Padma Lakshmi

by ethnic on July 5, 2010

Birth Name: Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan

Place of Birth: New Delhi, India

Date of Birth: September 1, 1970

Ethnicity: Tamil Indian

Padma Lakshmi is an Indian-born American cookbook writer, television host, actress, model, and executive producer. She is famous for hosting the television show Top Chef. Padma was previously married to writer Salman Rushdie.

Padma is from an Iyer Brahmin family.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Adamina September 9, 2016 at 9:57 pm

She is very beautiful. Looks very Tamilian

Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 11:04 pm

Quite attractive.

M August 22, 2015 at 7:24 pm

She’s alright.

cwm85 August 13, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Looks Indian or dark mestizo…

neiltennant August 13, 2015 at 12:38 pm

I SWEar she could pass for a hispanic woman

MICAELA SCHÄFER is a half brazilian half german model and has similarities

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 4:20 am

Um no, even Hispanics aren’t that dark.

You mean Latino/Mestizo? Then perhaps

Alex234 October 25, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Hispanics can be very dark because there is no one look for hispanic. Hispanic means spanish speaking, they can look white or black.

marjanel November 5, 2015 at 3:41 pm

brazilians are not hispanics

sparkles180 August 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm

She’s super pretty! I don’t get why people think she doesn’t look indian. I’m white and even I could tell she looks indian. Btw her boobs are hugeeeee :)

Your Mom August 6, 2014 at 3:09 am

She Doesn’t Look Indian To Me. I Thought She Was An Afro-Latina.

strawberry20 August 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm

she’s more likely to have british in her since britain took over india Not latina

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