Padma Lakshmi Net Worth is$5 Million
Padma Lakshmi Salary is$50 Thousand Per Episode
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Profession: Model, Actor, Author, Chef

Date of Birth: Sep 1, 1970

Height: 1.75 m

Ethnicity: Indian American

Country: United States of America

Padma Lakshmi is an Indian American author, actress, and model, she has a net worth of $5 million. Padma Lakshmi has earned her net worth as the host of the US reality television program Top Chef. Padma became the host during season two in 2006; she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality-Competition Program. The Top Chef series won the 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. She was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on September 1, 1970. Her father was of Keralite descent and worked as an executive at Pfizer, her mother Vijaya was a nurse who specialized in suicide prevention. Padma Lakshmi Salary What is Padma Lakshmi's salary? $50,000 per episode of Top Chef. Lakshmi attended the Workman High School in Industry, California, and in 1992 she graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, with a B.A. with honors in Theatre Arts. Padma is multi-lingual speaking English, Tamil, Hindi, Italian, and Spanish. She was the first Indian model to have a career in Paris, Milan, and New York at the age of 16. She has modeled for some of the world's top designers including: Emanuel Ungaro, Ralph Lauren, and Albert Ferretti, she is also most popular for her nude poses. Padma has appeared in ad campaigns for Roberto Cavalli and Versus, she has appeared on the cover of several top magazines such as, RedBook, Vogue India, FHM. Cosmopolitan, L'Officiel India, Asian Woman, Avenue, Industry Magazine, Marie Claire, and Harper's Bazaar, and a nude pose in the May 2009 issue of Allure. She is the Author of the 1999 award winning Easy Exotic cookbook, which won the Best First Book at the World Cookbook Awards at Versailles. She also hosted the Food Network series, Padma's Passport, which was part of the larger series the Melting Pot, in 2001. On the British culinary tourism show Planet Food, she hosted two one-hour specials in India and Spain which have also been broadcast on the Food Network in the US and internationally on the Discovery Channels. She released her second cookbook titled, Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet, on October 2, 2007. Lakshmi appeared as a lip synching disco singer in the 2001 American movie Glitter; she played the comical supporting role alongside singer Mariah Carey. She also starred in the 2003 Hindi action film, Boom, and in the 2005 film The Mistress of Spices where she starred with Aishwarya Rai, and Dylan McDermott. She will be appearing in the upcoming movie Komagata Maru; she starred in the Eels music video the song "That Look You Give That Guy" in 2009. Lakshmi launched her first line of jewelry in 2009. Titled "Padma", a talent which combines her culinary and fashion style, the first collection consisted of forty pieces. Padma was once married to the novelist Salman Rushdie they divorced in 2007, she also has a daughter fathered by Adam Dell Krishna named Thea Lakshmi who was born on February 20, 2010. Lakshmi who has suffered with the gynecological medical illness known as endometriosis is the co-founder of The Endometriosis Foundation of America, which is a nonprofit organization focused on increasing awareness, education, research, and legislative advocacy against the disease.
Padma Parvati Lakshmi (Tamil: ????? ??????? ???????, Padma Parvati Lakshmi ?; born September 1, 1970) 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. In 2010, Top Chef won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.
Padma Lakshmi was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India in a Hindu Iyer Brahmin family. Her father was a Pfizer executive and her mother Vijaya, the first wife of her father, was a nurse who specialized in suicide prevention. Her mother tongue is Tamil. She grew up shuttling between her grandparents in Chennai and her mother in New York. She is her parents' only child from this marriage. Her parents separated when she was age one. They divorced a year later. Both parents later remarried, and Lakshmi has a younger paternal half-brother and half-sister. The latter formerly worked as an actress and classical dancer but is now pursuing a career with children with special needs. In an interview in The Guardian, Lakshmi said, "My father had quit his job as an executive at Pfizer to manage her career. That was kind of like rubbing salt in the wound. I didn't understand why he wanted that relationship with her, and not with me."
In 1984, when she was 14 years old, Padma was in a car accident in Malibu, California, causing an injury to her right arm that required surgery, which left a 7-inch scar between her elbow and shoulder. The incident happened on a Sunday afternoon as Padma was being driven home from a Hindu temple in Malibu. She remembers a flash of orange, looking over to see the large car upon her. Padma describes the event in the April 2001 edition of Vogue, saying, "Being in a

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Padma Lakshmi: Boston's not all 'brutes and bullies'

The star host of reality TV show “Top Chef” says she still has love for Boston even after a federal jury acquitted the Teamsters she accused of threatening her and her crew in the hopes of securing union jobs. “Don’t worry I know most of the people ...
Posted: August 17, 2017, 6:07 am

Teamsters skate on celebrity extortion charge

At issue was the show Top Chef and its star, Padma Lakshmi. While filming an episode a few years ago, Lakshmi learned what happens if you hire your own crew to take care of some of the heavy lifting and you don’t cut the local labor union in on the action.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 8:38 am

Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi looks in good spirits as she is seen for first time since taking stand in Teamsters extortion trial

She took the stand in an extortion trial earlier this week. But on Wednesday Padma Lakshmi looked to be in good spirits as she was pictured for the first time since facing a group of Boston Teamsters who picketed her show Top Chef. The TV host, whose ...
Posted: August 10, 2017, 8:35 am

Padma Lakshmi Testifies In Teamster Extortion Trial: ‘I Was Petrified’

Padma Lakshmi took the witness stand for the first time in the federal trial of four members of the Boston Teamsters accused of extorting Top Chef's production company during a location shoot in 2014 for hiring non-union workers. Lakshmi said in court on ...
Posted: August 8, 2017, 2:29 pm

Teamsters Who Intimidated Padma Lakshmi Found Not Guilty of Extortion

The closely followed trial of four Boston union members ended Wednesday in a "not guilty" verdict. The Teamsters were accused of conspiring to and attempting to extort the staff of Bravo show Top Chef. These are federal charges that carry a maximum prison ...
Posted: August 16, 2017, 6:25 am
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