Padma Lakshmi (born September 1, 1970) is an American Actress, Model, Author, Executive Producer, and Television Celebrity from Chennai, India. Moreover, she is the ex-wife of Indian author, Salman Rushdie. Her full birth real name is Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidyanathan. Currently, she told the shocking news that she raped at the age of 7.
Lakshmi said that her stepfather touch between her legs. After that, he forced her to touch his penis. Then, she went to her mom and told about the incident. Salman’s wife sent to Chennai to live with her grandparents. Soon, she returned to Los Angeles faced racial discrimination in school. Again, she faced sexual abuse at the age of 16.
After 32-years, she is sharing his facts publically to raise awareness among the youth. Mostly, the girls and boys below the age of 18 suffer from sexual harassment. They should fight and seek justice. Padma regrets that she could not speak before her parents and fight for her.
Padma Lakshmi Bio, Age, Parents & Profile
How old is Salman Rushdie’s Wife? She was born on the 1st of September 1970 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. As of 2018, Padma Lakshmi’s age is around forty-eight (48) years old. Her mother, Vijaya Lakshmi was a retired oncologist. Furthermore, Lakshmi spends her childhood in Chennai and New York.
On the other hand, her father Vaidynathan retired from a pharmaceutical company. At the age of 14, she suffered from Stevens-Johnson syndrome. It caused infection in her body parts. Soon, she went to the hospital for the treatment. After coming from the hospital, she faced a deadly car accident in Malibu, California.
Her hips and right arm were badly injured. Still, she survived the accident and went for a surgery. Lakshmi has a seven-inch scar on her elbow and shoulder. She did her graduation from William Workman High School, City of Industry, California, USA. Then, she received her BA in Theater Arts from Clark University, Worchester (Massachusetts).
Personal Affairs, Boyfriend & Children
This American Author has married an Indian novelist on April 17, 2004. The name of Padma Lakshmi’s husband is Salman Rushdie. However, this couple has filed a divorce in 2007. During that time, Rushdie wrote a novel Fury dedicated to his wife. Earlier, she dated CEO of IMG, Teddy Forstmann.
However, they broke up soon. While on a break with Teddy, Lakshmi had an affair with Adam Dell (Capitalist). In fact, Padma and Adam have a daughter Krishna Thea (born February 20, 2010).
Again, she suffered from endometriosis at the age of 36. In 2005, Krishna’s mom rushed to the hospital due to severe abdominal pain in 2005. Currently, her situation is stable.
Padma Lakshmi Biography, Boyfriend, Age, Net worth, Daughter, Parents, Spouse & More
|Personal Life Information|
|Full Birth Name||Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidyanathan.|
|Nick name||Padma Lakshmi.|
|Working As||1. Actress, Model & Author.
2. Executive Producer & Television Celebrity.
|Age||Forty-Eight (48) years old (As of 2018).|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||1st September 1970.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Virgo.|
|Current Residence||Manhattan, New York, USA.|
|Famous for||her Gourmand award winning cookbook " Easy Exotic" 1999.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 10".
Centimeters: 179 cm.
Meters: 1.79 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 60 Kg.
Pounds: 132 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||34-28-35.|
|Shoe Size (US)||6.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
Mother: Vijaya Lakshmi.
|Famous Relatives||Not Known|
|Padma Lakshmi Husband & Relationship|
|Dating History?||In a relationship with an Indian Novelist, Salman Rusdie.|
|Boyfriend||1. Teddy Forstmann. (CEO of IMG).
2. Adam Dell (Capitalist).
|Husband/Spouse Name||Salman Rushdie (m. 2004; div. 2007)|
|Highest Qualification||BA (Theater Arts) from Clark University, Worchester (Massachusetts).|
|School||William Workman High School, City of Industry, California, USA.|
|College/ University||Clark University, Worchester (Massachusetts).|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Cruise.
Actress: Emma Stone.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Miami.|
|Love to do||Shopping, and Traveling.|
|Favorite Food||Italian Food.|
|Padma Lakshmi Net worth|
|Net Asset||$30 Million USD (As of 2018).|
|Office Address||Not Known|
|Home Details||Not Known|
|Mobile or Phone Number||N.A.|
|Email Address||Will update soon.|
|Official Website||Not Available.
Lesser Known Facts about Salman Rushdie’s Wife
- Padma started modeling after the college.
- In fact, Salman’s ex-wife did TV shows like Planet Food, 30 Rock, Top Chef, and Glitter.
- She appeared on reality shows as a host and judge.
- Furthermore, Vaidyanathan acted in movies like Boom and The Mistress of Species.
- Now, the estimated Net worth of Padma Lakshmi is around $30 million US Dollars, as of 2018.
- She won “Best First Book Award” at Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 1999 for her cookbook Easy Exotic.
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- On Woman’s Day 2016, her debut memoir “Love, Lost and What We Ate” released.
- Lakshmi bagged the Primetime Emmy Award for Top Chef as the Outstanding Reality show 2010.
- She is the co-founder of NGO named The Endometriosis Foundation of America.
- Moreover, she is the strong advocate for woman rights.
- The American Model opened the MIT Center for Gynepathology Research.