Padma Lakshmi

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Padma Lakshmi was born on September 1, 1970 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. She is a producer and actress, known for Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), Glitter (2001) and Sharpe (1993). She was previously married to Salman Rushdie. See full bio »

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Nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Glitter Sylk
Sharpe Madhuvanthi
The Ten Commandments Princess Bithia


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 2020 Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Zen and the Art of Poke (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Pad Thai Gamble (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Dancing In Little Lima (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Original Americans (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Where the Kebob Is Hot (2020) ... (executive producer)
  Top Chef (TV Series) (executive producer - 90 episodes, 2013 - 2019) (consulting producer - 52 episodes, 2010 - 2013)
- Finale (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Tao of Macau (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Holy Macau! (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Kentucky Farewell (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Greatest (2019) ... (executive producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 12 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Lakshmi Films | Official Instagram | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

Some of my friends and people in the art world, including women, say they admire my body. I am proud of my body. Some compare it to the Chola bronzes. And they all wonder how I keep myself so fit. (December 2007) See more »


Has battled endometriosis for many years. See more »

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