Who is Padma Lakshmi? The ex-wife of Salman Rushdie

Padma Lakshmi is a model, actress and author famous mainly in the United States and Europe. 

Lakshmi was born in India and graduated from Clark University 

with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts and American literature.

Even though Lakshmi started off her career in the modelling and 

acting side of the entertainment industry, now she is known more

for her role as a host on many cooking-related shows. 

One of the first cooking shows that she hosted was called "Padma's

Passport" where she made food from all around the world. 

She was also on a documentary series called "Planet Food" and
co-hosted "Domenica In." 

Lakshmi also created her own Hulu cooking show "Taste of the Nation" which started in 2021. 

Lakshmi hosting the show "Top Chef" since 2006.

Lakshmi has also written many books like Easy Exotic, Tangy, Tart, 

Hot & Sweet,  Love, Loss, and What We Ate, The Encyclopedia of 

Spices & Herbs and Tomatoes for Neela.

Lakshmi was married to author Salman Rushdie in 2004 but divorced in 2007. 

she dated Adam Dell, brother of Michael Dell, founder of Dell 

computers in 2009 but soon they parted their ways. 

The Padma and Adam Dell shares one daughter, Krishna Thea who
was born in 2010. 

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