Padma Lakshmi

Indian Actor
Born Sep 1, 1970

Padma Parvati Lakshmi is an Indian American cookbook author, actress, model and television host. Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in 2006, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.… Read More

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1970 Birth Born on September 1, 1970.


1984 13 Years Old In 1984, when she was 14 years old, Lakshmi was hospitalized for three weeks, eventually diagnosed with Stevens–Johnson syndrome, which is caused by hypersensitivity to an infection or certain kinds of medications. … Read More


1992 21 Years Old Lakshmi graduated from Workman High School in the City of Industry, California. She is a 1992 graduate of Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she received a BA with Honors, in Theatre Arts. … Read More
…  Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. … Read More


2001 30 Years Old She had a comical supporting role as the lip synching disco singer Sylk in the 2001 American movie Glitter, starring Mariah Carey. … Read More
2002 31 Years Old …  In 2002, she made a guest appearance as alien princess Kaitaama in "Precious Cargo," the 37th episode of the science fiction TV series Star Trek: Enterprise.
2004 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Lakshmi portrayed Sean Bean's nemesis Madhuvanthi in the 2004–2005 TV series Sharpe's Challenge.
2006 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Lakshmi appeared in ABC's TV series The Ten Commandments with Dougray Scott, Naveen Andrews, and Omar Sharif.
…  Lakshmi also posed nude for the May 2009 issue of Allure magazine.


2016 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Her debut memoir Love, Loss and What We Ate was released on International Women's Day, March 8, 2016. … Read More
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