Padma Lakshmi was born on September 1, 1970, and her birthplace is Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. She is an American author, activist, model, and television host, and her full name is Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidyanathan. She completed her studies at William Workman High School in City of Industry, California, and Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts. She had also published books such as three cookbooks Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet. In 2009, She received the nomination for Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Reality Host. In 2004, She married, Salman Rushdie, the most famous British Indian novelist and essayist.