Padma Lakshmi

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 known for hosting the television show Top Chef.

Padma is from an Iyer Brahmin family.

Padma has a daughter with her former partner, venture capitalist Adam Dell. Adam is the brother of businessperson Michael Dell, of Dell Technologies.

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Curious about ethnicity

59 Responses

  1. marjanel says:

    brazilians are not hispanics

  2. Capricious says:

    Um no, even Hispanics aren’t that dark.

    You mean Latino/Mestizo? Then perhaps

  3. cwm85 says:

    Looks Indian or dark mestizo…

  4. sparkles180 says:

    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 :)

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