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Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan (born September 1, 1970), known professionally as Padma Lakshmi (Tamil: பத்மா லட்சுமி, pronounced [ˈpəd̪maː ˈləkʃmiː]), is an American author, actress, model, television host, and executive producer. She is the host of the US cooking competition program Top Chef. She has hosted the show continuously since season 2 (2006), with season 16 (2018) being the latest. For her work, she received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Host in 2009. She has published three cookbooks and one memoir. She has also ventured into acting in film and television, and hosted several cooking programs before Top Chef. She also launched her own kitchenware ... more on Wikipedia

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