Padma Lakshmi is an Indian-born 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.

Padma Lakshmi was born in Chennai, India as Padma Parvati Lakshmi. Her father was a Pfizer executive, and her mother, Vijaya, is a retired nurse who specialized in oncology. Her parents divorced when she was 2, and both parents later remarried. Lakshmi is her mother’s only child, but she has a younger paternal half-brother and half-sister. Lakshmi was discovered by a photographer while spending part of her senior year studying in Spain and he convinced her to begin modeling.

Padma Lakshmi Height and Weight, Bra Size, Body Measurements

Padma Lakshmi Weight: 125 lbs (57 kg)

Padma Lakshmi Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)

Padma Lakshmi Measurements: 34-22-35

Padma Lakshmi Bra Size: 34C

Padma Lakshmi Shoe Size/Feet Size: 10 (US)

Padma Lakshmi Dress Size: Unknown

Padma Lakshmi Hair Color: Black

Padma Lakshmi Eye Color: Brown

Padma Lakshmi Star Sign: Virgo

Padma Lakshmi Net Worth: $20 million (est.)

Date Of Birth: 1 September 1970

Birth Place: Madras, India

Full Name: Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan

Nationality: American

Race/Ethnicity: Indian

Spouse: Salman Rushdie (m. 2004-2007)

Parents: Vijaya Lakshmi

Children: Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell



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