Aarti Sequeira Married Life With Husband, Children, Bio, Nationality

By Staff Writer | Updated On: 19 Jan, 2020
Aarti Sequeira Married Life With Husband, Children, Bio, Nationality

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1978-08-19
Nationality Indian
Profession Chef
Marital Status Married
Husband/Spouse Brendan McNamara (m. 2003)
Divorced/Engaged Not Yet
Gay/Lesbain No
Ethnicity Indian-American
Net Worth $1 Million (Estimated)
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Children/Kids Eliyah McNamara, Moses Marigold (Daughters)
Height N/A
Education Medill Chicago, Northwestern University
Siblings Two Sisters

Aarti Sequeira, an American chef and TV personality best known for her cooking show, Aarti Party, and as the winner of the sixth season of Food Network’s reality show, The Next Food Network Star

She competed in The Next Food Network Star reality show in 2010 featuring American dishes with a unique Indian influence. 

Additionally, she is also known for appearing on TV shows like The Best Thing I Ever Made, Tate in Translation, Unique Facts, Unique Sweets, Cooks vs. Cons, Guy’s Grocery Games, and Home & Family.   

Aarti Sequeira’s Bio: Age

Aarti Sequeira was born on 19th August 1978 in Mumbai, India, with the birthname Aarti Lucica Sequeira. 

She was raised in a traditional Indian Catholic family. As of now (January 2020), her parents and youngest sister live in Bangalore, India, whereas her middle sister lives in Phoenix, Arizona. 

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When Aarti was a child, she moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where she spent most of her early life. 

While living in Dubai, she attended Dubai’s British system of schooling, which included many music-related activities like piano and choir. 

In 1996, she moved to Chicago, Illinois where she attended Northwestern University immediately. In 2000, she graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Journalism with an adjunct major in International Relations at the University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Married To Husband & Children

Aarti Sequeira is married to Brendan MacNamara. The couple is blessed with two beautiful daughters.

Aarti Sequeira with her husband and children on 16th November 2019 (Source: Aarti Sequeira's Instagram)

Aarti and Brenden met each other when both were attending Northwestern University. Soon they fell in love and began dating. After a couple of years of dating life, Brenden proposed to her. Then they tied the knot in 2003.  

Apart from spending her spare time with her family, she enjoys improv theater, music, Middle Eastern dance, and visiting art galleries. 

Who Is Her Husband?   

Brendan McNamara is an American actor known for movies like The Holy Terror, The Highlife, Crucifix Wizard, The Light of Love, Night of the Templar, and TV series like This Show Sucks, Superstore, and Loudermilk.  

Growing Up & Career

Aarti Sequeira's appreciation for food evolved when she was a young girl. When she was a child, her father used to go to market for fresh fish and produce her mother’s daily recipe creations, where she used to pretend as if she was hosting a cooking show. 

Inspired by her cultural background, her never-ending food experiments, and especially her mother, her interest in food went on growing up with her age.

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However, while studying Journalism, she spent a short time covering Capitol Hill for a local television station in Fargo, North Dakota. After graduation, Aarti worked as a production assistant at CNN in Chicago. In 2001 she moved to New York, where she worked as a producer for CNN for two years. 

However, while living in Los Angeles with her husband, her cooking fantasy rose again, and she was enrolled in The New School of Cooking in Culver City, California, where she gained a professional cooking certificate in 2007.  Then in 2008, she commenced her cooking show, Aarti Party.