Padma Lakshmi

Other names of Padma Lakshmi: Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan
“Bon Appétit!” Like what chefs usually say. Who will ever forget the character “Isabella” starring Penelope Cruz from the movie “Woman on Top?” Our mouth poured out with water, our lips burned and heart rose while watching this movie. A beautiful love story with the blend of culinary. I would like to tell you that we’re not talking about Penelope here, we are talking about a “real-life Isabella.”

She is often compared/paralleled to this character by some. Her name is Padma Lakshmi. She changed the ideology towards cooking and eating. She managed readers and viewers to understand that we can prepare tons of recipes with healthy ingredients and maintain body-physique.

A “Tamil” origin but won the hearts of American and around the world in cookbooks and her cooking shows. Naming one of the hosts/judges of the primetime “ Top Chef” since 2006 and earned Emmy Nomination for “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program,” Planet Food and Padma’s Passport for Discovery Channel at the same time working as a model. Born on September 1, 1970 as Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan at New Delhi, India. Padma’s childhood life is quite difficult for any child like her. She always travel back and forth for her mother’s and father’s place since they separated at her age of one. Her father is an executive from a reputable pharmaceutical company Pfizer. She also have paternal sister and brother.

Padma is not just a simple food-enthusiast and expert but also a model, producer, jewelry designer and actress. She wrote the cookbooks “Easy Exotic and Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet.” She won the “Best First Book" award from Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 1999. She began modeling and acting to pay for her college tuition fees and loans after she was discovered in Madrid, Spain. She worked for the “top-of-the-signature-lines” Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Ralph Lauren, Alberta Ferretti, Roberto Cavalli and Versus. She also posed nude for the magazine “Allure.” She appeared in the film “Glitter” with Mariah Carey as “Sylk.” She appeared first in the Italian TV-Series “Domenica In,” “Il Figlio di Sandokan,” “Caraibi-Pirates” and “Linda e il Brigadiere” all from years 1997 to 2000 respectively. She appeared in the Indian Film “Boom” and “Mistress of Spices.” She launched her jewelry lines called “Padma” in 2009.

Her “imperfection” made her beautiful as they say. She has a signature “scar” on her right arm that made her very famous and also the favorite of the well-renowned photographer Helmut Newton for Vogue Publications that always highlighted her scar in her photos. She got the scar in a car accident at the age of 14. She was married to Salman Rushdie a famous writer and later on divorced. She had a daughter with the businessman Adam Dell. She was also linked to Richard Gere and eventually revealed that they two split-up after six months of courting.
Nargis Bagheri Tamil Actress

Nargis Bagheri

Nargis Bagheri is an Indian model, singer and film actress, who debuted as Puja in the Bollywood comedy film, 'Garam Masala', helmed by 'Priyadarshan' in 2005. The film also stars Akshay Kumar and John Abraham in the lead roles. In the year 2007, she acted with Suchindra Bali in the Tamil film, 'Ninaithale'; a remake of the blockbuster Telugu film, 'Anand'. The gorgeous actress later appeared in the 2008 film, 'Pranali – The Tradition'. Nargis played the role of Anjali, a sweet and bubbly girl, who wanted to pursue higher education in the USA. In the year 2009, Bollywood film entitled 'Morning Walk'. She also sang the song Nachle in the film, which was written by Sanjeev Tiwari. In 2010, she bagged the lead female role in T. K. Rajeev Kumar’s Bollywood film, 'Kushti', along with Rajpal Yadav and Dalip Singh Rana in the lead roles. Also in 2010, Nargis stripped down for an ad for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). The ad aims to draw attention to the difficulties of the horses for pulling loaded carts or individuals who are looking for joyrides. Her body was covered by her long hair alone, as she seeks to warn the passengers that the joyrides are in fact joyless for the horses and can even bring harm for both the horses and the riders. In 2011, she was a showstopper at the Eakani Jewels Show that was held during the International Jewellery Week in India. Nargis also walked the ramp at the 2012 Lakme Fashion Week for Mona Shroff Show.