. See more »

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