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Padma Lakshmi

About Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi is a famous model and host for American reality-television show Top Chef and a cookbook author.

Personal Biography

Relationship with Salman Rushdie

Padma Lakshmi married to author Sir Salman Rushdie in 2004 but they parted ways. Read Salman Rushdie and Padma Lakshmi.

Relationship with Ted Forstmann

Rumours are that she is in is in a relationship with Ted Forstmann though she denied them. Ted's company reps too denied saying the two are staying close as she had become a client of Forstmann's sports and entertainment marketing giant - International Management Group (IMG). In May 2010, she has finally made a public confession of her love for Forstman. Theodore 'Teddy' Forstmann died at the age of 71 from Brain Cancer.

Relationship with Adam Dell; Birth to baby girl Krishna Thea

In January 2010, reports emerged that Lakshmi is pregnant and that Adam Dell, 40, the younger brother of billionaire computer maker Michael Dell and a venture capitalist teaching at Columbia Business School is the father. Reports at the end of January 2010 suggested that Lakshmi is expecting a baby girl. She reported experiencing complications with her pregnancy and was admitted to a New York hospital. In February 2010, she gave birth to a baby girl but refused to name who the father of the baby is. The birth of the baby is considered a "medical miracle" because it happened after years of her struggling with endometriosis, in which the lining of the uterus grows in other areas of the body. The kid has been named Krishna Thea.

An ecstatic Lakshmi, presented to her guests at the benefit for the Endometriosis Foundation of America, her miracle baby named Krishna, for the first time.

In July 2010, she took her baby daughter Krishna Thea for a helicopter ride in New York City.


In October 2012, Padma Lakshmi let a stranger eat ham off her body for charity at the annual Capital Food Fight event. The event was held on 8 October 2012 in Washington, D.C. The winner has paid $1,000 to eat a piece of berico ham off Padma Lakshmi's collarbone.

Other Personal Information

Ranking / Recognition / Awards / Nominations / Postive comments

  • May 2010: Sexiest chef, bosses at lingerie firm Victorias Secret.

Padma Lakshmi in News

Padma Lakshmi says she's proud of her bilingual daughter Krishna
Padma Lakshmi, who speaks English, Tamil, Hindi, Italian and Spanish, has revealed that she is especially proud of her little girl Krishna's sophisticated tongue.

Padma Lakshmi gets daughter's head shaved in 'Mundan' ceremony
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi stepped out for a party with her freshly shaved two-year-old daughter Krishna last Saturday.

Padma Lakshmi sizzles at charity event after losing baby battle
Padma Lakshmi has just lost a messy battle with her former partner, Adam Dell, over their two-year-old daughter Krishna.

Padma Lakshmi loses legal battle with Adam Dell over their child Krishna
Padma Lakshmi's former partner Adam Dell has won the bitter battle against the 'Top Chef' host over the right to their daughter Krishna.

Rushdie attends Christopher Hitchens' memorial with ex wife Padma Lakshmi
Salman Rushdie and Padma Lakshmi, who divorced five years ago, were seen leaving the memorial of Christopher Hitchens together in New York on Friday.

Princess Diana's ex leaves trust fund to lover Padma Lakshmi's baby
A billionaire who once dated Princess Diana has left his trust fund for his former girlfriend's daughter, even though he is not the father of the child.

Singer Sewing Company to Launch The SINGER 160(TM) Limited Edition Sewing Machine on HSN
To commemorate the SINGER® brand's 160th anniversary, Singer Sewing Company will launch the SINGER 160™ Limited Edition sewing machine with multi-channel retailer, HSN on January 26. A technologically advanced machine, it boasts innovative features, yet the design and appearance harkens back to the iconic SINGER® machines of years past

Chicago Area Chefs Fire It Up at International Fiery Foods Challenge... and a Second Competition Gives Audience Members the Chance to Cook Their Way to a Yucatan Vacation
Lamb Vindaloo, Cochinita Pibil and Spicy Pork Sisig are set to ignite taste buds at the International Fiery Foods Challenge, presented Saturday, January 28, 2 - 4 p.m., as part of the Travel & Adventure Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, January 28-29

'Romeo of writing' Salman Rushdie still a hit with ladies
Salman Rushdie may be a well-respected writer, but his way with women makes his persona even more interesting.

'Grating' Padma Lakshmi accepts $1k by audience to exit storytelling stage
Padma Lakshmi was paid1, 000 dollars by the audience to get off the stage at The Moth's storytelling event at Cooper Union on Tuesday night.

Padma Lakshmi looks extremely svelte in boxing gear for Danskin
Padma Lakshmi looked sensational in her boxing workout gear as she showed off her well-toned body to promote US sportswear brand Danskin's Move For Change campaign.

I gain one to two dress sizes during 'Top Chef', says Padma Lakshmi
Model-turned-TV host Padma Lakshmi has admitted that it can be a struggle maintaining her healthy body while working on the 'Top Chef'.

Padma Lakshmi's baby girl sees her nude photos daily
Indian/American cookbook author Padma Lakshmi has revealed that her daughter sees her nude photos everyday.

Bravo stars chuckle at Padma Lakshmi for snub
It seems all is not well between Padma Lakshmi and her Bravo stars.

Padma Lakshmi dons yummy mummy look for stroll with daughter in NY
Former model-turned-TV host Padma Lakshmi was spotted donning a yummy mummy look for a stroll with her one-year-old daughter in New York.

Padma Lakshmi shows off bikini bod a year after giving birth
Padma Lakshmi was recently spotted flaunting her trim and taut body in the Bahamas - exactly a year after giving birth to her daughter.

Padma Lakshmi bonds with daughter amid bitter custody battle with ex
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi stepped out with her 11-month-old daughter for lunch in New York amid an increasingly bitter custody battle with her former lover Adam Dell.

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