Lakshmi has expressed a desire to work in Tamil films in future, and stated she would love to meet Kamal Haasan.
She gave birth to a baby girl in 2010 and named her Krishna Thea Laxmi. The identity of the father has revealed to be Adam Dell, brother of Michael Dell, founder of 'Dell'.
She is the model for one of the central characters and love interests in Rushdie's novel Fury (a novel dedicated to her as well).
But on July 2, 2007, the couple filed for divorce.
Both were introduced at a party in 1999 hosted by the journalist and editor Tina Brown.
On April 17, 2004, in New York City, Lakshmi married Rushdie, who is twenty three years elder to her.
World wide buzz has been for her numerous bold photoshoot and that what might have thumped novelist Salman Rushdie for marriage.
Padma Lakshmi, is an Indian American cookbook author, actress, model and television host.