Actress and model known for being the hostess of the popular TV show Top Chef. She has also been featured on Boom and The Mistress of Spices.
She was in an car accident at the age of fourteen, which left visible scars on her right arm.
She wrote the cookbook Easy Exotic, which highlights her cultural roots.
She was married to British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie for three years. She has a daughter named Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell.
She had a small role in the film Glitter, which starred Mariah Carey.