Monday, October 26, 2009

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi is a model, actress and cookbook author.

Padma Parvati Lakshmi was born in Madras (now Chennai) Tamil Nadu, India on September 1, 1970

Padma Lakshmi grew up in America

At the age of 14 was in a car crash, when the car she was riding in with her parents was hit so hard by another driver that they where sent in the air. Everyone in the car that Padma Lakshmi was riding in survived but Padma Lakshmi was left with a large scare that runs down from her shoulder all the way down to her right elbow.

being scared didn't stop Padma Lakshmi from breaking into modeling at the age of 16. Padma Lakshmi modeling care started when a modeling agent saw Padma Lakshmi in cafe in Spain.

Padma Lakshmi says she is the first model of Indian descent to have a modeling career in places like New York, Milan, and Paris.

Due to modeling Padma Lakshmi was part of the 1995 documentary unzipped.

Padma Lakshmi got into acting in 1997 at first she just had small roles in a few Italian TV shows. Padma Lakshmi has had roles in the film Glitter and an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, an episode of the British show Sharpe and the 2006 TV miniseries the 10 commandments.

Padma Lakshmi biggest acting gigs so far are her roles in Indian films such as Boom and the Mistress of Spice.

In 1999 Padma Lakshmi wrote her first cookbook Easy Exotic, which won that years World Cookbook Awards Cookbook of the year award.

Due to her cookbook in 2000 Padma Lakshmi became the host of the doc Planet Food. In 2001 Padma Lakshmi became the host of Melting Pot: Padma's Passport and in 2006 Padma Lakshmi became the host of Top Chief.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Konnie Huq

Konnie Huq was born Kanak Huq on July 17th 1975 in Hammersmith, London, England.

Konni Huq's parents are from Pabna, Bangladesh

Konnie Huq is a British TV presenter who maybe best known for her work on the kid show Blue Peter. Konnie Huq was the co-host of the show from December 1997 to January 2008. Konnie Huq hosted the show longer then any other woman and is the the third longest running host of Blue Peter's history.

Besides Blue Peter Konnie Huq has hosted a number of other shows such as The Tube, Milkshake, UK top 40, ITV1 London, New York Fashion Week, Zoo days, Your News, Hannah-Oke, the 2008 UK School Games and other shows.

Konnie Huq also has done a bit of acting and appeared on The Sarah Jane Adventures, M.I High, and Robin Hood.

Konnie Huq may also be known for the fact that when she was running in the Olympic torch relay for the 2008 games someone tried to take the torch away from her in protest of the games being held in China, because of that countries human rights issues.