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Hoskote Venkatesh from "The Amazing Race 2013" is one of the contestants in Season 23 of the CBS reality competition series. He is teamed up with his daughter, Naina Venkatesh. Hoskote is a 60-year-old ER physician from Laguna Niguel, California.

Here is an interview with Hoskote Venkatesh:

Describe what you do: I take care of acute medical, surgical and traumatic emergencies. I'm also involved in the teaching of medical residents.

Three words to describe you: Decisive, resourceful and reliable.

Hoskote Venkatesh in "Amazing Race 23" with Naina Venkatesh
Hoskote Venkatesh Amazing Race 23 with Naina Venkatesh
: Traveling, acting (Shakespearean Theater) and hiking (Naina is training with me to trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro).

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I'm most proud of my children, who have grown up to be well-educated, cultured, confident young people. Most importantly, they are good, honest citizens who I would love to have as my friends if they were not my children.

What famous person reminds you of yourself? Hugh Grant — suave, sophisticated and debonair.  

What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Mila Kunis — cute, vivacious, talented and fun-loving.

What scares you most about traveling? Nothing about traveling really scares me. I do realize, however, that one must be careful and I take sensible precautions for health and safety. The thrill of traveling is in venturing into and exploring unfamiliar places.

What excites you most about traveling? Traveling excites me because it allows me to venture into and explore unfamiliar places and cultures. I gain new perspectives into people, places and things.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: As an ER physician, I am accustomed to making final decisions which must be implemented immediately without questions. Given that temperament, I am not always receptive to others' thoughts and ideas. It is my hope to change that by being more open to Naina's thoughts and ideas, which admittedly are sometimes better than mine!

Pet peeve about your teammate: She buys too many clothes, which I think she doesn't wear. (Although, she says she does!)

What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I would love to visit China. A country previously closed to the West is now opening its doors. I would love to learn about and explore its rich culture, tradition and people.

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Both of us are headstrong and highly opinionated. The Race will help us, if not force us, to learn how to compromise and work with one another as we strive towards a mutual goal of winning the Race.


Where does Hoskote Venkatesh live? Find out here.

Age: ∼63 years old
Current Residence: Laguna Niguel, CA

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