Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi

Highest Rated: 11% The Mistress of Spices (2005)

Lowest Rated: 6% Glitter (2001)

Birthday: Sep 01, 1970

Birthplace: Madras, India

Padma Lakshmi was a successful model before gaining fame as the host of the cooking competition show "Top Chef" (Bravo, 2006- ). She was born in India, but moved with her mother and step-father to the United States when she was young. As a Los Angeles teenager, she was in a serious car accident that left her right arm scarred. After earning a theater degree, she was discovered in Madrid, Spain and began modeling. She also began acting periodically, appearing on Italian television and in the Mariah Carey film "Glitter" (2001). She had the chance to join sci-fi lore with a small role in "Star Trek: Enterprise" (UPN, 2001-05). In her birth country, she played a supermodel in "Boom" (2003) and played an Indian-American in "The Mistress of Spices" (2005). Having previously hosted cooking shows in Italy and on American cable's Food Network, her fortunes changed for the better when she was selected to become the host of "Top Chef" in the show's second season, taking over for Katie Lee. The show, featuring culinary experts including Emeril Lagasse, Anthony Bourdain, and Wolfgang Puck, as judges became an international phenomenon. Lakshmi eventually became one of the show's producers beginning in 2010. She also used the exposure to publish multiple cookbooks. Beyond cooking, she was also a contributor to the daytime talk show "The View" (ABC, 1997- ) and made occasional appearances on TV shows like "Royal Pains" (USA Network, 2009-16).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 70% Sharpe's Challenge Madhuvanthi (Character) - 2006
11% 42% The Mistress of Spices Geeta (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 22% Boom Shiela Bardez (Character) - 2003
6% 48% Glitter Sylk (Character) $4.3M 2001

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Match Game Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
100% 71% Taste the Nation With Padma Lakshmi Executive Producer,
Host
2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Chef Judge,
Host
2008-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2015-2020 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2012-2020 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2016-2018 2013-2014
No Score Yet 51% Busy Tonight Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Complex X Fuse Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2018 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Padma's Late Night Bites Host 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drop the Mic Contestant 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet 85% Life in Pieces Stephanie (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 38% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet FABLife Host 2016
No Score Yet 52% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lidia Celebrates America Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway? Guest 2014
94% 74% Royal Pains Padma Lakshmi (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012-2013 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest,
Host
2013 2011
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Herself (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightline Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wall Street Journal Report With Maria Bartiromo Guest 2009
78% 93% 30 Rock Padma Lakshmi (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ten Commandments Unknown (Character) 2006
57% 79% Star Trek: Enterprise Kaitaama (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Melting Pot Host 2001-2002

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