Lakshmi has appeared on the covers of Redbook, Vogue India, FHM, Cosmopolitan, L'Officiel India, Asian Woman, Avenue, Industry Magazine, Marie Claire (India Edition), Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country, and Newsweek.
Her first cookbook, Easy Exotic, a compilation of international recipes and short essays, was awarded Best First Book at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards at Versailles.
Model and TV show host Padma Lakshmi has revealed deep experiences of her personal life, like what it was like being married to prominent novelist Salman Rushdie, with her new book that was released today (March 8).
After divorcing Rushdie in 2007, Padma Lakshmi has spilled the truth about their sexually implicit marriage in her debut memoir which was released on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
The arm injury required surgery, which left her with a seven-inch scar between her elbow and shoulder.
Padma’s relationship with Rushdie and the harsh breakup had left her almost inconsolable, which led to more relationships and heartbreaks, one after the other.
In 2007, Padma got into a relationship with venture capitalist and billionaire Adam Dell, brother of Dell Inc.’s CEO Michael Dell.
Lakshmi has confessed about how every time he’d lose the Nobel Prize for Literature, she would be subjected to Salman’s excessive urges for sex.
Padma had to pay this price every time Rushdie felt jealous and lost any award, making her married life quite painful, because during their marriage, Padma was diagnosed with endometriosis, a chronic disease related to the lining of the womb that made sexual intercourse a far more painful experience for her.
Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.