Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan was born in Chennai, India. Her father was a Pfizer executive, and her mother, Vijaya, is a retired nurse who specialized in oncology. Her parents divorced when she was 2, and both parents later remarried. Lakshmi is her mother’s only child, but she has a younger paternal half-brother and half-sister. The latter formerly worked as an actress and classical dancer but is now pursuing a career working with children with special needs. In an interview in The Guardian, Lakshmi said, “My father had quit his job as an executive at Pfizer to manage her career. That was kind of like rubbing salt in the wound. I didn’t understand why he wanted that relationship with her, and not with me.
She took to her Instagram account and while posting this hot and temperature soaring pic wrote, “Don’t hate because I’m in lingerie. Moms do that sometimes.”