TV Host Padma Lakshmi Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Affairs & Net Worth

Padma Lakshmi Biography

Padma Lakshmi was born on September 01, 1970, in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. She is an American TV Host, author, actress and model. Similarly, she is best known for hosting the famous US cooking competition program, Top Chef. The TV host has been hosting the show continuously since season 2 which aired in 2006 till the date. Moreover, she also received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Host in 2009.

Likewise, she has released three cookbooks: Easy Exotic: A Model’s Low-Fat Recipes From Around the World (1999), Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day (2007), The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World (2016) and a memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir (2016).

Regarding her family, her father’s name is Vaidyanathan whereas her mother’s name is Vijaya Lakshmi.


Lakshmi completed her high school education from William Workman High School and also earned BA with honours in theatre arts in Clark University.

Body Measurements

Lakshmi stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 68 Kg. Likewise, she has a well-maintained body with 36 inches of the bust, 23 inches of waist and 35 inches of hips. Additionally, she has black hair and brown eyes.

Padma Lakshmi
Padma Lakshmi


Padma Lakshi was previously in a marital affair with novelist Salman Rushdie. The couple tied the knot in April 2004 but separated in July 2007.

She then started dating venture capitalist Adam Dell in 2009 but broke off in small time and had affair with late businessman Teddy Forstmann from 2009 till his death in 2011.  Furthermore, she also welcomed a baby girl, Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell on February 20, 2010, with the father being Adam Dell. They have reunited in 2017 after they share joint custody of their daughter.

Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $20 million.


  • Full Name: Padma Lakshmi
  • Age: 49
  • Birth Date: September 01, 1970
  • Birth Place: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: American
  • Father’s Name: Vaidyanathan
  • Mother’s Name: Vijaya Lakshmi
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches
  • Weight: 68 Kg
  • Waist Size: 23 inches
  • Bust Size: 36 inches
  • Hip Size: 35 inches
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Net Worth: $20 million
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