Padma Lakshmi (Author, Model, Chef, Reality Show Star)
September 1, 1970 Tags author chef model television
Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan was born in Chennai, India on September 1, 1970. She is an author, actress, model, television host and executive producer. 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.