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Padma Lakshmi

1970 - Today

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Padma Parvati Lakshmi (Tamil pronunciation: [ˈpəd̪mə ˈləkɕmi]; born September 1, 1970) is an Indian-American author, activist, actress, model, philanthropist, and television host. She hosted the cooking competition program Top Chef on Bravo continuously from 2006 to 2023. For her work, she received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Host in 2009 and 2020 through 2022. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Padma Lakshmi has received more than 10,617,976 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Padma Lakshmi is the 201st most popular model (down from 178th in 2019), the 1,013th most popular biography from India (down from 865th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Indian Model.

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  • 32.63

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  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among models, Padma Lakshmi ranks 201 out of 249Before her are Raquel Zimmermann, Lana, Xenia Tchoumitcheva, Josephine Skriver, Lily Donaldson, and Kimora Lee Simmons. After her are Lily Aldridge, Mariko Shinoda, Yuko Ogura, Taylor Hill, Lea T, and Yuki Kashiwagi.

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Among people born in 1970, Padma Lakshmi ranks 672Before her are Anil Kumble, Niko Eeckhout, WC, Valter Matošević, Niecy Nash, and Zhou Qunfei. After her are Lena Andersson, Yuriko Mizuma, Inspectah Deck, Quincy Watts, Gao Min, and Ione Skye.

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In India

Among people born in India, Padma Lakshmi ranks 1,013 out of 1,493Before her are Gopalkrishna Gandhi (1945), Neeraj Chopra (1997), Ranveer Singh (1985), Tina Ambani (1957), Shiva Rajkumar (1961), and Farooq Sheikh (1948). After her are Rituparno Ghosh (1963), Mahesh Manjrekar (1958), Karen David (1979), Pankaj Udhas (1951), Alia Bhatt (1993), and Neena Gupta (1959).

Among MODELS In India

Among models born in India, Padma Lakshmi ranks 2Before her are Reita Faria (1943). After her are Namrata Shirodkar (1972), Rakhi Sawant (1978), Namitha (1981), Nicole Faria (1991), and Tulip Joshi (1979).

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