Wore a Luca Luca purple sari in her April 2004 wedding to Salman Rushdie.
Speaks five languages.
Attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 39, a daughter Krishna Thea Lakshmi (now Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell) on February 20, 2010. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Adam Dell.
Hosted "Padma's Passport" on the Food Network based on her popular cookbook, "Easy Exotic: A Model's Low-fat Recipes From Around The World".