Padma Lakshmi Net Worth


Padma Lakshmi is an Indian American author, actress, and model with a net worth of $40 million. She gained fame as the host of the popular reality television show “Top Chef.” In addition to hosting, Padma has made guest appearances on various reality competition series and has acted in films and television programs in the US, UK, India, and Italy. She has also written cookbooks and a memoir.

Lakshmi’s impressive net worth is a testament to her successful career in the entertainment industry. As the host of “Top Chef,” she has become a household name and has garnered significant wealth from her various ventures. Known for her talent and beauty, Padma is a famous celebrity who has achieved remarkable success.

Key facts:

  • Padma Lakshmi is an Indian American author, actress, and model.
  • She is best known for being the host of the reality television program 'Top Chef' since season two in 2006.
  • Lakshmi has had a successful modeling career and has worked with renowned designers such as Giorgio Armani, Versace, Alberta Ferretti, and Ralph Lauren.
  • She has appeared on the covers of publications like FHM, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire India, Newsweek, Harper's Bazaar, and Vogue India.
  • In addition to 'Top Chef,' Padma Lakshmi has appeared on various television shows in Italy and co-hosted the British culinary show 'Planet Food.'
  • Lakshmi has also acted in films, including 'Glitter,' 'Boom,' 'The Mistress of Spices,' and made appearances in television series such as 'Star Trek: Enterprise' and '30 Rock.'
  • She has been a guest judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and won against music producer Randy Jackson on the TBS show 'Drop the Mic.'
  • As a writer, Padma Lakshmi has published cookbooks, including 'Easy Exotic' and 'Tangy, Tart, Hot, and Sweet,' and also released a memoir.
  • In 202, she began producing and hosting the travel and food series 'Taste the Nation' on Hulu.

Basic Information About Padma Lakshmi

Full NamePadma Lakshmi
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Authors
ProfessionsModel, Actor, Author
Net worth$40,000,000
Date of birth1970-09-01 (53 years old)
Place of birthChennai
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationClark University
MotherVijaya Lakshmi
SpouseSalman Rushdie - (17 AprilΒ 2004 - 2008)Β (divorced)
Kids(One) Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
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What Movie Awards did Padma Lakshmi win?


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Padma Lakshmi awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition ProgramNomineeTop Chef2020
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramNomineeTop Chef2019
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramNomineeTop Chef2018
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Reality Competition ProgramNomineeTop Chef2017
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Reality Competition ProgramNomineeTop Chef2016
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramNomineeTop Chef2015
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramNomineeTop Chef2014
PGA Award - Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition TelevisionNomineeTop Chef2020
PGA Award - Outstanding Producer of Competition TelevisionNomineeTop Chef2019
PGA Award - Outstanding Producer of Competition TelevisionNomineeTop Chef2018
PGA Award - Outstanding Producer of Competition TelevisionNomineeTop Chef2017
PGA Award - Outstanding Producer of Competition TelevisionNomineeTop Chef2016
Gotham Independent Film Award - Breakthrough Series - ShortformNomineeTaste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi2021

Padma Lakshmi roles

Movie / Series Role
EnterpriseKaitaama 1 episode, 2002
Family GuySelf 1 episode, 2013
30 RockPadma Lakshmi 1 episode, 2009
Life in PiecesStephanie 1 episode, 2017
SharpeMadhuvanthi 1 episode, 2006
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf / ... 6 episodes, 2007-2018
The TalkSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2011
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf 1 episode, 2016
Watch What Happens: LiveSelf / ... 10 episodes, 2009-2020
The Late Late Show with James CordenSelf 1 episode, 2018
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf 2 episodes, 2014-2016
Royal PainsPadma Lakshmi 1 episode, 2014
Top ChefSelf - Host / ... 207 episodes, 2006-2021
Expedition UnknownSelf - Taste the Nation 1 episode, 2020
The Daily ShowSelf 2 episodes, 2016-2019
Chelsea LatelySelf / ... 2 episodes, 2008-2011
A Little Late with Lilly SinghSelf 1 episode, 2021
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf 1 episode, 2008
Hot OnesSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2017
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf 1 episode, 2006
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf - Guest / ... 4 episodes, 2009-2013

Padma Lakshmi's Quotes

  • "In India and Italy, where I lived for a long time, we like healthier, more voluptuous types." (2007)
  • "I write cookbooks and I'm an actress - two things that aren't always compatible, at least for the waistline." (2007)
  • The best part of modeling was traveling and increasing my knowledge of world cultures. (December 2007)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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Interesting Facts about Padma Lakshmi

  1. Speaks five languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Italian and Spanish.
  2. Has a seven inch scar on her right arm as a result of a major auto crash that she was in as a child.
  3. Hosted "Padma's Passport" on the Food Network based on her popular cookbook, "Easy Exotic: A Model's Low-fat Recipes From Around The World".
  4. Officially announced engagement to author Salman Rushdie on February 14, 2004, the 15th anniversary of the infamous fatwa issued against Rushdie by Islamic radicals for writing the novel "The Satanic Verses".
  5. Was discovered by a photographer while spending part of her senior year studying in Spain and he convinced her to begin modeling.
  6. Attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
  7. Wore a Luca Luca purple sari in her April 2004 wedding to Salman Rushdie.
  8. Listed in People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful issue. (May 7, 2007).
  9. Ranked #87 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
  10. Is the first Indian woman to be a guest on and co-host on the TV show The View (1997) in 2007.
  11. Appeared with Rocco DiSpirito on an episode of Top Chef (2006). They both have lived in the same apartment building in Manhattan, located at 415 E. 37th Street.
  12. Has battled endometriosis for many years.
  13. At first tried to conceal the identity of the father of her daughter Krishna, but it was later revealed that Adam Dell, with whom Lakshmi had a short relationship, was the father of the baby.
  14. Gave birth to her 1st child at age 39, a daughter Krishna Thea Lakshmi (now Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell) on February 20, 2010. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Adam Dell, brother of Dell Computer founder Michael Dell.
  15. Release of her cookbook, "Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day". [2007]
  16. She was in a six month relationship with Richard Gere in October 2014.
  17. Went by the alias "Angelique" when she first moved to the U.S.
  18. Childhood celebrity crush was Tom Selleck.
  19. Emigrated from India to the U.S. at age four.
  20. One of three actors from India to appear in the Star Trek franchise. Others include: Persis Khambatta, Ilia from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)Vijay Amritraj, the captain of the USS Yorktown in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986).

Additional information of Padma Lakshmi

Lucky Number9
Lucky StoneSapphire
Lucky ColorGreen
Best Match for MarriageTaurus, Capricorn
Break UpTeddy Forstmann
Richard Gere
DivorceSalman Rushdie
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Body Size38-27-40 inches

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