‘Never Have I Ever’ Star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan On Why Mindy Kaling Cast Her

Netflix’s smash-hit comedy “Never Have I Ever” is quickly winning over fans! The series, which has been trending at No. 1 on the streaming platform, is its first with a young female South Asian lead. Executive producer Mindy Kaling picked Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to take on lead role of Devi despite the teen having zero previous acting experience. “She was saying, I brought myself to the character without changing her story,” Maitreyi told Access Hollywood’s Sibley Scoles. Maitreyi also dished on her previous dream career – a Disney animator – and what inspired her to take up acting instead.