The dusky diva: Padma Lakshmi

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After a high profile romance and subsequent marriage to novelist Salman Rushdie, the couple parted ways in 2007.

After a high profile romance and subsequent marriage to novelist Salman Rushdie, the couple parted ways in 2007.

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While Lakshmi is currently dating Ted Forstmann (Left), Adam Dell(Right) has filed a lawsuit against her for the full custody of their daughter Krishna.

While Lakshmi is currently dating Ted Forstmann (Left), Adam Dell(Right) has filed a lawsuit against her for the full custody of their daughter Krishna.

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Padma's tryst with Bollywood was a cameo in the flop film Boom. Though now, she will be seen in Deepa Mehta's upcoming film, Komagata Maru.

Padma's tryst with Bollywood was a cameo in the flop film Boom. Though now, she will be seen in Deepa Mehta's upcoming film, Komagata Maru.

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The model gave birth to Krishna Thea Lakshmi in 2010, her daughter with Adam Dell.

The model gave birth to Krishna Thea Lakshmi in 2010, her daughter with Adam Dell.

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After starting her modeling career at 16, Padma has modeled for designers like Emanuel Ungaro, Ralph Lauren, and Alberta Ferretti.

After starting her modeling career at 16, Padma has modeled for designers like Emanuel Ungaro, Ralph Lauren, and Alberta Ferretti.

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Not just a pretty face, Lakshmi is also a gifted cook and the host of reality TV show Top Chef. She has also authored various cookbooks.

Not just a pretty face, Lakshmi is also a gifted cook and the host of reality TV show Top Chef. She has also authored various cookbooks.

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While looking smoking hot is her main claim to success, Padma Lakshmi is also a model, culinary expert, TV host, actress, cookbook writer and a doting mother. Click on for a photo spread of the diva as she turns 41 today.

While looking smoking hot is her main claim to success, Padma Lakshmi is also a model, culinary expert, TV host, actress, cookbook writer and a doting mother. Click on for a photo spread of the diva as she turns 41 today.

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