Padma Lakshmi is an American author, model, television host, executive producer and actress of Indian descent.Her debut cookbook ‘Easy Exotic’ has won her the ‘Best First Book’ award at the 1999 Gourmand world Cookbook Award.Padma has also been the host of US reality TV show ‘Top Chef’.
She has a daughter named Krishna. Asked if raising a child alone is tough, Padma said, “It is difficult but I don’t feel I am raising her alone.”
“I have a lot of family members that contribute to her clothes, her education and her relation. I am lucky that I enjoy my role as a mother. It is the most gratifying thing that I have done in my life and continue to do,” she said.
“I don’t think a woman is not complete without children or anything like that. But for me it has been a wonderful experience, and also feel very lucky in her company. She is funny,” added the host of “Top Chef”
Adding about her relationship with her daughter she said: “I am learning about her every day and no two days are the same.”