Padma Lakshmi

Lowest Rated: 7% Glitter (2001)
Birthday: Sep 1, 1970
Birthplace: Not Available
Model-turned-TV-host Padma Lakshmi was born in India to a Hindu family. Her first name means "Lotus" in Sanskrit, and her last name is the name of the Hindu goddess of wealth. While spending her final year at school in Spain, Lakshmi was discovered by a photographer, who noticed her inky black hair, long sinewy frame, and high cheekbones. She began modeling, and within a few years, she was working with major designers and was an in-demand figure in the fashion industry. In 2001, the model began trying her hand at acting, appearing in the Mariah Carey film Glitter. She also began appearing on the Food Network and in more successful movies like The Ten Commandments. In 2004, she married acclaimed and controversial author Salman Rushdie, though the two would split in 2007. Lakshmi's career continued to move full steam ahead, however, as she would gain still more fame as host of the Bravo competitive reality show Top Chef.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Sharpe's Challenge Actor 2007
No Score Yet Sharpe's Waterloo Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Ten Commandments Princeses Bithia 2006
11% The Mistress of Spices Geeta 2006
No Score Yet The Ten Commandments: The Greatest Spectacle Ever Told Actor 2006
No Score Yet Boom Shiela Bardez 2003
7% Glitter Sylk $3.9M 2001
No Score Yet Pirates: Blood Brothers Actor 1999

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Top Chef
2006
Appearing Host Judge Host
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Busy Tonight
2018
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2007
No Score Yet Drop the Mic
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Life in Pieces
2015
Stephanie
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Commentator
  • 2017
No Score Yet FABLife
2015-2016
Host
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Lidia Celebrates America
2011
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
1998
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Madhuvanthi
  • 2010
No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race
2009-2018
Judge
  • 2010
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Herself
  • 2009

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