Maitreyi Ramakrishnan - age: 19

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Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (born 28 December 2001) is a Canadian actress of Sri Lankan Tamil origin known for her leading role in the Netflix teen comedy series Never Have I Ever (2020).

BEFORE FAME

Ramakrishnan portrays Devi Vishwakumar, the lead role, in the Netflix series Never Have I Ever. In 2019, she was chosen by Mindy Kaling out of 15,000 candidates that applied for an open casting call for the show. Ramakrishnan created her audition tape at a local library, using her mother's camera, eventually being asked to send four more videos, before having a screen test in Los Angeles and being offered the role. Ramakrishnan was 17 at the time of her casting and had not yet held a job or acted professionally. Her casting received significant media attention, especially in Canada, both due to the nature of the open casting call and for her Tamil Canadian identity.

In 2019, Today named her one of eighteen "Groundbreakers", a list of girls who were breaking down barriers and changing the world. Her performance in the show received positive reviews, with Variety saying it was a "breakout performance". In 2020, she narrated the Children's Programming portion of the 8th Canadian Screen Awards. In 2021, she was named as a Breakout Actor in Time 100's Most Influential People.

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Incredibly, Never Have I Ever Netflix's very first professional acting Maitreyi role. To win the game, Maitreyi had to face an open audition and won the spot ahead of 15,000 other contestants after being picked by the show's co-creator, Mindy Kaling. Despite being Maitreya's first and only acting role to date, after a standout performance, we're sure this won't be the last we see the actress take on the screen. Never Have I Ever is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on April 27, 2020.

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Movie actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan were born on Friday, birthstone is Turquoise, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Snake, it is 260 days until Maitreyi Ramakrishnan next birthday.

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