Indian born personality has a net worth of $20 million, after she divorced. She has a daughter Krishna Lakshmi whose father is Adam Dell, Padma is an author & model. She has done modelling as well as has acted in couple of movies as well. Padma Parvati Lakshmi was born in Chennai, India. She was just 2 years old, when her parents got divorced after which she moved to United States. She did her schooling from Workman High school in California and graduated with bachelor degree from Clark University.
|Net Worth||$20 Million|
|Source of Income||Author|
|Annual Salary||$2 Million|
|Birth Date||September 1, 1970|
|Ex-Husband||Salman Rushdie ( 2004–2007)|
Her childhood was not as good as others. At early age, she saw her parents being divorced. She then moved to a new country and city where she was bullied and passed on racial comments for her skin colour. At the age of 14, she was diagnosed with Stevens Johnson syndrome, which is hypersensitivity, caused due to some kind of medication. After being discharged from the hospital, two days later she met with a car accident leaving 7-inch scar.
Padma Lakshmi went to Madrid for education purpose but ended up doing modelling because of somebody’s suggestion. She worked as a high fashion model and continued her studies too. She was favourite model for many prominent brands and photographers. Padma has featured in various magazines like Cosmopolitan, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar etc. Padma did feature in few international as well Indian films. She has written two cookbooks, Easy Exotic in 1999 and Tangy Tart, Hot and Sweet in 2007, which were highly appreciated, and among top selling culinary books too. Padma hosted a well known show for Planet food, Padma’s Passport where she even cooked recipe from around the world. In 2009, Padma Lakshmi launched the jewellery line “Padma” and tableware collections. Padma is a successful Television host for which she even received many awards.
Padma believes in social activities and take actively part in the same. As she has suffered from Endometriosis, she co founded a non-profit organisation for the same focusing on increasing awareness and educating people regarding the disease. She is strong believer of Women rights. Padma Lakhsmi was married to 23 years older than her, Salman Rushdie, a novelist, in 2004 but after 3 years in 2007, they got divorced. Padma was then dating Theodore Forstmann, CEO of IMG but he died in the year 2011. Padma have one daughter named Krishna Thea whose father is Adam Dell, a venture capitalist.
Padma Lakshmi has been in the entertainment industry for quite some time now and has achieved success in every field she entered. She had a great modelling, acting career, was a successful TV host, and her cookbooks were top selling too.