Padma Lakshmi'Top Chef' host Padma Lakshmi has a challenge of her own to deal with off-camera. The TV personality is currently in the middle of a custody battle with Adam Dell, the father of her 11-month-old daughter Krishna, Page Six reports.

Dell -- brother to billionaire Michael Dell of Dell Inc. -- filed a suit for full custody on Jan. 25. His lawyer, Bill Zabel, confirmed the filing, claiming Dell is upset with the amount of time Lakshmi allows him to have with his daughter.

"Adam Dell, above all else, wants to have an active and substantial role in the upbringing of his daughter with Padma Lakshmi," Zabel said in a statement issued to Page Six. "Unfortunately, Ms. Lakshmi has severely limited his time with their daughter and has refused to negotiate a reasonable co-parenting agreement. Mr. Dell has tried his best to avoid going to court, but Ms. Lakshmi has given him no other choice at this time."