Lakshmi is an Indian-born American author, actress, model, television
host and executive producer. Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the
"Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
Born: September 1, 1970 (age 45), Chennai, India
Height: 5′ 9″
Spouse: Salman Rushdie (m. 2004–2007)
Parents: Vaidyanathan, Vijaya Lakshmi
Children: Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell