Padma Lakshmi Net Worth: Know her books,husband,children, movies, tv shows

Padma Lakshmi Net Worth: Know her books,husband,children, movies, tv shows

Facts of Padma Lakshmi Net Worth: Know her books,husband,children, movies, tv shows

Net worth$30 million
Date of Birth:1970 September 1
First NamePadma Parvati
Last NameLakshmi Vaidynathan
NationalityAmerican
Age:48 years old
Birth Nation: India
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch

An American author, and television host, Padma Lakshmi has the net worth estimated to be around $30 million. She is also an actress, model, and an executive producer.

Padma Lakshmi

What are Padma Lakshmi's sources of income? Let's know:

The 5 feet 10-inch tall model and mainly an author, Padma Lakshmi has accumulated the net worth of around $30 million. 

Padma Lakshmi Modeling

She is best-known for hosting the reality television show, Top Chef since 2006. She earned around $50,000 per episode from the show in 2011 and 2012. She also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.

Her main profession is writing and her debut cookbook, Easy Exotic won the Best First Book award. In 2016, she published her memoir, Love, Loss and What We Ate.

Lakshmi's Memoir

Lakshmi launched her jewelry line named the Padma in 2009. She also owns two tableware collection, The Padma collection for dinnerware and Easy Exotic for kitchenware.

Other than that, Lakshmi is also a model and she has modeled for designers like Emanuel Ungaro, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, and others. She has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Redbook, Avenue, FHM, and other magazines.

Know about Lakshmi's Career in Detail:

While studying in Madrid, Lakshmi started her modeling career. She started modeling at the age of 21 and has been a successful model so far. Helmut Newton, a famous photographer praises Lakshmi as his favorite model.

Lakshmi's Cookbook

Also, as an author, her cookbook, Easy Exotic earned an award. Her second cookbook was titled, Tangy, Tart, Hot, and Sweet which was released in 2007. And in 2016, she released the Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs.

Adding more, Lakshmi is also an actress. She has made appearances on television shows, and films also. She appeared alongside Mariah Carey in the film, Glitter in 2001.

Lakshi on Top Chef

She has starred in the films like Boom(2003), The Mistress of Spices(2005), 30 Rock(2009), and Whose Line Is It Anyway? (2014). She also appeared in a television series, Star Trek: Enterprise in 2002.

More than an actress, Lakshmi has been a program host. She has hosted many Indian and Italian television shows. She is the main host of the reality show, Top Chef since 2006.

When and where was Lakshmi born? Know about her education:

Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidyanathan was born on September 1, 1970, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, to the Indian parents. She was raised in both India and New York.

Lakshmi went to William Workman High School, California. In 1992, she graduated from Clark University with a degree in theater arts.

Lakshmi Young

Do You Know? At the age of 14, Lakshmi was injured in a car accident which caused her fractured hip and a shattered right upper arm.

Also, at the age of 16, she was raped.

Is Lakshmi single? Or is she married? Let's know:

In 2004, Lakshmi married a novelist, Salman Rushdie. They dated for three years. But in 2007, the couple divorced.

Lakshmi and Salman Rushdie

Lakshmi also had a romantic time with former chairman and CEO of IMG, Teddy Forstmann from 2009 to 2011.

Lakshmi with her daughter and Adam Dell

This model has one child with a capitalist, Adam Dell while having a relationship with Teddy.

Is Lakshmi popular on social media? Let's check her accounts:

A brown-eyed American-Indian model loves using social media as her Twitter account shows a total of 544K followers and 7,410 tweets.

Lakshmi Padma

She is also active on Instagram as she has got around 441K followers over there and has posted 1,876 times so far.


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