Aarti Sequeira: The Magical Journey


Aarti Sequeira is an American chef and television personality. She gained popularity as the winner of the sixth season of the reality cooking show Food Network Star in 2010.

Additionally, Aarti is a reporter and creator of HBO documentaries. Also, she won many awards and nominations for her work. We will talk about Aarti Sequeira’s quick facts, early life, work, personal life, and other important aspects in this article.

Quick Facts

Full Name Aarti Sequeira
Nickname Aarti
Birth Date 19 August 1978
Age 42 years
Nationality American
Horoscope Leo
Husband Brendan McNamara
Profession Chef, Actress
Net Worth $5 million
Gender Female

Early Life and Education

Aarti Sequeira was born on August 19, 1978, in Mumbai. Although she was brought up in Dubai, she was born in Bombay, India. Her family was from Mangalore. When she was born, her family went to Dubai due to her father’s job. Aarti’s parents’ details are unknown yet. She has two siblings, one of whom is named Crish.

Aarti Sequeira

As a child, Aarti Sequeira would occasionally act as though she were hosting a cooking show. In 1996, she relocated to the US, and she was dubbed “Showcase” due to her delighted dancing and performing for audiences.

Furthermore, Aarti Sequeira studied media journalism at Northwestern University. After graduation, she started working as a producer for the cable news company CNN until 2003 and then moved to Los Angeles, California.

Aarti Sequeira Professional Life

Aarti Sequeira got professional cooking training from Culver City’s cooking school and was certified in 2007. After winning the Food Network series, she started showing “Aarti Party’ in 2010.

Moreover, she hosts the show Taste in Translation on the Cooking Channel and seeks out famous dishes from around the world. Aarti cooked food with the flavors of her childhood memories of India, bending Indian ingredients into the dishes. 

Additionally, she suffered postpartum depression and also engaged in support of PostPartum International. And she wrote a book named “AartiPaarti: An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul.”

She is also a judge on hit shows like Guy’s Grocery Games, Cooks vs. Cons, and the Christmas Cookie Challenge. Furthermore, Sequeira hosts her own shows, Aarti Party and Hidden Eats, which are travel shows. At Guy’s Ranch Kitchen, she cooks with some of the best chefs in the country.


Year  Series Roles
2010 Aarti Party Host
2013 Taste in Translation Host
2014 Guy’s Grocery Games Recurring Judge
2021 Halloween Wars Judge

Personal Life

Aarti Sequeira

Aarti Sequeira is married. In 2003, she married “Bren” McNamara, who is an actor. The pair got together when they were both studying at Northwestern University. The couple has two daughters named Moses Marigold and Eliyah.

After giving birth to Eliyah, she suffered from postpartum depression. Aarti Sequeira is currently living her life happily and peacefully with her family.

Body Measurements

  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Weight: 85 kg
  • Eye color: Dark Brown
  • Hair color: Black
  • Bra Size:  48 F
  • Shoe Size: 27 U
  • Body Measurement: 43-31-44 inches

Social Media Appearance

Aarti Sequeria has a strong social media presence. On Instagram, she shares food photos and updates on her latest projects and will have 335.9 million followers in 2023.

Moreover, on Twitter, Aarti Sequeria engages with her fans to share cooking tips and recipes and get 36.8K followers. And she uploads her cooking recipes videos on posts and currently gets 129482 likes on Facebook.

Twitter: @aartipaarti

Aarti Sequeira

Net Worth & Source of Income

Aarti Sequeira is India’s most exquisite cook. She has a net worth of $5 million. Her source of income is as a chef and acting.


In conclusion, Aarti Sequeria is a talented American chef and TV personality. She won “The Next Food Network Star” and hosted her own show “Aarti Party”. Aarti is known for her delicious and tasty Indian recipes. 

Sadia Nazir
Sadia Nazir
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